Although many of you are still recovering from the holidays and totally immersed in Winter, we couldn't resist sharing this beautiful Fall affair with you. It's the warm colors, the vintage images, the sweet and totally approachable style that completely stole our hearts. Plus, we're thinking that a lot of you newly engaged ladies and gents are planning Fall inspired affairs for next year...just like this one. Photographed by Mark Eric, this wedding is all goodness. Click here for even more.
The idea for our wedding began when Andrew proposed to me a year earlier in the same field in which we were married. Since we are lovers of natural beauty, we knew after the engagement that we would love to be married in the field. It made for such a beautiful, natural backdrop and since Andrew’s parent’s lovely, country home was within walking distance from the field, we knew where we could host the reception.
We knew from the very beginning that we wanted a small, intimate wedding that included all of our closest friends and family. And since we both have such talented friends and family, we trusted them with many of the wedding day designs. We brainstormed for ideas to integrate our love for the outdoors and our vintage, chic style. Andrew’s Mom and Aunt combed antique shops and estate sales from Louisiana to Oklahoma looking for the perfect pieces of décor. We raided friends’ homes for furniture and silverware. We were constantly on look out for decorative pieces throughout the year of planning. It was so much fun collecting the different eclectic pieces. Many of the pieces were so graciously loaned to us to use for the wedding. We were so thankful for all the friends and family members who were able to contribute towards the wedding. From my Mom typing the invitations and programs, to Andrew’s sister-in-law making the cakes, so many people graciously pitched in to help make our ideas come to fruition.
Initially, the thought of an outdoor wedding made both me and Andrew very anxious. We could control almost everything, but the weather was completely out of our hands. Luckily we chose a perfect day to have an outdoor Louisiana wedding. The weather turned cool right before the day of the wedding, and the new, crisp fall air was absolutely perfect.
I believe my favorite thing about the wedding was all the small, personal details. Andrew’s Dad built the groom’s table from lumber from the original community post office located on their property. The clock faces in every unique table centerpiece, the hand carved tree stumps by Andrew, the custom made flower girl dresses by Andrew's mom, there were just so many little, personal touches that made the wedding feel so familiar. So…us. That was the whole idea for the wedding. We wanted the wedding to project our style and personality. And I believe with the help of our wonderful family and friends, we were able to truly create the perfect wedding for me and Andrew. It was truly the happiest day of our lives. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding.
Photography: Mark Eric Photography / Headpiece: GracyLu Originals / Wedding dress: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner / Car Owner: Greg Grunlian / Ceremony music: Cara Waring, singer; Rebecca Axsom, violin; Devin Jackson, guitar / Reception music: Devin Jackson / Hair and makeup: Amore Salon / Ceremony programs: Kathy Kupperschmid @ The Printing Connection / Bridesmaid belt: rosebudlips / Groomsmen bowties: MeandMatilda / Ring bearer bowtie: butteredtoast / Wedding and groom's cake: Alisha Hooker / Floral Design: Mary Hooker and Debbie Wilhoite