Rustic fall wedding at Swann Lake Stables
We’re super into the subtle fall theme in this rustic wedding Wesley + Emma of W&E Photographie sent our way. Caroline and her guy Mel kept things soft with organic details and some dusty pastels, mixing in autumn blooms and rustic accents that fit right in with venue Swann Lake Stables. It all came off as personal and intimate too, even with a guest list of 250.
Caroline says, My bouquet had a lot of greenery and fall leaves, along with dahlias, garden roses, and others. It was absolutely gorgeous. Laura of Marked is the BOMB. Seriously, I think I got more compliments on her arrangements than anything else from our wedding day. She also did the invitations, which were equally amazing.
On finding W&E Photographie: I love photography and dabble in it a little myself. I’m always looking at photographers’ blogs and one day before we even got engaged I ran across W&E’s website and fell in love with their work. I knew right then that I wanted them to shoot my wedding. After we got engaged I contacted them first thing. They were amazing! They felt like friends from the first time we met at our engagement shoot. I’ve already recommended them to about five different couples…
She walked down the aisle to Processional (Mason Jar Remix) by Josh Garrels and the first dance was to You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates. So fun!
I think the best tip I can give anyone planning a wedding is to realize that the wedding day shouldn’t be the focus of your engagement. Your wedding day will always be a beautiful, memorable day, and there will always be parts of it that aren’t perfect. On the other hand, preparing for your marriage is an investment you make for the rest of your life. Mel and I had a wonderful pastor and his wife that counseled us before we got married, and I truly believe that made all the difference.
Congrats to C + M!
Photographer: Wesley and Emma of W&E Photographie / Videographer: Chip Burns / Venue: Swann Lake Stables in Birmingham, AL / Planning & Coordination: Mimi & Robert of The Major Event / Flowers & Invitations: Laura of Marked / Makeup: Jaclyn Gibbs / Cake: Barb’s Cakes / Catering: Savoie / Ceremony Music: Act of Congress / Band: Papa Sol / Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited / Bride’s Dress: Leanne Marshall from The Sentimentalist (ATL) / Shoes: Anthropologie / Veil & Earrings: BHLDN / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Groom, Groomsmen, & Usher Attire: Custom from Hartbrook Clothier / Ties: J. Crew / Flower Girl’s Dresses: Etsy