Wedding Details

Hopefully you aren’t sick of wedding pictures just yet because today I thought I would share a few more. This time, I’m sharing all about the details and telling you resources for where I got some of the handmade decor I used. Be sure to check out my previous post with pictures from our rustic farm wedding at Yesterday Spaces to get caught up.

I am a detail person, especially when it comes to weddings. I love all the little handmade and personal touches that go into weddings and any event for that matter. Those little details are what make the event more personal and special I think. So when it came to our wedding, I spent a lot of time and attention to all the little things that would make our wedding feel like ‘us.’

My mom’s parents passed away within the last few years. I was sad they wouldn’t get to see this momentous day in my life, but wanted to make them a part of our day somehow. When my mom was going through things at their house recently, I had her see if she could find something blue I could use for ‘something blue’ and potentially old as well. My mom found a pillow cover my grandfather gave to my grandmother when he was in the war that had the sweetest little saying.

Wedding Old and Blue

I had my seamstress cute out that part of the pillow and had it sewn into the bottom of my dress. I loved that I had a piece of their love story part of the day when our own love story would truly begin.

I debated and went back and forth when it came to wedding programs. I am a huge fan of paper and stationery, but in the end, I felt like it was money that could be spent for other areas of the wedding. Instead, I wrote all the details that would have gone into the program on an old window and had it displayed at the end of the aisle.

Wedding Ceremony Program Window

All the aisle and alter decor were done by the fabulous team at Flora. I told them I wanted it to be rustic and simple with a touch of fall. I love all the clusters of stumps, moss and pumpkins they used. It was exactly what I had envisioned.

Wedding Aisle Decor

One of the things I fell in love with about the venue when I toured it for the first time was the ceremony site and path. The bride walks down this really long path with tall towering trees before turning to walk down the aisle. Makes for really pretty pictures and a dramatic entrance.

Wedding Ceremony Path

For the reception, I went with one long feasting table where the wedding party and immediate family sat. For the rest of the seating we used 62″ round tables. I only did assigned seats at the feasting table. I intentionally wanted both sides of family and friends to sit together and mingle since two families were truly becoming one big happy family.

Reception Feasting Table

The same type of flowers that were used in my bouquet were used for the table centerpieces. The round tables had slices of wood, moss and pumpkins just like the ceremony site for centerpieces.

Wedding Reception Floral Centerpiece

I wasn’t sure how I wanted our small wedding cake to look. But, I definitely wanted it to feel rustic, but also elegant. Tiffany at Tiffany’s Baking Co. suggested doing these gorgeous ruffles in sort of an ombre effect and I said let’s do it! I think it turned out amazing. Our wedding topper I got from the Etsy shop Better off Wed.

We Do Wedding Cake Topper

Instead of doing something super traditional for our guest book, I wanted to do something that I could actually maybe use and display in our home one day. So I made an Anthro inspired zinc letter out of a large cardboard ‘B’ I got from Joann’s and had guests sign that with a white paint pen. You can see a tutorial for the letter here. The initial is now on display in our bedroom for now.

Guest Book Letter {Faux Zinc Letter}

For wedding favors, I wanted to do something that people could actually use when they left {not immediately toss in the trash} but also something that was cute. I ended up going with little mini jars of Tupelo honey. I put them in this super cute vintage wash basin my mother-in-law got us and had a little sign on the front. {If you can’t see what it says, it says ‘Thanks for coming, honey’}.

Wash Basin for Wedding Favors

I had these little bags made that said ‘Meant to Bee’ and our names and wedding date from another cute Etsy shop called Sixpence Press.

Tupelo Honey Wedding Favors

For our getaway, we couldn’t do rice or lavender or anything that could harm the farm’s soil or animals. So, I went with bubbles. I poured the bubbles in little mini jars and bought skeleton keys to use as the bubble wand to make it a little more fun.

Bubble Send off with Skeleton Keys

All the wooden wedding signs I used for the reception and outside for the lawn games were made by the lovely Gail at My Repurposed Life. She did an amazing job and I love love love how they all turned out! I rented the bocce ball game set and cornhole from my florist, but made my own little ring toss game from an old coke crate and vintage bottles. The rings were old curtain rod rings that we spray painted white.

Handmade Wooden Wedding Signs

Probably one of my favorite details from the wedding was the S’mores station we had outside along with a bonfire. It was the perfect evening for a bonfire, not too cold, but not too hot. The team from Flora did an amazing job setting up and styling this little station.

S'mores Station

Loved how they put all the little chocolate pieces in the drawers of this vintage piece of furniture.

S'mores Station Chocolate Bars

For our getaway car, I looked into finding an old vintage car to rent. But, my father-in-law recently got this super cool vintage truck that he’s working on restoring and offered to let us use it for our exit. They graciously drove it down from North Carolina and my mother-in-law had the beautiful sign made and had it hung with those beautiful flowers. I may be biased, but I think it’s the most stylish getaway I’ve seen. 🙂

Vintage Truck Getaway Car and Sign

It was so fun to see all the hard work and planning come together for this amazing day. I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out, and more importantly, I couldn’t be happier to spend forever with my best friend.

If you are married, what was your favorite detail from your own wedding?

If you are in the process of planning a wedding or will be soon, be sure to check out my ten tips for planning a wedding.

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  1. Patty says

    My daughter used Tiffany also and she does such a great job. My daughter only wanted cupcakes and they were beautiful and delicious. Loved your cake.

    • says

      Thanks so much! Tiffany is fabulous Patty! And you are right, her stuff isn’t just pretty, it’s delicious too! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. says

    Absolutely beautiful. You weren’t kidding when you said “attention to detail”. There are so many things to love in this post. Have that keepsake sewn into your dress? Genius and heart tugging. I also love the diplay for the smores, Your alternative Guest Book idea, and the signage! Looks like it was a marvelous day–here’s to the marriage being every bit as beautiful!

    • says

      Thanks for the sweet compliments Christine! I had so much fun planning the wedding and working on all the little details. Thanks for stopping by!!


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