A Rustic-Chic Wedding at Historic Shady Lane in Manchester, Pennsylvania

What do you get when an interior designer and an architect get married? A gorgeous wedding! Courtney Parfitt (27 and an interior designer) and Andrew

What do you get when an interior designer and an architect get married? A gorgeous wedding! Courtney Parfitt (27 and an interior designer) and Andrew Cerjanic (28 and an architect) had a rustic fall wedding with tons of inspiring DIY details. To set the rustic tone, Courntey and Drew got married at Historic Shady Lane, an estate in Manchester, Pennsylvania, that was converted into an event venue with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the crisp fall weather. "It was the first and only venue we visited," Courtney says. Courtney and Drew chose a neutral palette for their fall wedding. "I wanted to keep the colors on the trees, so we kept everything else neutral," Courtney says. "Everything was very woodsy and rustic." The only splashes of color in their decor were the vibrant bouquets made up of sunflowers, chrysanthemums, roses and eucalyptus leaves. DIY details started with the invitations, which Courtney and Drew made using sheets of birch wood. At the beer-fest-themed cocktail hour, guests had six types of beer brewed by Drew. And for the guest book, the couple designed eight post cards for guests to write their warm wishes on. After the wedding, Courtney and Drew had their aunt send them a couple of postcards a week so that they could relive all the special moments from their beautiful wedding. Aesthetic Life Studio captured all the stunning details from the day.

Courtney and Drew created their own wedding stationery. "We wanted to incorporate real wood into our invitations," Courtney says. "But when we priced having invitations printed on wood it was just way over budget." Instead, the couple printed their own invitations and attached them to sheets of birch wood with screws.
Gold Anthropologie Wedding Heels
Courtney wore a lace wedding dress with cap sleeves, an illusion back and a long train. She wore her hair half up for the ceremony.
Courtney carried a bouquet of blush and lavender roses, sunflowers, green chrysanthemums, white hypericum berries and eucalyptus leaves. The colors were perfect for the fall season.
Gray Groom Suit With Checkered Tie
Courtney's bridesmaids wore neutral, floor-length dresses in different styles. Courtney let them choose their own dresses. "After being in so many weddings as a bridesmaid, I wanted to make the whole process fun and easy for my 10 bridesmaids," she says.
Vibrant Fall Bouquets With Roses and Chrysanthemums
Neutral Fall Wedding Party
For the reception, Courtney wore her hair up with a pretty floral hair accessory.
Reception at Historic Shady Lane in Manchester, Pennsylvania
Courtney and Drew designed their two-hour-long cocktail hour to feel like a beer fest. Drew brewed six kinds of beer that were labeled with names referencing aspects from their relationship.
Fall Wedding Blanket Favors
The circular escort cards were displayed on small slabs of wood.
Drew designed eight postcards based on the places he and Courtney had visited together. The couple invited their guests to write notes for them on the postcards. After the wedding, they had one of their aunts mail them a couple of postcards every week, so they could relive the happy memories.
The tented reception featured tall gold pilsner vases filled with blush, coral and lavender roses, sunflowers and greens. These added height to the space, which was illuminated by crystal chandeliers.
Vintage-Style Chairs and Centerpiece
Behind the dessert table, a "Sweets" sign illuminated the space. The dessert table was also decorated with small rose flower arrangements in vintage-style bottles.
White Wedding Cake With Swiss Dots
Cake Cutting at Historic Shady Lane