Bohemian babes, this wedding at Shady Elms Farm is for you. The colors of sandy dunes and a desert sunset came to life with a dusty rose, taupe, and burnt sienna color palette. The wooden barn beams and romantic chandelier lighting inside created a warm ambiance that set a sweet tone for Bri and Trent’s celebration. Wooden tables were lined with airy, gauze table runners and then were dotted with gold beaded chargers at each place setting. Amber glassware and vintage-inspired menu cards accented with wax seals completed the swoon-worthy tablescapes. Eclectic boho vibes abounded thanks to an array of mismatched bridesmaids dresses – all from Blanc de Blanc Bridal – and statement-making floral arrangements featuring pampas grass. Even the bride looked the part in a Marchesa wedding dress from Anne Gregory Couture that featured delicate lace bell sleeves and an open back. Dreamy doesn’t even begin to describe it! Thanks to 2nd II None Productions, not only was this a super stylish wedding, but an incredibly fun one too and Wild Native Photography was there to document every last breathtaking moment.
About the Couple
We were both born and raised in Wheeling, WV but we had never crossed paths until the summer of 2016. Our story began when we first met that May. I had just graduated with my Master’s of Education from WVU and my family held a graduation party for me and my sister, Erica, at their home. Eric, Trent’s older brother, brought him to the graduation party. Trent and I were introduced to each other and later that day Trent sent me a message (which I still have) “apologizing” for his beer-pong win and asking to see me again soon. Because I was traveling for work during the summer, we had to wait. After spending time together at a WVU game in August, we had our first official date at Friendship Park in Ohio on September 16. We have been together ever since!
After almost three years of dating, Trent proposed on July 24, on the porch of our new home in Rayland, Ohio at sunset.
About the Wedding
The inspiration for our wedding was vintage but rustic. I wanted this to be seen in the venue, my gown, the decor, and more. The venue has a classy, rustic feel, with the wooden barn, warm lighting, and chandeliers. It was the perfect setting for the look I was going for.
The colors of our wedding were blush, champagne, and Sedona sunset. These are the colors I chose for the mismatched bridesmaids gowns. The groom’s and groomsmen’s ties were a shade called “Petal” that went well with all of the bridesmaid dresses.
My goal was for everything to coordinate but not necessarily match. This can also be seen on the tables in the venue. The napkins we chose were a dusty rose color and they were paired with amber-colored water goblets, multi-colored votives, and glass, gold beaded chargers. There was also a touch of DIY at our wedding. I found an assortment of crystal “kissing bells” at a local antique store, as well as an old French door that I used as the seating chart. I also personalized a large gold mirror that was hung up in the barn, and framed old wedding photos of both mine and Trent’s families. Another unique aspect of the wedding was my gown. I was looking for a unique gown with a little bit of a vintage vibe, and I found just that. My favorite part of my gown was the loose, lace sleeves and the open back.
It is so hard to choose a favorite moment of the day! Besides walking down the aisle and seeing Trent for the first time that day, I would have to say that our spotlight dance at the end of the reception was my favorite moment. We decided that at the end of the night we would do one last slow dance as husband and wife. The lights were turned down and our DJ asked everyone to take out their phones and hold their light up toward us as we danced. This was one of my favorite moments because it gave us time at the end of the night to be together, just us. After dancing and spending time with all of our family and friends throughout the reception, this was a great change of pace and provided a special moment for my new husband and me. We were able to choose the song ahead of time so, it was as if we had a bonus first dance while being surrounded by all of our loved ones.