This blush rustic and vintage wedding that I have for you all today is full of some amazing handmade details! I love that this couple infused themselves into their wedding- the groom even handcrafted signs from an old wooden fence and learned how to sew to make banners and table runners! And lucky for us, Melissa Fuller Photography was there to capture Brooke and Ben’s beautiful day!
From the bride, Brooke:
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
For the planning process, Ben and I worked together a lot figuring out what we both liked and wanted and I used a lot of the web to help me plan. I searched google, pinterest, and wedding blogs to get ideas of what I liked and then worked with Ben to make them and make them ours. I would show Ben a picture of a wooden sign or chalk board that I liked and he would cut out the wood, make a stencil and paint it. For the actual wedding day, I used a friend’s itinerary to help me with the schedule and Ben and I went over where everything should go. Ben and the groomsmen along with a few family friends went and set it all up (the signs, photo booth, candy bar, table runners, in the morning.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
We are pretty easy going and I think that’s what we were looking for in our vendors but also people who were easy to work with and fun. Viewing and tasting samples of work was important for all (photography, food, flowers), and for photography, personality and comfort with the vendor mattered more so than for other vendors since there’s more interaction. You also want to pick somebody who’s artistic vision aligns well with yours. You want them to be receptive to your ideas, but you also don’t want to force somebody to change their artistic expression to suit your wants or vice versa.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
A lot of the ideas I found were very rustic oriented and we went with that theme since it was on a ranch but I also wanted it to be really pretty and work with the surroundings of the area and the gardens of the venue. I don’t think there was just one thing that inspired us, I loved ideas from all types of weddings that I researched, from beach, to southern and garden and I would just be like okay I want this, how can we make this work.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
It’s hard to choose just one, I really loved our photo booth and our venue. Our venue made it so easy because it was such a beautiful and comfortable place for a wedding.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Our best advice is to try and prioritize in order of importance. What’s most important? Venue, photographs, flowers, food? Since most people have a budget to work with, prioritizing allows you to emphasize and focus in the areas where it matters the most. Also a lot of DIY, because not only is the process fun, but it makes things more special and personal to you.
I love that Brooke pointed out that DIY makes things more special and personal to your wedding- that’s why details are so amazing! :)
So what do you all think of the mixture of a rustic style with vintage elements? And how amazing is this venue?!