Stylish Oregon Farm Wedding: Thea + Colin

oregon farm wedding

Thea + Colin are kind of the coolest! They’ve traveled pretty extensively together, and even worked in Asia and Africa for two years! So their stylish Oregon farm wedding was loosely inspired by their travels, as well as their shared love for nature and the great outdoors. Overall they kept things simple and crafted a day with a charming, rustic feel. From the subtle, romantic palette, to the relaxed, homespun styling, their celebration is sure to act as great inspiration for all of you newly engaged couples hoping for a day with a similar vibe!

Some wise words  from the bride, Throughout the process, we found peace and centering in remembering what we were doing all this planning for: the start of our lives together. We also knew that with research and hands-on work we could put together a beautiful wedding with a limited budget. And it helped that we decided towards the end that no one would notice the little things we just couldn’t get to.

Big thanks to Phil Chester for beautiful photos + congratulations to Thea + Colin on a super lovely day!

lace wedding dress

blue heels

wedding stamp

bridesmaids

bridesmaids

seating chart

oregon bride

oregon bride

groom


We think this is just the prettiest site for a wedding.

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

oregon farm wedding

oregon farm wedding

oregon farm wedding


Mint shoes for the win!

heels

photos on line

bride and groom on vintage settee

oregon farm wedding

oregon farm wedding

oregon farm wedding

bride and groom


Oh, so you’re dying over Thea’s pretty dress, too? For a similar look, check out the Margeaux Gown from BHLDN, available in the GWS shop!

dahlia bouquet

oregon farm wedding

seating chart

farm wedding

centerpieces


Each of the 14 dinner tables were named after a country Thea + Colin had been to together (from Rwanda to Malaysia), or after a US city they have lived in together (from DC to Seattle)!

city table names

During our cake cutting song, ‘All You Need Is Love', all the guests spontaneously broke into song and beautifully sang along just as we were cutting the first piece. In a candlelit barn, we were literally surrounded by all of our loved ones embracing us with their love and support.

skeleton cake toppers

oregon farm wedding

oregon farm wedding

first dance

Ignore the magazines and reality tv shows, but blogs and pinterest are an excellent source of helpful info for non-professional planners like us. Share the tasks as much as you can, not just for your sanity, but also so that each person is well-represented individually as you unite.

photography: Phil Chester Photography // venue: private farm, Oregon // event planner: the bride and groom with help from our dear friend, Alysia Cleys aka Prost to the Host // floral design: the bride’s mother and aunts // wedding dress: Marisa // groom suit: Hugo Boss // videography: the bride’s cousin, Jeremiah England // paper goods: we made the save the dates and other paper goods ourselves, but selected an invite template from Etsy // catering: Eat Your Heart Out Catering // cake: Beaverton bakery, haupia coconut (fresh and toasted) buttercream // music: acoustic dinner music by Jonathan Trawick and dancing by the Aussie DJ // vintage rentals: Something Borrowed

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Romantic Mardi Gras Wedding Inspiration

mardi gras wedding inspiration

With today being Mardi Gras, what better way to celebrate than with a little bit of pretty inspiration based around this fun holiday! Today’s shoot, photographed by Krista Mason, marries the edginess of burlesque with the rich details of Mardi Gras, and boasts a dynamic palette of black, gold, and radiant orchid. A lovely color story for a Winter 2014 wedding perhaps?! Let’s hear more from Christina of Simply Modern Weddings, the brains + styling talent behind this one:

Being creole, New Orleans and Mardi Gras is in my blood, so I ran with this dark, rich, burlesque, edgy spin on classic southern traditions. The reoccurring theme we kept coming back to was feathers, lace, and masquerade. I love the mystery of burlesque feather fans and we were lucky to have Fancy Feather create beautiful black ostrich feather fans for us to use at the altar area. These could also be a great alternative to a bridesmaid bouquet. Archive Rentals created a “chapel meets home” ceremony setup by using a mix of wooden pews and plush tufted armchairs that looked so beautiful in the space.

grey and gold invite

mardi gras ceremony inspiration


The Loft on Pine, in Long Beach, was the perfect backdrop for a Mardi Gras fête with its romantic curves of iron, rich wood details, and exposed brick walls.

mardi gras ceremony inspiration

mardi gras ceremony inspiration

mardi gras masks

bridesmaid in mask

black lace top wedding dress

dark pink bouquet

black lace top wedding dress

masquerade masks

masquerade masks

cocktail hour

mask escort cards


Super in love with this gorgeous Krista Jon floral creation! It’s wild + crazy in the best of ways. Kind of like Mardi Gras! ;)

mardi gras wedding inspiration

mardi gras wedding inspiration

deep pink florals

patterned napkin setting

patterned napkin setting

gold candelabra

mardi gras wedding inspiration

dessert + drink cart


And this incredibly pretty cake by Sweet and Saucy really pulls everything together!

gold black purple wedding cake

wedding cocktails

mardi gras wedding inspiration


Thanks so much to the talented team of creatives below for sharing their work with us today + happy Mardi Gras, guys + gals!

photography: Krista Mason Photography // planning, design + styling: Simply Modern Weddings // venue: The Loft on Pine // bridesmaid dress: BHLDN // burlesque fans: Fancy Feather // cake: Sweet and Saucy Cakes // catering: Urban Palate // cocktails: Pharmacie // florals: Krista Jon  // gown + jewelry: Erin Cole Bridal  // hair & makeup: 1011 makeup  // masks: Petal & Thorn // cloud parade vendors: cufflinks from Astali, confetti from Oh Goodie Designs // onsite babysitting: la wedding sitter  // paper goods: lupa & pepi  // rentals: Archive Rentals // bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid’s shoes: Christian Dior

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryArchive Rentals, Sweet and Saucy Shop, and Krista Mason Photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Brickyard Buffalo Wedding Week Sale

I’m so excited to announce that I’m the Guest Editor over at Brickyard Buffalo this week! If you aren’t familiar with Brickyard Buffalo, they are an online pop-up market that showcases individual companies + their freshest items. This week is their Wedding Week and I’m so honored that they asked me to select some of my favorite wedding items to share on the shop. That means they have some lovely items for your wedding day — think floral crowns, veils, ties, ring bowls, guestbook prints, paper straws, tissue poms + more!! Be sure to head over this week (the sale only lasts this week!) and save up to 53% on some of my favorite things. Below are some of the many things you’ll find at the sale…

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Find all my picks on Brickyard Buffalo!

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