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Loving Every Elegant DIY Detail in this Family Farm Wedding

January 18, 2018

With a classic black & white color palette and a million stunning DIY details, we’re crushing hard on Brittany and Scott’s wedding style. Held on her parents’ farm, these two enlisted the help of their family and friends to bring their wedding vision to life. And if you ask us, they achieved the perfect combo of modern/elegant + cozy/neutral.  Pops of copper and greenery from Monteray Farms blended so well with all of Brittany’s homemade details, and can we talk about black and white checkered dance floor?! 

From the bride, Brittany: Our wedding was truly a DIY family affair. There is no way I could have had the wedding of my dreams without my family and friends. I literally can’t look at a piece of my wedding without thinking “this family member did that” or “that friend made this”. My wedding took place at an old barn on my parent’s property. My sister had her ceremony there a few years ago, and I knew I wanted to have my wedding there when I got married. As soon as I told people it was at a barn, i knew they immediately thought “rustic, burlap, country”, but that is not what I wanted my wedding to be like. I wanted have a glamorous event, in a shabby chic environment. I have known for years that I wanted my wedding to be mostly black and white, and I chose to have more greenery than flowers, and some copper accents here and there. I let my bridesmaids pick their dresses from wherever they wanted, as long as they were floor length and black. And I might be biased, but they looked AMAZING. My husband and I met in our first class on our first day of college at UNC Charlotte. He is originally from a small town in North Carolina named Lincolnton. We were friends for 3 years before we started dating. We had only been together a little under a year when we graduated, but Scott moved back to Maryland with me, and I guess the rest is history. My family and I are a bit crafty, so a lot of things were DIY, and I was over the moon with how it all turned out. I could honestly go on for days about all the DIY stuff myself and my family did. I designed, printed and assembled the invitations, with the help of my fiance (I was pretty excited to learn how to wax seal them). My Dad salvaged a beautiful mantle from an old house he renovated in DC, and he placed it in the barn for me to use; the florist brought in some vintage furniture and set up a mock living room. My Dad also built the arch we used during the ceremony, the bar for cocktail hour, and the dance floor for the reception. He also built a set of cornhole boards that I painted for my husband; Clemson is his family’s favorite team. There were a bunch of old windows in the barn that had been boarded up, so I turned them in to moss-framed chalkboards that my sister and I filled with a favorite quote of mine. She also helped me pen the ceremony sign and dessert labels. One of my bridesmaids made the moss monogram that was above the mantle. All of the wine we served at the wedding was shipped up from Lincolnton, NC, my husband’s hometown. The containers that we put the favors (koozies that I designed) in were crate’s from an old local soda company my Dad’s family used to own in Ridgely, MD. My uncle got up at 2 am the morning of the wedding to start smoking the meat for the bbq dinner, and my grandmother made all of the cakes, while all of the assorted desserts were made by my mom and her best friends. Mine and my husband’s dog, a newfie named Loki, was our ring bearer; he did a great job. He even kept his bowtie on! One of our best friend’s, who happens to be my sister’s brother-in-law, got ordained and married us. The DJ was beyond perfect, everyone loved him. He didn’t play one bad song; he kept the party going all night, and even got on the dance floor to show us all how to do some moves. Monteray Farms did an AMAZING job with the flowers, they were even more beautiful than I imagined. They definitely nailed my vision. There are still so many more details and personal touches that were in the wedding, it was just as beautiful as I had hoped, though i would have set the start time a lot earlier if i had known how fast it would fly by!


Photography | Amanda Sutton Photography
Venue | Family property
Florals | Monteray Farms
Rentals | Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Hair & Makeup | Shabby Chic Salon
Catering | Family & friends, Helen Todd Catering
Monogrammed Suspenders | Sissy Belle Stitching
Table Runners | Creative in Cordova 
Gown | Davids Bridal 
Groom’s Attire | Jos. A. Bank 
DJ | DJ K Rock
Cake | Bride’s grandmother
Desserts | Family & friends
Invitations | Bride
Dog Bowtie | Cool Duds for Hot Dogs
Flower Girl Dress | Wedding Collection

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