Converse Wedding - 10.12.13

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of planning and photographing Crystal's wedding to her one true love, Perry. She envisioned a country gathering of friends and family, so that's what we gave her. 

There are so many projects we made for the wedding and in the upcoming weeks, I'll share them with you and even throw in some handy, dandy tutorials.

The Dress was a simple little number by David's Bridal. A delightful A-line with ruching from the side hip expanding outwards. It hugged her waist in just the right way and shaped her beautifully. The one shoulder gown had a high bust which gave her the extra confidence she needed for her special day.

We made all the bouquets ourselves and I don't think we did bad at all.  :)  I loved the lines of this chair and just *had* to get a photo of it. 

I love the way the light was flooding the bridal chambers.

They got married at Kenan's Mill in Historic Selma, Al in front of the Libba Buchanan Barn. The land is beautiful there - soothing waterfalls, rope bridges, an old home, even a pavilion. And, the historical attributes lend a nostalgic quality to whatever event is being held there. It's just a sweet place to be and an even sweeter place to tie the knot! 

We made the banner ourselves - it was one of the more easier projects and I love it! The dresses are plain jane pillowcase dresses with coral ribbon and a monogram added to the chest. Simple, but oh so cute. 

The Bride and her Mother.

Crystal & Perry

The guests sat on linen covered hay bales, the signed a bench instead of a guest book and they got to choose 'a seat instead of a side'. 

Beautiful. Notice the bouquet - we made that! {I'm quite proud of it.}

Centerpieces were a few Silve Moon pumpkins with purple and yellow flowers added in them with 2 mini pumpkins beside it. The tables were antique, solid wood doors that were given to us by a member from the Historical Society. 

Crystal fell in love with the idea of having a rustic, 'naked' cake. She didn't a super large one - just something to feed about 80 people and she *had* to have carrot cake. I bet you can guess what we did next? Yep! We got to making it ourselves. Sure, it's kinda loppy and not *quite* level but she loved it and that's all that matters to me. I then had Mr. Wonderful go into the woods and chop some wood slivers from an old tree that fell not too long ago. I sanded it down and poly'd it and voila. Cake Stand.

Burlap 'Just Married' banner. We made this using a freezer paper stencil and ironing to the burlap. Tutorial coming soon!

The beautiful couple.

Location: Kenan's Mill
Decor & Planning: +Heather Wilson-Smith @parsiswank
Photographs: +Heather Wilson-Smith @parsiswank