Inspired by the romantic Italian countryside, this engagement party from Psalm27Creative and Wedding 101 Nashville is filled with fabulous inspiration. I love the blend of rustic details with fun pops of color and print. And gelato popsicles sound like the best new dessert idea!
Photography | Psalm27Creative | Planning | Wedding 101 Nashville | Design | Amber Housley Weddings | Paper | Amber Housley Designs | Venu | Events @1418 | Rentals | Southern Events Party Rentals | Florist | Regalo Design | Cake | The Bake Shoppe | Desserts | A Catered Affair | Specialty Food | Nucci’s Gelato | Bridal Attire | The Spoiled Lady | Menswear | Street Tuxedo | Other Attire | Blush | Hair and Makeup | Unforgettable Beauty | Engagement Ring | Platinum Jewelers
If you aren’t afraid of color and love things bright and fun, you will fall head over heels for today’s green and coral wedding from Courtney Bowlden. The bride handmade so many great details, but it is really the vibrant florals that steal the show (hello stunning peonies!) And that dessert table is out of this world amazing!
Our wedding was strongly influenced by the bright and warm summer tones as seen throughout our floral designs and color choices. We wanted to keep it casual yet have an elegant touch, which led us to incorporate gold, lace and many sparkles (my favorite!). Having an outdoor ceremony here in the Pacific Northwest area was important to the both of us, which limited us to choose a date toward the end of summer. Its an absolutely gorgeous time of year!
It was important for us to stay sane and as stress free as possible during our wedding planning, so we took mini breaks and tried distracting ourselves as much as possible. Staying active and having interests other than wedding planning (which we gave plenty of time for- 1 year) was very beneficial and kept us energized!
We really wanted to create many of the components of our wedding ourselves, avoiding hiring a wedding planner and staying within our budget. Most of the decorations and signs were put together by me, and the favors were created with the help of my fiancé.
My favorite parts were the more intimate moments between my husband and my family and friends. Seeing the ones I love most on our day, was more than I could ever ask for! Also, experiencing everything finally come together (especially the floral designs) was not only a relief, but extremely exciting and surreal.
Photography | Courtney Bowlden Photography | Ceremony | Lynden Homestead Golf and Country Club | Reception and Catering | Steakhouse 9 | Florals | Botanikal | Desserts | Tanya’s Take On Cake | Videography | Eric Miller Video | Gown | Winnie Couture from Unveiled Bridal Boutique
Ending off this beautiful spring week with this gorgeous engagement session from Brittanee Taylor Photography. The light is just so dreamy and romantic! And I just had to share their proposal story because the groom to be quoted Pride and Prejudice during the proposal. That is a keeper right there!
After church, he asked me if I would like to get tea with him at my favorite tea place. I, of course, said yes and we walked to the tea house. While we were there, CJ was a bit jittery and kept looking at his phone. I quickly finished my tea, looked up at him and said “Lets go! What’s next?” I couldn’t hide my excitement. He stalled a bit longer at the tea house then said he wanted to take me somewhere. We walked to his car, which happened to be parked in the parking lot where we met. As we walked, CJ told me all of the things he loved about me and how ever since our first date he knew he would marry me. Then, when we got to the very spot that we had met, he turned to me, got down on one knee, quoted our favorite book, Pride and Prejudice, and asked me to take his hand in marriage. I was so surprised. Even though I had a feeling he would propose, I didn’t know it would be then. I said, “yes, yes, yes!!” and hugged him and kissed him. I was so excited that I forgot to even take the ring! When we had both settled down a bit, he put the ring on my finger, then took me to my favorite rose garden where we walked around and took a few pictures. After the rose garden, CJ took me home to see my family. When we got there, there was a surprise golden birthday party waiting for me- but I was really the one who had a surprised for them! I heard the not-so-quiet guests waiting inside my house, so I ran through the door and shouted, “I’m ENGAGED!!” My guests had all thought that they had come to celebrate my birthday, when really my mom had planned for it to be a surprise engagement party!!