I'm so excited to share this precious 2013 wedding with y'all! This wedding was filled with sunflowers and turquoise, so you know it's a good one! In fact, one of our most repinned images is from this wedding, and when you see the rest of these photos, you'll know why. This couple's wedding photographer was Jamie Fender, and she did a beautiful job of capturing this rustic chic wedding. These photos just make me smile!
(P.S. If you recognize this couple, it's because they were the models in our summer of 2012 interns' styled shoots, which I just blogged about a couple weeks ago!)
Rachel and Johnnie were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 15, 2013. Their colors were turquoise and yellow, and their theme was rustic chic. "I am obsessed with sunflowers, so I wanted those to be our flowers," Rachel said. And as you're about to see, there were a ton of 'em... And it was AMAZING.
Let's talk about what these lovebirds and their bridal party wore. Rachel's gorgeous dress, from David's Bridal, was classic and beautiful, and so perfect for a rustic summer wedding! She is such a lovely bride! And she wore boots! Love!
The bridesmaids' turquoise dresses were also from David's Bridal. This style and length couldn't be more perfect for a summertime wedding, and helloooo! Boots for days! We're in love.
The groom and his guys were casual-chic in khaki pants and vests and turquoise ties. Again, the best look for a rustic chic summer wedding! This bridal party nailed it.
As I mentioned, Rachel loves sunflowers, and what a Barn Bride wants, a Barn Bride gets! This ceremony and reception were filled to the brim with bright, happy sunflowers. "The bouquets were gorgeous! Mine had so many flowers it weighed a ton but it was perfect!" Rachel said. Her bouquet and a few of the arrangements also contained a few white roses and yellow billy balls.
The bridesmaids carried simple sunflowers-only bouquets, and the rest of the arrangements were all sunflowers, too.
For the ceremony decor, Rachel chose mason jars, burlap and lace. The aisle was lined with logs and mason jars filled with - you guessed it! - the prettiest sunflower arrangements you ever did see. The ceremony seating was a mixture of church pews and covered hay bales. At the end of their aisle was a set of vintage white doors. They also had a simple, cute guestbook table with a sunflower arrangement and fans that doubled as programs. This ceremony was rustic chic at its finest!
The ceremony itself was sweet, intimate and so full of love. Rachel and Johnnie opted out of a first look, so the moment he first saw her when she was walking down the aisle was just precious! Rachel said one of her most treasured memories from her wedding day was that very moment.
"I will always remember the look on my Pa’s face when he saw me and the look on Johnnie’s face when he saw me," she said. "Those are the moments a woman feels the most beautiful." All the feels, I swear.
(Sorry for all these ceremony photos... they were just so pretty, I couldn't narrow it down anymore!)
Flower girls are THE cutest people ever.
I don't think I ever knew how much I loved sunflowers until I saw this gorgeous aisle!
I always love seeing newlyweds' faces as they walk back down the aisle as husband and wife! You'll rarely ever see two people happier than they are in that moment. And these portraits of Rachel and Johnnie after the ceremony? Well, they're just as sweet as pie. It's obvious how much these two adore each other!
Rachel and Johnnie's reception was simple and elegant, the perfect combination of rustic and chic. Their tables were dressed with white linens, turquoise napkins, burlap runners, sunflower arrangements on wood discs and lit candles. Their place settings included burlap and lace silverware holders, as well as turquoise chevron straws in mason jars.
This cake is just the cutest thing! White with a pretty pattern, turquoise trim and the sweetest topper. And a few sunflowers, of course! ;) Their cake sat atop a large wood disc, and the backdrop was full of turquoise streamers.
For favors, the newlyweds gave their guests chocolate mints, and they had a cute little "mint to be" sign to boot!
The rest of their reception included a father-daughter dance, a mother-son dance, and lots of fun and dancing for the bride, groom, and their guests. These photos of the bride with her dad and the groom with his mom? Maybe it's the pregnancy hormones, but I almost cried, y'all. The way these people look at each other! So. Dang. Sweet. <3
Rachel and Johnnie have yet to go on a honeymoon, but we hope they'll someday get to go on the trip of a lifetime together! Rachel said they're planning a "big anniversary vacation getaway," and we hope when it happens, it's the best time ever!
Finally, I asked Rachel to give us a little bit of feedback. We're all about feedback, as it helps us to know what our brides liked about their planning process and their wedding day, as well as what we could improve on. Rachel's response was short and sweet, and here's what she had to say: "You did a great job arranging everything and making sure each detail was exactly how I would want it! It was nice to not have to worry about decorating or cleaning up! It took so much stress off me!"
Rachel and Johnnie, getting to plan your wedding was such a pleasure! We wish you a lifetime full of happiness and all the very best! xoxoxoxo
I just love this sweet wedding, and I'm sure y'all did, too! You can't go wrong with sunflowers and a country, rustic vibe. Totally swoon-worthy!