DIY Rustic Wagon Wheel Wedding

Garret and Whitney wanted to make sure that all of their wedding decor and accessories could be used after their wedding. With that goal in mind, Whitney and her mother set out on a thrift store/ Third Sunday Market in Bloomington, IL adventure to collect for her rustic Illinois wedding.

The wagon wheel theme came about organically, a simple purchase for their wedding decor turned out to be the core element of their wedding. So, if you are not sure on what to do for your ,”wedding theme”, simply go shopping and see what is out there. You just might run into that perfect piece that sets the tone of your entire day. You can see more of Garret and Whitney’s DIY rustic wagon wheel wedding in the full gallery here. All captured by Pam Cooley Photography.

It doesn’t take a fashion expert to tell you know that Whitney’s bridesmaids look fabulous.  The ruffled floral dresses paired with heeled cowgirl boots blends perfectly with their rustic bridesmaids bouquets. To fancy everything up they all have their hair  in up-dos with matching earrings, and the maids of honors each have special bracelets. Their dresses were purchased at Dillard’s making for an affordable, yet cute bridesmaid option.

From The Bride:
One of the very first items we purchased was an old wagon wheel. When we look back, this was the most important purchase, and the item that set the tone for the rest of the wedding. Our wedding was a collection of DIY projects and ideas and although my Mom and I had the vision of the décor, so many people played a part in making it all happen. Every aspect of the wedding turned out greater than I could have expected, from the wedding printings, to the flowers, and all of the details in between.

When I think back to the start of wedding planning, I had 2 goals. I wanted to make our wedding different, and I wanted to make sure I could use my décor again in our house. I wanted to spend money on things that would not be used just once, and my future husband absolutely loved that idea! I grew up on a farm, and have lived with antiques my entire life, so it only felt natural that my Mom and I began our wedding planning by shopping at Third Sunday Market.

Great Idea!
Having a local band at your wedding can not only be super fun, but less expensive. Local bands like to play close to home, cutting down on travel costs. But, before you start searching for that perfect band, be sure that your venue can accommodate live musicians. They need to be able to unload their equipment and some venues have sound/noise limits. All factors to consider before getting ready to dance the night away. Jake Maurer and The Naked Truth played at Whitney and Garret’s reception. See more pictures of Jake in the full gallery. How cute is he?

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Photographer: Pam Cooley Photography
Venue: Metamora Fields
Cake: Trefzgers Bakery
DJ: Top Hat Productions
Dress Designer: Allure Bridal from Adore Bridal
Flowers: Country Florist
Groom’s Attire: Seno Formalwear
Stationery: Courtney Kamm
Bridesmaids Dresses & Western Boots from Dillards
Band-Jake Maurer and The Naked Truth, Nashville, TN
Cupcakes: Caleri’s Café & Bakery, Roanoke Il.

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  5. Sometimes a wedding theme can come about totally organically like in this DIY Rustic Wagon Wheel Wedding. Come see!

  6. -100. wifedup (@iamwifedup) says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Sometimes a wedding theme can come about totally organically like in this DIY Rustic Wagon Wheel Wedding. Come see! …

  7. -100. Madi Reid says:

    I would love to know where the bride’s shoes are from!

  8. -100. Stephanie says:

    I adore those little flower girls’ dresses! Where are they from??

  9. DIY Rustic Wagon Wheel Wedding on @Weddingchicks

  10. -100. cara says:

    i love the flower girl dresses, can you tell me where they are from?

  11. -100. Whitney says:

    Just want to say thank you to Wedding Chicks for publishing our wedding!! Pam Cooley did an absolute amazing job capturing our special day, and it is so great to share it with others!! In response to some of the questions……I actually found my shoes at a Macy’s in Chicago. They are Enzo Angiolini. It was one of those times, where I just randomly saw these shoes sitting by themselves on a shelf. They were perfect! And the flower girl dresses were actually made my a family relative. She did an amazing job on them! We just got a pattern from a fabric store, and then matched some fabric, and she did some magic. I’m making it sound easy, because this was actually a task my mom & mother-in-law handled. Thank goodness for them!! It’s hard to start from scratch when making dresses!

  12. -100. courtney says:

    Hi I was wondering what you used to write on the chalkboards. I’ve been wanting to do something like that for my wedding, but I don’t want to ruin my mom’s chalkboard. Is what you used, permanent?

    Thank you so much, you had a beautiful wedding!

  13. -100. Whitney says:

    Hi Courtney,
    Sorry this is so delayed. We used the Chalk Ink. It was perfect. Did not smear, and was easy to wipe off. My sister thought they were really easy to write with too!

  14. -100. Chelsea m says:

    Hey I know this might be a little late but I just adore these bridesmaid dresses and I am getting married in October. I looked at dillards and I don’t think they have them in the store anymore. Is there anyway you would have an item number or anything on those dresses?? It would be greatly appreciated.


  15. -100. Tabitha Bozard says:

    I would love to know who designed the flower girl dresses! Please tell me….lol

  16. -100. Courtney says:

    I’m curious as to where you got the invitations from?

  17. -100. Melissa R says:

    Do you have any more information on the bridesmaid dresses?? I would love those for my wedding! Thank you!

  18. -100. Shelley says:

    I was wondering if you might can give me a little more information on your cute bridesmaid dresses? I looked at dillards and can’t find them at all or even anything close. Is there anyway you would have an item number or color or even a style number, anything on the dresses would help?? It would be greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you so much for your time.


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