Rustic Southern Shabby Chic Wedding from Luminaire Foto

My love for this rustic wedding from Luminaire Foto knows absolutely no bounds. It’s what you’d get if you mixed equal parts rustic, Southern, shabby chic, aqua, mint, and pink. Of course, it would have to be mixed in a mason jar – as if there were any other glass that could stand up to the challenge. Add in some rustic signs, stripy straws, burlap table runners, vintage doors as a ceremony backdrop, windowpanes as decor, a gorgeous lace veil and wedding dress, BHLDN shoes, bridesmaids in the sweetest shade of aqua mint, pink peonies, roses too, aqua mint men’s shirts, suspenders, and one heck of a monogrammed burlap aisle runner – and well, this blogger has swooned herself silly! You’ll be swooning too! We didn’t pick it to kick off rustic month for nothing, you know ;)

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Danny and Gennifer met through mutual friends. It wasn’t love at first sight by any means, but along the way, something clicked. They went tarpon fishing on their first date.

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After dating for only a month, Gennifer moved two hours away. They did the long-distance thing for a while before Gennifer moved back to be closer to him, and eventually moved in. Two dogs, a  bunch of puppies, and a pig (yes, pig. boy do I wish I knew more about this story) later, Danny finally decided it was time to pop the question!!

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They’d planned a trip to Savannah that year, and while Gennifer secretly hoped he’d propose around then, Danny had other ideas. She was cooking one night. He was pacing and fidgeting. Thinking nothing of it, Gennifer went about her business. When she left the room at one point, Danny called out that he’d gotten her something to wear on their trip. Thinking it was the long johns she’d insisted she needed the night before, she doubled back to get them from him. That’s when he got down on one knee and proposed!! She cried, and of course, said yes!

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{From the Bride} We broke all the rules and saw each other the night before the morning of but only because we planned everything ourselves and still had work to do!! It was the perfect day. The weather wasn’t too hot or cold, or even breezy. While not everything went according to plan – my great-grandmother’s 100-year-old pearls broke while I was getting ready, I almost passed out, and the golf cart taking me to the ceremony door entrance ran out of battery – I was overjoyed with the outcome!! The music of “Bittersweet Symphony Instrumental” rang out as the wedding party started down the aisle, and then, with my dad and maid of honor at my side, I started to cry. Christina Perri’s song “A Thousand Years” started as the vintage doors opened to reveal my father and me. I looked out and saw my fiancé and cried the whole way down the aisle. The ceremony went flawlessly, as did the reception, which was filled with good Southern cooking and wonderful company. There was so much love in the air. All of the days working on the details of this one, very special day couldn’t have produced a better result!!

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{Advice for Couples} Elope!! It’s cheaper, easier, and so much less stress – ha! ;)

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Congratulations, Gennifer and Danny, and thank you so much for sharing your wedding and love story with us!! We wish you both so much love and laughter in the many years you’ll share together! Many, many thanks to the amazingly talented Karl and Nanette for sharing their very special day with us today!! We couldn’t have dreamed of a better way to kick off rustic month or a new year :) xoxo

Comments

  1. Wow, perfection!

  2. WHOAH what a wedding!

  3. Wow this is beautiful!! Her veil is stunning!

  4. Love love love her bouquet! And the other soft, sweet natural details really make this a cozy and lovely event – super well styled!

  5. Gennifer says:

    Thank you all! I guess all that hard work and time paid off!:)
    Here is the website for the veil Vanya is wonderful and fast got it hand made in 3 days and it was reasonable.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/VanyaBvlgari?utm_source=convo&utm_medium=trans_email&utm_campaign=convo_html

    • Alexandra says:

      Your hard work and time most definitely paid off, Gennifer! I loved every bit of your wedding!! It was an honor and a pleasure to share it and your love story too. Best of love and luck to you and Danny!! xoxo

  6. Love every detail! Memorable & inspiring xo

  7. Wow, so beautiful! Love the details.

  8. I LOVE this! How did the photo booth work? And is that a burlap isle runner?

  9. Did you make the aisle runner yourself? I love it, and would love to do something similar for my upcoming wedding!

    • Alexandra says:

      Hi Aimee!! I’m not the bride, I just featured her wedding from Luminaire Foto :) I unfortunately do not have a vendor for the burlap aisle runner. It could very well have been handmade. I’m sure you could recreate with the help of some stencils and paint. Otherwise, I just did a search on Etsy and there are TONS of options on there!! Hope that helps!! xoxo

    • gennifer says:

      I did make both the photo booth and aisle runner. They worked out great.

  10. +Courtney says:

    This is beautiful! I would love to know what your mason jar tags say? I can make out the last part about picking up the other part of the favor before they leave. But what does the top part say? And what was the second half of the favor? thank you!

    • Alexandra says:

      Hi Courtney! I’m not sure on the other half of the favor but after blowing up the picture as much as I could, I do know what the tag says!! “Drink from me now or drink from me later, but before your leave, remember the other half of your favor.” I’m going to take a shot in the dark here and guess (or maybe just suggest) something really yummy for the second half of the favor :) Hope this helps!! xoxo

    • gennifer says:

      Other half was a handmade wood coaster

  11. Natasha Maggiore says:

    BEAUTIFUL wedding! Just curious how you got the doors on the isle? Did you have to build the door frame so that they could actually open and close? Thanks!

    • Alexandra says:

      I believe so, yes. From what I can see/tell there is definitely a frame built around the doors for them to swing and also for everything to be anchored into the ground. Hope this helps!! xoxo

  12. Where are the bridesmaid dresses from? They are lovely!

    • Alexandra says:

      I’m not sure. The bride didn’t list a designer or store. So sorry I couldn’t be of more help! They really are lovely though.

  13. WoooooW !!
    Beautiful wedding !!

    I LOVE this!

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