Posts Tagged ‘shabby chic weddings’

Mar
10
Brooke + Patrick: Romantic Vintage Maryland Barn Wedding by James Garrett Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: James Garrett Photography; Venue: Union Mills Homestead; Gown: Allure Bridals from Columbia Bridal Boutique; Hair and Makeup: Vintage Veils; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Invitations: Splash of Silver; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom, Free PeopleASOS, Ann Taylor; Signage Calligraphy: Anchor Point Paper Co.; DJ: Beat 2 Beat DJs; Officiant: Barry Fitzpatrick 

Brooke and Patrick were married at Union Mills Homestead in Westminster, Md. on August 23. The bride looked radiant in a lace and tulle A-line gown featuring a V-neckline and a beaded silk sash. She wore her hair in a low vintage-inspired updo and carried a clean white and green bouquet. Her ‘maids donned mix-and-match blush dresses from various stores, and her “brides-man” donned a tan vested suit with a blush bow tie. The groom and his men opted for light gray suits and blush neck ties. “We both knew that our budget wouldn’t allow for a lavish ballroom event, but that wasn’t what was reflective of us as a couple anyhow,” Brooke explained. “We truly wanted a small, romantic, ceremony followed by a night of celebrating.” The pair tied the knot in a garden on the grounds of the homestead in front of 125 family members and friends. “It ended up raining on our wedding day, pouring, actually. . .the rain made the entire day and evening so magical and mystical, it felt like a real-life fairytale,” Brooked said of the day. A reception followed in the barn, which was decorated with vintage decor elements they had found in antique shops. Gold frames, mugs, and vases were just some of the things that transformed the rustic barn into a vintage space. Guests looked to a repurposed window pane to find their seats, where they ate barbecue and macaroni and cheese off of mismatched china. String lights and glowing marquee letters illuminated the space as friends and family danced the night away. Guests enjoyed an array of cupcakes for dessert. The couple was sent off into their new life with a sparkler exit! Brooke advises couples to do what works for them on their big day. “When it comes to your day, try not to get too caught up in traditions. We encountered so many instances in which doing ‘what everyone else did’ just didn’t fit for our day,” she said. See the full board here.

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Jan
19
Alexa + Matt: Shabby Chic Ranch Wedding in Utah by Gideon Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Gideon Photography; Gown: Intuzuri from The Brides’ Shop; Bridesmaid Dresses: The Brides’ Shop and Dillard’s; Venue: Private Residence

Alexa and Matt were married at the bride’s family ranch in Kanab, Utah on November 8. “I was really worried about having our wedding on a November day because I wanted our ceremony to be held outside, but the day couldn’t have been more perfect,” Alexa said. “The weather was beautiful.” The bride looked radiant in a lace and tulle A-line ballgown and a curly low updo. She carried a bouquet of blush, peach, and deep purple roses, accented with pearls, lace, and a deer antler, because of her husband’s love for hunting. Her ‘maids opted for mix-and-match dresses in shades of pale pink and mauve. The groom and his men wore shades of gray suits, and the groom wore an orange bow tie while the others wore dark neck ties. The pair exchanged vows in front of the fireplace mantel, which was dressed with flowers, photo frames, candelabras, and antlers. “I really wanted a wedding that represented both Matt and I,” Alexa said of her planning process. A reception followed in the ranch’s spacious living room. Guests sat at round tables in gold chiavari chairs adorned with pink sashes. “We balanced the rustic look of the deer antlers by using lace, satin, and gorgeous pearls to keep the look looking elegant and romantic,” Alexa said of the centerpieces. Guests enjoyed homemade soup and cornbread, and a three-tier fondant cake featuring mini bride and groom figurines as the topper. Alexa’s advice for engaged couples? “The most important expense for your wedding is the photographer. If you have a small budget, splurge on your photographer. The only thing you take with you after that day are you photos.” See the full board here.

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Oct
02
Allie + Will: Pink Shabby Chic Springtime Texas Wedding by Mustard Seed Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Mustard Seed Photography; Venue: Hodge Podge Lodge;  Coordinator: Treasured Spaces;  Florist: Sprout Fine Floral Concepts;  Bridal Gown: Ventura’s Bridal;  Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan from Nordstrom; Hair Stylist: Sydney Kramer of POSH Salon;  Makeup Artist: POSH Salon; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Rentals: Events Plus; Ceremony Music: Third Floor Strings; DJ: LG Entertainment; Grooms Cake: Maya Luisa Ocampo

Allie and Will were married at Hodge Podge Lodge in Montgomery, Texas on April 12. The bride looked gorgeous in a strapless lace fit ‘n flare gown. She wore her hair in a detailed updo and accessorized with a feather. She carried a romantic bouquet of roses, dusty miller, and hypericum berries. Her ‘maids were outfitted in peach pink chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses and greenery. The men sported khaki suits and pink neck ties, with the groom standing out from the pack in a striped tie. Allie took the venue into account while planning her wedding. “The venue was called Hodge Podge Lodge so we wanted to go with the hodge podge theme,” she said.  The couple exchanged vows outside under ivory draping and an elegant chandelier as guests looked on in wooden folding chairs marked with baby’s breath. The ceremony featured a unity candle ceremony, honoring the union of their two families. After they sealed the deal with a kiss, guests enjoyed lawn games like cornhole and croquet. Guests were asked to sign a patch for a quilt that would be put together in the future. The centerpieces at each of the round tables were discovered by the bride’s mother at antique shops. Family and friends were given pink personalized koozies and flavored popcorn bags as favors. “I think all our guests really enjoyed the wedding and some even described it as the most personal wedding they had been to,” Allie said. Guests indulged in white ruffle cakes as well as an LSU groom’s cake for dessert. Overall, Allie was very pleased with the way the wedding turned out. “I think our wedding was a good representation of my husband and me.” See the full board here.

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Sep
24
Krisztina + Adam: Orange and Blue Shabby Chic Rustic Ranch Wedding by Claire Pacelli Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos:  Claire Pacelli Photography; Venue: Skyline Ranch; Wedding Coordinator: Kristy Rapp Events; Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo; Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Albino at Beaute Speciale; Cake: Custom Cakes by Kim; Wedding Planner: Gloria Tokics (Bride’s Sister)

Krisztina and Adam were married at Skyline Ranch in Groveland, Fla. on May 26. The bride wore a strapless gown with ruching and embellishment, and wore her hair in a curly side-swept ponytail adorned with orange and white flowers. The groom wore gray dress pants and a matching vest, ditching the jacket for a more casual look. Guests were greeted at the ceremony by a rustic welcome table, as well as a vintage gift table featuring a suitcase and decorative bunting. Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple asked guests to leave their fingerprint on a drawing of a tree. The path to the ceremony had wooden signs with quotes painted on them. The programs were kept in embroidered burlap covers, which were made by the bride and her sister. “The inspiration behind the wedding was a molding of Adam’s and my unique personalities,” Krisztina explained. “I had recently became interested in antiques. I loved finding old items and refurbishing them into something new. This carried over to my ideas for planning the wedding. While on the other hand my husband loves the forest/woods.” After tying the knot in front of 160 family members and friends, guests made their way to the reception. Games such as corn hole and checkers were available to play. Guests were escorted to their tables by plantable seed keys that the bride and maid-of-honor crafted themselves. The tables were decorated with burlap runners and floral glass jar centerpieces atop wood slices.  Krisztina and Adam’s wedding was a family project of sorts. “There was not a single item present that a family member did not help create,” Krisztina said. “It makes it more special that the whole family helped create the special day rather than buying all the decorations, clothes, etc.” The couple also offered a candy buffet to those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. The bride and groom left their reception in the most romantic way, under a line of sparklers! Krisztina’s tip for couples planning their wedding? “Mold the wedding to create a way to show your guests that this day is about two unique people joining to become one.” What a great approach! See the full board here.

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