A Romantic, Elegant Wedding at Darby House in Galloway, Ohio

With an envisioned style of "neutral and pretty" in mind, Anna Dutton (20 and a student) and Thomas Dutton (21 and a student) fell in love with the na

With an envisioned style of "neutral and pretty" in mind, Anna Dutton (20 and a student) and Thomas Dutton (21 and a student) fell in love with the natural landscaping at Darby House in Galloway, Ohio, that set the perfect tone for their elegant wedding. "The venue itself was surrounded by acres upon acres filled with wildlife, creeks, bridges and barns," Anna says. "The foyer, racing room and dining room had large, beautiful windows that allowed you to see the property from inside. It was so simple yet so elegant, which became a constant theme in our wedding." Leigh Elizabeth Photography captured the white invitations accented with faint gray text, which reflected the occasion's simple nature. Anna chose a Sarah Seven ivory wedding dress with a lace illusion neckline that opened up in the back, and her bridesmaids added a touch of softness with knee-length pink chiffon dresses from J.Crew. The men wore brown pants and white dress shirts, and Thomas stood out with his brown jacket that blended well with the natural landscape. At the indoor-outdoor cocktail hour and reception, dining tables were decorated with wildflower centerpieces surrounded by leafy greens and marked with numbers written on kraft paper. Our favorite detail? The pink peony bridal bouquet with accents of pink blooms, dusty miller and other greenery that embodied the romantic palette and theme of the day. "We used the Flowerman in Centerville, Ohio, for our flowers, where we got to choose the flowers we wanted and put them together ourselves," Anna says. "It allows you to assemble everything exactly the way you want to, and who doesn't love smelling and working with beautiful, fresh flowers?" 

Simple white stationery was used for the invitations. The pages were accented with light gray text in multiple fonts, and had faint peony designs.
The bridal bouquet had gorgeous pink peonies with yellow centers as the focal point, surrounded by pink stock, dusty miller and other leafy greens.
Anna wore an ivory Sarah Seven dress on the day of the wedding, which had a lace back that opened up in the middle. She wore her hair styled up on the day of the wedding, accented with ivory blooms.
"J.Crew carries the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses in lovely, soft colors," Anna says. "I decided on silk chiffon dresses in misty rose. I left the style of dress up to the girls, so they could choose something they felt comfortable in and would hopefully wear again."
Rustic Welcome Chalkboard Sign
Anna picked out a Sarah Seven ivory wedding dress with a high illusion neckline detailed with lace and a thin crystal belt that wrapped around the waistline. Thomas walked next to her during their recessional, who wore a brown jacket with matching brown pants.
At the reception at Darby House in Galloway, Ohio, dining tables were marked with kraft paper tags that depicted numbers for guests to find their seats. The tables were decorated with stock and peony arrangements, mixed with Queen Anne's lace and other leafy greens. The flowers were arranged inside glass bottles, which were surrounded by more greenery.
"My mother-in-law and I began making jams from scratch shortly after Thomas and I got engaged," Anna says. "The favors included spiced peach, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, pepper jelly and apple butter. We had so much fun with the whole process of making them, and we loved hearing feedback from the guests."
The single-tier ivory cake was accented with fresh flowers on top. The cake was displayed on a simple glass stand, surrounded by wooden boxes and other fresh blooms.
Anna wore an ivory dress with a high illusion neckline and a long train that draped behind her. Anna held a blush bouquet filled with pink peonies and leafy greens.