How would you describe shabby chic? In this wedding it’s where eclectic meets elegant. The bride, a self proclaimed “Pinterest Bride”, did most of the decor herself. She took so many fun rustic and unique details to design her day. Pieces that wouldn’t normally be paired acted as the shiny ribbon that tied the day together.
Mandy Stansberry Photography and Laura Vanderzee Photography did an excellent job documenting the day. They captured every special detail from the look on the faces of the couple and the guests to all the shabby chic decor. I especially love the image of the couple, Allie and Jonathan, sharing a special quiet moment before the ceremony. They held hands around a corner so Jonathan couldn’t see Allie in her dress just yet.
The gorgeous decor started at the ceremony and carried right through to the reception. A table welcomed guests to “Say Hello” and sign a guest book. Rustic signs stuck in hay bales at the entryway to the seating had phrases like, “Till death do us part,” “From this day forward,” and “To have and to hold.”
The ceremony was held outside under a pavillion at The Tatanka Ranch. The bride decorated the aisle with burlap bows, and small tree stumps that held mason jars full of flowers and a tea light candle. The mantle at the head of aisle was certainly shabby chic. A banner made out of triangle pieces of burlap, covered in hearts hung across the front of the mantle. On top sat a large chalkboard with the phrase, “You have my whole heart, for my whole life!”
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds headed off to their reception in style, on the back of a golf cart decorated with tulle.
I can’t get over all the perfect details at the reception. I just love Allie’s initial, modge podged with sheet music seated atop a pile of books and scrabble tiles that spell out “wife”. The little table set aside for guests to “leaf” a fingerprint on a picture of a tree that bore the couple’s initials in the bark is simply ingenious. But my absolute favorite is the assortment of snacks. Who’s brilliant idea was it to do a s’mores bar?! And a build your own trail mix table!
The cakes, provided by a friend of the couple, were absolutely adorable. The 5 tiered wedding cake sat on top sliced tree branches on a bed of moss. The whole thing was on top of a barrel covered in burlap. On the side of the cake was a heart with the couple’s initials and two little lovebirds sat topped it off. The cake was situated in front of an oversized picture frame and another adorable burlap banner that said “Mr & Mrs”. Before the couple cut the cake, they shared a drink in mason jar stemware labeled “bride” and “groom”.
The perfect ending to the perfect wedding was leaving the same way they came in: through an aisle of their loved ones. Only this time the aisle was decorated with friends and family waving sparklers.
There were so many great details in this wedding, you just have to look at the photos to see for yourself!