Head Table: Rustic touches. Deer skull adorned with pine boughs, pine cones and bittersweet.
(By The Ultimate Elf, OpendoorStudio and Nutmeg Events) Vintage doors are used as a backdrop. Lace and burlap hang from rope behind the bridal table.
The bride, groom and groom's mother brought together friends and family to create a special day!. The grooms aunt (OpendoorStudio) acted as planner and curator for the event. Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and neighbors pitched in to make it a one of a kind, unique rustic woodland affair!
Groundwork was laid by the groom and his brothers, the yard cleared of brush, mulch by the truck load by his brothers. The grooms uncle and cousin raked the paths to lay down a solid foundation. Wood was split for the bonfire and s'mores, lights went up using a bobcat… the bride and her parents as well as the groom and his family and friends helped to put them up.
Wedding Invitations were created and handmade by the brides aunt. Maps of the location were created to look like little treasure maps and were included with the invitations. The perfect touch!
Burlap banners were cut and sewn my neighbors and friends, flowers grown and chosen by the grooms aunt and cousin, Rustic bar was made by the groom and his brothers. The bride wanted to incorporate some special pennies with important dates that were significant to the couple. Pennies were incorporated in to her bouquet (seen above) and the fountain was added to the Enchanted Woods at Twisted Pines. Pennies were given to all who attended the wedding (in lieu of birdseed and bubbles) so that they could all make a wish for the happy Newlyweds… at the reception.
The rustic cupcake stand was made by the groom. The large rustic table was left behind in their home and fit the bill perfectly for the cupcake stand. The round bar top tables were made by the groom and his brother, they were stained by the grooms brother and brides father. Burlap was added to the table tops. A large wood slice was placed outside the reception for all of the attendees to sign. (It will be made in to a table for the couple by the groom)
The brides bouquet was created by the grooms cousin and aunt, who had grown much of the florals in their own gardens throughout the year. They brought along some amazing choices for the bride and bridesmaids to create their one of a kind bouquets… right there… on site! Amazing to watch and oh so beautiful! Each bouquet was hand tied and adorned with a burlap and lace ribbon. Flowers were created for the table tops, added to ball jars, filling nests and adorning the cake table and fountains. Hydrangea was dried to add interest. Succulents were added to the head table in a lovely birch box, brought by the grooms cousin and aunt. The grooms Aunt made a delightful box for the cards to be held in… with a pumpkin and florals on top.
The bar was made using up cycled materials that were found around the property. The ladder above, was stored for 18 years, aside the wedding planners barn… waiting for it's special day to shine! The lights on the ladder were supplied by the grooms uncle, wine bottles wrapped in lights and grapevines wrapped in lights…set the mood for the reception.
The brides family made the cupcakes to add a quaint feel and delicious taste to the cake table.
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