This Unconventional Farm Wedding Breaks All the Rules and We Love it // Mark & Saphron
Traditional and rustic farm weddings aren’t really our thing here at Bronte Bride. But when we saw this gorgeous wedding gallery from Red Bloom Photography, featuring hand-picked florals, minimalist decor, and a show-stopping bride, we knew we had to share it.
This isn’t your “typical” farm wedding, we can tell you that. In fact, not much of this wedding is typical at all. The intimate details and thoughtful styling really bring this wedding into it's own, and showcase a modern perspective on the traditional “rustic” farm style we see so much of.
When it came to planning their wedding, Mark and Saphron wanted to do things their own way. Who says you have to have a reception dinner? Who says you need a long engagement? This couple made every decision based on who they were and what kind of wedding they actually wanted. And we love that.
Here’s what the bride had to say: “We are active, outdoorsy, homebodies who love sharing good food (especially breakfast) with friends and family, and we wanted our wedding to reflect those values. We also don’t believe that we need to conform to tradition or trends, so every element really was true to us. Finally, we had only 19 weeks between engagement and wedding, so we didn’t have the time to over plan!”
The first Look
From the photographer:
“The energy was so calm as they prepared for the day. Mark & Saphron chose to do a private first look before their ceremony and the cloud cover gave a nice soft light. After their first look we walked up a rather large hill for some amazing views! They loved this spot as one view was overlooking the rolling hills and her mom’s new home, and the other was of this gorgeous valley and small lake that they would often ride their houses around.” - Monica from Red Bloom Photography
“We wanted to have a backyard wedding (less cost, more intimate, and ensured a small guest list) and use the land in any way we could as both inspiration and actual décor. Each time we selected an element for elegance and simplicity it helped gain momentum to make the same prioritization for the next decision that came along. We could use wood tables and chairs instead of buying linens. We looked at buying potted plants for the tables but opted instead to use mason jars already in our cupboards and filling the jars with berries and flowers from the horses’ field. Rather than purchasing fabric table runners that would get dirty, we cut the tall grasses from the road ditches and added apples and pears for colour and texture. I would like to point out that none of the apples survived the reception because the kids fed the horses every last one. Even a striking but very simple dress meant that I could have a simple wedding bouquet and jewelry.” - Saphron
We love this bright palette of dusty purple and earthy green with pops of vibrant red!
Always say yes to brunch. ALWAYS.
How He Asked
“Mark was amazing and I had no idea it was coming. We were in Coeur D’Alene hiking with my mom and our dogs. The first morning there was a mist on the lake and Mark, the dog and I were standing on a rocky outcropping at the edge of the lake. Mark started to drop to his knee and I just blurted out “This had better not be a joke, is this real?!”. We have the beautiful moment in pictures as my mom had her camera with her and caught the whole proposal. The best part of the photos is the dog is with us, gets bored, leaves, swims, and comes back clearly wondering why we haven’t moved on. It was slightly dangerous for me to keep hiking because I was staring at the ring and tripped on plenty of rocks and roots! To make my ring even more special, the focal stone is the same stone from my Grandmother’s engagement ring, passed to my parents in my Mom’s engagement ring, and then was passed to Mark to incorporate in my ring.”
PIN THESE IMAGES TO SAVE THIS INSPIRATION FOR LATER!
Photography // Red Bloom Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue // Private Property of Jody Skinner
Florals // Fleurish Flower Shop
Hair & Makeup // Something Borrowed Beauty
Dress Boutique // Ethos Bridal
Jewelry // Joanna Bisley Designs
Suit // Eph Apparel
Brunch Catering // Ladybug Cafe
Rentals // Special Event Rentals