Kelsey + Kevin | Nov 18, 2018
Navy and maroon fall wedding with a rustic and elegant style at The Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, South Carolina
Kelsey and Kevin met through mutual friends at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After dating for two years, Kevin proposed on Christmas Day. And just under a year later, the two tied the knot on a perfect moody fall day that matched their moody rustic style.
The brisk November morning started as Kelsey and her girls got their hair and makeup done while wearing matching maroon tees that set the tone for the deep color palette for the day.
Kelsey wore her hair down in loose curls with a loose side braid accenting one side. Her smoky eye played into the moodiness of that late fall day.
Her dress could not have been any more perfect with its lace illusion long sleeves and back. It’s deep V-neckline was just enough drama while the buttons down her back softened the look.
Meanwhile, Kevin buttoned up his grey vest on top of his maroon tie and slipped his navy-blue suit jacket over to complete his look. His pocket square rounded out the dapper look and his matching maroon colored boutonniere was the icing on top of the cake.
The couple arrived at the venue separately, to be sure they wouldn’t see one another before the ceremony. However, they did decide to do a first touch. They reached their hands around the sliding barn door and exchanged letters filled with heartfelt words that brought a tear to each of their eyes.
At the same time, guests began to arrive on-site and were welcomed by a decorative set up of a wine barrel topped with iron lanterns, deep colored florals and a white wooden “M” initial. It immediately set the tone for the rustic, fall day.
Kevin then headed to the upstairs of the barn to take his place for the ceremony. His groomsmen lined up next to him in matching three-piece navy suits and maroon ties.
Behind Kevin was a large wooden cross lit up by the natural light from the oversized window behind it. The rest of the room was lit up by market lights strung from the wooden beam accented cathedral ceilings.
The bridesmaids in mismatching maroon dresses carrying white and marron bouquets took their spots just before Kelsey made her way down the aisle.
Everyone rose to their feet as Kelsey and her dad appeared from behind the white curtains. Kevin caught a glimpse of his almost wife and it was as if nothing else in the world mattered in that moment.
The ceremony was centered around their faith and filled with love. They incorporated a cord ceremony where they intertwined three stands into one, just as they will do with themselves and God in their marriage.
Once they shared their first official kiss as husband and wife, the couple recessed down the aisle and walked right outside for pictures in the most amazing sunset kissed field on the grounds of the venue.
Meanwhile, their guests headed downstairs and into cocktail hour. While enjoying a drink, they signed a wooden heart they dropped into a shadow box for the couple to keep and signed a page in the couple’s Bible.
There was a wooden pallet strung with 12 different pieces of paper, one for each table so guests knew which table to sit at. Below the table assignments were fun pictures of the couple for guests to see how their relationship has grown over the years.
When the barn doors to the reception space were opened, guests were amazed by the rustic elegance they saw. String lights lined the white ceilings to set the romantic atmosphere. Below them were round guest tables draped in navy blue linens and one long wooden farm table in the center.
Dark wooden folding chairs, iron lanterns and greenery centerpieces added a rustic feel against the elegant table settings. Each seat was set with an ornate set of vintage china plates in a gold, navy and maroon color scheme that matched the navy linens and maroon napkins. The crystal water goblets rounded out the look.
After everyone took their seats, Kevin and Kelsey entered the room as everyone cheered and then the room quieted down to watch in awe as the newlyweds shared their first dance as husband and wife.
The couple soon took their seats which were marked with wooden “Mr.” and “Mrs.” signs and enjoyed a meal from Fresh Eats Catering with their family and friends.
The rest of the night was filled with salsa music, dancing, laughter, games, caricatures and so much dessert! The dessert table was lined with different flavored cupcakes and a small cutting cake for the couple. The entire table gave off the most romantic rustic vibe. The table was made up of a wooden slab on top of two wine barrels and the cupcakes were displayed using wooden crates and wooden slices.
When it was all said and done, all the guests lined the exit with sparklers in hand to light the way out for the newlyweds.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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