For today’s “Real Wedding” post I’m trying out a new format, and I’d love to hear all of your guys thoughts. I’m trying to condense and simplify to make it easier to go through all the images and read about all the details of each event. A big thank you to Adrienne for sharing all the details of their day. Her and Ryan’s wedding might be fall themed, but it’s anything but ordinary. The color palette they used is original and so light, but still kept with the theme of the season. White pumpkins, golden wheat, and little bits of brown make for a natural and elegant autumn event.
Ryan and Adrienne met at Indiana University while getting their undergraduate degrees. He proposed on a trip to Ireland they took together in August 2009. They went on a beautiful hike on the eastern side of the country in Howth. Adrienne says the proposal was a total surprise, and made her so happy. They both knew they wanted to get married in the fall, as it’s their favorite season. For their decor they wanted something that was creative, but also reflected the season. Adrienne’s favorite color is brown, and she wanted a natural color palette for the day.
Who, What, Where ~ Reception: Wilder Mansion. Photography: Heather Parker Photography. Caterer: Cafe Amano. Cupcakes: Molly’s Cupcakes. Centerpieces: Janes Blue Iris. Dress: Reem Acra purchased at a Joyful Occasion.
From the Bride:
Where there any DIY Projects for your wedding day?
Most of the wedding was made up of DIY projects, I designed and printed all of the paper products: invitations, place cards, menus/table numbers, programs. My father cut slits into the baby boo (pumpkins) and then we attached the place cards. My Aunt Cindy and cousin Kate flew out from Boston one weekend to help my mom and I make the boutonnières, bouquets for the bridesmaids, favors, which was a sachet of mulling spices attached with a card and a few other decorations.
Did you guys use any special family heirlooms as your something old?
My bouquet was actually made from my grandmothers wedding missal, that she carried on her wedding day, and that my mother also carried on her wedding day. The florist, Janes Blue Iris worked with the missal to add orchids and wheat. My engagement ring is Ryan’s maternal grandmothers ring.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Being surrounded by our family and friends and just enjoying the moments together as a couple. And wearing my wedding dress!