Rustic Fall Barn Wedding Ideas

While planning the guest list, choosing the catering and food, the bride and groom attires and the color theme, one big decision will be where to hold the occasion to make it as memorable and unforgettable as possible.

The Countryside is without doubt one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world, with rolling green hills and rows of straight trees with birds chirping and singing melodious love tunes that elevates the heart. Here you can exchange your vows in a serene, romantic and beautiful countryside wedding ceremony.

Handsome Hollow, Long Eddy - New York

Handsome Hollow, Long Eddy – New York

For a truly beautiful countryside wedding, you must consider the season and weather condition. Autumn is by far, the most popular time of the year for rustic country weddings. This is the season when you can organize an unforgettable countryside wedding.

beautiful barn wedding venue

beautiful barn wedding venue

The theme you choose for your countryside wedding will determine how beautiful the event will be. From the flowers to the reception venue, music, even your invitation cards, invitees must be able to see a reflection of your wedding theme.

You can blend the color theme with the season to bring harmony to the occasion.

For a fall barn, wedding you can use barn wood elements. From your invites to your reception decor and wedding favors, autumn color palette is much easier to incorporate into your wedding preparations and there are so many options. From fall leaves, to pumpkins, burlap and lace to beer barrels and much more.

Rustic Barn Wood Wedding Invitations

mason jar fall barn wood wedding invitations

Mason jar fall barn wood wedding invitations

Rustic Barn wood Fall Wedding Invitations

Rustic Barn wood Fall Wedding Invitations

The Details

Rustic Barn Wedding Decor Ideas

Rustic Barn Wedding Decor Ideas

wooden wedding sign

Wooden wedding sign

Fall Wedding Details

Fall Wedding Details

It's all in the details!

It’s all in the details!

Rustic Country Wedding Decor

Rustic Country Wedding Decor

Magical backdrop with fairy lights

Fairy Lights Backdrop Barn Wedding

Fairy Lights Backdrop Barn Wedding

Add some wood to your cake

Rustic Wedding Cake

Rustic Wedding Cake

wedding cake with burlap flowers

wedding cake with burlap flowers

 

Barn Wedding Favors

Barn Wedding Favors

 

mason jar fall wedding decoration

mason jar fall wedding decoration

mason jar wedding decor

mason jar wedding decor

Fun wedding details

Fun wedding details

S'more Station

S’more Station

Farm Wedding Centerpiece

Farm Wedding Centerpiece

barn wedding dessert station

barn wedding dessert station

Fall color flowers and “bridesmaids in boots”. (Could be a title for a movie!)

Fall Wedding Flowers

Fall Wedding Flowers

fall wedding bridesmaid

fall wedding bridesmaid

 

Saying Thank You

Saying Thank You

How To Bond With Your Mother-In-Law

As the old jokes and sitcoms tell it, one of the biggest problems in every marriage is the relationship between bride and her mother in-law. They think they can still take better care of their sons than their wives can.

Fortunately, few marriages these days receive much involvement of mother in-laws, but the problem can still arise. When it does, you need to know what you’re looking at and come up with ways of understanding her, and try to respect her presence so that she can also respect you.

Although, building strong relationship with your mother in-law may not be an easy task, however there are way to handle the situation perfectly.

getting along with your mother-in-law

getting along with your mother-in-law

 

It is true that a mother in-law can be a bit difficult when it comes to sharing her precious son with another woman.

One way she can do that is by treating her daughter in-law as if she doesn’t exist and isn’t even in the room.

It may be that she’s just being nervous around this new person in her life and her new role in her son’s life, and if your husband is paying more attention to her than to you, it might just be his years of caring about his mother’s feeling that are just coming into play.

Give him and her benefit of doubt because there has always been a relationship between the two of them, and most men just aren’t good at finding themselves caught between two women.

Bride, Groom & Mom

Bride, Groom & Mom

Never expect your new mother in-law to accept you immediately into the bosom of her family. Many of them are more likely to make you feel like an outside and no part of the family at all. Just do not allow yourself to get involved in the game.
Be courteous and give her time. Don’t try to forge a strong bond that really isn’t even there yet. Let her get to know you, and most likely she’ll have a change of heart someday.

If not, console yourself with the fact that she won’t always be in your lives and that eventually you will have your husband all to yourself

Some mother in-laws seem to take it for granted that their sons are still going to come at their beck and call. This can really hurt you, but try not to let your feelings get the best of you.

Your new married relationship is different for everyone involved, and it’s going to take some time for you and everyone involved to get used to the altered arrangement.

Mother-In-Law Problems

Mother-In-Law Problems

 

You and your mother in-law can have a civil relationship as long as you take her behavior in stride.

Whenever she comes around, try to joke with her, tell her few things you cherish about your husband, this will make her happy.

And whenever she is gone, try to reach her on the phone at least 2-3 a week. During your leisure time, you can even pay her a visit.

Mother and daughter-in-law bonding

Mother and daughter-in-law bonding

If all these tips are being put into consideration, you can be rest assured of winning your mother in-law’s heart and build the best of relationship with her.

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{Real Weddings} Caitlin and Brad’s Navy Blue and Yellow Wedding

After a long-distance romance during college years, Caitlin and Brad Teplicky decided to take the plunge on July 23rd, 2016.

Holding true to family tradition, they got married in the same church as Caitlin’s parents, both sets of grandparents, and one set of great-grandparents back in their hometown in Iowa.

“We incorporated a lot of tradition and history throughout our day in different ways, making it even more meaningful for us and our families,” said Caitlin.

After taking weeks worth of dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Memphis, Caitlin had this to say about their first dance, “We danced to ‘Forever Like That’ by Ben Rector – the acoustic version. We had both been taking lessons for a while and didn’t want anything too choreographed. Our dance instructor helped us with a styled intro and ending, and Brad led a waltz through the rest of it…impressing our guests, especially his mom!”

Enjoy Caitlin & Brad’s beautiful wedding through the pictures below

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Please see a list of Caitlin and Brad’s vendors below:
Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, IA
Reception Venue: The Celebration Farm, Iowa City, IA
First Dance Choreography: Fred Astaire Dance Studio Memphis
DJ: Unique Events of Iowa
Florist: Hy-Vee: Davenport Utica Ridge
Cake Designer: Hy-Vee: Davenport Utica Ridge
Catering: Hy-Vee: Davenport Utica Ridge
Officiant: Msgr. Thomas Zinkula
Hair Stylist/MUA: Blaze Salon, Coralville, IA
Invitations: Zephyr Weddings

 

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The Perfect Wedding Dress Silhouette

Naturally, every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day,
so they spend a long time looking for the perfect dress.
The fact there are so many different types of gowns available is a good thing.
But, it also means that it can be difficult for a bride-to-be to know where to start,
which is why we have decided to write this piece.

Wedding Dress Styles

Wedding Dress Styles

Start with the shape

The first step is to work out which shapes are right for you. Doing this will narrow down your options, and make the process of shopping for a wedding gown much easier. To help you to do this we have listed below the main shapes with guidance you can use to determine which is likely to be right for your build and body type.

A-line

Most A-line dresses feature a fitted bodice with an A shaped skirt. They are full length and suit all body types.

A-Line

A-Line

Modified A-line

The modified A-line looks very similar, but the skirt fits a little closer than the classic cut described above. Again, it works well for all shapes and sizes.

Modified A-Line

Modified A-Line

Ball gown

If you want to look like a fairy tale princess this style of dress could be exactly what you are looking for. The bodice fits tightly, and the full skirt flairs out from the waist.This cut is particularly good for those with a pear-shaped figure, but works well for most body types. However, if you are petite it is hard to find a design that does not overwhelm your frame.

Ball Gown Dress

Ball Gown Dress

Mermaid

Another classic cut is the mermaid. This style of dress hugs the body down to the knees then flares out into a fishtail. These dresses flatter an hourglass figure, and work well for curvy brides. However, it does not work well for apple shaped women or plus size brides

 

Mermaid Wedding Dress

Mermaid Wedding Dress

 

Sheath

The sheath is a narrow cut that flows seamlessly from the neckline and flares out near the hem. If you are rail thin this is a fantastic cut, but it also works well for an hourglass figure or brides that are carrying a little extra weight.

Sheath Dress

Sheath Dress

Trumpet

The trumpet cut is similar in some ways to a mermaid dress. It fits the body all the way to the mid-thigh from which point the skirt flairs. This looks wonderful on petite brides, and those with an hourglass figure. However, it accentuates the stomach and hip area, so if you are pear or apple shaped this is not a good cut for you.

Trumpet Wedding Gown

Trumpet Wedding Gown

Using the information above you can quickly work out what cuts are likely to work best for you and focus your search on those. You can get advice about identifying your body shape by going here.

Where to shop

If you are looking for a wedding dress Leeds is a great place to start your search. This city, like so many other cities, is home to numerous bridal shops, which makes it easy for you to shop around and try on different cuts and styles.

What kind of a Wedding Dress are you opting for? Let us know :)

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Navy Rustic Boho Chic Wedding Ideas

What does the term Boho Chic actually define? Everyone has different ideas, but the most striking definition I came across was at urban dictionary which states

“A fashion trend that is part bohemian and part chic. It is tied to the vintage phenomenon in a fashion where the trend was to bring back vintage styles for the modern era. Boho chic combines organic, colorful, detailed, folk-inspired pieces with simple, modern pieces.”

When I think of Boho Chic, I think of wild colorful flowers, laces, wood, mason jars, chalk signs, floral wreaths and rustic charms.

No wonder this theme is so popular. Are you planning a Boho Chic Wedding? Then you should consider including the following elements in your wedding planning:

Whimsical Touches

Bold and bright flowers

Laces

Casual and flowing dresses

Headbands

Wood elements

Flower crowns

Twine

Nature Inspired

Gypsy Touches

There are so many color combinations that look absolutely stunning for a boho chic wedding

One of my most favorite ones is

Navy, Gold, Burgundy / rustic orange/Cranberry. This Palette works well for Fall as well as Spring season.

 

navy blue wedding color palette

navy blue wedding color palette

you simply cannot go wrong with this combination. In this post, I am going to focus primarily on this color palette wedding idea. Enjoy!

 

Navy Gold Boho Chic Wedding Invitations

Navy Gold Boho Chic Wedding Invitations

Boho Floral Garden Bridal Shower Invitations

Boho Floral Garden Bridal Shower Invitations

A touch of navy blues for the bride.

Navy Blue Wedding Shoes

Navy Blue Wedding Shoes

this is a stunning rustic navy blue floral crown for the bride

Rustic Navy Blue floral crown

Rustic Navy Blue floral crown

Hair pieces are an integral part of  a boho chic wedding, floral mix and match color headpieces look eclectic and vibrant

navy blue floral head piece

navy blue floral headpiece

Navy blue bridesmaids dress with bride’s white wedding dress looks stunning.

 

Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

Blue bridesmaids dresses

Blue bridesmaids dresses

Burgandy Boho Flower Girl Dress

Burgundy Boho Flower Girl Dress

Navy Flower Girl Dress

navy blue flower girl dress

navy blue flower girl dress

This naked wedding cake simply took my breath away!

Navy and Cranberry Wedding Cake

Navy and Cranberry Wedding Cake

Blue White Boho Wedding Cake

Blue White Boho Wedding Cake

This beautiful reception table with a hint of gypsy element and colorful fruits looks so chic

Boho Reception Table

Boho Reception Table

Blue Rustic Wedding Table

Blue Rustic Wedding Table

The groom can opt for a gray suit with navy or cranberry bowtie or a navy suit.

cranberry bowtie

cranberry bow tie

Navy Groom Suit with wine red tie

Navy Groom Suit with wine red tie

Navy Blue for the guests

Navy Rustic Wedding Favors

Navy Rustic Wedding Favors

Boho Navy Dream Catcher Wedding Favors

Boho Navy Dream Catcher Wedding Favors

Remember it’s all in the details!

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Author Maria G is an award winning wedding stationery designer, her designs are unique and stylish and cater to almost every wedding theme and color, if not, she will gladly help you with a custom design and work with you till you are totally satisfied.