Maryclare + Ted | Golden Oak Farm


Maryclare and Ted got married on a beautiful September day last year at Golden Oak Farm! This venue is S O gorgeous and fun – we especially loved the llamas [+ so did the guests]. Another fun part about this venue is that the house is available to rent, so the couple and their wedding party/family took advantage of this opportunity and spent the weekend there.  Pre-wedding, lead planner Kellie worked with the couple on their Elegance Package details. The couple lived out of state, so we were very happy to help them from afar.  Due to the amount of rentals we brought, we got to use our shiny new trailer to transport it all! The Rustic Elegance delivery squad delivered the trailer the night before the wedding and unloaded it. 


The next morning – we woke up ready to get these two M A R R I E D! My and Kellie arrived onsite to help place the rest of the rentals/decor while the wedding party prepped in the house. Apres dropped off the chairs and linens for the reception. The ladies got ready with Luminous Beauty helping them with their hair and makeup, while the guys got all dressed up. The wedding party consisted of 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen and an adorable ring bearer/flower girl combo. Flowers were put together by Maryclare’s mom and were S O gorgeous. Sarah Chacos caught some great shots of the wedding party and family, and before we knew it, it was ceremony time! 


The ceremony took place Riverside at Golden Oak – we love this ceremony site with the river flowing in the background. Our shepard’s hooks and mason jars filled with wildflowers lined the ceremony aisle as guests took their seats. The wedding party glided down the aisle with the beautiful accompaniment from two members of the Bluewater Kings Band, followed by Maryclare + her dad walking to “I belong to you”. The couple’s friend, Matt, stood as their officiant and helped them make it official! After the first kiss, the couple walked out to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys, and stationed themselves under one of the big oak trees for their receiving line. 


After they got through greeting all of their guests, everyone headed off to the cocktail hour in the house/patio area. The Bluewater Kings Band duo played casual music as guests mingled and enjoyed passed appetizers from Gastrotruck. Guests then moved to the lower part of the barn for dinner. The tables were decorated with Rustic Elegance milk glass vases filled with wild flowers. The couple decided on a plated meal for their guests, which was provided by Gastrotruck. Maryclare and Ted enjoyed their first meal together as a married couple at an A D O R A B L E sweetheart table. For dessert, the couple opted for cupcakes and cake using Rustic Elegance cake stands/crates. After dinner speeches + dessert, everyone headed upstairs for the dance! More members of The Bluewater Kings Band arrived to get the party started – and truly kept it going all night long. Every one of the guests joined the dancing fun and the dance floor remained packed all night long! Seriously the most dancing we have seen! 

This wedding was so S T U N N I N G and we had so much fun being a part of their day [and we also worked really hard, we got our steps in with each of the planners tracking 13 mile]!  Maryclare + Ted – we hope that married life is treating you well + you are enjoying this new adventure in life together. Thank you to Sarah Chacos for sharing these amazing photos featured in the blog! 


Venue: Golden Oak Farm
Catering & Bartending: Gastrotruck
Beer/Wine Delivery: Mac’s Liquor
Chair/Linen Rentals: Apres Tent Rental
Decor Rentals: Rustic Elegance
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Florist: Flutterby Flower Farm
Photographer: Sarah Chacos
Desserts: The Copper Hen
Transportation: Carlson Lines
Hair/Makeup: Luminous Beauty
Dress: The Dress Theory Seattle // Rime Arodaky
Bathrooms: Onsite 
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

McKenna + Matt | Backyard Wedding

Matt & McKenna threw a big backyard wedding that was stunning! McKenna & RE team member Kayla have been friends since they were little kids – joining a swim team when they were in elementary school together. They ended up going to the same college and swimming on the same team together again. College is also where McKenna met her fiance, Matt. They were friends first and it was actually after Matt had graduated from college that they started to date. After 3 years, Matt proposed to McKenna with the help of their pup/ring bearer, Mowgli on a walk that was life-changing!

When the couple was leaning towards a backyard wedding, they knew that Rustic Elegance was a must! McKenna had always dreamed of getting married at her parent’s house on the lake where she grew up.  With all the unknowns of planning a tent wedding, the couple met with Lead Coordinator Kellie to start planning their dream wedding. Kellie was also there the day they delivered the tent to ensure that all was set up according to plan. After the tent was set up, We’ve Got It Covered added draping and string lights for the extra WOW factor in this big tent. 

The morning of the wedding was finally here! The ladies got ready in the house with Anna Elizabeth Makeup & City Image Salon, while the Rustic Elegance team of Kellie & Kelly prepped the decor for the ceremony and reception spaces. The weather was a little tricky that day, starting out with some rain. The ceremony was set up to be done lakeside, so we all prayed the weather would let up in time. McKenna put on her dress with her mama and did a first look with her bridesmaids, and then proceeded to do one with her dad (so sweet!!!) before finally seeing her future hubby for his first look at his beautiful bride. Megan Tetzloff Photography then snapped some amazing wedding party photos & family photos while the rain let up just in time for the ceremony to be by the lake as planned. Will Clark got some cool shots to use in their wedding video (which turned out perfect!). The couple had their neighbor, Olivia be their flower girl and gave their pup Mowgli the important ring bearer title – they made the most dynamic (and cute!!) duo.

After a beautiful ceremony and a fun little surprise from the pastor (confetti streamers!), the couple drove off in a vintage car down the road to then join their wedding party for a pontoon cocktail hour on the lake, while guests enjoyed cocktail hour under the tent. Dinner was served by Pizzeria 201 and was AMAZING! For dessert, the couple opted for mini cheesecakes with a variety of toppings, and a special cheesecake for themselves (including a lego cake topper which was ADORABLE). Following dessert & speeches, the Musicians Unlimited band turned up the music & got the party started, and kept the dance floor going all night long. 

Matt & McKenna – we hope married life is a dream (especially during this quarantine) and that you are loving it! Thank you for having Rustic Elegance coordinate your tent wedding & for being such a fun couple to work with. Huge shout out to Megan Tetzloff Photography & Will Clark Videography for the amazing photos & video featured in the blog! 

Catering: Pizzeria 201
Rentals: G&K Rentals
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Band: Musicians Unlimited
Florist: Judy’s Floral Design
Officiant: First Lutheran Church
Photographer: Megan Tetzloff Photography
Videographer: Will Clark
Hair: City Image Salon
Makeup: Anna Elizabeth Makeup
Dress: Wedding Shoppe // Mori Lee
Bathrooms: Rent and Save Portables
Freezer Trailer: Waterville Food and Ice
Hotel: Holiday Inn, Lakeville
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

Wedding Video by Will Clark: