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Casual Chic Outdoor Summer Farm Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 03, 2014

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Alexandria and Travis were married at Old Hill Farms in Rock, Ga. on September 14. “It was just breath-taking,” Alexandria said. “We loved how peaceful and quiet it was.” The bride wore a taffeta ball gown with a pick up skirt, accessorized with an ivory sash and fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a white button-up shirt, gray vest, and brown suit pants, accessorized with a patterned tie. “My wedding day was more than I had ever dreamed of it being, so I always reflect back,” she said. “My favorite moment of the day was my soon-to-be husband’s reaction the first time he saw me in my wedding dress.” During the ceremony with 100 of their closest family and friends, the flower girls in tutus and floral headbands carried a “here comes the bride” sign down the aisle. The reception’s decorations were all handmade! From the burlap table runners, silverware holders, and yes, even the centerpieces.  The newlyweds’ best advice? “Make the day as special as you are as a couple,” Alexandria said.

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Photography: Jacquie Rives Photography | Venue: Oak Hill Farms | Event Planner: Jodie Marchman Weddings | Dress Designer: David’s Bridal | Cake: Cake Box 

Rachele & Michael 

August 23 

Charleston, South Carolina 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It wasn’t one thing, it was everything!  The plantation was stunning, and the on-site event contact Jessica was incredibly sweet and available to help in any way she could.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Having the ceremony set outside on the Ashley River, under giant live oak trees draped with Spanish Moss.  It was simply beautiful.  It ended up starting to rain hard ten minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to start, but then after five minutes, it stopped, the sky cleared, and everything got quiet.

2. The relaxing feel of the entire week leading up to wedding (we spent that week at a beach house on isle of palms with both our immediate families together) as well as the intimate feel of the wedding itself.  We only had 35 guests including the bridal party.  Everyone there was incredibly special to us and we got to spend time with each guest!

3. The rustic, vintage, feel of the décor.  We spent a lot of time formulating a simple, but chic vision and the outdoor lounge area, the dessert display framed by a collage of antique mirrors, and the chandeliers accented by hanging mason jars filled with flowers created that perfectly!

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

For my husband, it is our first dance.  We had taken a few dance lessons and had the teacher choreograph something so that people wouldn’t just be watching us sway back and forth for two minutes.  He loved getting to display some hidden talents.  My favorite moment was standing at the back of the lawn with my father waiting for our cue to walk down the aisle.  I loved having that quiet opportunity to stand back observe the wedding and everyone dear to us before getting sucked up into it myself.  It was like time stopped for a minute.

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Rustic Chic Summer Ranch Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 17, 2013

Elizabeth & Taylor 

June 15 

Boerne, Texas 

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

My husband is very outdoorsy.  We’ve been to so many weddings in Houston that we were ready for something fun and different.  I had seen four other venues before this one, and I just knew when I saw it that was the perfect amount of rustic for my husband, and the perfect amount of chic for me!

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My mom did so many DIY projects.  All of the table decor was done by her. We collected old bottles, and she took apart all my old jewelry and decorated bottles and vases and votives.  It was so enchanting.  She worked so hard and was so good at it.  So, I loved all the things my mom made.  I also loved the dance my friends and bridesmaid’s did.  It was a surprise to everyone. It was a choreographed dance done after the garter toss to get the party started! And the last thing that was my favorite was of course saying my vows to my husband.  During the ceremony there were gunshots in the distance and my nephew (5-year-old ring bearer) yelled, “Gunshots!!!” at the top of his lungs.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

Walking into the venue after we got married, took pictures, and seeing everyone smiling at us as we were walking in. It was just perfect. Took my breath away.  My coordinator and HEB flowers and RTC Floristry did such a fantastic job decorating and bringing the exact feel of what I wanted my wedding to be like.

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Vintage Chic Fall Ranch Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 29, 2013

Zoe & Craig

September 2

Alberta, Canada

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one? 

We were looking for a venue that would incorporate both the vintage feel we wanted our wedding to have and be near the Rocky Mountains where we met, fell in love, and still love to hike and rock climb.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

I LOVED my flowers. I’ve always loved to make arrangements, so I loved the fact that I got to pick out the flowers I wanted and make the bouquets myself. They turned out better than I could have hoped! We loved the feel of our wedding. We wanted it to feel relaxed and flow together as if it was just a gathering of friends. We didn’t want a structured or unnatural day. We put out yard games and refreshments so the ceremony would just flow into the reception and the guests would feel comfortable to just mingle and enjoy themselves. We decided from the beginning of wedding planning that we wanted our wedding to feel handmade. We loved that when we looked around we saw our creativity expressed in every detail.

3. Give us the moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

Zoe: I will never forget the moment when the ceremony was over, and we had finished our one-on-one time with our amazing photographers, Craig and I walked up to where our guests were playing yard games, enjoying refreshments, visiting with one another and laughing. The sun was setting behind them, and I remember stopping and just watching them. They all looked so happy and carefree. To have so many people I care dearly for all in one place, enjoying one another’s company was truly a mental snapshot that will stick with me.

Craig: My moment would be during the reception. Zoe and I watched and listened as her brother, whom we are both extremely close to, gave his speech and then followed it with himself, Zoe’s other brother, and her sister singing as a trio “Butterfly Kisses” in opera style. It was the funniest thing I have ever heard and remember laughing so hard with Zoe about while it was happening, on the ride to the airport, and still to this day. That moment of true joy together on our day along with her family was so memorable. 

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Country Chic Wedding in Tennessee

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 13, 2012

Becky & Jimmy

June 3

Nashville, Tennessee

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We love how Becky and Jimmy decided to have a destination wedding in Tennessee all the way from Chicago! Their country chic theme included their wedding party wearing cowboy boots, a boat oar guest book, Jack Daniels lollipops, a DIY bar menu and take-out sliders at the end of the night. We can tell they wanted to treat their family and friends with real southern hospitality.

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