What a Stunning Rustic Picnic Wedding!

The Bride has made her triumphant entry, the couple sworn their heart-felt vows, the cake cut, the dancing shoes donned, the getaway made, and the dishes washed.  It’s finally time to document the most stunning wedding I’ve ever seen.  (I may be a little biased as I organized and helped to create much of it!)  Here are a few shots of the reception:

Baby's Breath and Antique Lace in a Picnic Basket at a Rustic Burlap Wedding

Our bride chose a picnic theme for her wedding reception, creating a casually warm and friendly environment to dance, snack, and chat.  She wanted to mingle  tradition with informality to ensure her guests enjoyed the day as much as she did.

Teal and Celedon Bunting at a rustic picnic burlap wedding

We festooned the parish hall with bunting, and combined rich, satin tablecloths with linen and burlap for the tables.  The satin chair toppers gave the perfect nod to formality without the cumbersome bulk of fabric around the legs.

Wrought Iron Picnic Wedding Candelabra centerpieces with Mini Carnations

 

These delightful mini-carnations replaced candles in votive jars around the room.  Their delicate petals resembled miniature roses rather than traditional pom-pom carnations.  An August Texas afternoon wedding is no place for the heat of candles!

Green Glass bottles with rosemary at a rustic picnic burlap wedding

We placed rosemary sprigs throughout the hall in picnic baskets and glass bottles and vases. The aroma combined with the perfume of baby’s breath and was delightfully fresh.  Nobody picnics outdoors on an August afternoon in Texas, so we brought the outside in.

teal and cobalt glass with rosemary at a rustic picnic wedding

 

Collected bottles, vases, and jars caught the sunshine and added a splash of color.

The Groom proposed to the bride in Kenya, where they posed for their engagement pictures in the tea fields.

The Groom proposed to the bride in Kenya, where they posed for their engagement pictures in the tea fields.

 

And the guests were sent home with a lovely memento of the occasion:  tea bags from Kenya–the Bride’s home.

 

Stay tuned for more pictures and posts!

 

 

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