Southern Farm-to-Table Wedding Inspiration

farm to table inspiration

Ahh, there’s nothing quite like smell of the fresh southern air + the look of an incredible farm-to-table feast! And we love how the team behind today’s editorial, led by Kati Mallory Photo & Design + Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, took that farm-fresh feeling + translated it into the loveliest setting, sure to inspire couples who love a sweet, rustic look! They went with a beautifully subdued palette and mixed wildflower-inspired floral design with natural elements (like herbs, fruits, and veggies), to ensure the tablescape was both authentic + unique. We definitely wouldn’t mind taking a seat at that pretty table! What about you?

More from Kati, There’s nothing like fresh, organic flowers and food straight from the farmland here in the South! After a beautiful afternoon drive through parts of Arkansas’ farmland, I came across the most magical pecan grove behind The Ashley Alexander House in Scott, Arkansas. Full of beautiful sunlight and so much rich history, I was hooked and knew it would be the most picturesque backdrop for a romantic, “farm to table” styled shoot. Teaming up with the most remarkable vendors and incorporating some interesting textures and tastes (artichokes, peaches, green beans, asparagus, blackberries, etc.) to our floral decor, we aimed to create a whimsical tablescape that would intrigue brides looking for not only a beautiful look, but something with an interesting story, too!

peony boutonniere

farm to table bouquet

farm to table inspiration

farm to table inspiration

Now there’s a perfect country bouquet if we ever did see one!

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checked shirt

farm to table inspiration

lavender bridesmaid

braided hair

farm to table inspiration

pomegranate table decor

bread plate setting

farm to table inspiration

Who knew an artichoke could function so well (and adorably) as a place card holder!

artichoke escort card

vintage farm chair

farm to table inspiration

farm to table menu

farm to table inspiration

straw hat with flowers

basket of fruit

farm to table inspiration

rings

champagne and berries

Whiskey tastings, fruit-adorned bubbly, natural cakes + rustic tarts are all a-ok in our book! This would be such a fun feast to attend, right?!

naked cake

naked cake

See even more in this darling film by Sunflower Films!

Big thanks to the folks below for sharing their talents with us today!

photographer: Kati Mallory Photo & Design // planning + design: Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design // venue: The Ashley Alexander House Scott, Arkansas // florals: Alex Hudson // videography: Sunflower Films // cake: Sweet Love Bakery // fruit galettes: Ann Potter Baking // wedding + bridesmaid dress: Proposals Boutique // rentals: Party Time Rental and Events // paper suite: Beacon Lane // table numbers: The Social Type // hair + makeup: Dry & Dash Blowout Bar

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Alexandra Grecco Tulle Skirt Giveaway

Alexandra Grecco Tulle Skirts

We’re kind of obsessed with brides in skirts. And, really, what’s not to love? Skirts can make for such a fun + unique bridal look. We’re definitely into it. So, naturally, when the ultra-talented NY based designer, Alexandra Grecco, offered to give away one of her gorgeous A-line tulle skirts to one super lucky GWS reader, well, we just couldn’t get on board fast enough! Let’s hear a little blurb about this pretty item that’s up for grabs (and has us swooning big time):

Our company is based in Brooklyn and all of our pieces are made in NYC. Our tulle skirt has 6 layers of tulle layered to create the perfect A-line shape, is fully lined and has a silk waistband. It’s available in Ivory, Blush, Seafoam, Lavender Grey and Black – 24″ or 30″ length. It’s lovely for bridal parties, engagement shoots, weddings. This skirt has been featured on numerous “it girl” bloggers such as Alix of Cherry Blossom Girl and Blair of Atlantic Pacific

Alexandra Grecco Tulle Skirt

Alexandra Grecco Tulle Skirts

Alexandra Grecco Tulle Skirts

The lucky winner will get to pick the color + length of their tulle skirt prize. Possibly more easily said than done since every option available is so, so lovely. We love how Alexandra’s skirts can be dressed up for a wedding or fancy soirée, or dressed down with a chambray or plaid shirt for a more relaxed event, like a dinner party at home. To enter to win this tulle skirt giveaway, simply fill out the form below. And be sure to pay a visit to Alexandra Grecco’s website to see all of her beautiful bridal + everyday designs!

We are also excited to share a special code for 20% off your order (valid until 8/12/14 at 11:30pm PT) – just use code “GWS” at checkout!

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Sweet New Jersey Farm Wedding: Janice + James

New Jersey farm wedding

We really love Janice + James’ sweet New Jersey farm wedding for so many reasons. And their perfect use of pastels is pretty high up on that list. Somehow they incorporated the most romantic shades into their celebration without it ever looking overly feminine or saccharine. From the pale-hued bridesmaids frocks which were just right, to the garden-inspired florals, chosen in blush and white shades, everything incorporated was a perfect fit for their natural, rustic surroundings. Bravo to J + J (and their awesome event designers Gilded Lily Events + MaryKateMoon)!

From Janice, I think we stayed true to what we both wanted. We both come from pretty traditional families and all of our siblings were previously married in churches and had their receptions at fancy banquet-hall-type places…so I think our parents expected something similar. I always said that if I did get married, I wish that I had a great-big house to have it at. We wanted that laid back, backyard party type of vibe and that is exactly what we got! Since we didn’t have our own great, big house, when we stumbled upon The Waterwitch Club, we decided it was perfect. In the end, we stuck to our guns and loved how everything turned out.

Thanks so much to Pat Furey for the beautiful photos and big congrats to Janice + James!

New Jersey farm wedding

groom

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Adore their first look!

new jersey first look

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

bride

Janice looked stunning in her lace Claire Pettibone gown, don’t you think?

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New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

polka dot socks

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

bride in flowers

And we love how a predominately white bouquet just feels so classic. We love Janice’s bouquet with those pretty anemones + touches of languid white veronica.

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childhood photos

New Jersey farm wedding

window pane program

New Jersey farm wedding

ring bearer

little flower crown flower girl

I hate to make this about me instead of about James and I, but for me, it was when my mom showed up. The Thursday before our wedding weekend, she was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia-like symptoms and was not doing well at all. She was all the way at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia which is about two hours from The Waterwitch. They discharged her at about 10AM that morning and my parents made it just in time to take a few photos and walk me down the aisle. There was also James, crying at the altar watching me walk down the aisle...hearts may have shot out of my eyes when I saw that.

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

flower girl

New Jersey farm wedding

Processional: Where is My Mind – Maxence Cyrin

Recessional: Heroes – David Bowie

First Dance: Sleepwalk – Santo + Johnny

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

New Jersey farm wedding

groomsmen

pastel bridesmaids

As we mentioned in our opener, we majorly adore these pretty pastel bridesmaids dress – and those ridiculously sweet flower girl frocks! To get the bridal party look from this pretty wedding, check out our shopping guide below!

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pastel dresses

flower girls

temporary tattoos

chalkboard seating chart

farm reception

draped fabric

Wood signage with white calligraphy never fails.

wooden table numbers

farm reception

dip dyed curtains

farm reception

wooden calligraphy table numbers

fox cake toppers

first dance

My advice would be to just to keep it real + have fun. Don’t sweat the little details. We didn’t, and everything turned out wonderfully.

photography: Pat Furey // venue: Monmouth Hills Waterwitch Club Highlands, New Jersey // event design: Gilded Lily Events + MaryKateMoon // florals: Wallflowers – Spring Lake, NJ with design by Gilded Lily Events // wedding dress + veil: Claire Pettibone // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Each had different brands // hair + makeup: Glen Goldbaum’s Den of Beauty // groom suit: Baroni Prive  // paper goods: ArtPaperScissors // hand-painted shower invites: MaryKateMoon // catering: The Whistling Onion // cake: The Cupcake Magician // music: Sounds To Go DJ’s

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