Imagine a warm hillside, bright with colors of autumn, overlooking a sweeping mountain range (and perhaps a blue lake). There's a little weathered barn nestled in the grass and glowing lanterns lighting up the trees and pathway. Strands of Christmas lights hang from the rafters. An archway with a bough of flowers rests above the rows of white chairs with colored ribbons tied to the backs. The long reception tables glow with candles, bouquets of twigs and lavender, and mis-matched mason jars. The rich color of brown is a subtle undertone to the bright greens of the ceremony. The signs are carved from wood. The table runners are burlap and lace. My shoes are emerald.
Ok, so maybe I don't have $20,000 to throw at this beautiful vision (and why would I?! Personally I would almost rather skip the wedding and spend $20,000 on the greatest honeymoon adventure known to man -- 6 month European backpack, here we come!!) but it's fun to dream, right? Besides, the "rustic" theme totally lends itself to DIY crafty magic (and dare I say... Etsy inspired?), and I'm determined to see how awesome I can make it without breaking the bank. But Pinterest seems to be my haven lately for creating my own beautiful mood boards....
Tanner, meanwhile, would be totally content with a Harry Potter themed wedding.