Planning a summertime wedding with an outdoor reception would be a daunting task to many. Downright impossible in some parts of the country. But for this couple, it was literally a dream come true. The fact that their family has property in West Virginia, there’s a quaint little white church right down the road, and they had the wedding planning expertise of the lovely ladies at Atrendy Wedding in their back pocket .. it pretty much becomes a piece of cake! Ummm, or rather, a-piece-of-home-made pie. Kelsey Thompson’s images capture the many settings throughout the day – to perfection. See the full set in our gallery.
From Anne at ATrendy Wedding … Emily & Andrew’s daydream-worthy wedding will always be a favorite of mine. Set in quiet Baker, West Virginia, the family’s property was the perfect location for this one-of-a-kind event. We were fortunate enough to have unusually perfect weather in the midst of August which allowed the guests to fully enjoy breathtaking outdoor space. The day started with a horse-drawn carriage ride for Emily & Andrew to a little white chapel. After the ceremony and during the cocktail hour, guests mingled in the front lawn of the family home while the banjo-playing bluegrass band sang nearby. A quick ding of the cowbell (courtesy of Emily’s father!), guests were ushered into the stunning tent lit by hanging candles and accented with gorgeous & lush flowers. The band played for hours and guests were treated to late night slices of homemade pie and ice cream cones.
While designing this wedding, our focus was to have an elegant, approachable summer soiree in the country. The palette of deep lilac & light purple with hints of soft green was refreshing and welcoming and complimented the natural setting perfectly. I must say, the most unique aspect of the weekend was location, location, location! The bride’s family has deep roots in Baker, WV and that history was truly felt throughout Emily & Andrew’s special day. As planners, we try our best to create the most perfect day for our brides & grooms and we often times go to great lengths to bring in beauty to blank spaces. I feel like I got lucky with this one – the beauty of her family’s property was the perfect backdrop.
Photography: Kelsey Thompson / Flowers: Jack Lucky Flowers / Event Design & Planning: Anne Kelley, Atrendy Wedding / Tent, Lighting & Production: Skyline Tents / Caterer: Occasions Catering / Ceremony Location: Mount Moriah Church in Baker, WV / Reception Location: Baughman Settlement/Private Residence in Baker, WV / Invitations & Paper products: Aerialist Press / Bride’s Dress: Jude Waddell / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J. Crew