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Natural Preppy Cottage Wedding

Woodsy wedding photo idea

This next wedding will add a little prep to your step and a whole lot of love in you heart. With vintage details and soft colors, the bride was inspired by her families 117 year old cottage for the overall look and feel of their big day. 

Stylish? Check. Romantic? Double check, and we're just getting started! Be sure to swing by the full gallery for more lovely images from  Chelsea Brown Photography

Preppy wedding invites Illustrated wedding programFamily cottage

Preppy and whimsy

I really wanted to encapsulate and portray the feeling and look of our family cottage, which is a 3-story Victorian house built in 1899. It has been a summer destination of my family’s for the past five generations. I was going for a feeling of old-timey, natural, classic, a little preppy, whimsical, romantic, personal, and cozy. The reception was held at The Clubhouse, which was originally a hotel. I did not think it needed much “decorating” as the details in the architecture, wood, and interior design are beautiful as is. 

Woodsy bridal portrait idea Wedding bouquet rosary

Bouquet with muted colors

Bridesmaids in navy Muted bridesmaid bouquet

Bridesmaids in navy blue

Preppy groomsmen look Groomsmen polka dot bow tie

Ring bearer and cute flower girl

Adorable flower girl Flower girl crown

Church ceremony Husband and wife Leaf toss exit

Cute wedding photo idea Bride and groom love

Wedding carriage dea Happy wedding day

Personal details

There aren’t many vendors around the Port Austin area as it is pretty secluded, so we used the chairs and place settings that the venue already had. I did want to make the tables a bit more personal for the wedding, so I rented the dusty blue linens and my mom and I went to numerous antique malls to find vintage milk glass vases for the flowers and depression era glass candlesticks to dress up the tables a bit.  The flowers were the finishing touch to enhance the cottagey feel. 

Simple floral centerpiece

Blue and white reception Elegant blue and white tablescape

Rustic wedding cake Wood wedding cake toppers

Wedding reception banner Wedding reception toast

Bridal advice

So my advice to other brides would be anything you can possibly do prior to the week before your wedding, do it! This will allow the bride to relax a little the week before and get ready for the amazing, yet exhausting, wedding weekend whirlwind. Also, use your bridesmaids and family! It's a lot to put a wedding together, but you don't have to do it alone. 

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ServiceVendor
FashionNina
PhotographersChelsea Brown Photography
Bridal SalonLittle White Dress Shop
Bridesmaids DressesAlfred Sung
Cakes & CateringMurphy's Bakery
Cakes & CateringThe Farm Restaurant
Coordinators & StylistsMegan Mejia
Custom stamps for InvitationsVerde Studio
FashionNaeem Kahn
Favors & DetailsPaper and Honey
FlowersHarts Florist
Groom's Jacket and ShirtRobert Graham
Groom's TieJ.Z. Richards Gallery Collection
Horse and CarriageMaplewood Farm Carriage Rentals
JewelryShane & Co
Lighting & EntertainmentMotor City Soul
Paper Goods & CalligraphyKaitlin Parisho Designs
Paper Goods & CalligraphySmock Paper
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