As far as rustic weddings go this Shepherd's Hill Farm beauty is one of my absolute favorites. My heart sang a little diddy when I feasted my eyes on all the elegant and dreamy images by Amy Majors Photography. It's such a breath of fresh air to see a rustic wedding that skips the eclectic look and goes straight to the charming and gorgeous. See each and every luxurious, homespun detail in the full gallery!
From the Bride...It had always been a long dream of mine to get married at my family’s farm. I spent much of my childhood there and knew that I wanted one of the most important events of my life to be at a place so dear to me, and a place that I could continue to visit and recall the precious memories created during our wedding. I was lucky enough that my fiance quickly grew to share my dream of a homey, rustic, and charming wedding at our farm.
Shortly after our engagement and as soon as the wedding planning began, my then fiancé Jordan and I decided that we wanted to do as much as we could ourselves, and to be as resourceful as possible. Aesthetically, we wanted a rustic, vintage, homey, yet slightly elegant feel. The first thing we decided on was our invitations. We choose a set from Rifle Paper Co., with a soft mint green background, bright beautiful hand-painted flowers, and uniquely elegant calligraphy, they set the perfect tone for the rest of our color choices. We paired that with paper bag brown for the rest of our paper goods, a way to keep things rustic and not too formal.
A favorite thing for me was using items that belong my mother, and those that belonged to my grandmother and great-grandmother. I made the ring-bearer pillows with handkerchiefs that were once my great-grandmother Elsa’s, and the broach I wore had also belonged to her. Many of the vintage tablecloths we used during our hors d'oeuvre hour had belonged to my grandmother and all of the antique vases used on the tables were from my mother’s home. The first DIY project Jordan and I did together was taking aged wood from one of our barns, purchased home address numbers, and making our table numbers. We wanted to create wagon-wheel chandeliers for our dinner barn with collected mason jars. That was one of the major installations during the wedding week, along with doing our own draping with cheesecloth.
Two weeks before the wedding, my mother, Jordan and I went strawberry picking, and spent the next two days jamming nearing 200 jars of strawberry preserves as our favor. The day before the wedding was filled with last minute preparations and major flower arranging. A friend from our church worked as our florist and turned our basement into a virtual flower shop. All of the effort we put in to our projects made the day that much more meaningful and precious. We certainly couldn’t have done it without the help of our dear family and friends.
Wedding Photography: Amy Majors Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Capture Studios / Flowers: Pam Dickinson / Ceremony + Reception Location: Shepherd's Hill Farm / Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. / Bride's Shoes: Dolce Vita / Wedding Dress: J.Crew / Band: Monroe Crossing / Wedding Cake + Catering: The Deco Catering