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Braiden and Tom were married at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, N.M. on September 15. “The day flowed nicely from one event to the next as guests moved from the equestrian center to cocktails at an adjacent log cabin and then back to the prized horse stables for dinner,” Erin of Veira Photographics said. The bride wore a breathtaking blush mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls, while the groom wore a white button down, black blazer and bow tie, and jeans (yes, jeans!). Bridesmaids even went casual with cowboy boots.  The Ralph Lauren-inspired reception was decorated with rustic farm tables, table runners, centerpieces filled with roses, dahlias, and berries, and crystal chandeliers above. “The couple used a motif of flying pigs throughout the decor too to add a special personal touch as well as a bit of lighthearted humor,” she said. You’ll spot our favorite one on the cake!

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Photography: Viera Photographics | Venue: The Club at Las Campanas | Event Planner: Santa Fe Soiree | Floral Designer: Marisa’s Milleflori 

Country Chic Summer Farm Wedding in Michigan

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 05, 2013

Hilary & Justin

August 18

Beal City, Michigan

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Q & A with the Bride:

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

We had our wedding at my parents’ home, which is a small farm. It is a beautiful property, with the perfect intimate location for a ceremony by a large spring-fed pond. We had considered a few other venues so my family could avoid the stress of having a large wedding at their house, but we knew it had to be at my parent’s house when, during a family meeting on the issue, the future groom stated: “When I proposed, I intended to marry Hilary at the pond.” How could you say no to that?!

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The Queen Anne’s Lace, which grows wild, and looked lovely in many of our pictures.The bolo ties that the groom, groomsmen, and father of the bride sported for the wedding.
  2. The groom’s bolo tie was a family heirloom, and the rest of the bolo ties were handmade by the groom’s mother. So handsome!
  3. The bride’s father and brother had been arguing for weeks about lawn care and the optimal day to do a final mowing of the lawn before the wedding. We can’t remember who ended up winning the argument, but on the day of the wedding the lush, green lawn was striking!

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

Our ceremony was so amazing and meaningful, and it contained the one moment of the wedding day I (the bride) cannot stop thinking about: Holding the groom’s hands while the officiant was discussing all the ways his hands would support me in our future life together, I noticed that my tough-as-nails groomsman brother was crying.

 

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Casual, Country Farm Wedding in Kansas

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 06, 2012

Jeramy & Josh 

September 22

Paola, Kansas 

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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?

There’s really not one thing. The farm belongs to a member of my extended family. We knew that it was a beautiful, unique setting, and that we would be able to make the day exactly what we wanted it to be.

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

1. My brother is a judge and performed the wedding.

2. The great food and cocktails: bbq smoked on-site, handmade juices, macarons and bitters

3. The farm atmosphere: cows and horses roaming in the pasture, cowboy boots, a bonfire to end the evening and the band!

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

It sounds cliché, but do it for you and not for them. You can’t please everyone, so figure out what will please you and get as close to that as you can. If you create a wedding that reflects who you are as a couple, everyone will have a great time and great memories.

4. Give us the one moment from your wedding day that you cannot stop thinking about.

We took some time toward the end of the day, as the sun was setting, to walk out into the pasture and take some pictures. It was the first time we had to ourselves all day, and we had freedom to be a bit silly.

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Sunshine Yellow Country Wedding in Florida

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 01, 2012

Heather & James

March 24

Dade City, Florida

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorite?

1. The altar: We wanted a “sweet country” feel, so we stacked 3 large round hay bales on top of each other and adorned each one with a white and yellow floral wreath in the center.
2. The favors: We created “make your own butter” favors by providing each guest with a mason jar with a marble in it (for better mixing); and preset the tables with cream and mixed herbs. Our guests had a good time watching the butter form (and the noise created a fun atmosphere).
3. The escort cards: We took 150 small wooden cows, painted them white and used tracing paper to transfer the names in a cursive font onto them. We painted a picket fence yellow and
gave it a rustic treatment to rest the cows on. We had unique cow table numbers to coordinate (each one was printed in a different pattern for an eclectic feel).

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

I can’t stop thinking about the moment when the horse and carriage pulled up to the start of the aisle and my dad helped me down. The aisle was so beautiful with yellow rose petals in the shape of hearts, buckets of babies breath lining the white wooden chairs and the large hay bales with gorgeous wreaths–all of which faded into the background as I was walking towards my future husband.

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Countrified, Casual Barn Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 21, 2012

Melissa & Alan

June 9

California

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Q & A with the Bride: 

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

I spent several hours over a period of weeks individually stamping out guests names on place cards that were then attached to antique keys and displayed on a bird cage and two rustic frames. For all the time I spent, my vision really paid off, and I was glad I could incorporate the detail of the keys, since my husband had introduced the idea to me when he brought home some old keys he had found. I also loved simple, mason jar floral arrangements and burlap table runners as well as the succulent boutonnieres that were at the request of my husband but happened to be a favorite of mine too.

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

Everything! From waking up surrounded by my best friends to being escorted away on our pedicab, it was truly the best day of my life  filled with so much love and happiness. I was never nervous, having spent the last seven years of my life with Alan, but it was so encouraging when he dropped by my parents house the morning of the wedding to pick up a few things to bring over to the barn. He was the biggest gentleman, calling my sister ahead of time to make sure I was out of sight and having her give me a message saying that he was ready and had written his vows and knew that I would look beautiful. To know that this day was just as important to him as it was to me, after all the little disagreements we had had in the planning process, reassured me and made me that much more excited for the afternoon. The whole experience far exceeded my expectations, and I am so happy Cathy was there to artfully capture these memories that I will cherish forever. 

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