An At Home Wedding in Lakeland, Louisiana

For their Spring wedding, Caroline and Robert enlisted the help of their family and friends to create an intimate, rustic chic affair with lots of per

For their Spring wedding, Caroline and Robert enlisted the help of their family and friends to create an intimate, rustic chic affair with lots of personal touches. Almost every detail was handmade, from the brown sugar favors to the farm tables and hay bale lounge.

Caroline's sister stuffed small burlap bags with brown sugar made in the plantation's mill and then hand stamped each one with Caroline and Robert's initials. Each bag was tied with a raffia bow and given to guests as favors.
The bridesmaids wore elegant floor-length trumpet gowns in a soft shade of gray. The gowns had convertible sheer sleeves that could be styled off the shoulder or in a v-neck style and gathered draping along the fitted bodices.
The couple decided to hold their wedding at Caroline's childhood home, a working sugarcane plantation that her family has been farming for the last 150 years. The plantation sits along the Louisiana bayou and had a distinctly Southern charm and rustic flair.
Burlap bunting added a playful, rustic touch to the reception decor.
The flower girls were escorted down the aisle by the couple's pet pug, who donned a pink bow.
The couple wanted their reception to have a rustic vibe, but they were unable to find tables to rent in the area that captured the look they were going for. They decided to make their own, sourcing local wood and staining it a rich brown color, then giving the table a distressed, weathered look. Burlap table runners and simple floral arrangements, made with flowers Caroline's mother planted herself, complemented the rustic theme.
Caroline and Robert decorated trees with their engagement photographs and other pictures they had taken over the years. The photos were fastened to the tree branches with clothes pins.
Caroline and her future in-laws made the cocktail lounge with bales of hay, twine and drop cloth for a rustic chic look. They placed white pillows on the couch for an added comfy touch. Potted plants (which they also planted themselves) gave the hay bale table a finished look, while votive candles added a warm glow as the sun began to set.
The flower girls wore classic white dresses with peter pan colors, puffed sleeves and blush colored sashes. Each girl wore an ivory satin ribbon in her hair and white patent Mary Jane shoes.
A gilded frame give the signature sips sign an elegant upgrade.
Caroline and Robert hung handmade chalkboard signs in the shape of arrows on a large tree to point guests in the direction of the ceremony and reception.