A Rustic, Coral Barn Wedding at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville, Indiana


                    For Renee Mercier (28 and a social worker) and Nathan Day (28 and an entrepreneur), their wedding style mixed their favorite thi

For Renee Mercier (28 and a social worker) and Nathan Day (28 and an entrepreneur), their wedding style mixed their favorite things with the resourcefulness of loved ones. "Instead of using Pinterest to plan our wedding, we tried sticking with colors and styles we loved while using the help of our family and friends," Renee says. "Our color scheme and style was a mix of our favorites: coral, navy, gold and nude tones with an overall rustic and classy feel." The couple selected Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville, Indiana, as their ceremony and reception location—popular for its charmingly rustic venue, the Olde Barn. "It's one of our favorite Indianapolis venues," Renee says. "We love the beautiful lush grounds. The outdoor ceremony area is serene and simple, while the reception completely fit in with Nathan’s barn-loving heart, and I happened to love it too." Renee wore a mermaid-style dress from One Fine Day bridal boutique. Nathan coordinated in a navy suit and coral bow tie, a perfect nod to their wedding colors. For other elements of the wedding—including the flowers, invitations, ceremony music, makeup and hair—Renee and Nathan relied on close family and friends. "Truly, our wedding style was special because of everyone who helped," Renee says. We adored their peony-focused bouquets and flower arrangements, all created by Union Street Flowers. The combination of pink peonies, roses and hypericum berries provided a perfect pop of color for centerpieces, aisle decoration and bouquets. Our overall favorite touch? As a thoughtful alternative to guest gifts, Renee and Nathan and their parents donated money for three new classrooms in a village of Haiti. "The classrooms are a dire need for these children and are in the process of being built now," Renee says. "Nathan and I hope to visit them someday." Her advice for couples planning their wedding? "Invest in your favorite photographer and videographer. We highly recommend ours. The day is a blur and you will cherish your pictures and wedding video." The entire celebration was beautifully captured by Sarah and Rachel Wedding Photographers, with more photos below. 

"I wanted a mermaid-style, fit-and-flare dress with straps," Renee says. "Autumn from One Fine Day helped me find the dress I was looking for and gave me the idea of using a two-tone belt, which I loved."
For a splash of color, Nathan wore a coral bow tie with white polka dots from Macy's. This was contrasted with a simple gardenia boutonniere.
The bride carried a bouquet of pink peony, white and pink roses and eucalyptus leaves. The stem was wrapped in silk and lace.
Union Street Flowers created bridesmaid bouquets using closed pink peony, blush-colored roses, hypericum berries and assorted greenery.
Bridesmaids wore the coral pleated keyhole fit-and-flare dress from Express. "Nathan and I wanted to take a practical route with our bridal party and help them save money and have something they could wear again," Renee says. "I found our bridesmaid dresses at Express and the girls were able to buy the dresses during a sale."
"We had our wedding at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville, Indiana," Renee says. "We chose this location because it is absolutely beautiful. The outdoor ceremony area is serene and simple, while the reception completely fit in with Nathan’s barn-loving heart, and I happened to love it too."
Pink Peonies in Mason Jar Aisle Decor
"Nathan went to Macy’s for the groomsmen suits and we paid for a portion of the suits so they were comparable with tux rental rates," Renee says. "Our hope was for the guys to pay a rental price yet walk away from our wedding with a new, fitted suit."
Renee wore a white mermaid-style gown with lace applique. Scalloped cap-sleeves and V-shaped neckline and back provided an elegant touch.
Coral and Navy Reception Tablescape
Blue Table Numbers With Coral Flowers Accent
Pink Peony and Red Rose Table Centerpiece
"In addition to the cake, we had a dessert bar with other flavors of wedding cake, cupcakes, cake pops, pies and marinated berries and meringues. We hope not a guest went home hungry!"
"The spontaneous auction during our reception where Nathan auctioned me off for a dollar dance reflects the fun in our relationship," Renee says. "Nathan is a licensed auctioneer and decided to put a little element of surprise into our night."