Rustic DIY Mississippi Wedding: Kasia + Dave

For Kasia + Dave, putting together a DIY wedding that was inspired by old Mississippi, and held in the picturesque countryside of Kasia’s hometown, was their idea of perfect. Every little bit of their decor was handcrafted by the two of them, giving each piece of the day special meaning. Kasia wore the prettiest vintage wedding dress – her mother’s dress! –  updated beautifully by Corine Zach and she + her gals carried the sweetest wildflower bouquets by Haze at the Flower Company. Their’s is an example of a vintage celebration totally done right + we’re definitely loving every last bit!

From the bride, We wanted to have the kind of wedding that we’d like to attend ourselves. We designed our own non-traditional invitations, served fried chicken with mac ‘n cheese, and made sure the bar was fully stocked with bourbon. Instead of picking “wedding colors” and having everything match, we opted for decor that would help us achieve a rustic, laid back mood.

Thanks so much to Jennifer Emerling for the gorgeous photos + big congrats to the happy couple!

K + D say their first look was one of their fave moment’s of the entire day.

And they spent some time with Jennifer roaming the Mississippi countryside for some pre-wedding portraits. It seems like there were a million places to snag the perfect photo op!

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Bridal Party: Air in G – Johann Sebastian Bach; Bride: Arioso – Johann Sebastian Bach

Recessional: Allegro Maestoso – George Frideric Handel

First Dance: To Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

The bridesmaids chose lace dresses from Free People + Anthropologie. We love how they were the perfect complement to Kasia’s vintage lace dress!

Simple vintage decor was all this setting needed!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Prioritization: We decided early on what was important to us and as time and budget started to run out, we felt okay dropping things from the bottom of the list.

Pinterest: We created a whole account for the wedding. It was so helpful to visualize every element, and seeing all the pins in one place let us get a clear sense of what was working well together and what wasn't.

Perspective: It was important for us not to compare our wedding to anybody else's. We let ourselves do things exactly the way we wanted, and not because something was expected to be a certain way.

photography: Jennifer Emerling // venue name: The Stables at Woodside Estates in Starkville, Mississippi // event design: Bogusia Haupt and Kasia (mother of bride & bride) // florals: Haze at the Flower Company // wedding dress: vintage (mother of bride's dress from Poland, updated by Corine Zach // hairpiece: M&J Trimming // bride's shoes: Lucky Brand // hair stylist: Kaycee at Hair Express // makeup artist: Laura Mercier // groom attire: Banana Republic // videography: Morgan Carr at Heritage 1221 // paper goods: Designed by Dave and Kasia (groom and bride), printed by Village Invites // catering: Jay Yates at the The Veranda // cake: Bogusia Haupt, brownies from City Bagel Cafe // music: Will at Golden Triangle Productions // ceremony venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church // ceremony officiant: Fr. Lenin Vargas // ceremony musicians: Maria Sherman, Jackie Edwards-Henry, Shandy Phillips // ceremony planner: Dawn McGinley // event planner: Bogusia Haupt // veil: AnnaMarie Bridal Veils // manicures: Lucky Nail and Spa // bridesmaid dresses: Free People and Anthropologie // groom: Ted Baker // groomsman ties: Ted Baker // cake topper: Melabo Wed // engagement ring: Doyle & Doyle // wedding bands: Mel Krumholtz at Wedding Ring Originals