Southern charm. Complete and utter charm. That’s what this bride and groom envisioned and that’s what they got at their Dairy Barn wedding at Leroy Springs. A feeling of warmth and personality that would stand the test of time. With Landon Jacob Productions by their side, some knock your socks off scenery and some do-it-yourself details, they created the wedding of their dreams. Make sure you take note of the hand-crafted cross at the altar… such a simple thing, yet such a memory-maker. Enjoy their story. Immerse yourself in their delightful gallery.
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From the Bride… Overall, I wanted my wedding to be really charming and elegant, with a touch of southern. I wanted things to be simple and timeless so that I could look back on my photos and still love everything as much as I did on the wedding day itself. The times that we are the happiest are the times where everyone else is having fun, so we wanted the atmosphere to be very fun-loving and welcoming. With that, we decided to get married at the Leroy Springs Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, South Carolina. We decided to get married in the loft of the barn and then have the reception downstairs and outside. We did not want to take away from the simple beauty of the loft itself, so we kept decorations minimal for the ceremony. To add a personal touch, D.J. and his grandfather built the 7 foot wooden cross that was at the front of the aisle. In order to create the fun atmosphere that we desired for the reception, we had personalized cornhole boards and haybale seating outside near the dance floor. Another personal touch that we added to the reception was adding small black and white photos to our centerpieces – the pictures were of the Kenyan children that we have fallen in love with during our mission trips to Kijabe, Kenya. Kijabe, Kenya is very dear to our hearts as that is the place that we first met (even though we grew up only 15 minutes apart!) and the place that we got engaged.
Photography: Landon Jacob Productions / Venue: The Dairy Barn at Leroy Springs / Floral Design: Carey Roberts Design Co. / Food: Leroy Springs Catering / Rentals: Creative Solutions / Cake: Brenda’s Cake Gallery / Wedding Dress & Veil – New York Bride and Groom / Shoes: Jack Rogers / Hair: Kim Bradley, White House Salon & Spa / Makeup – Kassi Leatherman / Groom & Groomsmen Suits – Jos A. Bank / Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Indira Lonsdale, Columbia, SC / Cornhole Board Logos: Design Threadz / Wedding Favors: TotallyKoozies / Ribbon Wands: katekatenyc / Programs – Leigh Anne Hovis, family friend / Transportation: Poffie Girls / Band: The Herringbones
Hold on to your hats, SMPers. We’re spicing things up and bringing our usual Wedding Wednesday lovely to an entirely new day – Thursday! Yep, EIGHT gorgeous weddings and galleries chock-full of inspiration are coming your way and, well… it’s guaranteed to be amazing. So, prepare for a day of nothing, but PRETTY and let’s get this party started, shall we?
Up first is a beautiful Southern affair with layers upon layers of perfectly pink ruffles and sweet vintage details every which way you turn. I’m talking a dream-worthy gown, drop dead gorgeous images by Anna Naphtali Photography and the fabulous stylings of Hey Love! Events… all set against a charming red barn backdrop. Intrigued? No worries – you can see every last love-filled moment in the full gallery. Join me there for more!
From the Bride… It was important to us to have a small wedding. We kept the guest list as small as we could and had only our closest friends. We had the ceremony in a lovely sunlit field and then had the reception in a rustic red barn. The fact that my entire family was involved made the day so special. My dad made the feasting tables for the reception. Those tables were one of the most important elements for the whole look of the wedding. My mom and her friends did all of the flowers, and they were stunning. The fabric canopy that went over the dance floor made it feel like we were dancing in a dream world. It was also really important to have good food and cake. I actually made the cake and cupcakes myself with decorating help from my grandma and my sister. I worked with one of my chef friends to plan out the exact menu we wanted. The best part was that we were able to have an amazing wedding with a very small budget.
Wedding Photography: Anna Naphtali Photography / Photography Styling: The Colorful Living Project / Wedding Venue: Field Trial Barn in Fort Mill, South Carolina / Flowers, Event Design, Planning, Catering + Rentals: Hey Love! Events / Wedding Invitations: S. Lauren Calnin Designs / Ceremony Music: Matrimony / Reception Music: bwillackers / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Wedding Cake: Honey Pie Catering
Happy, happy Monday! We hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend and are ready to jump into a week chock-full of beauty. That is how we roll around here, after all. We are going to start the festivities with a pretty fete from one of our faves, Sharon Clark of Smitten Photography. This wedding took place in a gorgeous old dairy barn in South Carolina. I don’t think it gets much more rustic than that. It is full of the most perfect farm details and lots and lots of southern romance. Plus, the couple was inspired by their love of organic elements and southern cooking. Is your mouth watering yet? Wait till you see the result. We have nothing but love for these nuptials. See the full wedding and more rustic details in the gallery!
see more of this rustic beauty in the gallery!
From Katherine, the Bride:
The inspiration for our wedding came from some of our favorite things – farmers markets, rustic settings and down home southern cooking! We wanted the style of our wedding to be vintage but fresh and most of all comfortable and relaxed. We had contemplated an afternoon wedding and although we ended up with an evening wedding we still wanted to capture the feeling of what an afternoon wedding would be like.
We were engaged for 6 months and didn’t really have time to second guess our decisions so we just picked things that we liked and hoped that it would come together in the end. Dinner was passed in bowls served family style and consisted of some of our favorites – fried green tomatoes, mini BLT sandwiches, BBQ, Mac and cheese, green beans and coleslaw. We wanted to create a calming atmosphere and used burlap and ivory with touches of muted orange, blue, cream and gold as our colors. We made all of our own decorations mostly with materials from craft stores, hardware stores and items we found on e-bay. We made our centerpieces with branches from a tree at my parent’s house. My brother and I planted the tree when we moved into the house as kids. We tied old family photos (pictures of our parents on their wedding day, grandparents, great grandparents etc.) to the branches and our florist placed hydrangeas around the mouth of each centerpiece. For vases we used antique blue ball mason jars that we collected from e-bay and that we borrowed from Brian’s mom. Each jar had moss around the base to add color. For the table runners I bought burlap from a local fabric store. My mom and I spent an afternoon cutting the table runners in our living room – we laughed (and sneezed) a lot! We used the scraps to place around the cake. We also bought orange and blue fabric that we cut and tied around hay bales with rubber bands for extra seating outside. One of the rooms in the barn was completely white so our florist hung ferns from the ceiling to add color. We wanted our ceremony to be simple and decorated the loft upstairs with a plain wooden cross and ferns. My flowers were wrapped in lace that my mom carried on her wedding day. When I asked Brian what type of boutonniere he wanted he said “one made of sticks” so the guys wore boutonnieres made of dried wheat. Brian carried a pocket watch that I gave him when we graduated high school.
A huge thank you to Sharon Clark for sending over such a gorgeous wedding. Be sure to check out the Smitten Photography blog for even more images and a slideshow of the day!
Photography: Sharon Clark of Smitten Photography / Location: The Dairy Barn, Fort Mill, SC / Flowers and Event design: Ta-Da’s Floral Design and Event Planning by Jan Puckett, Jenny Puckett, Lauren Sheehan / Cake: Laura Wells of All Things Sweet / Catering: Leroy Springs Catering / Invitations and Stationery: Jennifer Garceau / Wedding Signage and Art work: Amanda’s Murals & More by Amanda Lackey / Band: The Local Boys / Dress Designer: Janell Berte / Veil: Katherine’s Bridal Boutique, Washington D.C. / Shoes: Van Eli / Hair and Make-up: Jami Svay / Bridesmaids: J Crew / Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers / Groomsmen: Brooks Brothers pants and any navy blazer