Real Brides: Chelsea McCarty

Real Brides: Chelsea McCarty

Our beautifully classic and vintage-loving bride, Chelsea McCarty and husband, Victor, were married last October at the Linley Farmstead at Chatham Hills. The newlyweds tied the knot by the water and then headed back inside for a night full of celebration inside the barn.

Chelsea’s Theme

Chelsea opted for a rustic theme complemented by dusty blues and a soft mauve purple. She also added a unique touch of red to pop against the subtle tones and sage green to integrate an earthy vibe. To stay fueled, our rustic bride served a southern comfort array of chicken and waffles, mac n’ cheese casserole with pulled pork and a mouthwatering snickerdoodle cake for the couple to cut. And just in case the guests still had room for pie (we mean… who doesn’t have room for pie?) our homestyle cuties also featured an assortment of blueberry, cherry, apple and pumpkin pies.

Special Touches

Chelsea opted for a simple, rustic theme and even brought wooden centerpieces to complete the “vibe”. But why stop at centerpieces? Chelsea and Victor hired a company called Southern Blues to also create wooden bow ties and even the flowers were made of wood! Chelsea’s thinking was “Why buy expensive flowers that either need freeze-dried or wither away when you can keep them just as beautiful forever?”


Chelsea would LOVE to relive the moment she walked down the aisle as a rush of relief came over her when she saw her husband. One of her other favorite parts of the wedding was being together with all of her family and friends during the reception and bonding with her bridesmaids over lots of food and sparkling grape juice.

About the Dress

After visiting the PWG bridal show, Chelsea booked an appointment with Blue House, ready to embark on the mission of finding her dream dress… which didn’t take long. After making her debut in the third dress she put on, her bridal party gasped and held back tears as Chelsea looked in the mirror to discover she had found “the one”. Chelsea loved our relaxed but upbeat atmosphere and especially enjoyed not feeling pressured (almost) as much as she loved that beautiful A-line of a dress!

Chelsea’s Advice

Our timelessly stunning bride advises us to enjoy the process because wedding planning and the wedding day itself fly by quickly. No matter how much planning you do, there will always be little things that go “wrong” but  she also reminds us of the importance of looking past them. Take in every moment, even the stressful ones, and make the most of your experience. Thank you for making a small part of your very special day, Chelsea!


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