From the Bride : We had our ceremony in the church I have grown up in and the church where my father pastors. It was so special because it is where Nathan and I both attend and the people in the church are more than just friends, they are like our family. Joining our lives together in a place that we both love and value really made the experience even more special. We chose to have our reception at Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables in Waynesboro, Virginia. We live in an area with many beautiful vineyards and locations; however, the moment that I stepped foot on this farm, I knew there was no other place for me to have my reception. When I saw the horses and the beautiful architecture inside, I just imagined my guests walking around, having fun, and enjoying the beauty that surrounded the farm. The biggest task we took on was our dinnerware… I wanted everyone to eat off of different vintage china plates. It seemed like no big deal at first, but collecting 240 different china dinner and salad plates was in reality, a crazy idea. After months of searching antique malls, yard sales, and thrift stores, we collected all of the plates we needed and in my opinion, it could not have turned out more beautifully. It was unique and from what I hear, made each guest feel as though they were a unique individual at their table. Guests have told me that they went around just looking at the different patterns each person had… We really wanted our guests to have fun while they were there, so one of my favorite parts of the day was the caricaturist we had come in from Richmond, VA. The guests had so much fun seeing the final results and really enjoyed having their drawing as a favor to take home… The most special part of the day for me was using my grandfather’s 1965 Plymouth Valiant V8 as our getaway car. My grandfather was such a huge part of my life and it was hard for me to imagine my wedding day without him. When he passed away a year-and-a-half before our wedding, I knew that he would be with us on our special day and that he would have been so honored if we used one of his prized possessions. I also made sure that I included both sets of my grandparents on my wedding bouquet by putting their pictures in vintage lockets I found at an antique store. It was so special having them with me the entire day. We are so grateful to the talented RubySky Photography for sharing these images with Rustic Wedding Chic!
Sources : photographer: RubySky Photography / caterer: Hank’s Smokehouse & Southern Grillery / caterer: The Pampered Palate Cafe / event designer: Sunshowers and Rainshine / floral designer: Honeybees Florist / venue: Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables / dress designer: Allure Bridal / shoes: Seychelles Footwear / photo booth equipment: Virginia Photobooths and More / bakery: Buttercream Dreams / etsy designer: The Happy Couple / etsy designer: Pghpapercraft / etsy designer: VictoryPaperDesigns / etsy designer: Lovebuds