images by Jen Fariello
Carrie & Bo: Rustic Chic | Colors: Light Blue, Navy, White, Green
Bo and I wanted a casual farm wedding but with a classy and traditional touch. The venue was so beautiful though I didn’t want anything to take away from it and felt like blue’s/green would only enhance the beauty of the grass, sky and old farm house.
Our priorities: Comfort– especially for the bridesmaids!
The details: The shoes Bo wore were a wedding present that surprised him with on the day of the wedding. I gave him a pair of custom made, black ostrich cowboy boots. Bo is from Texas, so it was fitting that I got these, especially since he didn’t have any in black. They arrived to his cabin that morning with a note from me inside.
My garter was another unique story. Bo and I met through a couple named Sarah and Steve. Sarah and Steve have successfully set up a few other couples and every time one has gotten married, the bride wore Sarah’s garter. So I carried on the tradition and wore the garter that Sarah and some of our other friends have worn.
The bracelet I wore was a gift that Bo gave me the night before. It had sapphires in it for the month that we got married (September) and is an exquisite piece that I will forever cherish. My brother, also named Bo, gave me a pair of earrings as a gift on the wedding day. He walked me down the aisle and a few minutes before he surprised me with these wonderful pearl and diamond earrings. Until that point I had just chosen not to wear any earrings because I didn’t think I had any that were fitting… it was a special moment and pleasant surprise to have that sentimental piece added to the ensemble!
The groomsmen wore: Although it was a farm wedding I didn’t want it to feel too “country” so I had the boys wear tuxes and striped bowties that were light blue and navy. I wanted the bowties to add more casual feel to the formality of the tux and help tie all of the colors together. Bo was also excited to wear his custom made tux and we paired it with an ivory bow tie to make his look different from the groomsmen.
The bridesmaids wore: Each bridesmaid wore their own brown cowboy boots which were fitting for the venue but also functional. My dress was very comfortable and I really wanted to be able to move easily, especially when dancing. I wore ivory wedges too so I wouldn’t sink into the grass. My hair and makeup was simple and I wanted things to look natural but comfortable. Because I had a large wedding party I wanted the maid of honor, my sister and best friend, to stand out too. She had a different dress than the other maids. Hers was strapless and had pockets (essential for all her maid of honor goodies) but was the same color and fabric.
Something old: I tied a handkerchief of my mother’s into my bouquet
Something new: my veil
Something borrowed: the garter
Something blue: the bracelet I wore had blue sapphires in it
Favorite fashion detail: The flower girls were amazing. I had 9 in total and they all wore ivory lace dresses to match me and brown cowboy boots to match the bridesmaids. It was so fun to have them all apart of the wedding and they were such a wonderful addition to the day!
Get this look:
Dress: Paloma Blanca
Men’s Bow Ties- custom online
Men’s Tuxes: personally owned
Bridesmaids Dresses: Anna Elyse
Veil: Terri Lynn Bridal
Bride’s ivory wedges: Piperlime