Well hey there again! Apparently I’m really feeling the rustic today, so let’s just say that today is Rustic Farm day! ;) This wedding from Jennifer Martin Photography is awesome. The images are absolutely gorgeous, and the rustic, eco-friendly centerpieces and details are fab! The bride, Leigh (love that name!), is here to share some of her wedding insight with us too!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I picked up a great wedding planning book (Wedding Planning Made Easy from WedSpace.com). This helped me take on projects one at a time and saved my sanity.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I really wanted to work with people who understood my vision for the wedding. I wanted to have an event that was rustic, and intimate. I looked for people who listened to me and did not try to talk me out of things that were important to me, such as surprising my groom with a non-traditional wedding cake.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
My photographers (Jennifer Martin Photography) were amazing! They worked with us every step of the way and they truly understood the style of pictures we were looking for. I also really appreciated the baker (Mikey’s Café & Bakery) who met with me several times to create a fantastic wedding cake that was perfect for us.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
I absolutely loved taking the first look pictures. It was so nice to slow down after the chaos of getting ready and spend some time together. We were both left speechless after the first look and I will never forget that feeling.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Pick a few things that are important to you to focus on and don’t get too carried away with the details.
Isn’t everything just so beautiful? And how about the reception INSIDE the barn- so cool! I love all of the wood elements too- makes me want to go up to the mountains! I’ll bet you never would have guessed that this wedding was in FLORIDA, huh?! A big thank you to Leigh for sharing her wedding day with us, and to Jennifer Martin Photography for sharing the gorgeous photos too!
Now I’m curious- how many of you are having a rustic wedding? I know when I was planning my wedding, rustic weddings were pretty popular. Raise your hand if you’re a rustic bride! :)