Fall is normally my favorite season of the year, and now that I live in Southern California I yearn for it even more. But with this current heatwave we’re suffering through, today’s wedding has me ready for cooler temps, pumpkin spice everything, and cozying up with my sweetheart. And man, oh man, am I dying to see some colorful fall foliage! Today’s charming New England wedding from Love & Perry will have you feelin’ fall too.
Our inspiration for our wedding day was a rustic vintage affair, as if you came home and pulled together a beautiful wedding with what you had in your garage, your garden, and knickknacks just lying around the house. We wanted it to reflect the New England charm of the Red Barn and feel like us, laid-back, eclectic, and fun.
One of the most memorable moments for us was our personalized ceremony. Our officiant had both of us share our story with him, and only revealed what the other had said while we were standing at the oak tree saying our vows. Our entire ceremony was the story of us.
More details and some advice from the bride:
Do you. Don’t make it about anyone else. Only the two of you know what you really want, and that’s all that matters. Everything is in the details. It’s what makes your wedding YOU. For us, we did a lot of the little things ourselves and that made it feel even more like us. One of our favorite details was our card table lined with old photographs of our loved ones on their wedding day, and pictures of us throughout our relationship. We wanted our guests to get a sense of who we really are as a couple. The personalized DIY details and the ceremony that shared the story of us provided each and every guest with an intimate glimpse into how we met, fell in love, and ended up there at that oak tree saying “I Do.”
Love that advice! “Do you.” Congrats to Meghan & Ryan! And thanks to Love & Perry for sending these stunning photographs my way. Who’s having a fall wedding and just got super excited!?
Vendors} Photographer: Love & Perry Photography / Ceremony/Reception Location: The Red Barn at Hampshire College / Officiant: Dennis Helmus / Dress: Erin by Watters / Belt: Thomas Knoell Designs / Hair Comb/ Shoe Clips: Lulu Splendor / Earrings: Petite Designs by iloniti / Groom: Banana Republic / Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy / Groomsman: Men’s Wearhouse / Flower Girl Basket: Bragging Bags / Ring Bearer Pillow: Artesenias / DJ/Acoustic Guitarist: Rob Alberti’s Event Services / Florist: Springfield Florists Supply (Lynn Baker) / Cake/Apple Pie/Apple Cider Donuts/Cider: Atkins Farms / Cake Topper: LoveBirdsGoods