A Shabby Chic Wedding at Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania

Nicole Kravits (26 and a fourth grade teacher) and Phillip Heidenreich (26 and a landscaper) took shabby chic to the next level at their Armstrong Far

Nicole Kravits (26 and a fourth grade teacher) and Phillip Heidenreich (26 and a landscaper) took shabby chic to the next level at their Armstrong Farms wedding in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. "I love to redo vintage furniture and I was inspired by French chic designs, especially the French country cottage look," Nicole says. This in mind, the couple hunted down vintage accents from local stores to spruce up their barn wedding. These awesome shabby chic details include their ceremony backdrop, which consisted of three pastel vintage doors draped in white fabric and decorated with a crystal chandelier for the perfect mix of rustic and romantic. At the reception, decor for the sweetheart table included an antique mantle that Nicole decorated with a wood block monogram, tinted glass vases and tinted string lights. Even the table numbers were displayed on vintage floral parchment in antique frames. To complement these vintage details, the dining tables were covered in burlap table runners and wood slab centerpieces that featured baby's breath and blush roses in mason jars wrapped in lace, ribbon and jewelry for some flair. String lights, paper pom-poms and paper lanterns hung from exposed beams in the barn, adding height and whimsy to the reception, and white drapery over the dance floor was a nice airy touch to the cozy setting. Nicole and Phil say they couldn't have done any of it without their loved ones. "Everything fell into place thanks to our supportive and compassionate family." Krystal Healy Photography was there to capture all the pretty details!

Phil proposed to Nicole with his great-aunt's diamond. He had the stone placed into a vintage setting by Neil Lane that featured beautiful scrolls and accent diamonds.
Phil wore a khaki suit with a burlap flower boutonniere. For a pop of color, he wore a blush vest and bow tie.
Nicole looked beautiful in an embellished lace A-line wedding dress by Maggie Sottero. She accessorized with pearl jewelry and a fabric flower in her updo, and she also carried a fabric and burlap flower bridal bouquet.
Nicole and Phil were married in front of three pastel vintage doors that were draped with white fabric. A crystal chandelier completed the romantic backdrop.
Phil's aunt made jam that the couple put in small jars and gave out as wedding favors at their reception. "Not a single jar was leftover!" Nicole says. They displayed the jam jars on a bookcase and used chalkboard signs to invite their guests to take some home!
The barn at Armstrong Farms was strung with string lights for Nicole and Phil's reception. White folding chairs and round dining tables were decorated with burlap runners and ribbons for a simply rustic look.
As a whimsical touch, pink paper pom-poms hung from exposed beams at the barn alongside paper lanterns. They looked airy and bright next to the string lights that also hung from the ceiling.
Nicole's dad cut down a tree from Nicole's childhood backyard and created wood slabs at the base for the reception centerpieces. On the slabs, an arrangement of mason jars wrapped in ribbon and lace were filled with blush roses and baby's breath. Bottles wrapped in twine were decorated with pieces of jewelry for some shabby chic flair. As a finishing touch, cursive table numbers on vintage parchment were displayed in antique wood frames.
As the backdrop to their sweetheart table, Nicole and Phil acquired an antique mantle which they decorated with a white wood block monogram, tinted glass vases and tinted string lights.
White drapery over the dance floor added a touch of romance as Nicole and Phil had their first dance at their Armstrong Farms barn reception.