I’ve fallen for this summery session from Esther Louise Photography. This couple are Florida natives and wanted the fun and sunny state to be reflected in their engagement session. It doesn’t get more Florida than an orange grove, and it makes the perfect backdrop. Paired with a golden sunset, it is one gorgeous shoot!
I have fallen head over heels for today’s winter wedding captured by JoPhoto. The whole look is an understated elegance and romance, but with a modern vibe. I love the cute gold triangle place card holders. Such an easy and great looking DIY idea for those with woodworking skills.
Ultimately we wanted our wedding to be a God honoring celebration of our covenant in marriage. That being said, we wanted our wedding have a romantic, elegant, fun and welcoming vibe. We chose neutrals as our color scheme and I have no regrets. I loved the soft look of the bridesmaids dresses and it allowed for lots of wiggle room for decor. It was important to us to be married in a church and Graystone Presbyterian was the perfect option. It is beautiful, the staff is very welcoming, and they allowed our friend Joel Baker to be our officiant. In May 2014 we were both in the wedding of our friends Laura and Russell McBride at The Standard. We loved the layout, the industrial feel, and the location. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful indoor venue.
What wasn’t my favorite part of the day? Everything was sentimental, fun, sweet, and filled with so much joy! Spending the morning with my main girls, getting ready, drinking mimosas, listening to my jams, and taking photos was a whirlwind and then getting to see my man for the first time made me cry like a baby. I think I have to choose the ceremony as my favorite part of our wedding day. Standing in front of our family and friends and listening to what our God has done for us, what he is doing, and the good work he will continue in us was the sweetest moment of the day. I was and am still overwhelmed at His overwhelming grace. Making a covenant with David in front of God, our family and friends was no light thing and I won’t forget that moment.
It was really important to us that we used our time well (which didn’t always happen by the way). This was an area that was difficult since it was stressful a lot of the time, but thanks to a lot of support from family and friends, we made it through.
I had a lot of help from my very talented friends. My mom made the cheers sign on top of the bar and a family friend helped us cut out the bottom of wine bottles so we were able to put candles in them and decorate the shelves behind the bar. My friend Kate is an AMAZING graphic designer and she made every sign in our entire reception! My MOH Lindsey and Kate also made the backdrop for the dessert bar which was one of my favorite spots! Kate’s dad made the cardholders for the seats on the bridal table. Lindsey made the set up for the seating chart, shutters with name tags attached. This was set up in the bar area so people could find their seats during cocktail hour. My mom made the backdrop for our photobooth and let me tell you that was no small feat. These people worked incredibly hard on every detail of my wedding and I can’t thank them enough for the care and time they put into it.
My second favorite moment of the night was our first dance. Walking into a room filled with all of our favorite people and dancing for the first time with my husband was a dream. Of course the rest of the night was spent talking to all the incredible people in our lives, dancing with our friends, and soaking it all in. Every moment was and still is sweet and made us aware of God’s goodness to us.
Photography | JoPhoto | Ceremony | Graystone Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue | The Standard | Florist | The Katelier | Cake | NattyEm’s Cupcakes | Caterer | Bradford Catered Events | Rentals | All Occassions and Event Rentals by Rothchild | Paper Goods | Kate Made Goods | Ceremony Musicians | Special Notes | Entertainment & Lighting | Ogle Entertainment & Light Design | Gown | Allure from Boutique Couture | Veil | Sandra G Alterations | Hair | Dallas at Belleza Vibe Knoxville | Makeup | Southern Sirens | Suit | Jos. A. Bank | Photo Booth Equipment | Britnell Photography
Ending off this week with this charming southern inspiration captured by Nikki Santerre. Filled with heirloom pieces, this is the perfect example of how to incorporate some vintage family treasures into your wedding day. I also love all the lush springtime florals!
Photography | Nikki Santerre Photography | Venue | Woodland Manor | Florist | Black Creek Flowers & Sweets | Cake | Lark Bake Shoppe | Paper Goods | Sincerely Amy Designs | Hair & Makeup | Salon 606 | Chair Rentals | Classic Party Rentals