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1920’s rural theme wedding: Melissa + James

October 4, 2011

Sometimes weddings are better served up with a little 1920’s pizzazz – especially when they’re executed to a T, like the one you’ll see today. Funny enough, Melissa + James had no idea their wedding would take guests back to the 20’s, until Melissa chose her dress. The feathers, the layers of fabric flapping against each other; they all pointed to one idea: ask guests to come in their 1920’s rural Sunday Best! And, that they did. Guests drank plenty, ate well, knocked out a few games of croquet, and didn’t leave without admitting it was a wedding they wouldn’t soon forget.

The headpiece Melissa wore was designed by both her and her mother to match with the ostrich feathers in Melissa’s dress, and was later created by Sara Gabriel. The gentlemen-like accessories James wore had a great deal of history attached to them. The hat came from his great grandfather, and handsome pocket watch was Melissa’s great grandfather’s.

The Pastures of Plenty Farm gave them the opportunity to keep everything as local as possible. The food, and almost all of the flowers, came straight from the farm, making this a true farm to table celebration.

Don’t you think they nailed the 1920’s rural theme look they were going for?

Melissa’s mom got a wood burner from Hobby Lobby and carved the signs that read “Mel’s Speakeasy”, “Outhouses”, and “Step Back > 1920s” on old fence posts bought at the flea market.

Photos from both Melissa and James’ families that had been taken in the 1920s were displayed on a table that was adorned with a quilt made by Melissa’s great grandmother and her sewing club that had originally been given to her paternal grandmother. To add on top of the eye candy, Melissa’s mother made the seating chart – an old map with 10 different WPA postcards of National Parks that Melissa and James had been to (Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Tetons, and more).

Congratulations Melissa + James!

Photography: Fresh In Love Photography / Day of Event Coordinator: Calluna Events / Venue: Pastures of Plenty Farm / Florist: Deana Hudson with Pastures of Plenty / Caterer: Big Bang Farm Catering / Band: Sugarloaf String Band / Sweets: Tee & Cakes  / 1920’s car rental: Rich’s Body and Old Auto Special Event  / Linens: The Premiere Event / Event Rentals: All Events Rentals / Beverages: LiquorMart / Bride’s dress: BCBG / Bride’s jewelry: Angie Star / Bridal headpiece: Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces / Hair: Andres Mendoza @ The SideDoor Salon / Makeup: Jessica Shinyeda @ The Face Lab / Grooms pants and vest: J.Crew