Get the Look: Rustic Romance

January 28, 2013 in handmade and vintage goods

Ginny Branch
Ginny Branch

Ginny Branch Stelling is a prop and wardrobe stylist but, more accurately, a romantic with an affection for seeking out beautiful moments and vignettes.

What happens when two artists marry in the prairies of Wisconsin and enlist the help of their creative friends? Pure magic.

I am so smitten with all of the hand-crafted details of Emily and Paul‘s wedding, from the bride’s custom-made dress to the benches made by the groom. The whole day was flush with thoughtful touches without being overdone. I’ve put together a collection of Etsy products that can help you achieve a similar rustic look, especially if you are doubting your crafting and carpentry skills.

[1. Silk Flowers by myrakim 2. Vintage Boots from simplicityisbliss 3. Vintage Bottles from RuggyDesign 4. Lavender Perfume by HiddenAcresSoapCo]

Emily’s dress was a collaboration between the bride and Chelsea Rose Bridal, an Etsy vendor who welcomes custom orders. Capture Emily’s romantic and whimsical style by combining a pair of weathered Victorian lace-up boots with a delicate Twigs and Honey floral headpiece.

[1. Wood Slices by TraditionalByNature 2. Vintage Bottle Carrier from SundayBrocantes 3. Vintage Amber Bottle from LittleHouzz 4. Vintage Linen Runner from sadieolive  5. Apothecary Bottle from BitsAndPiecesEtc]

Emily’s nostalgic sensibilities shined in even the smallest details, from the cameo escort cards tied with antique keys, to the piles of vintage books and old snapshots. I swooned over their darling cake topper, created by Haylie Waring out of various flea market bits and bobs.

[1. Cameo Stamp by SayaBellStamps 2. Vintage Cake Topper from PeppermintBark 3. Vintage Skeleton Keys from SwirlingOrange11 4. Vintage Photographs from EMNelson]

The flowers were sourced from Emily’s parents’ 20 acres of wild prairies and forest. The ceremony benches and wedding table were handcrafted by Paul, from trees chopped down from Emily’s parents’ land. Clusters of vintage apothecary bottles, bottle carriers, and pitchers housed the flowers while vintage linens acted as runners. Handmade wooden signs labeled everything from the menu to various ceremony and reception locations.

All of these details converged into one Beatrix Potter-esque scene of marriage.

Credits: Photographs by Josh Goleman //Bride: Emily Isabella //Groom: Paul Isabella// Wedding Dress : Chelsea Rose Bridal // Sign Painting and Calligraphy: Abby Hyslop // Cake Topper: Haylie Waring // Bride’s Ring: Halligan Smith // Wedding Bouquet: Maura Grace // Wedding Boots: Custom Boots // Groom’s Tie: J. A. Christensen Maker.

Submitted by The Wedding Artist Collective.