Photographs courtesy of Brad Claypool.
One of our first dates was spent in an apple orchard so we wanted to try to incorporate that into the wedding somehow. It was very important to both of us for our wedding to be a fun, happy celebration! We wanted our guests to enjoy themselves and not feel like they were at another boring wedding, so we had ragtime music playing and games set up (horseshoes, bocce ball, croquet) and lots of food to eat. We also made our guest book interactive so our guests could have fun and be creative with that, too.
Our wedding was rustic and romantic. I found a page in a Martha Stewart wedding magazine that had a peachy, dusty rose, cream, and brown theme on it and I planned my entire wedding with that in hand! I fell in love with the vintage/romantic feel of the colors and tried my best to use only those colors for our wedding. I searched every wedding blog imaginable for weddings with those shades and got a lot of my inspiration and ideas from weddings I found in the blogs.
The arch we were married under and the arch we used for our photo booth were made by my mother-in-law (she searched high and low for the perfect colors and textures). I decided to go with vintage frames and mirrors for our centerpieces because I already had a large collection of them at my house and I found a ton of great vintage perfume trays and mirrors at a thrift store in Dallas while I was on a work trip shortly after I got engaged
Advice for Couples Planning Now
Try to enjoy every second of your engagement. It goes by so fast! Don’t be afraid to ask for help; your friends and family will be happy to help you. I could not have done it without them! And remember to be flexible!
Floral Design: Christa Rose
Wedding Venue: Riley’s Farm
Wedding Photographer: Brad Claypool Photography
Wedding Dress: Watters
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie
Bride’s Jewelry: Whitley Designs
Hair: Jessie Holiday
Makeup: Lynn Simpson
Groom’s suit: Ted Baker
Groomsmen’s Outfits: H&M
Wedding Invitations: Minted
Wedding Desserts: Jacquelynn Swank