Family Farm Wedding in Pink and Gray

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Mandie and Colton wanted a wedding that represented them as a whole, and paid homage to their family roots.  By holding their wedding at Colton’s family farm, and creating many of the unique and stylish decor on their own, they created their dream wedding that had Mandie and Colton written all over it.

Want to see more? Check out every last one of the fabulous photos of this family farm wedding in pink and gray taken by Kristilee Parish Photography in the full gallery here. Be sure to read on Mandie shares her full budget breakdown with us, so you too can have an idea on how much all of this pretty costs.

wedding bouquet

getting wedding ready

From the Bride:
After the excitement of the proposal, it was time to start the planning! It was so important to me that my wedding day have meaning and substance to it. I guess you could say I wanted it to be more than the “average” wedding. I had been to far too many weddings that lacked emotion, detail and that “sparkle” that every bride wants and deserves.

grey and cream groomsmen look

So I got to thinking what would make this day that much more special to me and Colten… One day I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we tied the knot on Colten’s family farm?” Considering his grandparents purchased the land over 60 years ago and Colten grew up there it just felt right. I got the go-ahead from his parents and began envisioning what the ceremony should look like… rustic, chic, hay bale seating, a hand-made altar, DIY wooden signs and chalkboards, heart hand-punched confetti… As I began the projects, I never imagined they would all compliment each other so well and turn out so beautifully.

rustic farm wedding ceremony entrance decor

rustic wedding sign and programs

rutic farm wedding program ideas

Going back to how I envisioned my wedding day, I couldn’t imagine a total stranger standing up there with us while we said our “I do’s”. That’s when we asked my Aunt Benny if she would feel comfortable performing the ceremony. Alongside a marriage commissioner my Aunt completed the heart-felt ceremony and it was everything I could have imagined.

It included a hand-fastening ceremony in which the fabric that tied our hands was made out of fabric from both of our mother’s wedding dresses. A great deal of my inspiration was found on Pinterest. I took ideas from what other brides had done and I made it my own. It turned out to be a perfect day and I wouldn’t change a single thing!

custom burlap bride and groom sign

wedding aisle decor

outdoor wedding ceremony

bridesmaid on platforms

throw heart confetti at end of ceremony

rustic wedding decor

message in a bottle love note for the happy couple

As far as the DIY stuff… We literally made EVERYTHING! Altar, programs, confetti, chalkboard signs, wooden signs, fabric for bales, all of the decorated jars at the hall, every sign at the hall (including the wooden one at the entrance), table squares, chair ties, cupcake toppers, photo cards on tables, frames & signs on back drop, wooden panels on backdrop, wooden boxes at the candy bar.

rustic reception welcome table decor

rustic rose and gold picture frame table number

Each table had these adorable little candy jars that had one of our free wedding printables attached to them to dress them up. You can customize and print your own labels by clicking here.

wedding chicks free printable

gold table frames

I was repeatedly warned by my friends that after putting countless hours into my wedding I would wake-up the morning after the big day and suffer from “wedding blues.” Well I have to be honest, I felt that everything about my day had gone exactly as planned and was so filled with love and happiness that I would not have changed a thing! The ONLY thing I can think of is that we were having such a good time with our guests that we completely forgot to cut the cake! Oops!

pink and white eat drink and be married sign

rustic candy table

Photographer: Kristilee Parish Photography
Second Photographer: Samantha Faye Photography
Makeup: Jacqueline Laine & Ella May Make Up Art
Hair: Kirsten Thorgeirson of The Beauty Parlour
Dress Designer: La Sposa
Veil or Hair Accessories: Bridal Debut
Venue: Josephburg Hall | Flowers: Flower Pot (Lamont, AB)

Read on to see how much this famly farm wedding in pink and gray 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.

Dress: $1400
Venue: $1500
Caterer: $6000
Photographer: $2000
Videographer: $1500
Flowers: $1800
Live Music/DJ: $1200
Decorator: $900
Bartenders: $200

Our wedding totaled $25,000 when all was said and done.

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  1. -100. @Wedding_Agent says:

    Family Farm Wedding in Pink and Gray #weddings

  2. -100. @kristileeparish says:

    RT @weddingchicks: dear dad, why don’t WE have a farm like this couple? hmmph.@LaSposaBridal @kristileeparish @Beauty_Parlour @TOMS http:/…

  3. -100. Benny Keenleyside says:

    It was an amazing wedding I am the Aunt of Mandie every detail was well thought out and it was perfect. The Photographers were amazing you hardly knew they were there unlike some weddings were they are constantly in the way, I would recommend them over and over again. very professional and did an excellent job. It was a beautiful wedding and it was a perfect day.. I wish the bride and groom a life time of happiness now and always.

  4. -100. Tracey Frey says:

    This will always be one of my favorite days. It was gorgeous, and having it at the farm made it that more special.

  5. -100. Valerie Erickson says:

    I am a proud Aunty of Mandie (and now Colten) and feel very blessed to have been a part of bringing her up from baby to this everlasting moment. The Frey’s have a tremendous family farm that brought two beautiful people together in a special moment of their life that showed the beauty of what they learned from their farm backgrounds right down to every detail. Each of us were awed by the displays everywhere, the fun and wished the night would never end. Obviously a day to be well remembered and the start of a lifetime to look forward to watching as Mandie and Colten blossom into a family of their own ;-)

  6. -100. kat says:

    Hi, I’d love to know were the men’s ties were from? I’d love them for our wedding. Thanks!

  7. -100. Claire says:

    I love the groom’s gray suit. Where was it from?

  8. This wedding is simply gorgeous! I loved the bridesmaids on their pedestals…what a brilliant idea! My favorite though, the bride with her groom ~ stunning! Well done!

  9. -100. Meredith Schock says:

    Hi! Who makes the men’s suits and where are they from?? Thanks!!

  10. -100. KATIE says:


  11. -100. Candice Owens says:

    I really love the color of the guys’ ties and pocket squares! Those would match perfectly with my bridesmaid dresses. Do you recall the designer and/or color? Thanks so much. Beautiful wedding! :)

  12. -100. Christy says:

    Hi there! I’d love to know where the guys’ suits and ties are from! Thank you!

  13. -100. Addie says:

    Hi! This wedding is beautiful! Can you please please tell me where the grooms tie came from? I have been looking everywhere for an ivory tie but can’t find one. I love these! Thank you!

  14. -100. SarahP says:

    I am getting married this fall, and I searched on pinerest for a gray suit with a white shirt and ivory tie/pocket square. Then I stumbled on this. I was looking for the brand of suit and tie? I love this look so much. The wedding was gorgeous and I am the same way about wanting to make things personal. Thanks for sharing!

  15. -100. Aaron says:

    Where did you get the suits

  16. -100. Jakob Pilz says:

    I was wondering where you purchased the tie and the pocket square. I absolutely love the color and pattern and was wondering if I could still find that somewhere. :)

  17. -100. Anna says:

    I would love to know where you got the ties!! We’re looking for ivory ties too!

  18. -100. Sarah says:

    Hi! I love the guys’ gray suits. I see a lot of questions asking where they were from. Did anyone get a response? I would love to know as well!

  19. -100. Amy says:

    Hi! Wondering where the guys’ suits are from? Love them. Thanks!

  20. -100. Allison says:

    Where did you get the suits?

  21. -100. Teri says:

    Someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell us the designer of those suits?!?

  22. -100. Claire Thomoson says:

    Hi, I love the men’s suits. Could you please tell me where they’re from and what make? I’m really struggling to find any suits in very light grey.
    Many Thanks

  23. -100. Mariah says:

    Hi love your pictures and the color scheme – absolutely stunning! I am getting married next month and I have pink and gray too! I love the grooms tie. Do you mind sharing with me where the ties are from? Thank you!

  24. -100. Anonymous says:

    For everyone asking where they can find a suit like this – I think it may be this one from Men’s Wearhouse!

  25. -100. Katie says:

    Please please please tell me where to find those bridesmaid dresses!!! Our wedding is in april, and I’ve been looking all over but can’t find the style I want, but this is it, exactly!

  26. -100. Laura Regan says:


    Beautiful wedding! We were wondering where you found this particular tie? :)


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