Laid Back Labor Day Wedding

This week’s board was inspired by one of our readers who is planning a Southern wedding during the Labor Day weekend this year. The wedding will be held at a working farm with the ceremony taking place in a small clearing in the woods, while the reception will take place in the farm’s apple orchard. The groom is planning to wear a seersucker suit while the bride will wear a simple strapless gown. The couple wants their wedding to be a laid-back celebration for their family and friends and were hoping we could give them a little inspiration for the event.

Well, it sounds like this will be such a charming wedding! Here’s what we came up with…

Featured Design: Love Logo #19 wedding invitation

A few ideas that might add to the charm…

:: Take advantage of having the reception in an apple orchard – use apples as paperweights to keep escort cards in place.

:: Instead of signing a guest book, have guests write notes and well wishes on little cards then pin them up on a line with clothespins.

:: A hand-painted “Wedding This Way” sign is a must!

:: Use simple, inexpensive buckets and pails as vases for the centerpieces. Inexpensive flowers like carnations look great when used in large clusters of a single color.

:: Instead of the typical wedding cake, serve delicious home-made cakes and pies.

:: Download our paper bag favor labels to create DIY favors! Fill the bags with fresh strawberries, cherries or other goodies straight from the farm!

(Good luck with the wedding planning Allison! We would love to see photos!)

Photo Credits:
row 1: DiLorenzo Photography via The Knot, Sylvie Gil Photography
row 2: Jose Villa, Artfool
row 3: betsywhite stationery boutique
row 4: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography, Jill Higgins Photography, Maria Vicencio Photography
row 5: Amanda Kraft Photography, Tina Rupp
row 6: Union Photography, Oh How Charming!

  • TJ

    April 13, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Really cool ideas for a wedding on a budget…thanks!

  • jansman09

    April 13, 2009 at 9:34 am

    love the southern style

One Trackback

Leave a Comment

Asterisk (*) denotes required field...

*
Your Email * (We won't share, promise.)
Your Website

Comment