Who ever said you can’t have bright wedding colors for fall hasn’t seen Darcy & Brian’s wedding, photographed by Ivory Door Studio, at The Owen Farm in Chapmansboro, TN. Their fall rustic farm wedding is just bursting with vibrant color with shades of magenta & orange & touches of plum.
This sweet couple had their first look in an open field & later had an outdoor ceremony adjacent to their reception venue. Special touches include a popcorn bar, a fun & unique drink station, and his & hers Converse shoes.
From the bride, Darcy:
How did you meet?
Brian and I met online
Who proposed marriage and how did that proposal happen?
Brian proposed while on vacation at Disney. During the fireworks in front of the castle on our last night there.
Describe your bridal attire:
My gown was a Mori Lee strapless gown in ivory with lace accents. Simple makeup – more of a natural look, a simple curled bun for my hair with a few accent clips. Very simple and elegant.
What inspired the wedding day outfits?
We are fairly easy going we wanted to look nice and like a typical wedding but also not over the top which is also why we both wore converse sneakers to help note some of the casual nature to the attire.
Did you do a First Look before the ceremony?
We did a first look. Mostly because we wanted to do photos before the ceremony to eliminate that lengthy gap between ceremony and reception considering it was all done at one location. I enjoyed the first look – gave us a nice moment with some time to really see each other before the ceremony rather than reacting in a split second and continuing with the ceremony.
How did you decide on your venue?
We knew we wanted a barn setting and looked at several locations but the ceremony site overlooking the river and the bar area at the venue set it apart (granted because of rain we didn’t get to use the ceremony location) also the staff was a big selling point and getting the entire property for 2 nights.
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
I just saw the color for the bridesmaids dresses in a shop and loved it and planned from that.
Describe your decor:
Our decor was very country rustic. Lanterns,lace, and burlap, basically we went simple and didn’t do a lot of decorations.
We used Windows for table seating that we made with old windows and attached photos and seating charts to them. We created our “favors” by tying a wooden heart with our date and initials around a mason jar for guests to use to drink out of. My mother made a burlap garland for the ceremony location we didn’t get to utilize. My mother also made the burlap table runners with lace on them.
Three things you’re glad you did:
I’m glad we did the photos before the ceremony despite the rain cutting them short.
I’m glad I opted for the guys to not wear their colored vests that ended up not matching the girls dresses.
And I’m glad we allowed ourselves to be part of the cocktail hour to socialize with guest.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
Favorite memories would be our first look. Our vows. The groomsmen striptease dance. Our amazing DJ. Brian calming me before the ceremony when the rain was starting to make me upset with all the last minute changes.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
Always have a backup plan if you are doing an outdoor wedding (we had one but didn’t plan it out in as much detail as we should have). Just because your dress isn’t dragging in the shop doesn’t mean when you are in grass it won’t be too long(I was constantly tripping on mine). Just relax and enjoy the party!
Photographer: Ivory Door Studio|Makeup Artist: Amy McElroy|Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids |DJ: Expressions of Music|Caterer: Jim N Nicks|Cake Designer: LEA Cake Design|Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse|Dress Designer: Mori Lee|Dress Store: Petals & Lace|Officiant: Ralph Griggs|Floral Designer: Rosebuds East|Hair Stylist: Sarah Taglio|Event Venue: The Owen Farm