20 Nov

Rustic Fall wedding

We’ve loved seeing all the variations of fall weddings these past couple weeks. A few have steered away from the standard color palette we’re all used to, and we love it! Heather + Larry, they wanted a fall wedding (little white pumpkin escort cards were a must), but with a little more oomf. Their theme: refined Bohemian, casually elegant, and artistic with unexpected florals and colors. Sounds pretty great, no? Here’s how they made it all work…

pearls and chiffon veil

printed handkerchief

Colorful Creations wedding shoes

Madeleine’s Daughter lace strap wedding dress

shades of pink and peach bouquet

Heather’s bouquet recipe: Pale peach dinnerplate dahlias, young bittersweet, ‘butterscotch’ garden spray roses, ‘quicksand’ roses, bronze upright amaranthus, dried french lavender. Flower stems are partially wrapped with pale grey embroidered satin ribbon embellished with a family heirloom broche (her grandmother’s), given to the bride by her mother.

New England wedding

cornucopia rose boutonniere

delicate pearl bracelet and curled chignon

romantic outdoor wedding portraits

New England wedding

The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA

The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA wedding ceremony

hometown wedding

milk decanter peach floral arrangement

mason jar candles and mini pumpkins

cigar bar

rustic wood reception decor

mini pumpkin escort cards

guest blankets

Native 'pee gee' hydrangea, pale peach dinnerplate dahlias, 'butterscotch' roses, 'quicksand' roses, young bittersweet, dried french lavender, bronze upright amaranthus and black raspberries

We love what their florist, Le Reve had to say about staying as green as possible with all the arrangements:

Using a huge proportion of locally grown flowers and display items we saved a ton on our carbon footprint. Some of the roses were also ecologically grown. By using family owned mason jars for the entire event display, we re-used instead of purchasing new! By hand-making all the table numbers, we used farm-grown wood, and made them on the spot instead of them being shipped.  Any plant waste was composted, and any boxes used were recycled.

wild flower centerpieces and all white linens

mason jar centerpieces of roses, dinnerplate dahlias, and raspberries

maple syrup guest gifts

A family friend made those cute small jars of maple syrup for every guest.

farm wood DIY table numbers and all white linens

mason jar centerpieces and candles

father and daughter dance

For their first dance song they asked their band to do a more soulful and upbeat version of, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” originally performed by Blood, Sweat, and Tears. The father-daughter dance was to “Copperline” by James Taylor, and the mother-son dance was to “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel.

brocade style cake with floral accents

We had rain the day before and drizzle the day of the wedding and I was freaking out until I saw my husband and realized how happy I was. At that moment any worries I had previously had about the weather and worries throughout the planning process were washed away (no pun intended!), and for what may have seemed to other people like a disaster, so-so weather on your wedding day, was as close to perfect as you can get day for us. Believe me, none of the small stuff we all sweat leading up to our wedding matters on the day of. So if you are a bride-to-be that is experiencing anxiety for whatever reason, take a breath and relax because it won’t matter on your wedding day!

Congratulations Heather + Larry!

Catering: Timothy S Hopkins Catering / Florist: Le Rev Floral Design / Wedding Coordinator: Amy McLaughlin / Photographer: Kat Braman / Makeup and Hair: The Makeup Artists, Marlo Freedman / Bride’s dress: Madeleine’s Daughter / Shoes: Colorful Creations / Maid of Honor dress: Bella Bridesmaid / Engagement & wedding ring: Tacori / Band: Splash! / Tent Company: Seacoast Tents / Wedding signs (welcome sign, guest book sign, and restroom sign): My Primitive Boutique on Etsy / Invitations: Cards and Pockets / Transportation for the guests to and from the hotel: The Coach Company / Transportation for the bride and groom: Four Star Limousine /

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  5. Thank you so much for this lovely feature! It was one of those very special weddings that had everything you could ever ask for: a bride and groom completely in love, tons of emotion, pretty details and a packed dance floor.

  6. Refined, elegant and artistic – Heather and Larry certainly made it work. Great photos too.

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  9. Thank you so much for featuring our wedding! Kat was so amazing to work with and she captured the day perfectly!

  10. I got pretty choked when I read the note to dad – so touching and thoughtful. Absolutely gorgeous photos of a ultra-stylish, elegant wedding with lots of unique touches.

  11. Beautiful wedding pictures!

  12. Absolutely amazing right down to the tiniest detail! This wedding obviously was planned with a lot of love and sentiment.
    Lots of love and happiness to Heather and Larry.
    love,
    aj

  13. The flower decoration is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love the color grading in your photos. I am following you! Thanks guys

  15. Where was this church? And what denomination is it?

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