Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rustic Winter Weddings

Absolutely loving the new trend of winter weddings! Loving even more, the new trend of rustic winter weddings! We have a fantastic Rustic Winter wedding Pinterest board for you to check out for inspiration! Here are some elements to use to create a perfect Rustic Winter Wedding:

1. Plaid

 Also known as tartan and sometimes people call it flannel (even though flannel is a fabric). Plaid in shades of red or green added as an accent pattern to your winter wedding will create a rustic feel.

Photo by E. Bradley Photography

2. Tree Stumps

Whether cut high for your ceremony backdrop and aisle or cut low for chargers and centerpieces; you cannot go wrong with tree stumps and firewood.

Photo by Jamie Rae Photography

3. Pine Cones

Pine cones are inexpensive and easy to use as accent pieces. Try some in your centerpieces or in your bouquet. To make a big statement, try using the large sized pinecones.

Photo by E. Bradley Photography

Photo by E. Bradley Photography

4. Wreaths & Garland

Wreaths and garland have a great way of bringing nature inside. Try them in pine or fir for a rustic feel.

Photo by Jamie Rae Photography

What will you be incorporating into your winter wedding?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Winter Weddings at Green Villa Barn

It's that time again! It's July and we are full swing into the wedding season, but there are many winter brides getting ready for their upcoming weddings. It is a time when hot cocoa and flannel are on the minds od many; also known as "Christmas in July." Over the past couple of years I have seen the popularity of winter weddings skyrocket. From warm & rustic events to New Years Eve soiree's; there is plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few of my favorite photo opts from the winter weddings past here at the barn. Click the link to see the whole wedding :)

Liv & Charlie

Alex & Kellen
Brittany & Wes

Andrea & Chris

Kacey & Josh

Brad & Bonnie

Cloe & Alex

Monday, July 6, 2015

Rent the Runway

Photo by Linnea Paulina Photography
Brides, bridesmaids, and wedding guests: stop what you are doing! Have you heard of Rent the Runway? If you are familiar with them, then please go about your day. If you are not, then listen up!
Working in the event industry allows us to acquire lots of great knowledge and information that helps us help our brides make their dreams come true. Sometimes those big dreams come with a not so big budget and it is our job to give guidance and assistance. One of the more challenging areas we are faced with in the venue side of the wedding industry is fashion. While we are not there to oversee the decisions made for the brides and bridesmaid attire we do our best to guide our brides to the right place for purchases. Sometimes the cost of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses is overwhelming, and what's worse about the whole experience is that these dresses will probably be worn only once! So it is difficult to justify spending $600 on one of these gorgeous dresses. But a solution has been found!
Rent the Runway is an amazing designer clothing rental website! Not only does it rent out everyday attire, it also has a large special occasions dress section. Clothing ranges from size 0 to size 22 and starts at $30! Yes, you can rent a designer $550 dress for $30 :) The dresses are truly stunning and have real member reviews with photos. You can complete your look by renting designer jewelry and accessories as well. Check them out!

Katrina & James 6.5.15

Awesome photos by: Photography by Rayleigh