Seiry and Gordon wanted a rustically styled, laid-back event to celebrate their cultural and religious traditions but still party and have a great time. They chose Southern Bridle Farms for it’s charming barn space and gorgeous grounds. Seiry envisioned plenty of greenery in her decor, so she decided on a color scheme of gold, champagne and ivory and set about planning the perfect rustic wedding, as she put it, “without including any burlap.” For their outdoor ceremony they used mason jars filed with baby’s breath and greenery, including a large wreath with a “C” on it for the couple’s last name, as the decor. They included religious touches, like aisle signs with pieces of bible verses like the Corinthians on them, and both Latino and African American traditions in their ceremony, to honor each of their cultures.
Seiry had no idea what style of dress she wanted when she started shopping. “The crazy thing is that I picked my perfect dress within 40 minutes. I had a great helper at the shop and we started eliminating styles and once we figured the style for me she comes with this beautiful lacy dress. I loved every detail about it!” We love the jeweled accent at her gorgeous gown’s waistline. Seiry outfitted the rest of her bridal party with the help of Pinterest and her bridesmaids looked beautiful in their champagne gowns with crowns of baby’s breath in their hair. Gordon and his groomsmen looked handsome in light gray suits, perfect for the bucolic surroundings of the farm.
Inside the barn for the reception, Seiry and Gordon’s decor included white tulle, elegant chandeliers, gold chairs, cream tablecloths and centerpieces of greenery with high vases of floating candles. They made their seating chart out of stained wood and hung the place cards from it. Seiry and her bridesmaids carried bouquets of white roses that were accented by the same greenery used in the centerpieces. The florals helped to enhance the rustic feel of the day, creating the perfect setting for all of Seiry and Gordon’s personal touches. Like their popcorn bar and desert table that included flower bouquet cupcakes, marshmallow pops, donut hole towers, and chocolate covered pretzel sticks. They had a mariachi band to entertain at the cocktail hour and included a traditional money dance as well as a “vibora de la mar”. “La vibora de la mar” translates to “the sea snake”, the dance is sort of like the child’s game “London bridge”, but for Seiry and Gordon it was an incredibly fun way to get everyone up on the dance floor!