Posted July 14, 2011 | 3 Comments
Jeny and Colby’s green DIY wedding features so many beautiful details at the premier Mildale Farms. The details from this Kansas wedding were so well crafted by the bride and groom. Most of the DIY wedding details by the bride included handmade centerpiece boxes covered in green moss and wrapped in deep plum ribbon. Jeny also created green ornamental moss balls of different sizes and scattered them across the tables. You’ll see in the pictures below the beautiful green moss covered monogram hanging above the wedding party table and the two grapevine chandeliers with hanging candles in the center of the room. Other great DIY wedding details include the painted antique windows and an arbor made by the groom for the ceremony. The couple’s love and DIY wedding details were well captured by Kansas wedding photographer Melissa from Melissa Rieke Photography.
The bride Jeny tells us, “Colby and I were both set on an outdoor wedding. We are both very outdoorsy people and wanted a
classy rustic wedding. We first planned to have the wedding at my parents land, but my mom talked me in to looking at a venue called Mildale Farms. When we pulled in to Mildale Farms we knew this it would be the perfect place for our wedding. Mildale Farms is up a long curvy drive to a large brick estate house and then to a small pale yellow cottage, back in the distance a large horse barn with stables and brick paved road that leads the way. One great thing about Mildale Farms was that we were able to rent the venue from Thursday to Monday. We started our so called wedding week on Thursday and were able to stay at the farm until Sunday night. This was great! Family and friends from out of town can to help decorate and join the excitement.
Colby built us an arbor for the ceremony that now sits in our backyard that I absolutely adore. We are very blessed to have such wonderful and talented family and friends. Our photographer, Melissa Rieke is a family friend; we also had my Godmother do all the catering from Jazzy Girls Catering. Last, a friend of our plays acoustical guitar and was able to play the perfect songs for the girls and I to walk down the aisle. Colby’s grandma had passed away recently and the song that reminded him so much of her, and that he loved the music to was “Sissy’s Song” by Alan Jackson. Garin was not able to learn the cords for this, but played the music in the background for my walk down the aisle, and played the guitar to “Remember When” by Alan Jackson for the bridal party. My nephews and niece, whose ages were 3, 2 and 6 months at the time drove down the aisle in a shiny red battery operated sports car. It turned out perfect.
We incorporated a lot of personal things in the wedding and also a lot of DIY wedding ideas! I had so much fun planning and getting ready for our big day. We drove off with the wedding party piled on back of Colby’s 1979 bright blue Ford truck that he loves. The memories that were made that weekend were wonderful. What an amazing time, from figuring out how to get a 6’x8’ arbor to the ceremony, to seeing the buddies drive the car down the aisle and the little one being so tiny you couldn’t even see her in the car.
Having our wedding at Mildale Farms allowed us to do what we love most and that is to cherish our
friends and family, letting them know how truly important they are to us. Our photographer was
able to catch all the details and all to memories and perfect moments of the entire day. I will be able
to go back 20 years from now, look at my pictures and remember how I felt on my wedding night. For that I am forever grateful.”
DIY Wedding Details and Vendors
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sorrento, The Gown Gallery in Kansas City
Bridal Shoes: Michael Shannon plum purple strappy heals for the ceremony and cowboy boots
Bolero: Had guitar player that played Alan Jackson’s Remember when music, walked down the aisle to the music of Sissy’s Song by Alan Jackson.
DJ: Complete Music
Bracelet: Groom’s late Grandmothers pearls
Hair Accessories: Salon Beyond
Flowers :: McLouth Flower Loft
Centerpieces :: lime green hydrangeas in moss covered boxes with deep plum ribbons; Tall vases with lime green spider mums, birch branches, green apples, bells of Ireland; Lose purple alstroemeria among vintage vases and moss balls
Rentals :: Arrow Rentals
Cake Topper :: Green roses, green spider mums and purple alstroemeria cascading down tiers
To view more photos from this Kansas Wedding photographer, check out Melissa’s website Melissa Rieke Photography.
You can also view this photographer’s listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.
All images courtesy of Melissa Rieke Photography. All Rights Reserved.