Jan and Rob knew they wanted an autumn wedding in the country, as well as one that was family-centered and simple, so it was an easy decision to hold the wedding at home – a beautiful 300-year-old barn. I have to tell you – sometimes I have no trouble editing 100 wedding photos down to the 20 or so that end up in a feature, but other times it is impossibly tough. That’s the way it was with Elisabeth Millay‘s photos of Jan and Rob’s wedding – not only are the details totally fun, but she did such an amazing job of capturing their love in pictures…

I just had to share what Jan said about her shoes – too funny: “I wanted red shoes and I found some vintage red satin ones for $40. But, then I was in Lord and Taylor one day and had gift certificates to spend. I found these red shoes that kicked the other shoes ass!” Her pearl bracelet is actually her mother’s strand of pearls that she wrapped around her wrist.

Jan’s daughters, Lindsay and Emily, were her bridesmaids.

The ceremony was officiated by both a rabbi and a minister. (Look at the expression on the rabbi’s face! I love it!) The only direction Jan and Rob gave them was, “Everyone is going to be standing, so just do it short and sweet but touching.”

Baskets of autumn produce gave the wedding a bit of a “country store” theme.

Rob shares some advice for saving money and throwing a great party: “One big tip – rather than get the big 14-piece wedding band, go find an awesome band in a bar that wants to do a gig!”

At the reception, Jan added a leather belt (with “Robert” stamped on it) to her dress, a red wrap cardigan, and exchanged her red shoes for boots.

Jan’s advice to other brides: “Pick the right groom!”

Venue: Private home in the Berkshires

Bride’s dress: custom by Christina Kara, owner of Blue

Bridesmaid dresses: purchased at Calypso

Groom’s suit: Brooks Brothers

Caterer: Max Ultimate Food (who also provided hay bales and rooster centerpieces)

Cocktail hour music / Reception music: Housatonic Philharmonic / Sarah Borges

Congratulations Jan and Rob! Thank you so much for letting us get a peek into your wedding day, and thank you to Elisabeth Millay for sharing these beautiful photos with us. See even more wonderful photos and details over on Elisabeth’s blog!

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  1. jen jafarzadeh

    wow, the colors are fantastic — came out so pretty in the photos. and I adore the bride's dress — and those shoes! gorgeous wedding.

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  2. Something White

    Great wedding, beautiful bride! I love her outfit and especially those wonderful red shoes.Your blog is a lovely treasure of settings, colours and inspiration. Thank you!Marjolijn

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  3. Bailey @ peppermintbliss

    SUCH sweet details, I think the red shoes are my favorite part…

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  4. Miss Columbia Heights

    You can see how much this couple loves each other!!! I love the red details, espcially the apples :-) This is a darling wedding!!

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  5. Katie

    This wedding is perfect! Congrats!!

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  6. Camille @ Style Notes

    The pops of red provide such a lively burst of color to the entire affair- great use of a single color to weave a consistent thread! Those little white pumpkins on each plate are darling…were they used to hold tiny servings of soup?

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  7. Regina Mako

    I love the dress and the fall colors, they're so rich and warm. Makes me rethink my potential color scheme.

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  8. Mouse

    looove the felt flowers on her shoes and in her hair!

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  9. Kaitlin

    oh my goodness! I am loving the dress and those shoes. so pretty.

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  10. nomadic gnome

    does anybody know who makes that red shoe? it's perfect!

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  11. Brenda's Wedding Blog

    I just LOVE this wedding, the colors are great! And, the baskets of apples and mini white gourds are adorable.

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  12. courtney

    love this wedding! And both sets of shoes:) the shot against the fence is gorgeous.

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  13. Anonymous

    This is literally the most perfect wedding I've ever seen. Not because of the flowers, dress and decor (all of which are gorgeous though) but because you can actually see how much fun it was and how in love the bride and groom are. This wedding looks like an awesome party which is what a wedding should be. I'm so tired of the poofy centerpieces, the $5,000 dresses and the calligraphy invitations. I feel like weddings have become a place to show off your money and status but this wedding reminds me of what weddings should be. A celebration of love, joy, commitment, and the start of a new married life together.

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  14. cevd

    it is all just so lovely.

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  15. kristi wright

    I love it – the colors, details and shoes are so perfect. Great post!!

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  16. Laura Bruen

    LOVE love love. Beautiful images – a beautiful wedding!

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  17. The Loveliest Day

    I love her bouquet, it's gorgeous! I also can't get enough of the little white pumpkins used in the reception. Such a sweet touch!

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  18. petalandbean

    love her hair flower, shoes and bouquet. all of it! great job.

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  19. Kristen Turick

    I just love this wedding! Great details and LOVED the red. It looked perfect!

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  20. Run Eat Read

    MUST know where the shoes come from!!!!!!!

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  21. Cheap Soma

    Lovely wedding! It looks fun!

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  22. True Blind Faith

    Hot red shoes AND sassy boots-LOVE her! Great choices for the red details

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  23. Geezees Custom Canvas Art

    You can see how much this couple loves each other….beautiful wedding!

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  24. Courtney

    I just got goosebumps from their photos after the ceremony. So sweet!

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  25. Catherine Hall

    Stunning shoes! Love the idea of dancing boots too. Looks like a blast.

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  26. Jenna

    so unique and fun! Great pics! Love the red color scheme!

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  27. {The Perfect Palette}

    great color scheme! Loving the red! So pretty! Great vintage feel too.

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  28. Amanda

    LVE how the shoes match the hairpin. And her expression after kissing him is so precious. What a wonderful thing to share to so many…

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  29. Sarah

    Ohhh, this bride is lovely! This looks like such a wonderful wedding, congrats to the couple!

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  30. cassandra @ coco+kelley

    this is seriously making me reconsider red as a wedding color. i LOVE the bouquets and the pop of those saturated tones against the neutral, country style. and REALLY loving the way the wrap adds to the dress in the reception!

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  31. Michelle

    ahhhh, this wedding is so pretty, and so genuine, I love it! RED RED RED!!!!

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  32. Wedding Rumors

    What a beautiful cozy wedding!

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  33. dognbird

    Beyond gorgeous. I linked to this wedding and people are loving it. You have such a wonderful eye, love your blog!

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  34. ajb

    love the dancin' boots!!!

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  35. miss fancy pants (the bride)

    Oh gosh, I can't get enough of that bouquet. So colorful.

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  36. Lovely and Gracious

    They look so happy together. Just goes to show a wedding doesn't have to be formal to be great… all that matters is the love!

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  37. Leslie

    LOVE her sweet dress, and her spot-on advice :)

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  38. Kelly Merrill

    I have to know about the boots for the reception! They are to die for! I love the bouquet so much and the photo of them in the field is so lovely!

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  39. Sohma G.

    does anybody know where to find those boots????

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