Today I’m sharing this bright and colorful garden wedding captured by Kemper Mills Fant with sweet personal details. I absolutely love the banner they hung at the ceremony that had been in the groom’s family for generations. Such a sweet idea to continue a tradition (or start a new one of your own!)

We were inspired by Sundara (grew up spending a lot of time on the property) and the Appalachian Mountains. We also tried to incorporate a lot of Dutch and Danish traditions into our wedding. Dirk is Dutch and we live now in Denmark. 

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

bright bouquet | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

We hung a banner that has been used by generations in his family to hang from a tree during a wedding. Him and the groomsmen wore the Dutch national color “oranje” for their socks and suspenders. We had a special Danish tradition where the men held Dirk up and cut off the toes of his socks to ensure that he would not run off to any other women. We also had some great Dutch food.

ceremony band | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

My favorite detail was the salamanders! I grew up catching them across the road with my bridesmaids Emily and Sally. We had them swimming around in the centerpieces. We also made the moonshine mini jars for guests. Lucky for us my mom worked on those herself. My mom, Patty Trostle (venue owner), and Amy McArthur (coordinator) put together so many special details for us including catching the salamanders for the bar arrangements!

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

map table numbers | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

map guest book | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

We loved having so many of our family and friends in one place. It was amazing to see people who traveled from all over the world to see us. We had friends come from Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Curacao, all over the US and Europe for the big day.

spring garden wedding | Kemper Mils Fant | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Kemper Mills Fant | Venue | Sundara | Florist | Creative Occasions | Cake | Wildflour | Caterer | Blue Ridge Catering | Linens | BBJ Linen | Gown | Claire Pettibone from Vintage Bride in Copenhagen | Hair | Zee’s Salon | Makeup | Ashlee Castner | Band | The Green Boys | DJ | RSP Entertainment | Transportation | Mountain Valley Transport | Officiant | Andres Garcia | PR | OFD Consulting

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  1. Erin | Elizabeth Anne Designs
    February 19, 2015 1:05 pm

    love the detailing on the bride's gown—so pretty!
  2. Caroline - Belles & Bubbles
    February 19, 2015 1:25 pm

    Love the color palette! And that bridal portrait with the ceremony ribbon backdrop - yes!
  3. Sabrina
    February 20, 2015 4:50 am

    The photos are so gorgeous !!!
  4. Melody
    September 10, 2015 5:14 am

    Beautiful flowers lift my heart and bring a smile to my face. :))
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