Do you dream of a rustic farm inspired wedding? Well, you’re in luck! Today we’re sharing a gorgeous rustic farm wedding inspiration shoot with photography by Cat Mayer Studio, floral design from 3 Leaf Floral, and gorgeous wedding gowns from Allure Bridals. In this feature, you’ll see a beautiful place setting, wedding gowns, table decor, a naked wedding cake, beautiful flowers, and more. Go on, take a look!
Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot
This first gown has an embroidered bodice and a full English net skirt, shown below:
This next gown is my favorite! It features an English net ballgown and delicate cap sleeves. I love a gown with sleeves.
And last but not least, this gown features a delicate, dramatic illusion back and symmetrical lace detailing.
To see more about these bridal gowns, be sure to check out Allure Bridals.
Mountain wedding ideas await you in this post! But first, do you crave daily wedding inspiration like this? Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!
If you’re looking for the best mountain wedding ideas, look no further! Whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding near the Smokey Mountains or a huge soiree with stunning Rocky Mountain views, you’ll find some of the most creative ceremony spaces, reception decor, favors, gifts ideas, and more right here. We’ve rounded up over fifty amazing mountain wedding ideas to inspire the Best Day Ever, all mountainside! So, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to be inspired…
Now, before you get started, you’ll want to tie in your wedding theme with a perfect invitation. It will set the tone for your entire event and tie it all together. Here are some we love, including save the date cards:
“Help! I’ve tried on a few wedding veils in a store, but I didn’t like how they looked. I don’t think a veil is my style and I just don’t see myself wearing a veil at my wedding. Does a bride have to wear a veil? Or is there something else I can wear as an alternative? If you have any tips on what to wear instead of a veil, I’d appreciate it!”
Fantastic question! For starters, you asked if the bride has to wear a veil. Remember that it’s your wedding: there are no rules. A bride doesn’t have to do anything or wear anything that she doesn’t want to, so a veil is definitely not a requirement.
Now, before we show you some wedding hair accessory options, if you try on a veil in store make sure you also…
1.) try on a veil while wearing your dress (or a similar style) 2.) try on the veil with a hairstyle you plan to wear the day-of 3.) try on several veil styles
The third one — trying on several veil styles — is especially important because one style can look better on some people than others. Your face shape, hairstyle, dress, and personal style are all factors when it comes to picking the perfect veil — or veil alternative. Also, trying on many different veil styles to see which one you like best is also a great rule of thumb. For example, a bandeau veil — like this one, shown below from Serephine — is a unique veil style that differs greatly from a traditional, classic look.
You can also change up your look mid-day: wear a veil for the ceremony and swap to a headband in the evening. Furthermore, you can wear a hair crown during the ceremony and swap to nothing for a no-fuss look at your reception.
Ah, endless possibilities. See how much freedom there is when you’re the bride? You get to make all of the decisions!
Now, on to the loveliness!
What to Wear Instead of a Veil
From hair combs to hair crowns, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas for what to wear instead of a veil on your wedding day. You can find even more ideas in The Marketplace.
These are just a few of the many hair accessories you can choose. What’s your favorite style above? I’m loving the draped look lately, where you see the accessory just from the back. It’s gorgeous and perfect for a hair down hairstyle You should also see these hairstyle ideas for inspiration, too.
Do you have a wedding question?Ask Emmaline! Your question might appear in an upcoming Wedding Advice Wednesdays feature. Regardless, we’re always happy to help via email, too.
Don’t let it fall! This big wedding Jenga photo is terrific. This giant size tumble tower is a hit among party guests for receptions and especially a way to keep all the kids (even the big ones) having fun! The blocks were tumbling just as Tamara from Silver Thumb Photography captured the guests’ reaction. The couple Meghan and John definitely know how to throw a party!
Brides: your wedding day allows for plenty of sweet, thoughtful ways to surprise the groom. Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other awe-inspiring ideas we know he will love. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite ways to surprise the groom before the ceremony and during the reception. There’s a first look, a love note, and a mascot, just to name a few. People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share some of the spotlight, too! Which of these serendipitous ideas seems to suit your groom best?
1. Surprise the Groom with… a First Look
When you surprise him with a first look, he gets the opportunity to see his Bride, all dressed up and for his eyes only. He’ll love it; make sure your photographer is ready to snap those candid smiles.
We’re giving away a pair of ‘In Case of Cold Feet’ socks to surprise the groom! We’ve teamed up with the lovely folks of Silkscreen Express to give away one pair to a lucky reader. Between 10/31-11/6, enter for a chance to win a pair of ‘in case of cold feet’ socks. Value: $35. No cash value. Free shipping included to US only. Must ‘order’ socks within 6 months. Winner randomly picked and announced on 11/7/13. Respond to winning email within 72 (business) hours. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!
Hello, loves! Happy Monday! We hope you had an incredible weekend. We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding goodness and we couldn’t be more excited about the week ahead! Today, we’re sharing the top five new wedding details we’re loving which includes a little bit of everything from the web. We found a killer wedding up-do hairstyle, an easy to DIY personalized wedding vase, a gorgeous ring (you may require immediately), and more! So, grab that first cup of coffee for the week (I’ve got mine right here in all of its mocha-flavored goodness) and get ready as we unleash five wedding details you’re sure to love. Enjoy!
Top 5 Wedding Details This Week
We love wedding hairstyle inspiration! This incredible bridal updo hairstyle is perfect for a vintage wedding! Great job by Hair and Makeup by Steph and photographer Lindsey Shaun (+ beautiful bride Jenaya!)
This print would make a great wedding gift for your favorite couple… or, buy it yourself to display at your reception and afterward in your home. The print is by CoCoStine Designs and can include important dates in your relationship, like the date you met, got engaged, and your wedding date. Cute idea!
I stumbled upon Paula B Design‘s shop and I’m glad I did. Her initial ring collection is fabulous enough, but this heart ring really struck a chord with me. This heart is huge: what a statement piece! I think this would make a fantastic bridesmaid or Maid of Honor gift.
Last but not least, take a peek at these fun DIY personalized bridesmaid jars spotted at Project Wedding created by Oh Happy Day. Bridesmaids carry bouquets and need somewhere to stow them during the reception, right? Add a little creativity into the mix with a personalized glass vase / jar she can re-use after the wedding. And, it’s super easy (+ inexpensive, too). Love this.
Discuss: Which wedding details (above) do you love?
Which of these five wedding details caught your eye? I’m in love with the hairstyle in #1. I think I’ll pin it for an upcoming event. Feel free to share your thoughts below on any of the five details listed above… we’d love to hear from you!
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Give guests the gift of plantable succulents! Succulents are easy plants for guests to maintain because they are hardy, retain plenty of water, and can withstand colder temperatures than other plants. These easy-to-DIY succulent wedding favors (which double as place cards, too!) are placed in tea cups ready for guests to plant. Since they are “planted” into whimsical tea cups, guests get two gifts in one! Gather plenty of vintage tea cups from places like thrift shops, garage sales, or estate sales – the more mismatched, the better. Each guests will have a one-of-a-kind planter piece to cherish for years.