When Allan proposed to Katie, his college sweetheart, on Valentine's Day, neither one had an exact vision for their wedding day. When it came to choosing their theme and selecting their details, they took inspiration from a variety of sources: local wedding shows, family history and culture, and vintage shops. The result was a sweet event with nods to both the trends they loved and the people they are connected to. While both of them adored how their wedding came together, they admit they were so busy talking with friends and family that they barely had a chance to focus on the finished result. Katie advises,"If you can afford a videographer, get one. They will help you see all the moments you missed." If this wedding looks familiar to you, you may have noticed it in our last issue of our magazine, mywedding.

Thank you to Twig & Olive Photography for sharing this wonderful event with us, and be sure to check out the latest issue of mywedding, available now.

bride and groom leave outdoor ceremony

Our Favorite Things:

  • The burlap-lined ring box (a terrific detail for a rustic chic wedding)
  • The simple boutonnieres with succulents, white rosebuds, and seeded eucalyptus
  • The creative menu including comfort food faves and special entrees for the kiddos

burlap lined ring box
groom reveals personalized lining of jacket
elegant and simple boutonnieres with seeded eucalyptus
groom with groomsmen under tree in garden
bride with flower girl wearing white dress and pearl necklace
bridal party in mix and match dresses and floral headbands
chalkboard welcome sign resting on easel
simple garden wedding ceremony on clear day
bridesmaids watch ceremony
bride and groom share kiss at end of ceremony
pretty hydrangea and dusty miller centerpiece
guest signs leaf themed guest book
chalkboard wedding menu in frame
best day ever cake topper on simple wedding cake
bride and groom pose under garden tree

Photography: Twig & Olive Photography | Venue: Olbrich Gardens, The Oaks Golf Course | Florals: Blooms by Brandi | Paper Goods: Alxandr | Catering: Upstairs Downstairs Catering | Cake: "I Do" Cakes by Betty | Wedding Dress: Marisa Bridals, Wedding Belles | Bride's Accessories: Doloris Petunia | Hair: Icon Salon Hair Couture | Makeup: Color Code Salon | Groom's Suit: Indochino | Rentals: A La Crate | Videography: John Thomas Roach | DJ & Photobooth: All American DJ & Photo