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Rustica!

I love all things vintage and/or RUSTIC! Mixing the formality of a wedding with a casual atmosphere makes for a very playful event. I often feel weddings are so rushed and bogged down with traditional formalities that before anyone has a chance to breathe, the bride and groom are running through bird seed/sparklers/flower petals/et al and whisking off to an undisclosed location. Rather than take the “checklist” approach to reception activities, I prefer the idea of a fantastic dinner, lots of wine, plenty of hearty conversation, laudable toasts, and a good helping of tunes courtesy of Frank Sinatra, Kenny Chesney and the 80’s. The whole rustic wedding fits right into that vision, so today, I thought I’d show you what I mean.

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Real Wedding: Erica and Matthew

Happy Friday, {grey} readers! I am very honored to share this winter wedding with you today. Photographer Ewan Phelan of The Last Forty Percent Photography captured these beautiful images of a wedding that took place at the Bellamere Winery in London Ontario, Canada and a reception at The FireRock Golf Club. I know that you are counting down the days until you can throw on your bikini and soak in some warm rays, but harken back to the beauty of snowy months with me, as we feast our eyes on this romantic winter wedding! Thanks to Brianna and Ewan for sharing these lovely photos. For more of the wedding, click here

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Inspiration Request: Winter Cabin & Pea Coats

I received this very challenging inspiration request from Brooke: 

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I do love the inspiration boards, maybe a new one? Woodsy, wintery…think Anthropologie (as is all my inspiration) in a Colorado cabin with the bride and her ladies in p-coats. -Brooke

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Wow. Okay, Brooke! I did the best I could, but given that the concept is SUPER unique, it was nigh impossible to find some of these images. First off, let’s say NO to a light blue/all white winter wedding. Let’s be a little different!

I was inspired by the recent throwback to plaid. Maybe you hate it. But I thought it was kind of fun to add a few punches of that in there. Imagine envelopes lined in plaid paper. Cute! 

After several hours of tireless searching, I admitted defeat. I could NOT find a picture of bridesmaids (or a group of girls for that matter) all wearing pea coats and dresses and boots. The idea is unbelievably adorable, so I did my best to convey the concept. (If you find a picture, post it or a link to it in the comments…I’m dying to see one!)

Flower girl in red pea coat? Check. Bridesmaids in knee high vintage boots? Check. Bride and groom in snow? Check. Lodge, with fireplace? Check. And if this were my wedding, (not gonna lie…I know I always say this, but this board makes me want a winter wedding) then I might do a soup bar for dinner. Yum. And gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Mmmmm…. I do love soup. And how fun would your wedding weekend be up in the snowy mountains? Maybe some sledding in the snow before the rehearsal? Maybe a snowboarding bachelor/bachelorette party? I’m loving it! 

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Sources left to right from top: 1. Matthew Morgan 2. Source 3. Source 4. Get Married 5. Perfect Bound 6. Source 7. Grazier Photography 8. Siskin Photo 9. Roger’s Gardens 10. Get Married 11. Perfect Bound 12. Get Married

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