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Rainy And Ravishing Rustic Wedding

bethany small photography

Do you have a back up plan for your wedding? If  you do not and the weather does get out of hand, your greatest asset will be a sunny attitude. As you can clearly see from our next wedding the couple embraced an unexpected change in their plans, and their wedding turned out all the more beautiful and special because of it.

Take a moment to soak it all up all the details, no pun intend. And … remember you can see  even more in the full gallery here! All wonderfully captured by Bethany Small Photography.

rainy day wedding photos

lace wedding gown with open back

pink bridesmaids dresses and loose bouquets

flowing loose wedding bouquet

wedding first look on bridge

kissing under an umbrella

Words from The Vendors

This event was nothing short of beautiful! Every detail was inspired by the bride’s creativity and care for her special day and the ones attending. The wedding was set to take place outdoors but after the rain clouds moved in, the chances of a dream outdoor ceremony quickly slipped away.

the happy couple with the ring bearers

groomsmen with bowties and suspenders

lace wedding gown with matching flower girl dresses

I was so impressed to see the bride handle this situation so well! Her groom was so good at telling her how beautiful the reception would be indoors and all that mattered was that they would be married!

wedding this way sign

#thedevinewedding sign

welcome to our wedding sign

flower girls and here comes the bride sign

indoor wedding ceremony

kissing the bride with foot pop

The wedding taking place indoors allowed for the guests to enjoy the handwritten love notes scattered throughout that the bride had handwritten in the sweetest font herself. The bride even took the time to make all the apple pies for the dessert!

i have found the one whom my soul loves sign

home is wherever i'm with you plaque

hydrangea floral accents

babys breath love mugs

chicken wire escort card display

camping mugs and socks

you are my bucket list

gifts, cards, and favors table

custom stamped favor bags

i am my beloveds sign

The groom had his share of creativity too; he put together each one of his groomsman’s gifts of a camping mug and a fun pair of socks. Lastly as the guests were leaving they were sent out with sweet bags of coffee!

chalkboard wedding menu

warm wedding food

veggie plate wedding appetizers

Words from The bride

One of the few things we would have done differently would have been preparing a back up plan for if it rained. We had planned to have our ceremony outside up until about 30 minutes before the wedding started, when we made the decision to bring it indoors because of the heavy rain. It was a little hectic trying to move everything inside last minute, and I wish we would had planned for that better. But in the end it’s those unpredictable and real moments that make for great memories :)

wood slice and wood block table numbers

wood stump love quotes from the bride

just married banner

wedding dancing

wedding pie table

baby pies

simple wedding cake with cute wooden cake topper

metal cut wedding monograms

sparkler exit sparklers

sparkler wedding exit

Prop/Furniture Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland

Photography: Bethany Small Photography
Venue: Beazell Forest Education Center
Flowers: Form and Line Design
Hair & Makeup: Jesslin Close
Bridesmaid Dresses: Blaine Mosser, Maggie Sottero & Forever21
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom & American Apparel
Dessert Pies: The Bride

Read on to see how much this rainy and ravishing rustic wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: brown, pink, white
Styles: rustic

Whimsical Natural Virginia Wedding

whimsical and romantic wedding ideas

From a billowing soft pink wedding gown to the calligraphed stationery this wedding exudes whimsy and elegance.

Old Dairy at Natural Retreats was the perfect venue choice, situated amongst rolling hills with plenty of sunshine and lovely scenery. Take in all the pretty details of this shoot, they’re like a breath of fresh air. Get swept off your feet by this whimsical yet natural Virginia wedding in the full gallery here, photographed to perfection by Elisa Bricker.

blue and gold wedding stationery

wedding venue amongst rolling hills

pretty venue details

cute and quaint wedding venue the old dairy

Words from The Vendors

The hand-written paper suite is one of my favorite elements of the day – elegant and relaxed at once. The elevated ceremony location was a quick second decision with its view of the rolling hills of Virginia as a backdrop.

wedding shoes

whimsical romantic bridal look

whimsical ivory wedding gown

Nestled in Bath County, Virginia the Old Dairy, this wedding inspiration pulled its colors from the end of the summer and acknowledged the changing of the season. The bride’s blush dress tied with the warm colors of fall, and the table included both natural and cold elements to bring depth to the creams and pinks in the floral design.

whimsical romantic wedding attire

classic groom attire

evergreen and olive chair florals

greenery decorated wedding arch

To make your reception tables pop try mixing neutral tones with a bright bold color that will result in subtle and beautiful elegant flair. Together the royal blue and gold are so inviting without overpowering the subdued but equally gorgeous tones of the floral centerpieces.

bread cheese and fig platter

outdoor wedding reception at the old dairy

pink white and green floral centerpieces

royal blue and gold reception tablescape

yellow printed table numbers

pink and cream wedding cake

Photography: Elisa Bricker

Venue: Old Dairy at Natural Retreats
Stationery & Calligraphy: Allie Hasson
Flowers: Nature Composed
Cake: Maliha Creations
Caterer: Southern Inn
Dress Designer: Chaviano Couture
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Festive Fare
Jewelry: Angelo

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, gray, pink, white
Styles: classic, vintage

Sunset Beach Hair And Bouquet Recipe

boho chic bridals

We’ve been swept away by this glowing bridal look that would be the perfect fit for a sunny beach wedding. We love it so much that wanted to share how you can recreate this look for yourself. From the lovely hairstyle to the gorgeous bouquet from E-Flowers, and even a floral collar for a precious pup, all photographed beautifully by Callie Hobbs Photography, you won’t be able to stop yourself from swooning. Muster up your inner craft goddess and let’s get started on this sunset beach hair and bouquet recipe!

Bouquet recipe

Flowers you will need:

10 Stems of Mini Orange Roses
5 Stems of Red Ranunculus
Chinese Pistache Foliage
Queens Anne Lace
Skimmia Greens

Additional supplies you will need:

Floral tape
Floral green wire
Burlap rope for the base of the bouquet & twine dog collar

orange and red bouquet

Beach Savvy Bouquet

Get the look – Fish Tail Braid

The pro’s at Generations Salon shared the secrets of this hair style with us and now we’re sharing it with you.

1. First thing you want to do is prep your dry hair with Pureology Heat Protector to protect and hold the hair.
2. Once that is applied, curl the entire head of hair and use the Sam Villa texture iron (super small crimper), just to a few random pieces, to add volume and fun texture.
3. Next secure the fishtail braid with a clear elastic for less visibility and a strong hold. Take a small section of hair at the end and wrap it around the elastic to hide it completely and secure that with a bobby pin. Add any bobby pins to ensure the loose hairs will stay in place on your busy, big day.
4. To provide maximum hold use hairspray over everything called Redken Control Addict. And last but not least we spray on a shine called Redken Shine Flash. These easy, simple steps will guarantee a strong hold and beautiful hair all day! To finish off the look create a floral crown from any leftover florals from the bouquet and prepare to be stunned at just how wonderful your hair looks.

side fishtail braid

sunset floral crown

bridals with doggie

Florist: Elisha with E-Flowers
Hair: Tiffany Dalling at Generations Salon
MUA: Renee Coates

Categories: Bouquet Recipe, Hair and Makeup
Colors: orange, white
Styles: beach