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Rustic and Romantic Elopement

May 16, 2019

Blush and white colored rustic wedding inspiration at The Farm on Cotton in Sanford, North Carolina

Just because you elope, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful wedding filled with all the bells and whistles. This styled shoot was designed to inspire those who want to elope but want to still add a little something extra to their intimate day. 

Overall, the look was simple but filled with rustic romance. From the natural, outdoor backdrop to the baby blue pickup truck and the soft blush color palette everything came together perfectly to create an awe inspiring wedding day look. 

“We wanted to maintain a simple, rustic vibe throughout and mostly used what the land had to offer,” said the shoot’s photographer. “The added decor and the beauty of the natural landscape certainly did not disappoint.”

The bride began her day getting readyin the serene bridal suite. It had multiple vanity stations set up with velvet rose colored cushioned wooden chairs at mint green tables in front of oversized gold rimmed mirrors. 

Her hair was pulled back in a messy low bun with lots of loose hairs sweeping her face for a completely romantic look. The smoky eye added the right amount of drama to her look. She put in her simple drop pearl earrings to finish things off. 

There were two dresses featured in the shoot. The first dress was a high fashion statement piece full of details. It featured a high neck with intricate bead work and a completely open back. It had a full skirt with lace detailing trailing down to the bottom scalloped edges. 

The bride wore this dress as she went to meet her groom outside. There was the sweetest set up on a grassy field right in front of a wooded area. A cowhide rug was set in front of a decorative display of wooden window frames and bronze lanterns. It created that rustic vibe in the simplest way possible. 

To go along with the simplistic vibe, the groom wore a simple navy blue suit and navy blue tie. Especially with the bride’s showstopper of a dress, he didn’t want to take the spotlight away from her.

As the couple wandered through the grassy fields, the bride’s simple white hydrangea and greenery bouquet fit right in with all of the natural greenery that surrounded them. 

The couple ended up in front of an old baby blue Ford truck. Because what’s more rustic than an old pickup truck?! It was the perfect accessory for the vibe of the shoot and added the perfect pop of color to the day. The couple cozied up in the bed of the truck with the cowhide rug and there couldn’t have been anything sweeter. 

To change things up, the bride then switched her simple white bouquet out for something a little more daring. She grabbed the textured and loose bouquet that was full of mauve, blush, pink and purple wildflowers with one hand, grabbed her groom with the other and headed over to the intimate dinner table.

Across the grassy field was a rustic wooden table set for two. The table was draped with a white linen fabric and white and blush tulle. The center of the table was decorated with a gold frame topped with a vibrant bouquet and cascading greenery. The bouquet had similar mauve, blush, pink and purple colored wild flowers to the bride’s second bouquet. Surrounding the bouquet were scattered pillar candles and white painted fruit for a fun touch.

Each place setting had a woven rattan charger topped with a blush dinner plate and a white salad plate accented with a blush floral design. On top of the salad plate was a crystal glass with a white piece of fruit sitting in it. The fruit had gold script writing that read “bride” at one seat and “groom” at the other seat. The gold flatware and blush tinted wine glass were the finishing touches to the table. 

The bride then headed back inside for her dress change. The second dress was a softer look with lace long sleeves, a V-neck and a low lace back with a few accenting buttons.

Once she was dressed, the bride rejoined her groom and they headed out to the cake table. The single tiered, naked cake sat on top of a white plate that was laying on top of a gold hammered bowl. The bowl rested on a metal stool that was draped with blush tulle for a romantic look. The cake was surrounded by a few loose greenery pieces and a few white and blush flowers. 

After cutting the cake, the couple enjoyed their intimate moments together and basked in the joy of their private day they shared. 

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Creative Team

Jack Hadden Floral
Indigo Earth Events

Rentals & Decor
Indigo Earth Events

Jim's Formal Wear

C Cups Cupcakery

The Farm on Cotton

Brittany Raynor Photography

Evaly Beauty Co.

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