This wedding has so many things I love: mason jars, gorgeous florals, cool bridal shoes, fantastic rustic details, a barn, and some DIY peppered throughout! So, sit back, drink up the pretty in these gorgeous photos from Jenelle Kappe, and read a little from the bride:
I wanted my bouquet to look as if I wondered through a field of wildflowers and picked them for the wedding. Arena’s Florist took my idea and ran with it. They came up with this gorgeous combination of orange Dahlias, Scabiosa, orange and yellow Ranunculus, purple Lisianthus, Coleus leaves, orange Kone flowers, a variety of grasses, thistles, berries and cut lavender.
We were married on the farm grounds between two large trees. Since we were outdoors, I wanted to create a physical focal point where we would stand with the officiant so I found a 150-year-old wash basin table at an antique barn in Pennsylvania that was perfect. I also chose old wooden folding chairs for the seating because they had an authentic vintage look to them. The aisle chairs were decorated with arrangements made of straw grass and berries to incorporate the natural farm feeling.
My friend, Alexis Ames, who is an art director at Showtime Network, designed a map that demonstrated where Michael and I both came from and the journey we took to meet in New York. It was displayed near the front of the barn where people walked in so they could learn more about us as a couple.
At each table there was a centerpiece made up of one mason jar and an antique soda pop bottle. We used all the same flowers in my bouquet but added in Sandersonia, Solosia and Cock’s Comb as well. I loved that no two centerpieces were alike.
Before the dancing started, we had a few live performances. My father and my Uncle Tom performed The Beatles’ “Rocky Raccoon” for everyone, which was a song my dad would sing me to sleep with when I was little. The crowd went crazy when they finished so they encored with “With a Little Help From My Friends.” They really brought down the house and it meant so much to us.
How much do you love those florals at the ceremony and reception!? And that boutonniere and bouquet are perfect for a fall wedding, and my current favorites. And that the bride’s dad sang the same song he sang her to sleep with brought tears to my eyes. Plus, on top of all the pretty, the couple donated all of the leftover food to the local Ronald McDonald House. Pretty, and charitable! So I guess it is pretty safe to say I’m officially in love with this wedding!
So do you love this rustic wedding as much as I do? If so, come back tomorrow because I’m featuring this couple’s anniversary NYC shoot and it is rainy, romantic, and sexy! Seriously, come back tomorrow!!