Real Wedding: Kelsey & Wilbert

Posted October 27, 2015

Spring can be such a gorgeous time for an outdoor wedding. The flowers are blooming, the air is fresh, and sun sinks more slowly as days start lingering long into the night. Kelsey & Wilbert’s April wedding had that elusive golden sunset glow every Spring bride dreams of. Held entirely on the grounds of a family farm, their wedding day was relaxed, casual and inviting. Kelsey’s fitted lace gown, and her attendants flowing champagne dresses, and the neutral florals were all understated selections that fit seamlessly into the natural, easy feeling of their wedding. Two sweet flower girls dressed in simple white shifts alongside the finely dressed groomsman in navy suits and gorgeous camel leather shoes rounded out the wedding party. 

The ceremony was held in front of a picture perfect old red barn, where an intimate gathering of guests sat on rustic wooden benches. When it was time for Kelsey’s father to give her away, instead of observing the traditional “her mother and I” reply, he and her mother both stood up beside the couple and gave a heartfelt speech tearfully welcoming Wilbert into their family. It was deeply personal and intimate, and is sure to be a treasured memory for the couple.  

The tented reception was held further down the expansive country grounds. Kelsey wanted her guests to feel at home, so the reception was set up as a family style party. Long wooden tables were set with casual bleached muslin runners. Fresh picked sprigs of rosemary were tucked into ticking stripe sailcloth napkins. Open bottles of wine dotted the tables welcoming guests to serve themselves. Guests munched a popcorn and pretzel buffet bar as appetizers. The main course was a mix of sliders and fries, or tacos, both ordered from food trucks and served in Kraft paper food trays. Handcrafted small pieces of pottery the couple made together in Honduras (where Wilbert is from!) were displayed in a woven basket as wedding favors for guests. The couple loves to travel, so instead of a traditional guestbook, guests signed postcards from various places that the couple had visited, tucking them into vintage library card catalog drawers filled with sand. Even the short spring rainstorm that blew through couldn’t dampen spirits, and we love when the party keeps on rocking! Guests gamely lined up and cheered for Kelsey and Wilbert’s exit through a tunnel of sparklers and softly falling rain at the end of the evening. Congratulations Kelsey and Wilbert!   

Florist | Decorator: Modfete  :|:  Hair + Makeup: Cotton Rouge
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Oak Grove Farm  :|:  Ceremony Musicians: WireWood
Rentals: Professional Party Rentals  :|:  Cake: Publix  :|:  DJ: Chris Scott
Photographer: The Mondays  :|:  Catering: Asada Food Truck | The Chuck Truck
Transportation: Eastside Transportation  :|:  Officiant: Rev. Jonathan Tompkins
I Do Crew: Sara B. | Heather