by Amy Serrago
Vicki and Logan met at a wedding, his sister’s wedding to be exact. Vicki’s friend was dating Logan’s cousin at the time and they thought Vicki and Logan were the perfect match. Logan needed a date for the big day, so they set it up. The rest, as they say, is history. Vicki says Logan’s proposal was “perfect”. They were on a weekend trip to an out-of-the-way cabin, just the two of them. They went for a hike and Logan guided Vicki to an overlook on top of what she describes as a “small mountain”. She was admiring the view when Logan got down on one knee. She turned around to find him there and when he asked her the big question, she answered with a resounding yes! Vicki grew up on a small horse farm and she and Logan love being out in the country, so they chose to have a rustic themed wedding filled with elegant details. The moment they first saw Laurel Hideaway in Jones Mill, Pennsylvania, they knew it was the perfect place. They started with an outdoor ceremony under a wooden arbor draped with greenery and white hydrangea. The aisle chairs were decorated with small jars of baby’s breath and metal lanterns completed the decor.
Vicki was gorgeous in her ballgown with its beaded bodice and layered sheer skirting. She says she knew it was the one as soon as she tried it on, since she wanted something elegant that would stand out from her rustic theme. She finished her look with a side braid spotted with baby’s breath and a simple veil that was made just for her by one of her bridesmaids. The ladies in the wedding party wore gowns in Vicki’s favorite color, marigold, and each lady chose her own bodice style. The bouquets were a mix of greenery and wildflowers with daisies and roses, Vicki’s featured pops of marigold. Logan and his groomsmen were handsome in gray suits paired with marigold ties and boutonnières.
At the reception, rustic details were elegantly blended with sparkling and vintage accents. Tables were set with white linens and vintage lace runners and the centerpieces were a combination of wildflowers and marigolds in ball jars and wine bottles filled with delicate fairy lights. And all of it was DIY! Vicki mixed wood and galvanized metal accents into her decor for contrast and added white and dusty rose to the color story. The head table was draped with a sparkling rose gold runner and twinkle lights hung throughout the space, creating a romantic glow. Guests were invited to sign a wooden plaque instead of a guest book and family photos were displayed to honor the loved ones who have passed on. The newlyweds had a small cake for cutting, but one of their favorite parts of the day was their alternative dessert. Not only did it feature a traditional Pittsburgh Cookie Table, but they also got Duck Donuts! With five flavors to choose from and a sign that read “Treat Yo’self”, how could their guests resist? Congratulations Vicki and Logan!