{Real Plus Size Wedding} Garden Wedding with a Brunch Reception | Umbrella Studios

I know that we are still in the midst of the summer heat but I had to share this amazing wedding from Umbrella Studios today for all those plus size brides out there looking for fall and winter inspiration.  This wedding is legit EPICNESS and it had to be shared NOW!!! So enjoy.

 

Lindsey and Chris

 

Gorgeous plus size bride in a fall garden wedding with a brunch reception

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Fall garden wedding with a brunch reception

 

 

 

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From the Bride: Chris and I are a pretty easy going couple, so a garden wedding and brunch reception seemed like a good fit for us.  Because an earlier wedding/reception is a little non-traditional, it really seemed to lend itself to personal, more “outside the box” touches – our grandparents as flower girls/ring bearer, a reading from a children’s book, singing Happy Birthday as a surprise for my aunt and Chris’ niece during the ceremony, the unicorn thing, etc. Plus, hello, who doesn’t love brunch? I had people threatening to crash my wedding if they weren’t invited because they said it sounded like so much fun.  Not to toot my own horn, but it totally was!  And despite the cool weather, too!  We’d been keeping an eye on the forecast and it wasn’t looking promising, so at the last minute we ended up ordering dozens of fleece blankets for our guests to snuggle up with because I really wanted to stick with our outdoor plans even though it was only supposed to be in the upper 30s/low 40s that day.  We ended up not needing all of them – it pays to have a guest list comprised primarily of hearty Minnesotan stock who take dressing for the weather seriously – but it was definitely worth it to have them on hand just in case!  And now when people talk about it, they don’t even mention the temperature.  All they remember was a gorgeous, sunny day in an absolutely stunning location!  (And the ham.  Everyone was obsessed with the ham carving station that was part of the buffet!)

Vendor Love:  Location: The Woods Chapel // Invitations: Printerette Press //  Food: Marna’s CateringLa Vita EspressoAngel Food Bakery // Floral: 
Long Lake Floral // Rentals: Rudy’s Event Rentals // Photography: Umbrella Studios // Day-of Coordination: Bee the Buzz Events // Custom Ties/Bow Tie: Mill City Fineries //  Dress: Essense of Australia D1541 via Luxe Bridal //  Hair: Kalla Lily Salon //  Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Tina Turner // Rings: RF MoellerJewelry by Johan
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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.

About Shafonne Myers {Editor-in-Chief}

Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.

8 thoughts on “{Real Plus Size Wedding} Garden Wedding with a Brunch Reception | Umbrella Studios

  1. I would love to know who makes her fur/faux fur shrug. I love it and need something similar for my November wedding in Chicago.

      1. Lindsey,
        You are gorgeous! And thank-you for responding. I am looking for a stole just like that, if you could give me the name of the seller it would be much appreciated. I did a search and thousands come back.
        Best,
        Jeannine

        1. The shop is Bad Baby Vintage (www.etsy.com/shop/badbabyvintage). Looks like she has a bunch of options in the shop right now. Hope you find something you like!

          1. I don’t suppose you would be interested in selling your stole, or perhaps lending it out for a small fee? Let me know. I keep looking but nothing is quite IT.

  2. Beautiful bride, but the fur stole made her look chunkier than she is. I don’t think the stole did her justice.

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