I managed to come down with a cold while we were on our trip to Mississippi – I think that makes three colds in the last two months. Enough already! I’m cheering myself up with lots of baby snuggles (she’s sick too) and entirely too much television. Hopefully I’ll be healthy again on the other side of the weekend, but in the meantime, some lovely links for your Friday.

watercolor cookies by lark & linen watercolor cookies by lark & linen

Not sure how these watercolor cookies taste, but they sure are pretty.

There’s no mayonnaise like my mayonnaise.

How fun is this mystery soda machine?!

The history of French girl hair.

Citrus coconut soda sounds delish.

Spring gift wrapping ideas.

This pom pom jacket is wild!

Finally decided on a some sunglasses to replace the favorite pair that I lost.

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From the bride’s gorgeous tulle ball gown, to the oval cut engagement ring, classic tuxedos, and incredible venue, Abbi and John’s Nashville wedding has all the makings of a perfectly timeless celebration… not to mention Jen Huang’s beautiful photos of the day!

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The bride paired her Reem Acra ball gown with white satin Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a tulle veil embellished with lace by her mother.

 

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Abbi carried a bouquet of barely-pink roses, white ranunculus, and stephanotis blossoms.

 

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Bridesmaids wore floor-length chiffon dresses in pale blush pink, and carried romantic pink and white bouquets.

 

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The Ceremony

“The Scarritt-Bennett Center was one of the few non-denominational chapels to get married in Nashville, and we loved its beautiful architecture.”

 

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Your ceremony in three words. Traditional, musical, religious.

How did you go about planning your ceremony?  Music was the most important aspect of the ceremony. We had a Catholic ceremony, so the order and traditional nature of the ceremony were set, which allowed us to focus on the music. This really helped structure the ceremony.

Did you include any traditions in your ceremony?  We had a traditional Catholic ceremony, with traditional vows, and classical music. John’s childhood priest officiated.

 

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Guests waved ribbon wands as the newlyweds exited the chapel.

 

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The Reception

“We wanted a venue close to downtown Nashville, and The Rosewall is owned by a Nashville restaurant group that we are big fans of. Our black-tie wedding was full of soft colors, and decidedly Southern. The food was amazing, and we had so much fun dancing the night away. The only thing we would have done differently? Hire a wedding planner!”

 

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Photography: Jen Huang / Ceremony Venue: Scarritt-Bennett Center / Reception Venue: The Rosewall in Nashville, Tennessee / Church: The Wightman Chapel at the Scarritt-Bennett Center / Dresses: Reem Acra / Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik / Veil: Reem Acra with hand sewn lace by the bride’s mother/ Suit, Shirt: Brooks Brothers / Tie: Tie Bar / Shoes: A.Testoni / Stationery, Calligraphy: Paper Place / Ceremony Programs: By the bride / Floral Design: The Tulip Tree / Hair, Makeup: Simone Starr, Blowout Co. / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony Music: Innocenti Strings / Reception Music: Atlanta All-Stars / Catering: M Street / Cake, Dessert: Dessert Designs by Leland

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    What better place for a fall wedding than on the groom’s family’s 150-year old pumpkin farm! From the red barn ceremony backdrop, to the dahlias grown by a friend, Jessica and Wallis’s Colorado wedding is rustic and sweet and we know you’re going to love it!

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    “We wanted to highlight the natural ease and warmth that people feel when they come to the farm,” share the couple. “We wanted to accentuate that in our wedding and celebration.”

     

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    “Coming from advertising, Wallis created all of the chalkboard signs, along with our invitations which were a combination of letterpress and screen print. Each invitation was hand printed and pressed. Our flowers were grown by a friend who grew dahlias.”

     

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    The Ceremony

    “Our wedding was held on our family farm. The Osborn family has been on the farm for over 150 years, and the farm’s main crop is pumpkins and Wallis grew up selling pumpkins. The farm opens the last weekend in September or first weekend in October, so a fall wedding was really important. We wanted the ceremony to be personal and informal and not too over-thought, and we wanted our friends and family to feel like they too were at home.”

     

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    Your ceremony in three words.  Simple, Casual, Personal.

    Who officiated your ceremony?  Jessica’s Uncle Howie. We wanted someone who knew us both well and who would be able to keep the ceremony casual and secular.

    What was your ceremony music?  Processional music was performed by like acoustic guitars and local characters. We had them dress as they felt comfortable, blue jeans and flannel. We chose “If Not For You” by Bob Dylan for the Processional (which Wallis’s parents played at their own wedding), and “Everybody’s Talkin'” by Harry Nilsson for the Recessional (because Jess grew up listening to it with her parents).

    What were your vows like?  Because we wanted to keep the ceremony simple, we had our officiant say our vows and we agreed. Our belief was that our commitment to each other shouldn’t be evaluated on the length of public announcement; it was and is strong, without spectacle.

     

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    The Reception

    “From start to finish, our wedding was about celebrating our lives together. With Jess’s family coming from Boston, our shared lives in Chicago in advertising, and Wallis’s family from Colorado, this, for many, was the first time meeting everyone, and we wanted it all to feel like one big party.”

     

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    What was your favorite moment or part of the reception?  The photo booth. It brought everyone together and captured some really wonderful moments. Jess especially loved the photos with her mom and dad.

     

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    Did you have a signature cocktail?  We served local beer from local breweries and our friends’ winery: Loveland AleworksCrow Hop and Sweetheart City Wine, respectively.

    What was your wedding menu?  BBQ!

    What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  Cupcakes and pumpkin pie (after all, we were on a pumpkin farm).

     

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    Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about?  In addition to the invitations and signs that Wallis designed, and the flowers that a friend grew, we also created a beer garden and we pulled hops from the farm to decorate the tables.

     

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    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  It’s the imperfections that will make the day perfect. Jess’s uncle who performed the ceremony told us that. It couldn’t have been more true. Our families bonded together setting up the tables and tent decorations and while we were getting dressed, they put their own special touch on the table settings and decorations.

    What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Make sure that you keep your mind open to new ideas from your parents. Set up a Pinterest board where your family and friends can see and add to your wedding ideas and inspiration. Our families made sure that we kept true to our roots.

     

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    Photography: DeFiore Photography / Venue: Osborn Farm in Loveland, Colorado / Dress: Caroline DeVillo ‘Elizabeth’  / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: Nina ‘Elise’ Satin trim veil / Belt: Rosa Clara / Wedding Rings: Darvier Jewelers / Suit, Tie: J. Crew / Shirt: Brooks Brothers / Hair, Makeup: Carly Ackerman / Rentals: Robins Rentals / Catering: Nordy’s BBQ / Cake, Dessert: HappyCakes / Bartenders: BeMixxed Bartending / Photobooth: Flashbox Photo Booth / Honey:  Beth’s Bees

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  • Colorado Barn Wedding at Osborn Farm by Danielle Defiore

    15 April 2015
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