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Rustic Audubon Wedding Inspiration

SMPers, get ready to feast your eyes on some seriously pretty flora and fauna goodness. Inspired by vintage Audubon prints, this shoot is the perfect marriage of masculine and feminine, including the wildly beautiful invites from Paper Moss, braided leather hairstyle, rich hues, and even a signature whiskey cocktail. All in all, it’s sweet rustic wedding heaven. We’re sending Erin McGinnGreenlion Weddings and the entire vendor team a big ol’ virtual hug for sharing this gorgeous gallery with us.

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Spring
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Farm
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Elegance

From the vendor team… Mount Hope Farm, a national historic site with over 325 years of history, was the jumping off point for our springtime shoot. We wanted to create ambiance that highlighted the natural aspects of the Farm and the brilliance of the Spring season by choosing elements that complimented the property and all of its surroundings in a fresh and unique way. Inspired by vintage Audubon prints as well as birds, honeycomb, and other springtime fauna our vision seamlessly came to life. Paper Moss even incorporated some of the Audubon inspired prints into the stellar invitation design. We used rich and deep tones everywhere, leather, tobacco leaves, whiskey and wood to bring an almost masculine and moody, romantic feeling to the shoot while still allowing femininity to come across in the sweeping flowers, linen textiles, and gold rimmed place settings. Jennie Kay braided leather into our bride’s hair, and bedecked her Tony Hamawy gown with leather accents, while her dapper groom wore light-weight spring wool and season-appropriate corduroy with brown suede shoes and leather belt. As a reflection of the Farm’s natural abundance and life, farm fresh eggs were hand lettered by Heather Belle as place settings, local honey and farm-to-able ingredients were used in the cuisine prepared by Russell Morin Fine Catering, and Greenlion Design used some elements foraged from the 127 acres of land in the floral design to create a farm fresh vibe that matched the stunning natural surroundings.

Photography: Erin McGinn | Cinematography: Ella Iannotti Photography And Films | Floral And Event Design: Greenlion Weddings | Wedding Dress: Andria Bird Bride | Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering | All Other Calligraphy: Heather Belle Ink | Coordination: Glass Event Planning | Dress Designer: Tony Hamawy | Earrings: Francesca's Collections | Envelope Calligraphy: Kristen Henderson Calligraphy | Groom's Attire (Jacket, Ascot, Pants): Royal Male | Groom's Attire (Shoes, Shirt, Belt): Island Outfitters | Hair, Makeup, And Fashion Styling: Jennie Kay Beauty | Invitation And Paper Design: Paper Moss | Shoes And Belt: TJ Maxx | Table And Chairs: True North Event Rentals | Table Settings: Rentals Unlimited | Wedding Venue: Mount Hope Farm

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Navy + Gray Mount Hope Farm Wedding

I’ve really grown to love the “Warming of the Rings” that’s come into vogue recently. Everyone “warms” the rings while thinking a sweet wish for the happy couple before they exchange their vows. It’s no surprise, based on their beautiful wedding with blooms from Sayles Livingston Flowers, that these two choose to incorporate this tradition. Every last stunning image from Erin McGinn Photography is right here!


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Fall
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Farm
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Casual

From the photographer… Cate and Will’s early fall farm wedding was a delight to capture. Will’s family is from England so when touring venues in Cate’s home region of New England, the couple knew they had found the right place when they arrived at Mount Hope Farm and the same sheep from Will’s grandmother’s farm were meandering around. An emotional ceremony full of happy tears and a ring warming (where each member of the bridal party held the couple’s wedding bands and gave them special wish) took place in the garden. Afterwards, in the barn the couple hosted a traditional New England clambake to give guests from out of state and across the pond a taste of the East Coast.

From the stunning bride… We knew we wanted to be married somewhere special, and as soon as we saw Mt Hope we fell in love! It’s absolutely perfect for what we wanted – casual, romantic, New England to a T!

My sister and mom completely planned and decorated the shelves in the barn as a surprise for Will and I (as well as our guests!) With help from family from all over, there were precious photographs of the most special people in our lives. It really made the space feel very personal.

We instantly fell in love with Mt. Hope as soon as we stepped foot on the property, but it was the small details that made the decision even easier. Will’s granny, who lives in a small country town in England, even has the exact same breed of sheep as Mt Hope farm! The “Hunter” sign on the fireplace was made by my cousin Kate and given to me at my bridal shower.

DIY bits — the swags on the back of the bride and groom chairs, the chalkboard table numbers, my sister made the framed quote sign as you walked into the ceremony space.

The “warming of the rings” was my favorite part of the ceremony.

Photography: Erin McGinn Photography | Floral Design: Sayles Livingston Flowers | Wedding Dress: New York Lace | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Sweet Berry Farm | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Reception Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Compton Clambakes And Cocktails | Hair: New Leaf Salon | DJ: Luke Renchan Entertainment

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Bristol Wedding at Blithewold Mansion

This wedding is perfection.  The kind of perfection that combines soft pink hues with lush florals from Richard Carbotti, a sophisticated (+ stunning) Amsale gown and a tented Blithewold Mansion reception that is all kinds of magical.  In other words, it’s one seriously pretty party and you can see it all captured by Rebecca Arthurs right here.

Brendan and Lauren met seven years ago at Bentley University and could not of had much more in common, from family upbringings to lifelong goals. It doesn’t happen everyday where you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with at the age of 19 and your sophomore year in college. Brendan had planned to study abroad his second semester, so the timing was not great as Brendan thought he would have the opportunity to study abroad as a single man! Plans changed as we went abroad leaving his love in Boston and Lauren visited him in London and the two lovebirds traveled to Paris together. This was only the beginning of their long love story together!

From when the bride was a little girl, she always knew she wanted a fairytale wedding that would be romantic and ethereal in feel for both herself and her guests. Having the bride’s godfather marry them during their ceremony only touched the tip of the iceberg for the personable touches. It was as important that all of their family and friends that meant so much to me had the most intimate and amazing experience which had many in tears as they shared their self written vows and joined with their guests in a “Warming of the Rings” ceremony, their guest were able to bless their rings with loving thoughts.

It could not have been more clear how important family was with all of the little touches and even a first look with both the father-of-the-bride and groom! While getting ready, the bride had so many “old” components, from the garter that her mom had made from her wedding dress to the handkerchief the bride would carry that her grandmother made to the bracelet that her mom let her borrow. The most touching was on the bride’s bouquet where she had a grandmother’s handkerchief wrapper around then with the other grandmother’s brooch attached. Even the groom wore the bride’s grandfather’s cuff links!

The photo’s of the both parent’s wedding day were displayed for guests to view along with a cigar bar that the father-of-the-groom put together himself! All of the inclusiveness, love, and family made this wedding inspirational.

Photography: Rebecca Arthurs | Cake: Sweet Sophistications | Invitations: Invitations & Company | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Caterer: Blackstone | Hair & Makeup: Hyatt Stillwater Spa | DJ: Entertainment Specialists | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Blithewold Mansion | Ceremony Musicians: Golden Scroll Soloists | Flowers And Event Design: Richard Carbotti | Wedding Dress : Amsale

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