Rustic Barn Weddings

Rustic barn weddings are all the rage!  Here are top 5 trending ideas, to help you plan your barn wedding.

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  1. Chalkboard or wooden signs.

Chalkboard signs are a great way to personalize your event.  Whether having the signs giving directions, or introducing bridal party, or highlighting fun aspects of your wedding, this is a great way to introduce a little twang into your wedding.

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2. Cut pieces of wood.

Wood slices are a great way to accent your rustic wedding.  Accent your table centerpieces with pieces of wood, by placing them under your centerpieces.  You may even want to try making a cake stand out of wood.  It would be a great way to display cupcakes. Getting logs or even stumps, are great ideas to decorate your ceremony space.

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3. Mason Jars

When your guest think country, mason jars are a must.  But here are some new ways to incorporate these in your celebration.  Having a lemonade stand and handing out drinks in mason jars, with fun straws for your guest to use, is a great way to make your guest cool off and relax.  You can even hand out as favors honey in mason jars.  That’s a great way to bring in real country charm

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4. Men wearing vests

Having your groomsmen party wearing vest, is very chic idea, not to mention your groomsmen will thank you, for it making them more comfortable.  Vests add a bit of country chic, to your nuptials.  Your guests will be be happy and more relaxed, especially if its outside, to beat the heat.

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5. Burlap and Lace

Incorporating lace and burlap, truly add the charm.  A great ceremony idea is to create an arch for you ceremony out of burlap, by stringing it across tree branches.   Also, have lace or burlap as a table runner, can help complete your tables .  Wrapping wood containers in lace or burlap for table centerpieces, gives them real romantic charm.

Lovin’ Local Flowers

We love this time of year when our local flower farmers arrive with their homegrown beauties. The freshness of these flowers is amazing! We love that local flowers don’t arrive on a jumbo jet. They are fresh picked the same day or just the day before delivery. They last a lot longer in the vase too!

Flower farming is an art in patience, hope, forethought and intention. We notice that our farmer friends are smart planners and even scientist. They work with and against the weather including too much rain or not enough.

This is a refreshing change from the 80% of flowers sold in the US are actually grown thousands of miles away. Most are grown in Colombia, Ecuador, Thailand, and Kenya.

Local flowers are usually grown organically or with very minimal chemicals, and grown in a field, rather than a greenhouse, where the natural rain and sun support their growth.

The bees, butterflies and birds in the fields go on to pollinate nearby food crops.

Please support local farms whenever possible!

Below are a couple of farms who provide our flowers:

Muth Family Farm

Formisano Farms

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Photo credit : Ashley Gerrity Photography

Jenna & Chris Bonner at Lebanon Country Club

What a beautiful day in Lancaster Pennsylvania! The sky was perfect and they had a gorgeous arch adorned with premium blossoms. This bridal party looked amazing and the flowers really fit the setting perfectly. Congrats to Jenna & Chris! We loved helping this sweet couple!

Photos: Craig Barton – Etienne Photography

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Rustic Tea Party Barn Shower!

We were lucky enough to be called to help with Jenna’s bridal barn shower. We will be doing her wedding flowers this August! We partnered with her family to decorate the barn on her family farm. We included babies breath, peonies, garden roses, hydrangea and garden foliage in her tea pot centerpieces. Absolutely adorable!

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