TWO IN ONE: Holding the ceremony and reception in the same location saved money. As for the view? “The beautiful marsh was definitely a focal point,” says Rheney. To add pops of color without competing with the surroundings, they tied two handfuls of sunflowers to the arbor with raffia, and flanked the structure with yellow mums in pots swathed in burlap.
PETAL POWER: “We picked big flowers that were in season so we didn’t have to buy as many, and so they were cheaper,” says bride Rheney.
HAVE A HEARTH: Inexpensive—but colorful—fall trappings like mums, pumpkins, and vines suited the rustic look of the location.
NICE SLICE: “We cut wood slabs for centerpieces, collected Mason jars for votives and vases, and arranged all the flowers,” says Rheney, explaining that about 80 percent of her and Jacob’s wedding was homemade.
TALL NUMBER: To tie the dessert table to the rest of the wedding, they used a rough-hewn, tiered wooden stand, which Rheney decorated with yellow blooms and tiny orange pumpkins to reiterate the wedding’s palette.