I have had the pleasure of photographing some of the most romantic and classic outdoor weddings this past year. These weddings had a rustic touch, but they were classic in their colors and decorations. Even though I adore mason jars, and they make great glasses, vases, and so much more at weddings, but classic dinnerware makes my hearts swoon.I am going to share with you three of my favorite outdoor weddings, that won my heart.
The McPeaks – their wedding was in a field with bales of hay for the seats, covered in antique quilts, and flannel blankets. The girls wore beautiful simple red dresses from Victoria Secret, with cowboy boots, and the boys wore classic grey suites and ties. Alyssa’s bridal gown was a beautiful clean and classic white gown. They traveled to the reception in a hay wagon pulled by a classic blue car. The reception was held at Indian Crossing Casino, with white table cloths, simple table center pieces, and a buffet for people to eat when they wanted to, and a the live band Mark Little. It was a laid back, relaxed day with just the right amount of rustic touches.
The Laws – their wedding was held in a family friends backyard, flower petal designs down the aisle, barrels as cocktail tables, and plants for guest favors. The bride wore a beautiful classic beaded blush gown, stunning Jimmy Choo’s and elegant jewelry. The groom wore a classic grey suit, with a beautiful watch that was a gift from the bride. The ring bearer wore khaki’s, suspenders, and a “paperboy” hat, while the flower girls, who was also the couples daughter, wore a classic blush gown. The reception was decorated with clean lines, and elegant green center pieces, you marked your spot with rock you wrote your names on, and beer chilled in a canoe. I loved that dinner was catered from Chicago with build your own hotdog, and sandwich. Their wedding was classic, modern with little touches of rustic elements.
The James’s – their wedding was at Whistlers Knoll’s barn set on a newly budding winery, and beautiful gardens. The ceremony and reception were held inside the barn where the couples closest family and friends got together to celebrate. The bride wore a beautiful classic beaded gown, with her hair tied up with an amazing hair piece. During portraits she wore a navy shawl to keep her warm. The groom wore a classic navy suit and tie. The reception was decorated with classic white linens, navy cloth napkins, silver vases, and white flower arrangements. We ate by romantic candle light on clear dinnerware, the best way to use disposable dinnerware without taking away from the ascetics. They added a little more romance with draping white linens along the barns beams, adding airiness to the evening.
Make your wedding yours – if it’s in the fall, it doesn’t mean that you have to have fall colors and corn stalks. Start with a the classic staples, and add in a few rustic elements. CLICK HERE to see a wedding on Green Wedding Shoes – that is a beautiful barn wedding, that includes plaid, crates and classic flowers and linens.
With Love & Happy Monday – Christine