Real Wedding: Patricia + David’s Rustic Glam Wedding

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We are starting the week off with a gorgeous wedding photographed by one of my favorites, the one-and-only Jonas Peterson. I love how Patricia + David’s wedding was a bit rustic in the setting, yet totally glamourous. Stunning you guys! And so fun to find out Patricia used Green Wedding Shoes as inspiration while planning her wedding. :) And one other thing – she planned her wedding in four months! So it can be done. A bit from Patrcia about the day…

The location informed every decision. We were married on the property of a beautiful 18th century stone house and the reception was in a 19th century restored barn that was this beautiful shade of red. The whole day had a rustic yet refined feel, which was enhanced by the use of bare farm tables, vintage tableware, and ornate chandeliers hung from the beams of the barn. We used vintage imagery in all of the paper goods, from the invitations to the programs to the coasters. The seating cards were also woven into the theme – each card was strung with an old skeleton key.

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Most memorable moment of your wedding day? The feeling of walking across the lawn, down the aisle of rose petals, and standing next to my husband to be!

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red barn wedding

We set up a polaroid station with a display of photos of our parents’ weddings to evoke another part of history. Guests took their own photos and added it to the display, which acted as a guest book.

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rustic barn reception

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We also worked in our favors with a campfire at the end of the night. Everyone received a s’more goody box to make a treat as the night came to a close.

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barn wedding night

Any advice for those planning now? The personal touches are what make a wedding special. Take every opportunity you have to customize your wedding to reflect who you are as a couple – those are the things that your guests will remember. Also, work with people who you feel 100% comfortable with. In the end, they’re the ones who make the night go smoothly.

Venue: Shadow Lawn in High Falls, New York
Photography: Jonas Peterson
Wedding Dress: It was made by Sarah Seven but I had a lot of alterations done by Esin at Sew Elegant. I added the straps, changed the way the front material fell, and I made the belt myself.
Hair and Makeup: VickyC5
Shoes: Caparros – the shoes I bought for my sister’s wedding so it was sort of my “something old” :)
Bridesmaid Dress: J. Crew
Hairpieces: Handmade by Margaret at Bridal Hair Falls
Groom Suit: J Lindeberg
Cinematography: nothing professional – my brother in law did it!
Event + Floral Design: Matthew Robbins Design
Invitations/Paper Goods: My husband and I made all the paper goods under my letterpress company, Sundae Press ([email protected]). I’m a graphic designer so it really was a fun project.
Music: Bernstein Bard Trio and Eric Visa (DJ)
Catering + Cake: Main Course