Real Country Wedding: Rachel Sykes


We take great joy in sharing these real weddings with you as they are filled with rustic wedding style, creativity, and even a few DIY country wedding ideas along the way. Our hope is that these Real Country Weddings will inspire and guide you as you plan your own country wedding.

The Real Country Wedding we are featuring today is the wedding of Chris and Rachel Sykes. They were married in August 2014 in a quaint barn in the country.

We asked Rachel a few questions about their special day:

What made you two choose a rustic wedding?

We live in the city, but are country at heart. We actually met at a country bar, two-stepped together and that was that! A rustic wedding really reflected who we are as a couple.

Tell us about your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

Something old. It was a handkerchief from my husbands grandmother. She had it made for her wedding, and then gave it to her daughter (Chris’ aunt) for her wedding. Now I have used it for mine and I sent it back for my (new) cousin Emily’s future wedding.

Something new. My something new was a custom Megan Kaltenbach pearl and rough diamond bracelet with a gold charm that was stamped with our wedding date.

Something borrowed. I borrowed a pearl necklace from a friend of mine who had gotten married the summer before.

Something blue. My something blue was my blue cowboy boots!

There is actually a part of that saying that sometimes gets overlooked – “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”  I didn’t have a sixpence so I put a penny in my boot for good luck!

Take a peek into the Sykes’ special day with these amazing photos by Samuel James Digital Studio.

The groom.

Doesn’t she look stunning?

Putting on their boots! This may be our favorite part, for obvious reasons!

The dress. 

Her something old, something new and something borrowed.

Something blue.

A girl and her boots.

It can’t be considered rustic without a tractor. Can it? 

The cake. Simple and beautiful. 

First dance as Mr. and Mrs.


The end. 

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Photo Credit: Samuel James Digital Studio