Vibrant and Elegant Southern Wedding

Categories Real Weddings

“Call it ‘meant to be’ or ‘heaven sent’ but I believe it was our destiny” said bride, Tabitha of husband, Chris.

Married at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN, Chris and Tabitha had a beautiful and bold outdoor southern wedding. Their vibrant color scheme of pink, black and white was adorned with gerbera daisies, gingham table decor, and elegant DIY touches. Much thanks to Erin Lee of The Collection for sharing Chris and Tabitha’s lovely lovely southern wedding with us.

Outdoor photo of bride and groom at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN.

Front Porch Farms wedding near Nashville, TN

Calla lily wedding bouquet and lace wedding dress in southern wedding.

Bridal party at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN

Bridal bouquets of calla lilies and gerbera daisies.

Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN

Pink gerbera daisy ceremony aisle decor

Father walking daughter down the aisle of outdoor wedding.

Pink and white calla lily wedding bouquet with black stem wrap.

Southern wedding reception featuring black and white gingham tablecloths.

Gerbera daisy centerpieces and black and white gingham table-runners.

Black, white and pink card box and wedding signs.

Southern style hashbrowns at wedding buffet.

Black and white gingham wedding decor.

S'mores wedding favors

White, pink and black wedding cake

Bride and groom first dance at southern wedding.

Hanging lanterns and blue mason jar wedding reception decorations.

Bride and Groom at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

A Beautiful Family

Sadly, in 2011 Tabitha’s husband and father to her two girls, passed away. Chris who was in the army with her late husband would come by and check in on her and the girls. But love has been restored as Chris has forged a beautiful path to not only Tabitha’s heart but the hearts of her two daughters as well. What a beautiful family! 

Bride and Groom at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

String lights wedding decor at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN.

String lights and black and white gingham table at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

Congratulations Chris and Tabitha! Much joy and happiness to you and your lovely daughters!



Photographer:  The Collection
Reception Venue: Front Porch Farms
Bakery: Mrs. J’s Baking and Catering
DJ: Nashville Party Authority
Floral Designer: The Enchanted Florist
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Simple Southern Wedding in Ivory and Brown

Categories Real Weddings

Simple…charming…romantic… Check, check and check! We’re going to the chapel today with Maliea and Kendall. Their small outdoor wedding at Castle Hill Chapel sits right next door to the home of Maliea’s parents. The expansive sky and the rustic surroundings made the perfect accompaniment to their dreamy decor and neutral color palette.

Much to love … some of our favorite details from this southern diy wedding include: Maliea’s lace dress and her cotton-embellished ivory and tan bouquet. We love the 5 different dresses for her 8 bridesmaids plus the flower girl. We love their first-look photos and how Kendall and the guys wore cool skeleton key boutonnieres. And we love how burlap and tulle framed the focal point of the ceremony. What is your favorite detail?

Rustic wedding photo of bride

First look wedding photo in southern wedding.

first look wedding photos

bride and groom in southern style wedding

bride leaning against haystack in southern vintage wedding

Bride and Groom in southern diy wedding

wedding party in earth tones in southern diy wedding

little southern wedding chapel

southern wedding ceremony aisle decorations

kids in ceremony of southern style wedding

Groom waiting for bride at ceremony

father walking daughter down the aisle at outdoor wedding

southern style outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom with kids in their southern DIY wedding

Large southern wedding bouquet with cotton

southern wedding reception tent with vintage decor

diy reception florals

3 tier white and cream wedding cake

waffle bar at southern wedding

bride and groom on vintage couch


Photographer:  CREATE Portraiture
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DIY Wedding of Pinks and Pinwheels

Categories Real Weddings

Much thanks to Jennifer Van Elk Photography for sharing Chelsea and Andrew’s pink and blue DIY wedding with us today. Not only is it full of fun twists on tradition, it’s also full of personality, pretty pinks, and handcrafted sweetness. Coffee replaced cocktails at Chelsea and Andrew’s dry wedding while yard games kept guests busy while help converted the ceremony area into a reception.

Donned in lace, a birdcage veil and TOMS shoes, Chelsea made a lovely modern-vintage bride. The bridesmaids wore an array of patterned pinks and instead of flowers, carried large pinwheels. The guys were casually dressed in khakis and wore pinwheel boutonnieres.

There is much to love about Chelsea and Andrew’s DIY wedding and a few favorite highlights include: their DIY ceremony backdrop, their twist on the unity candle tradition, their bunting cake topper, a surprise flash dance from the wedding party and their lavender send-off. Enjoy!

DIY pink and blue wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses and bride in TOMS Shoes

first look outdoor wedding photos

first look wedding photos

vintage bride and bridal party in pink bridesmaid dresses

blue groomsmen tie and pinwheel boutonnieres

wedding party dressed in pink and blue

A Memory and a Heirloom
Chelsea’s lace wrapped bouquet is her grandmother’s wedding dress!

lace bouquet wrap

large pink and white wedding bouquet

pinwheels: alternative to bridesmaid bouquets

father and daughter walking down the aisle

Alternative to the Unity Candle:
Instead of partaking in the unity candle tradition, Chelsea and Andrew performed a unity painting.

 alternative to unity candle: painting ceremony

unity painting as alternative to the unity candle

DIY Ceremony Backdrop
Chelsea and a friend made their ceremony backdrop out of cross stitching frames, yarn, tree limbs, and rocks.

DIY dream catcher ceremony backdrop

 bride and groom coming down the aisle, wedding party skipping down the aisle

outdoor bride and groom

diy wedding pink and blue decor

Quirky Pink and Blue DIY wedding

outdoor reception games

diy lemon and strawberry wedding cake

honeymoon fund jar and wedding card box

first wedding dance

Wedding Party Surprise Flash Dance
The wedding party and a few guests surprised the bride and groom with a flash dance to Beyonce’s, “Until The End of Time”.

wedding party flash dance at reception

wedding party flash dance to Beyonce's "Until the end of Time"

Lavender Send-off

lavender send off

lavender send off

Congratulations Andrew and Chelsea!



Photographer:  Jennifer Van Elk Photography
Floral Designer: Dandelions
Dress Store:David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist:MaNell Hembree
Reception Venue: Muncie Alliance Church
Hair Stylist: Redhead Salon
Cake Designer:Under the Sun Bakery
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
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Color Monday: Elegant Rustic Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Rustic weddings are still very popular but this year, they’re being taken to a new level confidence, sass and sophistication. {Check out our 2014 wedding & stationery trend report for more details on the upscaled rustic look}. Today’s Color Monday celebrates an upscaled rustic wedding look where every detail is fashioned with an approachable elegance. From decor and DIY elements, to florals and attire, an elegant, rustic wedding is full of stylish details. A palette of cool blue and glam champagne relates a fun yet stately atmosphere for any spring, summer or fall wedding. A few more ways to keep your homespun wedding vibrant and down-to-earth include mix-matched bridesmaid dresses, a sassy birdcage veil, fanciful fonts on DIY signage, and bountiful florals at every focal point.

What do you think of the upscaled rustic wedding look?

Upscaled rustic wedding ideas


Suite Details

Used in this rustic wedding inspiration board is Floral Lace Rectangle Wedding Invitation. Combining the look of lace with the look of Kraft paper, the Floral Lace Design Suite beautifully translates this rustic yet elegant trend. Further the charm with the right font and carry the look to the rest of your stationery items–all the way to your Thank Yous.

In Your Colors

Personalize this feminine and down-to-earth design in your colors or borrow this palette of blue, champagne and white to create custom artwork, request a free color palette, and shop your favorite wedding stationery with these colors.


Blue, Champagne, White wedding color palette



With permission to use their photos, much thanks to …

Wedding Party, Cakes and Couple by The Nichols
Sign, Pillow and Desserts by Jeff Wallace Photographer {via Green Wedding Shoes}
Vintage Doily Bunting by Bunting Boutique


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