Finding the Perfect Combination of Rustic and Elegant
April 6, 2017
RusticOutdoor WeddingsWinter Weddings
This is what winter in Florida looks like; a.k.a. gorgeous and I promise I'm only a tiny bit jealous. With styling and planning by Fabulous Chic Weddings, stunning film photography by The Ganeys and the perfect touch of rose gold, it all makes this rustic meets elegant celebration feel so, so luxurious.
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From Courtney of Fabulously Chic Weddings... The bride described how she wanted her wedding to look as "romantic, soft, classic, clean, rustic, and natural". Ali wanted to accent the beautiful dusty blue shade with gold, rose gold, and the natural element of wood, for the perfect combination of rustic and sophistication. For the florals, the bride wanted mostly ivory flowers with hints of soft blue. We opted for greenery to tie into garden feel of the courtyard, and Queen Anne's lace for a little more of the rustic feel. LaTavola's Tuscany line was the perfect linen-like texture for the rustic look. The subtle blue shade "Ocean" brought the perfect blue-gray hue that didn't look like a baby shower. With religion being such an important part of their lives, they opted to unite in front of an 8 foot tall wooden cross, accented with beautiful blue chiffon and garden florals. Although Ali wanted a beautiful wedding, at the end of the day, what was most important to her was how fun the day was. Ali and Brock opted to do a first look and family photos before the ceremony, which allowed them to enjoy the cocktail hour under the ambiance of the cafe lights and perfect Florida "winter" temperatures to the fullest. The detail the couple cared about the most was the donut bar. Bennet's donuts are a favorite of the bride and groom's. They were so excited to share the tasty treat, especially their favorite flavor, maple bacon, as a late night snack and favor for the guests to take home.

From Emily of Emily Katharine Photography... My favorite part of Ali & Brock's wedding day was the first look. They opted to do something that most couples don't to make this time even more unique. After their first look, they exchanged their wedding vows. They loved the idea that it was more intimate, and a way to make that commitment to each other with no other distractions. They both ended their vows with the same sentence, and after that, I lost it. It was a beautiful moment.
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