A Blue and White Wedding at Pratt Gardens in Pilesgrove, New Jersey

                                                            With Rachael Schaeffer’s (27 and a preschool teacher) love of riding horses and Korey Si

With Rachael Schaeffer’s (27 and a preschool teacher) love of riding horses and Korey Sickler’s (31 and a farmer) profession, it was no surprise they went for a country-inspired spring wedding. A pair of wooden doors marked their ceremony entrance at Pratt Gardens in Pilesgrove, New Jersey, with a little rustic flair. Rachael's father even wore a cowboy hat during her procession. The head of their aisle, however, was a little more glam. Rachael and Korey covered Pratt Gardens's wooden gazebo with a lush archway of pink roses and greenery. The rest of their night was devoted to guests. “As a couple, we wanted to make sure our guests had great food, great music and plenty to drink,” Rachael says. Tina Jay Photography captured every moment as they danced to music from a DJ and enjoyed slices of a tractor-topped wedding cake. It didn't end there. Rachel and Korey sent everyone home with small, personalized burlap bags of Hershey's Kisses. "We had compliments for weeks,” Rachael says. See every moment of their day, below.

“It was pretty much love at first sight,”  Rachael says. “He was the farmer and I was the country horse girl.” With this in mind, they included a few country-inspired details in their wedding. The aisle was lined with these arrangements of baby’s breath inside galvanized watering cans. Each one was wrapped in burlap and navy ribbon as well as placed on a wooden stand.
Pratt Gardens’s wooden gazebo was covered in flowers for their ceremony in Pilesgrove, New Jersey. Fuchsia petunias were hung along the sides, while this lush wedding arch covered the front. The arrangement was filled with eucalyptus, pink roses, white tulips, coral carnations, greenery and pink hydrangeas.
Now this is the definition of country. Rachael and Korey walked through a pair of wooden doors for their ceremony entrance. Ivy and these sweet hanging arrangements of light pink petunias decorated the accent.
Her bouquet was the picture of spring. She carried a lush arrangement of purple peonies, purple delphiniums, pink garden roses, pink tulips, white peonies, greenery, dusty miller and eucalyptus. The ivory ribbon wrap added a sentimental touch with a personal photo charm on the front.
Silver Bow Bouquet Charm With Photo
The bridesmaids wore these long navy dresses with a one-shoulder strap and empire waist. To change things up, each woman chose a different updo hairstyle. “Everyone looked stunning,” Rachael says.
Light Gray Suit With Rose Boutonniere
Rachael and Korey picked a guest book that fit their style to a T. Their 150 friends and family members were asked to sign a tree-inspired poster with well wishes and advice. Wood covered the background, while two blue lovebirds were nestled in the tree.
Hydrangea, Lisianthus and Eucalyptus Centerpiece
Their escort card display definitely brought in the country theme. Guests found their names attached to lines of twine in a wooden frame. Arrangements of baby’s breath, blush roses, lilacs and blue hydrangeas accented the base with a little down-home flair.
Each table had this lush arrangement of pink roses, lilacs, white and blue hydrangeas, purple roses and greenery in a silver vase. Tealight candles in clear glass votives surrounded the centerpieces for a soft glow.
This wedding cake could't have been more personalized. Each buttercream-frosted layer was decorated with white lisianthus, white roses, blue hydrangeas and wisps of lavender. But what really caught out attention was the cake toppers. Rachael and Korey chose a white horse to represent her love of riding, a tractor to acknowledge his profession and a navy “S” as their toppers.
Tea Rose and Lavender Boutonniere