Vintage Rustic Wedding in the Ozarks
September 25, 2014
Somehow this wedding was able to combine all of my favorite design elements into one big, beautiful day while infusing it with a breath of fresh air, ensuring that it was both stunning and timeless. The vintage charm was complimented by rustic details and the entire wedding was veiled in the prettiest, most colorful palette I've seen in a while. The gallery from Climer Photography is one you absolutely won't want to miss!
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From Climer Photography... This was a true old-fashioned, spring, garden wedding, right in the heart of Old Southern Hills subdivision in the Missouri Ozarks. The Australian Groom and Ozarkian Bride had lived on two separate continents for the better part of two years, and on the Groom's last trip home, merely 30 days prior to the wedding, the two decided to tie the knot! With the help of the Bride's family, with event and day of planner Rebekah Covay of Seamless Events (Chicago, IL), and day of coordinating from Stephanie Weiss of Ella Weiss (Springfield, MO), a flawless, Aussie-Ozarkian garden party, complete with a special feast with smoker, trailered in by the Mother of the Bride's Cousin, from West Virginia, set the southern-vintage-chic backyard-BBQ.

Handpicked florals assembled by a local florist, Ron, from The Thicket, adorned vintage dressed tables with mismatched china thrifted and collected by the Bride, which complimented the hand painted table numbers from local St. Louis artist, Karen Bult, while trailing tree moss sprawled the vintage pieces, holding photographic memories and goodies alike. The bridal path was lined with specially crafted wood columns, selected, chopped and sized by the Groom, held candle luminaries for the romantic evening wedding, while honeysuckle and fresh flowers were in full bloom around the property.

A lone white swan circled the lake as the guests witnessed the Aussie Groom and Ozark's bride say their intimate, heart-felt, hand written vows, as the Bride's ordained father officiated the ceremony. On lookers sipped fruit infused water from mason jars and the small congregation of guests on the Bride's parent's lake front lawn dabbed teary eyes to the couple's romantic ceremony. As the sun dipped below the tall trees and guests made their way past the vintage truck (found at a local tire shop), with it's bed filled with several fruit infused waters and gifts for the couple, they made their way to the tent under the stars. The day was perfectly soundtracked with two separate bands serenading the party, local talents, Bella Donna and Triple Play, made the festivities playlist with original gypsy jazz and Beatle's favorites, which set the tune for the clear big top party that lasted into the night and wee hours of the morning. At the event's conclusion, guests left with beautifully assembled favors of mexican wedding cakes, made with love from the Bride's family friend.
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Additional Vendor Credits
Venue, Old Southern Hills, Stumps For Ceremony & Reception Decor
Old Southern Hills Private Residence
Under The Stars Tent
All Event Rentals
Ceremony Band
Bella Donna
Bridesmaid's Hair
Bliss Salon
Custom Wedding Icon Coozies
Custom Ink
Dress Service
Ella Weiss
Bride's Wedding Ring
I Wedding Band
Hand Painted Table Numbers
Karen Bult Of STL
Planning, Wedding & Reception Plan + Design
Rebekah Covay Of Seamless Events
Floral Bouquet Design, Reception Floral
Ron | The Thicket
Groom's Wedding Ring
Groom, Groomsmen, And Dog Bandana
The Tie Bar
Vintage Reception Dinnerware, Kangaroo Cake Toppers
Thirfted By Bride
Reception Band
Triple Play
Vintage M & R Marquee Lights
Vintage Marquee Lights