The Ceremony

November 11, 2011

Two people who met each other and fell in love, brought to the most intimate and special part of their day.  The Ceremony.  When two people join there lives together.  Walking together through the journey of life.  Hand in hand.

Although the barn loft at the WinMock was filled with our family and friends, it felt like we were the only ones there during our vows.  This was OUR moment.  Just the two of us……and 140 of our closest family and friends. 🙂

Upon entering the WinMock guest first stop at our Wedding Tree Guest Book.

Candles in mason jars filled with dried split peas lead guest upstairs to the barn loft.

The moss covered B & R that I spent countless hours gluing moss on.

Our wedding program that I designed just day before the wedding.

Bright green granny smith apples lined the aisle.

Ryan, his bestman/younger brother Brandon and our officiant Holly Marion.  If you or anyone you know is looking for someone to officiate your wedding we highly recommend Holly.  She is very kind and took the time to meet with us and get to know us.  She personally writes all vows for couples.  We loved this about her.  Our ceremony was 100% about us.

Headed upstairs to head down the aisle.

Doors closed for the big reveal!

The moment we’ve waited for our entire lives!

The hand off 😉

I love how our photographer  Lauren and her photographer hubby Dave captured sweet moments like this.

Our Vows.

Making sure his ring fits and stays put! 😉

Ryan grew up in Illinois and I grew up in Maryland.  For our unity ceremony we wanted something that was a little different.  Most people light candles or combined sand.  We got soil from our home states and combined it together.  We will be using the soil to plant a tree  in the future when we build our forever home.

The KISS!!


This photo was taken by a family friend so the quality is not as fabulous as Lauren’s but we love it!

Onto the cocktail hour and reception!

We are very thankful that Ryan’s aunt video-ed parts of our ceremony.  It flew by so quickly and love having that to look back on.

-MRS Brianne Verstat

Oooh the details.  The little things that we as designers focus on as well as the big picture of any project.  It’s the details that make a huge difference and make any project personal.  Whether it’s a simple frame with a family photo or the perfect piece of artwork.  The details are what sets a space apart and truly makes it special.

How fabulous are these yarn balls?  This wedding photo shoot featured on Style Me Pretty is one not to miss.  I would LOVE to see an entire wedding or party based off of this photo shoot idea.  This definitely takes grandma’s yarn to a whole other level with this neutral color scheme.

Paper and Fabric buntings have been a huge trend lately.  What a fun a whimsical way to add a “pop” of color to your big day or party!

Granny Smith apples used as place cards tie everything together in this brightly colored wedding.

Ribbon and Pom Pom Streamers aren’t just for birthday parties anymore.  Have some fun on your big day!

Have fun with your ceremony program! If your wedding is outside make it a fan.  Add photos of the wedding party so everyone knows who is who.

A place for guest to put cards for the newlyweds.  Gone are the days of the cardboard box wrapped in paper.

We think that moment and detail of a wedding should be filled with personal touches.  Stay tuned to see the details what we are putting together.


p.s.- I am really bad about keeping record of where I get inspiration photos from.  If any of these happen to be yours just let me know and I will give you the credit you deserve.  🙂

It’s WEDDING WEEK!!!  I still can not believe that this week is finally here.  In 5 days I get to marry the love of my life, my partner in crime and my best friend!  What a lucky girl I am!  This week we plan to bring you a week filled with all things WEDDING!!   To kick things off let’s start with a little blog love.  My obsession for the past 7 months er….like 2 years have been wedding blogs.  Who doesn’t love a beautiful wedding?!  Gorgeous locations, beautiful couples, fabulous decor and oooh the floral arrangements.  I love browsing through all the photos making mental notes of what I love, what doesn’t seem to work and saving the best photos for inspiration.  I have also been saving floral arrangement photos for furniture market showrooms.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Style Me Pretty –  Oh, how I love thee.  Thank you for your multiple postings everyday filled with inspiration photos of beautiful weddings.  You are a brides dream come true!!

Modernly Wed : This site is FILLED with BEAUTIFUL photography of nice clean and modern weddings, beautiful couples and fabulous outfits.  Modernly Wed lets the pictures speak for themselves with very little written about each event.

Green Wedding Shoes :  Yes, please!!  Whimsical, romantic, fun and a little DIY all in one fabulous blog!  Plus, Jen the queen of the blog is super nice and actually responds to emails!

Grey Likes Weddings :  …..and well I LOVE Grey!  Stylist Summer Watkins does a fabulous job of highlighting weddings with style perfection!  Every post is different which makes this blog a great resource.

Do you have blogs that you love and check daily….well besides ours of course!  Please share!  🙂