Rustic Real Wedding

July 2, 2010

So… if you are reading the current bridal blogs, you know that “Rustic” is Texas hot right now.  You can’t spit a watermelon seed around the internet without hitting a rustic or vintage barn wedding of gorgeousness!  And I think this has so much to do with the open barn door to creativity.  Barns are a blank slate begging for bridal personalization.  Dress it up for elegance, accept it as is for a barbecue feel, or meet it half way for a marriage of both.

Grace and Adam planned a barn fete June 26th with a touch of Irish whimsy to wink at the bride’s heritage, elegant tablescapes, and personal flourishes… in a gorgeous century old barn on the Armstrong Farm homestead.

This working farm features three event barns, and the homestead bed and breakfast, with various amenties (one even boasts geo-thermal air conditioning!) and each barn comes complete with a bed and breakfast residence for the bride and groom’s overnight stay;  Convenience and a pristine setting maintained with a great committment by the ownership.   We are pleased to be an accepted caterer at this serene and beautiful facility.

Grace and Adam created so many little touches for their day …from the twine clothesline that displayed the escort cards in glassine envelopes, the custom framed menu for the evening and the baskets brimming with flipflops, to the CD favor also placed in a glassine envelope at each place setting.  Check out the save the date collage, and be on the look out for subtle shamrock accents everywhere.

Choosing a lovely traditional color pallette of tiffany blue and white that vibed so well against the dark wood timbers of the barn, Grace and Adam created a serene flow from the interior barn space to the pastural outdoor spaces beyond.  Drama was added with blue hued up lighting, and the round bridal table was set apart from the others with specialty chair sashes and a beautiful Mondial embroidered white table overlay.

A grazing appetizer station was featured for guest arrival under a hewn rustic arbor strung with lights and colored lanterns.  A beverage station was fashioned from old barn timbers.  Check out the vintage clawfoot bathtub filled with iced beverages.  (We did also have a formal bar for this event…but thought this would be a whimsical self serve station.)  Shamrocks and tiffany blue ribbon graced the wedding cake created by Jody, along with the bridal monogram theme of GK + AM.

After bridal introductions where bride Grace showed off her BLUE Manolo Blahniks, a duo-plated meal was served sit down, and then the party started with dancing, twinkle lights and a bonfire by the pond to cap off the evening.  Remember how I mentioned this was a “working cattle farm?”– make sure you read the fence warning below– PRICELESS.

Congratulations go out to Grace and Adam Mihlfried from the JPC Event Group!

Photographic  credits: Jody Wimer, JPC Event Group
Catering and linens:  JPC Event Group/Jody’s Pantry Catering
Centerpieces and paper lanterns: DIY by bride Grace
Cake: Jody Wimer, JPC Event Group
Venue: Armstrong Farms- Westminster Preserve Barn

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