Country weddings can be low key and elegant, simple, rustic and still beautiful all at once. Bright white spaces can be filled with color and smelly old horse barns can make the most stunny reception venues. This wedding proves all of that.
Jessica has freelanced with me for the past 3 wedding seasons, and last year it was her turn. She chose to get married in March, which made me so happy because late winter and early spring are amazing times for flowers. Obviously we weren’t utilizing many local options but the Japanese and speciality flower markets are out of this world. The ranunculus in her bouquets, where nearly as large as peonies.
Her family owns a horse farm and spent the months leading up to Jessica and Ryan’s nuptials renovating the upper level, white washing the walls and making over the space to be the most perfect “at home” wedding possible. Jewel tones and greenery popped against the muted canvas and soft shades of smokey blue were the perfect accent. Plus we can’t forget about the church, which was filled with more flowers than I’ve ever put in one santuary before – and I want to recreate this scene again and again.
Photography: Katie Grace Photography & Videography | Ceremony & Personal Floral Design: The Day’s Design | Ceremony Venue: Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan | Reception Venue: Rusty Spurs Equestrian Center | Invitations: The Woolberry Press | Cake: Pastry Chef Dana Wilmer Lucas
I also wanted to note, because Jessica is so fabulous, she designed the entire space herself as well as tackled arranging all of her own centerpieces. I simply jumped in for a little designing consult and to tackled the ceremony florals and the personal arrangements… plus hauling all of the ceremony arrangments to the reception site to repurpose (which was not an easy task!)
Congratulations on almost 1 year of marriage! I wish you both all the love and happiness.
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