When it rains it pours, but the down pour is usually fallowed by a rainbow. This a great metaphor for all of you making plans for your wedding. The chaos leading up to your big day will eventually pass and that beautiful moment when you say ‘I do’ will be all that sweeter for it. Brielle and Cody’s pink and navy bbq wedding had real as well as metaphorical rain but the day was all the more memorable for it!
Looking for more rainy day wedding ideas? Be sure to check out the full gallery here to see all of the navy and pink details captured by JCCreativeWorks and keep reading to see a list of all of the DIY projects Brielle put together for her wedding.
From the Bride:
Right about wedding time the rain came and stayed. Held at Riverview Manor, in Hurt VA; we both wanted to get married outside at a beautiful location. Riverview Manor provided us with a gorgeously secluded and homey space, and beautiful rolling hills and mountain views out in the distance. I met my bridesmaids early in the day at Anthony and Co. to get our hair done, all of us wearing our monogrammed oxford shirts, then we were off to Riverview Manor to get wedding ready.
Right around wedding time the cold rolled in and the rain was inevitable. The wedding could have been moved under the tent but the bride insisted that the wedding take place outside even in the rain. The ceremony was filled with personal touches. It rained the entire wedding, but soon after the ceremony the sun came out for a while before the rain started again. The ceremony included bluegrass music, 10 reasons I love you, a Dr. Suess quote, unity cookies, and a solo sung by one of the bride’s college soccer teammates.
After the ceremony there were cocktails and fried green tomatoes, bacon wrapped pickled watermelon rind, the bride and groom’s favorite 4 cheeses (bleu, hoop, gouda, and brie), there was also fresh fruit and veggies. Guests helped themselves to beer, wine, lemonade, tea, water, and the 2 signature cocktails “Brielle’s blueberry buzz”- a blue margarita and “Cody’s cooler” a pink lemonade wine cocktail both served in small mason jars with blue and pink striped straws. While guests enjoyed cocktail hour a bluegrass band, The James River Cutups, played blue grass music.
The bride and groom had been dating for almost 7 years leading up to the wedding and had been together since high school. They decided to have a wedding that showed off their personalities. The wedding was a bit southern, a bit preppy, and a bit different, all of which describe who the bride and groom are. Their reasons why they love each other showed this- including that they loved each others’ weirdness.
Nothing brings family together like a BBQ! We can’t imagine one single guest being upset over hush puppies, potato salad, cole slaw, and a variety of bbq meats. All this deliciousness was made by Carter Brothers BBQ . Catering to High Point, NC for any type of event you can possibly imagine.
Venue: Riverview Manor
Flowers: Christina Ulip of Extreme Green
Caterer: Carter Brothers BBQ
Makeup: Anthony and Co.
Dress shop: Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Angela Hudson Cakes
Bridesmaid dresses: Davids Bridal
Groom’s attire: JCrew & Ralph Lauren
Videographer: Lynchburg Live
Bluegrass Band: James River Cut-ups
Jr. Bridesmaids dresses & Shoes: Kelli Joline Soloist from Target
Flower girl Dress and Shoes: JCrew
Groomsmen: Ralph Lauren
Ring bearer: Vineyard Vines & Etsy
Cocktail hour food and drinks: Timmy Johnson (Altavista VA)
Read on to see a list of all the DIY projects from this pink and navy rainy wedding.
-Jam made by bride and her mother and decorated by hand.
-All the chalkboard signage-old frames were repainted using milk paint and then pieces of thin wood were painted with chalkboard paint and written on
-wedding fan programs
-Photo wall- groom's father made stand alone photo wall
-Timeline of relationship in old windows
-Pillows on church pew
-Bride's shoes had lace appliques added by bride's mother