I'm sure you read the title of this blog post, and you're thinking, "This girl's lost her mind... Shakespearean-Rustic?! Nope." But hear me out, y'all! This is probably the first time we've had a couple request a Shakespearean wedding, and it honestly couldn't have turned out more beautiful! Think A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets The Barn! Jacque Cocanougher took these photos, and we can't wait for y'all to see them... just wait until you see this altar!
Brandy and Jon were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on May 18, 2018. Their color scheme was a romantic combination of light purple and grey. "We wanted a Shakespearean romantic wedding and The Barn delivered that," Brandy said. "We both wanted something very romantic and elegant."
Brandy's beautiful dress was from Formal Affairs, and we loved it! It was traditional and classic, but had a few details that kept it totally modern. The perfect dress for this gorgeous lady! She said she LOVED her bouquets and that they were some of her favorite details of the day! "They picked wonderful purple flowers that I never would have thought of," she said. "I loved them so much."
Portraits of the bride and groom are ALWAYS my favorite photos from basically any wedding, so it's no surprise that these pretty pictures are my favorites from this day. Brandy and Jon have five sweet kiddos, and their family photo out in front of The Barn is so, sooo cute!
Brandy's favorite detail from her day was her unique altar! Lesleigh designed and created an absolutely stunning altar that was Shakespearean meets rustic. We’re feeling all the Midsummer Night’s Dream vibes! She knotted together strips of fabric in various shades of light purple, hung them all from our outdoor altar, and topped it all off with the prettiest purple florals. There were vintage wooden crates (and more pretty flowers!) at the base of the altar, as well as mason jars full of florals lining the aisle.
Some of Brandy's favorite memories from her wedding day occurred during her and Jon's sweet ceremony. He said she would never forget his face when he first saw her, or when he saw his wedding band! (You'll see the sweet look on his face below... he was one happy groom!) She said Jon's most memorable moments were seeing the altar and watching her walk down the aisle.
Brandy and Jon exchanged traditional vows during their ceremony, but they made it all their own by also reading vows they wrote themselves. Brandy's mom walked her down the aisle, and I loved seeing the pride on her mama's face in these photos!
If you're unfamiliar with our elopements (or our brand new Sip-Sip Celebrate Elopement Collection!), they not only include a pretty little ceremony, but they come with the prettiest little cake and cake table details, too. Brandy and Jon had a super classic, simple white cake with purple flowers. The purple floral arrangement and purple fabric on top of an old barrel were the perfect additions.
They toasted with champagne and then headed off on their honeymoon! "We drove all night after the wedding to Gulf Shores, Alabama," Brandy said. "We were there on vacation and got engaged, so we went back for our honeymoon. We had fun at a waterpark and we rode a scary rollercoaster. It was a lot of fun... we got matching tattoos also of our wedding date in Roman numerals."
Brandy and Jon, it was such a pleasure to plan your gorgeous, unique elopement with you! We wish y'all the very best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo