For their summer wedding in Missouri, Rachel and Andrew refurbished and decorated the groom’s family barn! They installed electricity, poured a concrete floor, and hung homemade chandeliers made from mason jars found in grandma’s cellar. That’s some serious DIY! The bride, a talented graphic designer, also made all the stationery, including the invitations, programs, and favor tags. Throw in lots of burlap and cowboy boots, and you have the perfect vintage, rustic summertime wedding!
From the Bride: Andrew and I were married in the eastern Ozarks of Missouri, beneath the barn lights on June 16, 2012. Those who know us best would describe us as simple with a passion for life in the country and a tremendous appreciation for family. It was important to us, that the setting for our wedding would be true to these qualities. Andrew’s family farm is home to a beautiful barn, built by his grandpa, Ottis Hampton, 65 years ago. With a little work and some TLC, we determined the barn would be the perfect place for our long awaited “special day.” Throughout the years, the barn became a special part of the Hampton family, and we were thrilled that it would become a special part of “us.”
Months of preparations went into getting the barn ready, electric was installed, a concrete floor was poured and many hours were spent cleaning. To add some ambience lighting, Andrew and I designed a piece that would personify all that we are. Andrew built a chandelier from mason jars found in his grandma’s cellar, an old tractor wheel, grapevine, wire, and lights to accent the barn’s interior.
While Andrew kept busy constructing “our” chandelier, I went to work designing our entire line of wedding stationary. The theme was fun and invited everyone to “save the date”. Our invitations consumed me, as I spent a great amount of time making sure they were just perfect; simple, but perfect. In addition, I designed our programs that also served as fans and slips for our party favors. The décor consisted of numerous family heirlooms and antiques.
Congrats to Rachel and Andrew!
Photographer: Turner Creative Photography
Venue: Private Residence, Missouri
Invitations: Rachel Hampton Designs (the bride!)
Dress: Grand March
Bakery: Abbie Cakes
Submitted via Two Bright Lights