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DIY Whimsical and Rustic Wedding Inspiration Board

13 Mar

Later today, I’ll be sharing the charming DIY Plummer House wedding of Luke and Pamela Goodman from Luke Goodman Cinematography.  I first discovered this wedding when I ran across Pamela’s lovely inspiration board on the Luke Goodman blog.  She is an incredibly talented artist, and I am absolutely smitten with her vision for their whimsical and rustic outdoor summer wedding.


From Pamela: Luke and I have been gradually planning our wedding for next August 18th.  We chose the Plummer House in Rochester MN, it’s a Tudor style mansion with beautiful grounds and gardens. As it’s the first time doing this we’ve realized just how much work goes into planning a wedding! We’re constantly amazed and inspired by the vendors we have been able to work with in the wedding industry, and it really does take many, many hands. We feel very blessed to have some of the MOST talented people be a part of our wedding: our friend Tanja Lippert is our photographer, with Tia Reagan styling, and Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV will be shooting our wedding film.

 After all the weddings we have seen and been a part of, we decided we wanted ours to feel “homemade, whimsical, rustic elegant,” and to include things we love: luke’s homebrewed beer, a piano outside, hand painted invites and signs… So here is a little board I put together of some of our ideas and inspiration.

Romantic Rustic Vineyard Wedding Inspiration Board

15 Dec romantic vineyard wedding

Romantic vineyard weddings aren’t only for California wine country anymore.  We have our own vineyard wedding venues here in Southeastern Minnesota.  Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery near Spring Valley, Falconer Vineyards and Winery near Red Wing and Villa Bellezza Winery just across the Minnesota border in Pepin, Wisconsin are three of the local vineyards that allow weddings.

Why not look to the breathtaking scenery at the vineyards for inspiration?  The lush grapevines of the vineyard and the surrounding landscape of the countryside inspire a color palette of fresh greens and pretty purples.  Incorporate wine bottle corks, wooden wine barrels and natural elements such as herbs into everything from the flowers to the decor of your wedding.  Balance these rustic earthy elements with touches of elegance by adding tall candelabras for a romantic candlelit reception, a crystal chandelier hanging from a tree branch and the groom in classic black and white attire.


Bridal Bouquet: Braedon Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Wedding Invitations: Ceci New York | Wedding Ceremony: Vicki Grafton Photography via Style Me Pretty | Wine Cork Escort Cards: Braedon Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Bride and Groom: Scott Andrew Studio | Vineyard Grapes: Style Me Pretty | Bridesmaid Bouquet and Boutonnieres: Amy and Stuart Photography via Style Me Pretty | Wine Barrels: Leigh Miller Photography | Vineyard: Eric Kelley Photography via Wedding Chicks | Centerpiece: Amy and Stuart Photography via Style Me Pretty | Chandelier: Leigh Miller Photography | Reception Tablescape: Scott Andrew Studio via Snippet and Ink | Wedding Cake: Amy and Stuart Photography via Style Me Pretty | Herb Favors: Vicki Grafton Photography via Style Me Pretty

Rustic Elegance Winter Wedding Inspiration Board

29 Nov winter wedding mountains

As the weather turns cold, most couples don’t think of planning a wedding during the winter.  However, a wedding in the cooler months can be more budget-friendly since vendors often offer lower prices during this less busy time of the year.  Why not celebrate with a rustic yet elegant winter wonderland wedding?  Serve your guests warm cups of hot chocolate, accessorize with a chic fur wrap and let the rustic outdoors inspire the elements of your wedding.

rustic elegance winter wedding inspiration board

Cedar Wedding Programs: Martha Stewart Weddings | Hot Chocolate: Martha Stewart Weddings | Bride and Groom: Aaron Delesie | Evergreen Tree and Snowy Mountains:  Julie Williams via Style Me Pretty | Pine Cone Centerpiece: Genevieve Leiper via Style Me Pretty | Pine Cone Wedding Invitations: Martha Stewart Weddings | Wedding Cake: Genevieve Leiper via Style Me Pretty | Rustic Pinecones and Pine Boutonniere, Welcome Gifts and Bridal Bouquet: Aaron Delesie | Shawls: Elizabeth Messina via Martha Stewart Weddings

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