Friendly Inspiration: Maddison

by Lavender Elizabeth, April 04, 2015
To check out the inspiration behind this rustic barn wedding, be sure to check out the intro post here!

Maddison's Friendly Inspiration:

The Colour Palette: Mixing natural colours like brown, cream, tan, and sunflower yellow with light pastels makes for a beautifully coloured wedding.

The Invitations: Maddison wanted a barn wedding with mason jars and lights everywhere - when I came across this invitation, I just knew it was meant to be!

The Venue: Cayucos Creek Barn

Ceremony: A rustic barn is the perfect backdrop for the nuptials.

Reception: The barn opens up to a spacious room perfect for a celebration.

The Bride:

The Bridal Gown: This Tia Adora gown is so unique! With its off-the-shoulder detailing and the beautiful back, it was both my favourite choice and Maddison's.

The Look: A braided updo will be adorned with two types of hair pins: bejewelled and white gardenias. To top off the look: an embellished veil that is thin enough to show off the back of the gown.

The Accessories: A beautiful bouquet filled with the colour palette and the requested sunflowers will be carried by the bride. For some rustic whimsy, this gorgeous garter will be added to her look. For the jewelry, simple silver and diamond earrings, necklace, and tennis bracelets will be worn.

The Bridesmaids: The bridesmaids will hold a bouquet with the same yellow and purple flowers as the bridal bouquet, which will match a gorgeous buttercup Jim Hjelm Occasions dress.

The Groom and Groomsmen: The men will go sans jackets for a more relaxed feel, along with brown slacks, a cream dress shirt, a yellow tie, and sunflower boutonnieres.

The Decorations:

The Flowers: The main flower used in this wedding will be sunflowers, accompanied by cream, sage, lavender, peach, and white flowers.

The Ceremony: To keep the rustic feel alive at the ceremony, the barn will act as the backdrop, only decorated with cream chiffon drapes and a floral garland. The aisle will be decorated with hanging mason jars filled with flowers on the outer chairs.

The Reception: Per the bride's request, the inside of the barn will be completely covered in lights - with twinkle lights, lanterns, and chandeliers. Small pendant flags in the colour scheme will liven up the space.

The Reception Tables: Burlap and lace are the quintessential rustic fabrics, so it's only natural to have a runner made of the same materials. Atop the runner will sit distressed cream square plates, a sage napkin, and a sunflower place card. The centrepieces will be mason jars filled with flowers, wooden candle holders, floating flowers, and mason jar table numbers.

The Cake: A wooden tree stump is the perfect cake stand for this sunflower decorated cake.

The Drinks: A sign with the words: "Your glass for the night for whatever tastes right; Yours to keep, let it help you find your seat" will help lead the guests to their mason jar cocktails, along with their table.

The Favours: Something sweet and savoury will be waiting for the guests in simply decorated mason jars filled with salted caramels.
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