While I love to ooh and ahh over the extravagant, opulent, over-the-top and (needless to say) gorgeous weddings with all the glitz and glamour, I would have to say that my personal style is a little different. It is a bit more simple, classic and understated. Kristina and Matthew’s rustic and elegant wedding at The Farm, drenched in peaches and soft blues, definitely spoke to my personal style. The bride opted for fabric flowers for her wedding, accented by pieces of cream burlap and pearls. Her bouquet was one of a kind with music notes stamped on the petals, a nod to her soon to be husband’s love of music, and provided a permanent keepsake of their big day. Take a stroll on the farm and have a gander at this family centered and detail oriented day with photos by Colorado wedding photographers Scobey Photography.
Tell us how you met. Was it love at first sight, blind date, friends forever? We want to know the particular!
We had an unconventional beginning, on a free dating website. We met about a month after we starting exchanging emails and it was us against the world ever since. We both knew on our first date rock climbing that this was it.
Now for the proposal…details!
Matt and I went on a transatlantic cruise, the ship stopped in Scotland. I lot a everything about that country and Matt knew that I was looking forward to this stop the most. We went to a castle and Matt got down on one knee in the castle over looking the Scottish country side. I was completely shocked!
Can you give us an overview of the event?
Our wedding was a small destination wedding in the northern GA mountains. We held an intimate wedding filled with personal touches.
Was there a specific theme or style? What inspired it?
I was inspired by antiques and do it yourself projects. I made almost everything at our wedding from napkin rings to homemade vanilla extract favors.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?
Our homemade touches made our wedding one of a kind. I still get phone calls when our guests use our homemade vanilla extract its a great feeling.
Did you DIY any of the details?
Yes, I DIYed many elements. I created a homemade photo wall made from a coffee table standing on its side, i used twine to hang wedding photos throughout the our families generations, I also handmade our vanilla extract favors over 6 months, bottled and packaged them, I cut fabric and created napkin rings gluing sparkling buttons onto each one, handmade the boutonnières for each groomsmen out of music sheets and ribbon. I DIYed my center pieces using 100 year old tea cups owned by my great grandmother.
What was the most memorable moment?
Seeing my incredible husband as I walked down the aisle at the church it was absolutely unforgettable.
Tell us about your wedding gown and what your wedding party wore.
My beautiful Mom only tried on one wedding dress and fell in love, after she told me the story I found myself rolling my eyes thinking that will never happen to me. As it turns out, like mother like daughter, I bought the first dress I tried on. To me, that dress was magic, in just the right light it flashed the slightest hue of peach, the separate lace overlay added a vintage charm, and the belt enhanced the peach undertone of the dress. This dress was an extension rather that a departure of my normal wardrobe. I often layer jackets and belts, and with the layers in the dress it allowed the dress to change throughout the night by removing the overlay. The bridesmaids’ dresses were not as easy. I had a very specific blue in mind, not baby blue, not bright blue, but a soft smokey antique blue. I held out until I found it, and I am so glad I did.
Tell us about the food and desserts.
We went to a local restaurant in the small town closest to our venue. The food was a huge hit we still get comments about the pecan crusted chicken. We also provided the restaurant with a jalapeño popper recipe that we love, they were served as part of the passed appetizers.
What kind of energy did your entertainment give the event?
We had an incredible live band! They kept the energy going all night. The live band gave a completely different feel than a DJ it was like being at a concert!
If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?
I would have brought my makeup bag to the ballroom so I could touch up through the night.
What was the best wedding advice you received?
Pay attention through the day because it will go by so quickly.
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Farm | Photographer: Scobey Photography | Floral Design: Bussey’s Flowers Gifts and Decor | Invitations: Jen Simpson Design | Catering: Harvest Moon Cafe | Wedding Cake: Honeymoon Bakery | Cake Topper: Lava Gifts | Band: 7 Sharp 9 | Transportation: Atlanta Hot Rod Limos