Siobhan and Christopher knew they wanted an autumn wedding. They both love the season for its gorgeous foliage, crisp air, and lingering sunsets. They envisioned a chic yet rustic wedding and chose a farm venue with outdoor ceremony options and a barn for the reception. With a color palette of burgundy, periwinkle and gold, this creative couple used white pumpkins and gourds with plenty of DIY accents in their decor. They made nearly all of the decor themselves and wrote their own ceremony, incorporating an Irish hand fasting ceremony for a uniquely personal touch.
With the focus on their rustic chic theme, Siobhan and Christopher found old window panes that were being discarded by a neighbor to use for the seating chart. They added fun facts about each themselves to accompany each table number and used chalkboard paint to create other customizable signs inside of gorgeous antique frames. The corn hole boards for cocktail hour were also handmade by the bride and groom. Guests were welcome to enjoy a game while sipping a craft brew from one of two separate buckets; one with beers from the bride’s home town of Brooklyn and one with Philadelphia brews, to honor the groom’s roots.
One of the couple’s favorite aspects of their venue, both outside and inside the barn, was how naturally beautiful it is, so they kept the floral embellishments to a minimum. The bridesmaids had simple baby’s breath bouquets that popped next to their flowing periwinkle gowns and the bride’s bouquet was composed of burgundy orchids with greenery and fall undertones like berries. It looked absolutely stunning paired with her elegant A-line Amsale gown. At the reception, simple burgundy gerber daisies, baby’s breath, and white pumpkins on gold chargers made up the centerpieces which fit perfectly with the rustic chic fall theme and made for a festive setting for dining, dancing and celebration!