Posts Tagged ‘pears’

Autumn Woodland Wedding by Rustic Charm and Amie Schroeder Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Holiday weeks are such a nice time to cozy up with love stories… especially those with heartfelt elements that just shine right thru the photos.  Erica and James’ big day couldn’t be more brimming with creativity and distinct, heartwarming inspiration!  The couple personally touched every detail of the day.  Both are creatives, a wedding planning dream team- James is a graphic designer and Erica is the lead designer of Rustic Charm, a boutique event styling and rental company.  James designed the paper goods while Erica went about incorporating incredible vintage elements into the rustic New Jersey setting.  Enjoy their story in photos by Amie Schroeder Photography.

The bride says, ‘James and I just fit. Finding each other was like finding a super comfy hooded sweatshirt – like you didn’t know how comfortable life could be and then one day, there it is, and your life is never the same. It’s all cotton-y and plush…and even if it’s windy, you can pull the hood on. Then you stop and think, wow, I am never going to be the same. This sweatshirt is going to keep me warm all the days of my life.’

Having grown up on 5oo+ lush acres of land, Erica had her sights set on an outdoor wedding with a tent, a barn, and shabby-chic style. They searched high and low for the kind of venue that had the bare bones – one that they could go to town with.  Hosted at the Raritan Inn at Middle Valley, the day had all the makings of a classic, at-home feel, graced with found items and rustic appeal.

James designed the one-of-a-kind save the dates, invitations, programs, menus and game cards for each and every setting. When selecting the props, they envisioned the comforts of home being taken outdoors, and romanced by nature and lush greens.

The reception was a rustic dream; with the help of Erica’s mom (and Rustic Charm business partner), hand-cut burlap runners, lemon leaf table garlands, amber Anjous pears, and darling graphic love quotes were all in their perfect place.  There is so much to admire!  Erica and James have quite the ‘how we met’ story, which you can catch down below…

A big thanks to Erica of Rustic Charm for sharing this so so special day with us!


Photos by Amie Schroeder Photography

Styling, Furniture, Props & Rentals by Rustic Charm

Bridal Gown by Pronovias from Maya Couture; Shoes by Nine West

Bridesmaids Dresses by Lord and Taylor

Venue: Raritan Inn at Middle Valley

Florals by Calico Country Flowers

Invitations, Menus & Paper Goods by Diverio Creative

Rentals by Super Stuff Party Rentals

Catering by Stella G’s

Jewelry by i do… i do…

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DIY Wednesday: A Rustic + Organic Table Design
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

I hope you enjoyed checking out our creative collaboration yesterday… as we were pulling the pieces together, I thought it would be fun to document a little DIY project for making your very own rustic and organic tabletop… for wedding, party, or home!Step One. Decide on a foundation for the table:  the linens.  We used a woven, multi-colored runner that set the tone for the palette.  Warm, desert colors were our inspiration. Step Two. Gather florals, greenery, and in-season, accent fruits.  We used things like myrtle, seeded eucalyptus, two-toned roses, pears, richly-hued tangerines, and kumquats!  We also collected vases, simple white measuring cups, and a small porcelain cake stand to add to the mix. Step Three.  Arrange the flowers and greenery in vases.  Find ways to combine the organic elements with dishes and stands.Step Four.  Arrange vases and décor elements in a cluster at the center of the table, or down the center of a long table.  Try a few different set ups to determine which one you like best.

Step Five.  Embellish with extra greenery.

Photos by Katelin Gallagher

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Budget Savvy + Seasonal: Fall Projects
Posted by Kate. Filed under Do It Yourself, Favors

Fall projects are probably my favorite of all the seasons… there’s just something about the bountiful harvest, rich tones, and the depth that the season brings that lends to inspiring palettes and materials with which to create!  Since we’re just two days away from the official start of the season (yay)!, here are a few budget-friendly project ideas to get you started:

Farmer’s Market Bouquet {Photo by Chelsea Fuss}

Petite Seckel Pear Place Settings

Paperwhite Kit Favors {Photo by Chelsea Fuss}

Velvet Headbands {Photo by Olivia Kanaley}

Apple Harvest Favors {Photo by Chelsea Fuss}

Have you seen a fall wedding project that you can’t wait to try?  Leave a link in the comments below!

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Editor’s Pick: Stylish Fall Favors
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Favors

We’re also offering 10% off all favor orders.  Visit the shop to find unique ideas, personalized gifts, planet-friendly options, and seasonal favors!  If you’re in the mood for fall.. send your guests off with a warm cup of tea, sweetly scented pear soap, or a thoughtful eco-friendly photo album.

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