17 Jul

High school sweethearts, Cheri + Chad are simply adorable. Now that we know they secretly dream of owning a large ranch in the middle of Wyoming with their two pups, their classic American countryside venue and wedding pretty much affirms that idea. Their celebration didn’t have the formality of a traditional wedding. It wasn’t just about them, but about the friends & family they’d be sharing it with. Guests played horseshoes, relaxed by the lake, danced under the stars, roasted s’mores… theirs was the type of wedding guests could let their hair down, kick off their shoes, and truly enjoy themselves.

missouri lakeside wedding

This photo feels like something out of a childhood dream, doesn’t it?

jcrew arabelle gown

silver wedding rings

jcrew dress and john varvatos suit

missouri lakeside wedding

rustic wedding accents

All the DIY elements you see were a labor of love made from crafting parties with friends & family. They covered wooden clothespins with glitter, cute fabric triangles for escort cards, canned roasted pumpkin seeds for favors, and whole lot of paper decorations you’ll see later on.

DIY rustic wedding decor

DIY rustic wedding decor

missouri lakeside wedding

lakeside wedding

missouri lakeside wedding

Mega paper poms decorated the gazebo they married under.

gazebo wedding ceremony

lakeside wedding

missouri lakeside wedding

garden roses and lambs ear bouquet

I wanted a soft and feminine look for my flowers so I chose to use garden roses and lambs ear. I wanted the men to have a more masculine option so we chose to make boutonnieres out of feathers that we found at Chad’s family farm. It added another personal touch, plus they held up really well. I actually framed Chad’s boutonniere and set it on display in our living room.

bridal party photos in the forest

pastel bridal party

bridal party photos in the forest

wheat stalk and mason jar centerpieces

delicate table settings

simple white wedding cake and cupcakes

The sweets table can easily be one of our favorite elements in a wedding. Who can deny a pretty sugar spread? Especially when the bride has told us that her and her mother have baked every single yummy treat.

delicate dessert table

fun paper elements

streamer adorned bridal table

Bride and bridesmaids bouquets used as centerpiece decor is a great way to save money on flowers and make those bouquets last longer!

DIY photo booth

My favorite project was the photo booth. It consisted of a piece of wood fence that I aged with vinegar and steel wool, pennant flags that I sewed from a variety of fabrics, homemade props (mustaches and bow ties), a Polaroid camera, and picture frames. It was actually quite simple and so much fun! Also, the pictures we have from it made for a great keepsake. I ended up framing about 50 of the Polaroid pictures in a poster sized frame and I absolutely adore it.

DIY photo booth

lovebirds chair decoration

lovebirds

Congratulations you two lovebirds!

Photography: Turner Creative Photography / Event planner: Heart & Arrow Events / Venue: Little Piney Lodge / Invites & save the dates: Love vs Design / Catering: Swiss Meats / Bartender: Flair on the Fly / DJ: Rambo’s Disco / Cake + sweets: bride and mother / Bride’s dress: J.Crew Arabelle gown / Shoes: Juicy Couture Danika Slingbacks / Jewelry: local antique stores / Groom’s suit: John Varvatos / Bridesmaid dresses: Dillards, Nordstorm, H & M / Groomsmen suits: JCPenny

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  4. What a beautiful wedding – so perfect.

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  9. this wedding is absolutely gorgeous!! it looks like such a fun and happy day :) ….do you know where the groom’s deer tie is from? its adorable!

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  11. This wedding is full of charm and creativity!!! Much love and thought put into every detail…love it! The lake venue is beautiful, peaceful, serene.

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  13. Love all the personal/vintage elements! Gorgeous wedding!

  14. The photography in this wedding is so light, beautiful, and airy … gorgeous! Love that streamer bridal table!

  15. Love the mega pom poms…where did the bride find those?

  16. Julie, The mega poms were handmade. I got the large tissue sheets from etsy.

  17. Jenni, Chad got his tie from Nordstroms. The brand is Public Opinion.

  18. Instead of Mr. & Mrs. signs on their chairs, this bride used large glitter letters to spell out ‘lovebirds’. Cute! http://t.co/WeJtAtNV

  19. Love this wedding!! The pompoms, succulants, soft colors, bride’s dress, sweets table, antique decor, EVERYTHING!! great job! (I’m pretty much going to “pin” this entire wedding to my board :-)

  20. What a romantic and beautiful wedding:) I really love the background picture of the pool.

  21. Beautiful wedding! Stunning pictures! Love it

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  24. Love all the little details, especially the fabric triangles!

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  28. This wedding is so light and fluffy – bliss

  29. Such a great wedding – right here in Missouri.

  30. loving the beautiful textures in the bouquet..

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