A serene little Idaho farm was the scene for a summer’s early afternoon, joy-filled Farm Chicks Style wedding we created for a full chapter feature in the book, Stylish Weddings. We decided on a breakfast themed barn wedding on a farm with a natural yellow and green color palette and a lot of handmade elements like the groom’s and groomsmen’s bowties, napkins for the table settings, and a takeaway treat bagged tea station. It didn’t hurt that the “wedding couple” is an actual real-life couple so their chemistry was lovely and came through in the image in such a sweet and genuine way.
The bride wore a vintage cotton dress.
Twinkly lights and a fancy chandelier were all that were needed for the barn, where the ceremony was held.
An old farm truck became the stage for the bluegrass band.
A bridesmaid's bouquet.
The groom's and groomsmen's bowties, handmade. Herbs were used for true country boutonnieres.
A hearty breakfast was served, including waffles, eggs benedict in mini cast-iron pans, fresh fruit, orange juice rosemary sippers, french toast stacks with berries and cream, miniature quiche, pancake stacks with fresh berries and syrup, and ice-cold milk.
The tables were adorned with fresh flowers, plates topped with fresh herbs, and homemade napkins were placed at each setting.
Delicious desserts included a homemade butter cake, a crepe cake, and miniature bundt cakes.
The truck stage was the perfect spot for the bouquet toss.
Guests were treated to a tea station for a takeaway treat.
And everyone lived happily ever after….
This wedding story was created for the book, Stylish Weddings. You can find the entire story, including how to make the bow ties, potato-stamped napkins, dessert flags, farm bucket cake stand, Serena's Butter Cake, Orange Juice Rosemary Sippers, swizzle sticks, tea station, and tea bag takeaways all in the book.
Acknowledgement: Alisa Lewis (pictured with me below) collaborated and styled the wedding with me. You can find out more about Alisa Lewis Event Design here.
Furniture and wedding materials, supplies: The Attic | A Vintage Rental Company
Photographer: Ifong Chen
Venue: Cable Creek Farm
Food: Feast Catering Company
Flowers: Fleurtations Floral
Bride's dress: Carousel Vintage Boutique
Veil: Stella's Design
Crepe Cake: Erin Blackburn
Farm Truck for Band Stage: Murren Family
Hair: Camille Cuts Me
Make-up: Shasta Hankins
Dishes, Glassware, and Silverware: Event-Rents
Herbs & Tea: Sweet Roots
Herbs: Hansen's Farm
Herbs: Strawberry Hill Farm (509) 238-6919
Bride & Groom: Rose and Pete Cowger
Bridesmaids: Kaitlin Ellithorpe, Amy Ellithorpe, and Elizabeth Stadley
Groomsmen: Alex Murren, Aaron Adkinson, and Jake Stadley
Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.