Family Farmhouse Wedding Retreat

wedding photography by Alea Moore

This happy couple brought some sunshine to a cloudy day, their wedding day to be exact! They chose to say ‘I do’ at their family farmhouse that has special memories to them. This bride agrees that having a phenomenal plan B is just as important as your plan A; keep reading to see why.

To see more bits of sunshine from this family farmhouse wedding retreat view the full gallery here, beautifully captured by Alea Moore Photography. And for an extra bonus, read on to see the budget of this incredible wedding day that the bride was so willing to provide!

black and cranberry wedding stationery

cream bejeweled wedding shoes

getting wedding ready

one shoulder dress

burgandy bridesmaids dresses

bridesmaid bouquet ideas

burgandy and grey groomsmen attire

wedding dress from Alvina Valenta

From the Bride:
When Kyle and I got engaged and began thinking about our wedding, we both knew we wanted a wedding in the Fall at my family’s farmhouse in Pendleton, SC. The home, known as “The Retreat”, was built in the 1800s and has been in our family since the early 1900s. My grandmother grew up at The Retreat and had her wedding reception was held there, so it was really special to be able to do the same 52 years later!

Kyle and I got married on the front porch and had a tented reception in the side yard of the house. We both wanted our wedding day to represent us as a couple and be full of joy, and I think we accomplished both! My mom and I planned the wedding together and had so much fun seeing our vision come to life on the wedding day.

wedding welcome sign

front porch wedding decor

lamp post fall inspired aisle decor

here comes the bride

wedding kiss

Alea Moore Photography

We wanted to do a bold, fall color palette of deep reds and burnt oranges that would accent the beauty of the house and the farmland surrounding it. I wanted a lot of texture in the flowers and for them to look natural, like they came straight out of the fields at the farm! Pam Rowland Designs did an unbelievable job of taking our vision and turning it into reality. We tried to stay simple on the decorations and let the flowers and the house speak for themselves.

Our wedding was everything we could have ever wanted and more. I could not have been more pleased with the vendors we chose and the work they put forth for our wedding. All wedding details aside, the best part of the day was having all of our friends and family there to celebrate with us and for that we are truly grateful! HUGE thank you to the talented Alea Moore for capturing our wedding in the most perfect way.

seventy style bridesmaids

fall tent reception

fabulous fall centerpieces

miniature wreaths for favors

fall centerpiece

fall wedding decor ideas

Using a wide hurricane glass and filling it with a white candle, collect acorns or an alternate natural elements found in the great outdoors to make an easy yet fetching wedding centerpiece.

white wedding cake with olive branches

For future brides, I would tell them that if they are going to have an outdoor wedding, make sure they are just as happy with the back-up plan as they are with their outdoor scenario. For my wedding, I was lucky enough to have the weather clear up a few hours before so we could have the ceremony outside. However, the whole week of the wedding we anticipated having it in the reception tent. In my case, I would have been really bummed to not have the ceremony in the front lawn as planned. It made me realized how important it is to LOVE the back-up plan just as much as the original plan. That way, you will not be disappointed with either scenario and you will not have to stress about the weather the week before the wedding!

cake cutting

wedding dance

wedding party

tent wedding reception

Be sure to check out this amazing video made by Natalie’s childhood friend. We always love seeing the day captured. Let us know how much you love.

Photography: Alea Moore Photography

Flowers: Pam Rowland
Caterer: Sullivan's Metropolitan Grill
Makeup: Desiree at Palmetto Pout
Dress shop: Fabulous Frocks of Charleston
Bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21
Shoe designer: Nine West
Groom’s attire: Jos A Banks
Prop/furniture rentals: Martin Tiller at Event Rentals
Videography: Provencial
Stationery: Paper Affair | Dress designer: Alvina Valenta

Read on to see how much this family farmhouse wedding retreat 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: $2,000
Flowers: $4,500
Cake: $400
Tent/Rentals: $10,000
Band: $3,000
Catering and Beer/Wine: $12,000 (26$ per head for 250 people + tax and service charge + alcohol consumption)
Photography: $3,000
Venue: My Farm house, $0 but the cost was in the rentals
Table linens: $1,000
Invitations and Programs: $800
Miscellaneous Details: $2,000
Videography: $500 (Done by a friend)

Rough Total: $36,700

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  1. -100. @WeddGownCleaner says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Stunning fall details, full budget, and great advice from the bride! @aleamoore

  2. -100. Alyssa says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love those bridesmaid dresses! It’s amazing that they’re from F21!

  3. -100. @aleamoore says:

    YAY!!! Just OH SO excited to see Kyle & Natalie’s farmhouse wedding featured on Wedding Chicks today!! @weddingchicks

  4. -100. @perfectlyinvite says:

    Exotic beach side weddings are all the rage, but there’s something incredibly sweet about family farmhouse weddings.

  5. -100. Occasions In Print says:

    Love all those gorgeous colors! They did a great job carrying them throughout too!

  6. -100. @MyProofs says:

    RT @weddingchicks: One of my favorite fall bridesmaids look I have ever seen! And you’ll never guess where these dresses are from… http:/…

  7. -100. Stephanie says:

    What an absolutely beautiful wedding!

  8. I love the pop of color in the bridesmaid dresses and floral arrangements. Thanks for sharing!

  9. -100. Christina says:

    What a beautiful wedding! If you’re a cryer though… Don’t watch the video. Lol!

  10. -100. @getunrobed says:

    Family Farmhouse Wedding Retreat @WeddingChicks

  11. -100. @actress_0703 says:

    What I’m Lovin’ #Tuesday —> When the time comes, it would be a dream come true being married on the family farm.


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