Having experienced an incredible number of weddings as a planner, Ashley finally got to be on the other side of the table a bride. In her lovely and relaxed Gilbertsville Farmhouse Rustic Wedding, she married Ethan in the midst of their families and friends.
Gilbertsville Farmhouse Rustic Wedding
“Our wedding day was all about family – our nieces were our flower girls, my matron of honor is my best friend and cousin, the best man is my husband’s brother, and our son walked me down the aisle. I designed and planned my own wedding as well as made all my floral dreams come to life.”
” It was a random Tuesday night, Ethan came home from work “craving” carrot cake from our favorite restaurant. The very restaurant we went to on our first date. We cleaned up, got my little man ready and headed out for a family dinner outing.
After parking outside of Mainstreet Bakery & Grill in Afton, I get my son out of the car and head to the front of the car. All the while, my son and I are discussing the Christmas tree in front of us on the side walk. It was simple but beautiful and my son told me he wanted one that size for his room – not the 2 foot one he has.
At that point we had paused for a moment, Ethan hands me an Alex and Ani bracelet bag as an early Christmas gift. I open the bag but the bracelet gets stuck, while I’m struggling with the bracelet he kneels down with my son and hands him a ring box – he asks him “ask mommy if she will marry me” – my son had been sleeping so his initial reaction was “look mommy its a shiny ring!”. It was just us on the side walk that night in front of this beautiful Christmas tree by our favorite restaurant – it was perfect.”
“My gown was chosen at Bridal Barn – it had incredible detail – lace and beading – the train was what sold me! My matron of honor found her dress as well at Bridal Barn with the perfect Burgundy/Red coloring. My guys wore tuxes from Dress Your Fancy – gray with ivory shirts and brown shoes! Simple but perfect!”
” I designed my own wedding flowers – besides wedding planning I also provide custom wedding floral design. It was important to me to be able to have my hands on all the details – the flowers being the most fun process for me. I wanted mostly muted tones – whites, creams and greens – with pops of burgundy and orange.”
Photography: Nicole Weeks Photography | Ceremony Venue: Gilbertsville Farmhouse | Reception Venue: Gilbertsville Farmhouse | Event Planning: C & A Event Planning | Floral: C & A Event Planning | Stationery: Ally B Designs | Wedding Cake: Kelly Banks Cakes | Hair: Mae I Bridal/Hair Artistry by Alexis Ayers | Makeup: Dayna Raye Beauty | Catering: A Moveable Feast by O’Connors | Children’s Fashion: Oliver Olivia Apparel | Lingerie: LoveyDoveyDesignByUs | DJ: United Sound | Reception Musicians: Nate Gross | Wedding Dress: Bridal Barn | Groom’s Attire: Dress Your Fancy | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Barn | Earrings: Sparklelavie