Anything “Anthropologie-inspired” is sure to grab our attention, and today’s colorful, artsy wedding celebration, captured by Lauren Fair Photography, is undoubtably no exception at all. Courtney + Tim tied the knot at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and loved that the grounds offered limitless opportunities for customization and photo-ops. They wanted a casual indoor/outdoor environment that would allow their guests to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic Pennsylvania views and they worked with Belovely to fill the setting with brightly-hued blooms and a fun, festive vibe.
Courtney says, We created a loose and exciting atmosphere during the reception by having the large barn doors to remain open so the decor inside seamlessly flowed out to the breathtaking panoramic views of the setting sun and rolling hills. Our guests were encouraged to explore the grounds or play some of the fun hand made yard games put together by Tim and his Groomsmen. The inside was adorned with large brightly colored yarn tassels draped over the old barn beams as well as several 15 ft. macramé hanging baskets (by Macrame Design) with copper accents bursting with florals of deep reds, pinks, oranges and green…
Courtney told us she has an unhealthy obsession with having photos taken in and in front of large geodome shaped greenhouses, so this adorable capture above was one of her + Tim’s faves!
She rocked the Nova Lace Gown by Tadashi Shoji from BHLDN.
Loving that crystal headband? (Us, too!) It’s the Daughter of the Day crown by Elemental Child.
C’s bridesmaids looked gorgeous in Joanna August’s blush ‘Polly Dress’ from BHLDN.
Our ceremony took place on the Rodale grounds in front of a large Sugar Maple Tree. Draped in the tree was a large green garland with floral accents (the same flowers were used throughout the entire wedding) and some large vases garnished with flowers (all vases purchased at home goods and spray painted copper by the bride). We rented our ceremony benches from Maggpie Vintage a local rental company in Philadelphia, we chose to rent the long wooden jack benches. (All directional signs and additional signage was hand crafted by the groom and hand painted by Julie Thompson a local artist in Philadelphia).
Behind the bride and groom’s sweetheart table hung a large yarn display that really added a wow-factor to the space.
Processional: Video Games – Lana Del Rey (instrumental version by Vitamin String Quartet)
Recessional: Young Blood – The Naked And Famous
First Dance: Every Thug Needs A Lady – Alkaline Trio (acoustic version)
Courtney: Look online to find inspiration and create your own ideas. Although a DIY wedding can be trying, there is nothing more satisfying than watching your own creations come to life. Having a photographer like Lauren Fair Photography to capture every moment and nuance is the absolute compliment to all of the hard work and love that came together on our wedding day.
Tim: When your wife asks for your opinion, make sure to ask for hers first. Then agree while putting in just enough input to prove you are still listening!
photography: Lauren Fair Photography // venue: Rodale Institute Kutztown, Pennsylvania // florals Belovely // wedding dress: Nova Lace Gown by Tadashi Shoji, BHLDN // hair + makeup: Just Braggin’ Hair Salon // headpiece: Daughter of the day crown by Elemental Child // shoes: Enamored Cutout Flat by Jeffrey Campbell // engagement ring: Hazeline Solitaire Ring 14k yellow gold with champagne diamonds by Anna Sheffield // macrame baskets: Macrame Design // bridesmaid dresses: Polly Dress in Blush by Joanna August, BHLDN // stationery: Bunkerfish // rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals // catering: Farm Truck Philly // donuts: Uncle Doods Donuts // music: Kevin Compton from Silver sound disc jockeys