Rosco + Matthew | Sep 5, 2020
Boho-chic wedding with DIY decor and mountain views at a private residence in Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Rosco was living in New York when she customized a pair of shoes to be used in a photoshoot for a book, published by Matthew. He then got her information from a mutual friend and reached out to purchase a painting, and after they linked up to make the transaction, they decided to keep in touch.
“Months later, he reached out and asked if I knew of any art openings in the area,” said Rosco, “and since he worked at a magazine in the books and arts section, I knew that it was just his way of asking me out.”
Rosco and Matthew were married in the early fall, surrounded by 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was an intimate gathering elaborated by DIY decor elements and bohemian-inspired foraged floral arrangements, followed by a picturesque sunset dinner.
“My husband and I are both obsessed with nature,” said Rosco. “We knew that we wanted to have an outdoor ceremony, and we were blessed enough to have access to the most perfect backdrop that only nature could create.”
The day of the wedding, Rosco stole the show in an exquisite ivory lace gown with long sleeves and a dramatic plunging neckline. Her gown combined stunning elements of petal-like accents, a sheer illusion bodice and a wispy tulle train.
“I wanted lots of lace and long sleeves and this dress was the perfect fit,” said Rosco.
Although she planned to walk down the aisle barefoot as a form of grounding, she did want a nice heel for the photos. She wore a pair of acrylic strappy heels with romantic embellishments, which paired elegantly with her statement drop earrings and gorgeous hair.
“Bantu knots was one of my favorite hairstyles growing up and this style always made me feel so regal,” said Rosco, “so it was an easy choice.”
Matthew wore a double-breasted tailored ivory suit with a cream and floral tie to match and a single pearl boutonniere. He finished his dapper ensemble with chestnut leather smoking slippers.
“We thought that wearing all white would be a beautiful contrast with nature,” said Rosco, “so in the words of my husband: ‘I just went with the aesthetic.’”
Her minimal bridal bouquet complemented the aesthetic beautifully and was arranged by Rosco herself the morning of the wedding. She included foraged pampas grass, dried pine needles, calla lilies, cream hypericum and a set of mushrooms that she’d been admiring for months.
“I even added a quartz crystal in between the mushrooms in my bouquet,” said Rosco.
Most of their wedding decor was DIY, and the day before the wedding, she and Matthew went foraging in the area for most of the floral accents. There was an abundance of pampas grass and whimsical greenery framing the arched arbor, built by Rosco’s close girlfriend with the help of the rest of her tribe.
“My husband and I went scouting for pampas grass about a week prior to the wedding,” said Rosco, “as I knew that I wanted this to be the star of our decor.”
Their guests, in all-white attire, sat in an open field in rustic wooden seating as they admired the breathtaking mountain views. Rosco’s father sang her down the aisle as she walked barefoot to meet her husband at the altar, joined by their French bulldog. Their close friend officiated the ceremony, and before walking off as husband and wife, they jumped a lavender-infused broom.
“The most special moments of the day were having my father sing me down the aisle, and my first dance with my husband,” said Rosco. “Both moments made me extremely emotional and they felt so special.”
After their heartfelt first dance, the couple posed for golden hour photos on a vintage, velvet green sofa. Meanwhile, guests mingled at the farm table set with mismatched wooden chairs, a simple table runner crafted from Cocculus and three centerpieces created with calla lilies, snapdragons, foraged greenery and pampas grass.
“I have about 100 favorite moments of our special day, but one of my favorites was dancing with everyone after dinner,” said Rosco.
The grass served as their dance floor as they partied the night away under the stars and in the glow of the garden torches. We even had a "pass the aux" moment where they played some of their favorite songs from their college days and danced around, which was the perfect way to let loose with family after an unpredictable year.
“Our wedding ended up being one of the most beautiful moments of my life and it was completely different from what I expected,” said Rosco. “Our wedding felt so intimate and perfect.”
We wish Rosco and Matthew a lifetime of happiness!
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