It’s rustic glam at its finest with today’s Washington farm wedding from Misty C Photography! We love all the little rustic touches with antlers throughout the florals and centerpieces. And how beautiful is the handmade ceremony altar with suspended window frames?
The location we chose for our wedding is on the orchard farm where my family lives and where I grew up. We were hesitant to do this instead of just picking a venue that is used year ’round because we would be starting with nothing and it was going to be a lot of work. Thankfully, my Dad was all for it and got the ground plowed and grass planted in the Fall before our wedding. By early Spring we had grass peeking through the ground and I knew we had made the right choice. We had a beautiful background and view during our ceremony, we can say that no one else has ever gotten married there before, and it is a place very special to my heart… a place I will always be able to call “home”.
I knew my dress was the one as soon as I tried it on… my mom actually picked it out of the racks and the sparkles definitely fit me. And of course, I had to wear my boots! My bridesmaids were all dressed in the same color, steel blue, but I let them choose a style that they liked and felt comfortable in… my one condition was that I wanted them all to be in a long dress. The guys wore boots and jeans with a shirt/vest combination on the top to dress it up a bit more. We had thought about tux’s but that wouldn’t have been Ethan’s style. All of our colors and attire choices ended up blending well and looking great together.
I had a tie patch handmade for my Dad that read “I loved you first” with our wedding date and an old picture of us fishing when I was younger.
At the ceremony my dad and I drove up in my late Grandpa’s ’55 Tiffany blue Ford… we left it parked there for the remainder of the evening with a small memorial of flowers and a picture on the tailgate.
The photography was our #1 priority, which is why we chose Misty. We knew she would provide us with lovely photos that we will cherish and love forever. The other thing we chose to splurge on was the flowers. A gorgeous bouquet can make almost anything look more beautiful. Although it would have been nice to have a video of our wedding day, we chose to skip out on a videographer. We figured pictures will be hung up in our home and looked at everyday, whereas a video will get looked at maybe once a year, if even that. So, we put that chunk of money into other things.
Our bouquets were made with peonies (my fav!), ranunculus, roses, greenery, and my bouquet even had deer antlers in it! We used waxflower as the tables centerpieces. We loved all our floral arrangements so much… its a shame that they cant stay fresh forever!
Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious… we went with just a small 3 tiered “naked” cake and decided not to be traditional with the whole save the top round for your one year anniversary thing. We thought we’ll just go order a fresh cupcake in the same flavor to celebrate each year instead. We also had a family friend make the yummiest mini and regular sized cheesecake cupcakes… and oh man were they divine!
Photography | Misty C Photography | Venue | Private Residence | Florals | My Garden Overfloweth | Stationery | Minted | Cake | Frost Me Sweet | Rentals | Bear Event Services | Catering | El Mejor Taquito | DJ | Big Ern Productions | Dress | Allure Bridals from Fashion Corner Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal | Wedding Ring | Garlands Goldworx | Submitted via Matchology
Lavender fields are always a romantic choice for a photo session and we couldn’t be more in love with this gorgeous shoot captured by Esther Louise Photography! With a stunning custom gown and lush bouquet, this shoot is an absolute dream!
Wayward Winds Lavender Farm is one of the most magical places I’ve ever visited. Beyond the obvious beauty of a huge field of lavender, the owner collects and sells antiques and has a quaint little tent set up with all of the local organic lavender products they make (I stocked up, of course). For this shoot I envisioned everything feeling romantic and whimsical to play off of the natural beauty and light at the field. I created a gown from silk organza that would play off of the light and feminine feel and shot it in film for soft creamy tones.
Photography | Esther Louise Photography | Venue | Wayward Winds Lavender Farm | Florals | Foraged Floral | Dress | Elouise Couture | Accessories | Abigail Grace Bridal | Hair and Makeup | Kelli Thompsen | Jewelry | Enchantment Goddess | Paper Goods | Yonder Ink | Cocktails | Mint & Mirth | Model | Alexandra Hagel | Film Lab | The FIND Lab
When you start off your wedding day getting ready in your childhood home, you know it is going to be special. We love this sweet DIY wedding from Imagine It Photography!
The vision for the wedding was “modern romantic” — classic and elegant, but with a contemporary feel. Emily has always loved classic neutrals, so the color palette was primarily white, gold and champagne, with mixed metals — and pink bridesmaid dresses and pink ribbons in some of the flowers for touches of color. Lakewood Country Club was the perfect venue — its clean, classic design aesthetic was ideal for Emily’s taste, and Colin (a huge golfer) was thrilled to have the wedding at a private club that hosts tour-level events.
I wanted my gown to be romantic and elegant, with a touch of drama, so chose a long, backless gown in a somewhat unexpected color — the underlay of the gown was “moscato” (similar to champagne, but with a bit more pink) and the overlay was ivory. I also wore a cathedral length veil.
We wanted our wedding to be beautiful, but we also really wanted our guests to have fun. We always kept the experience of our guests top of mind, making sure we would have great drinks, delicious food and plenty of dancing!
We displayed wedding photos of our parents and grandparents on the cake table to showcase all the people who helped shape us into who we are and bring us together. Also, Colin’s family is English, and his grandmother gifted Emily with a sixpence brought from England to wear in her shoe on the wedding day. Everyone knows “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” but not many realize the last line is “and a sixpence in her shoe.”
In addition to our wedding cake, we delivered plates of desserts to each table; these included mini cheesecakes (labeled with small signs as “Colin’s favorite”) and truffles (labeled as “Emily’s favorite”) to treat our guests to some of our favorite desserts. Also, the place card table in the venue’s entrance featured a stunning floral arrangement created by Emily’s mother, which included a gorgeous letter “B” made of vintage pins and beads, to tie to our new monogram.
Photography | Imagine It Photography | Ceremony Venue | St. Marks Church | Reception Venue | Lakewood Country Club | Florals | Urban Orchid | Stationery | Paper Trails | Cake | Wild Flour Bakery | DJ | The DJ Crew | Bridal Salon | The Dress Bridal Boutique | Hair | Alyssa Christou | Makeup | Haley litzinger | Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse | Submitted via Matchology