When this bride set out to plan her wedding she knew she wanted it to be rustic and elegant and from the looks of her wedding pictures we can all agree that she succeed From the bride: My fiance, Matt, and I looked at numerous places before we were lucky enough to see the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. We both agreed that we wanted a rustic and historic spot that allowed nature to play a big role in the day. This venue was the perfect setting for us to create our vision of rustic elegance. We tried to honor the venue’s historical connection to John James Audubon by incorporating his drawings and birds into the table names and decor. The aisle to the ceremony site led guests through an orchard, so trees were also a big element of the theme. Thanks to Alison Conklin Photography for sharing this wedding with us today.
We tried to be as green as we could with the design. The save the dates were on recycled craft paper that was hand stamped. The plantable invitations were crafted from recycled paper with oregano and thyme seeds (a nod to my fiance’s Italian heritage). The centerpieces were placed in burlap covered tins that had previous lives as food containers.
Our goal was to have a wedding that celebrated not only the joining of two families but also the friends and family members that have supported our relationship. Bottom line – we wanted our guests to thoroughly enjoy themselves. With that in mind, we made it a point to pick great food, good drink and the best music we could think of to get people dancing.