A Norwegian-Inspired Wedding at Gilfillan Farm in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania

rn                                        Mary Broadland (27 and a geriatric social worker) and Chris Runevitch (27 and a histotechnologist) got their

rn Mary Broadland (27 and a geriatric social worker) and Chris Runevitch (27 and a histotechnologist) got their wedding inspiration from Norwegian rosemaling artwork. "I've always admired the beautiful work of Norwegian rosemaling artists," Mary says. "I wanted to incorporate its vivid color palettes and modern floral lines into our wedding style." As a result, all the stationery for the wedding featured rosemaling patterns, from the escort cards to the table numbers. Even the buttercream cake was decorated with Mary and Chris's initials in a rosemaling crest. To echo the floral design in her look, Mary paired her Chantilly lace mermaid-style dress with a rosy flower crown that looked beautiful with her fishtail-braid hairstyle. She and her bridesmaids also carried loose pastel bouquets that reflected the rosemaling aesthetic. The bridesmaids wore different dresses in the colors of the wedding's rosemaling print. After a tree-planting unity ceremony, Mary and Chris took the celebration to a nearby tent at Gilfillan Farm in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. It was decorated with warm string lights and low cascading flower arrangements. For a yummy end to a beautiful day, Mary and Chris served an array of sweets with everything from peanut butter pile-ups to chocolate-covered marshmallows. HotMetalStudio captured all the stunning details from the day, below.

Chris's groomsmen wore boutonnieres made of succulents, hypericum, wax flowers and seeded eucalyptus. They pinned these to their gray vests and wore pink ties for a pop of color.
Mary wore a strapless, mermaid-style Chantilly lace dress by Marisa Bridals. The dress featured a sweetheart neckline and horsehair trim in the skirt.
Mary carried a soft bouquet of pink and white dahlias, white lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus and amaranthus.
Mary styled her hair in a fishtail braid and wore a flower crown made of blush roses, button mums, craspedia and wax flowers. "I felt like a Norwegian fairy princess," she says.
Gilfillan Farm Bridal Portrait
"I wanted my bridesmaid gowns to reflect the many colors found in rosemaling," Mary says. All the bridesmaids wore knee-length dresses in different colors and different styles.
The bridesmaids carried pastel bouquets with lisianthus, roses, hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus.
Gilfillan Farm Tree-Planting Ceremony
Wedding Portrait in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania
Mary's mother and sister-in-law surprised the newlyweds with a colorful floral quilt for the reception at Gilfillan Farm in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. Guests were invited to write their well-wishes on the quilt's empty spaces in lieu of a guest book.
The escort cards featured a rosemaling border to tie in with the theme. They were displayed on clotheslines hung in a wooden frame.
Centerpieces at the reception were made up of low, cascading flower arrangements that included pink dahlias, pink and white roses, purple hydrangeas, dusty miller and amaranthus. In keeping with the theme, the table number placards featured rosemaling prints.
For dessert, Mary and Chris served a rainbow cake covered in textured buttercream frosting. The cake was topped by fresh roses and featured Mary and Chris's rosemaling-patterned crest.
Tiered Desserts With Flower Arrangement Center
First Dance at Gilfillan Farm