Rustic Elegance in Lancaster County
By Kristen, real bride
Jason and I met online, but there is something amazing in that of all the people we could have met, we found love only 7 blocks away! If that wasn’t enough of a coincidence, what really sealed the deal was finding out that just a few weeks after our first date we would both be in Ireland at the same time. I was joining a friend on a business trip, and Jason was to be Best Man at a friend’s wedding. Our trips overlapped by just one day, and we were both scheduled to be in Dublin that day. We met up for drinks over 3,000 miles away from home!
The style and vision for our wedding was really an evolution that started with the selection of our wedding venue. From the moment we first entered Casa di Fiori at Leola Village, I knew that this was where I wanted to be married! Leola Village blends the rustic atmosphere of Lancaster County with European style and elegance, which was the first ingredient in what our wedding was to become. The challenge in selecting this venue was that it was a little bit out of our price range, so we had to make compromises elsewhere. Fortunately, my husband husband and I are always up for a DIY challenge! So with the venue and the season established, I made the decision to go with coral (for the girls’ dresses and flowers) and gray (for Jason and the guys’ suits) as our colors. Another ingredient was birdcages – lots of them! Besides the fact that these were “in” for rustic themes, there is a cute backstory.
My friends would frequently refer to me as “K.J.” (my initials), but early in our relationship Jason cutely shortened it to “Kage”. To which I even more cutely responded by signing cards and love notes with a picture of a little birdcage. So we simply had to incorporate birdcages in our wedding! Altogether, these elements formed into our “rustic elegance” theme.
Photographer We Laugh We Love – Justin Muir
Wedding Coordinator Kaci Willwerth – Inn at Leola Village
Ceremony & Reception Venue Casa di Fiori, Inn at Leola Village Florist Village Floral – Inn at Leola Village
Lighting Rent My Wedding
DJ / Band Top Hat Entertainment – Rog Campbell
Cake & Catering Inn at Leola Village
Hair Kaila Ward
Makeup Visare Mavarj
Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses Claire’s Fashions Inc.
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Tuxedos Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations/Stationery Letter27 – Staci Anderson