I am so excited to start off this week with this fabulous succulent wedding captured by Allee J. It is filled to the brim with amazing details you will fall for. I love how they really put a lot of focus on their guests, offering blankets, gloves, and hankies for them to use. You can see all the love that they put into their wedding day to make it special.
Our wedding was perfect. It was actually perfect! I know every bride says that, but our wedding was in November…in Lubbock Texas….with a low of 56. I mean c’mon- God is good! It was a beautiful evening and day!
I LOVED being with all of my best friends all day. We laughed, we cried, we prayed and we danced! We didn’t do a first look (Jeff and I), but I did a first look with my dad! And that was a really precious moment!
The most important thing to us was we wanted our ceremony to be a reflection of the gospel. Of how God can take two sinners, bring them together and even though we are sometimes sucky- He still makes us beautiful and He still makes us whole again.
Jeff and I washed each others feet! I really loved this, it was a visual representation that day of our vow to always put each other first and to serve one another. To humble ourselves to the point of washing stinky feet. It was a sweet moment. My oldest brother did the music and it was perfect and my middle brother did our ceremony. Which was really special, too!
Our colors were mainly neutrals, greenery and gold. I wanted our day to be classy and elegant, but so much fun! I wanted it to reflect Jeffrey and I and how different we are, yet how God has so perfectly molded us together! I also wanted it to be different from the ‘normal wedding’. I knew I wanted to have an outdoor wedding, because Jeff and I really enjoy doing outdoorsy things! Another thing that was really important to Jeff was that all of graphics looked great. I married a graphic designer, so he was a little picky about that! Which I am thrilled he was. Everything was basically custom made.
Our reception was awesome! The food was delicious, the dance was a blast and everyone left with a smile on their face! It was such a fun day, with all of my favorite people in the world!
Photography | Allee J. | Venue | Walnut Tree Weddings | Florist | Grayce Floral | Cake | Slaton Bakery | Caterer | Walnut Tree Weddings | Rentals | Festive Occasions | Paper Goods | Jeff Smith Design | Videography | Fat Schack Films | Gown | Neiman Marcus | Hair and Makeup | Designers Group Salon | Suit | Express
I love getting to end the week with a bit of gorgeous and this week Christa-Taylor Photography does not disappoint. If you want to go more glam with a bit of drama for your engagement session, this is the perfect inspiration for you. This session is set in the beautiful Oneonta Falls in Oregon and it couldn’t be more dreamy. I love the dark colors this couple chose to wear set off with the bright red florals.
Photography | Christa-Taylor Photography | Florals | Bramble Floral | Hair & Makeup | Face Body Beauty | Gown | Charlotte’s Weddings | Accessories and Suit | J.Crew | Photo Lab | Photo Vision | Location | Oneonta Falls
It doesn’t get much sweeter than a springtime wedding at a hundred year old venue. This vintage styled wedding from Jessie Holloway is filled to the brim with DIY details. I absolutely love the vintage frame seating chart wall. Such a fun project!
We wanted our wedding to represent us- who we are as a team and who we are individually. I (like most brides) had my colors picked out but I also kept Tyler in mind. His favorite color is green so I chose mint which is close enough, right? :) Our colors were mint, peach and gold.
We love being outdoors so there was no question that an outside wedding and reception were exactly what we wanted. Our venue was the gorgeous Donoho Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, Tn. Long porches, rocking chairs, quiet and quaint. OH! and it’s also 100 years old! There is just something about a place that has so much rich history. I found myself day dreaming about the bustling 1920’s and realized there is no other place I wanted to have our greatest celebration.
The most important thing to us was that we make our guests feel honored and welcomed! We wanted to stay true to us- we love people and we wanted our people to share in our love. As we planned, there were MANY times I looked at Tyler and said “Is this something YOU like, that YOU want to do?” (even though I had to force it out of him! haha) This was as much his wedding as mine. We wanted as many things as possible to have meaning. We wanted people included in the ceremony that we loved. I wanted to kiss my grandparents and mom, we wanted our dogs (Ace and Dobby) to run down the aisle. We made it our own and I will forever be glad that we did!
We did some DIY projects and had SO much fun making them together and getting our friends together to help us! We potted succulents (250 to be exact) in small pots that we spray painted and put cute little flags in as gifts to our guests. Tyler made the gorgeous light that hung in the gazebo- it now hangs in our house and we now have a lighting business! Tyler made the chalkboards and Hayley my best friend and bridesmaid wrote on them for us. All the tablecloths, runners and pillows were made by my Aunt Tu (she’s amazing with a sewing machine!) My mom made my bridesmaids flower crowns and did most of the decorating for the wedding. She is a fantastic decorator! My mom and I went to almost every vintage junk store south of the mason-dixon line in search of plates, glasses, cake plates, platters, oil lamps, etc We had SO much fun. :) Tyler made the table number holders out of vintage faucet handles. The groomsmen made our homemade mixed drinks- BlackberryMoon and Stay on your feet sangria- helped us dance all night!
The whole day was my favorite, but I loved hearing Tyler’s vows to me, so special and significant. I loved hearing words of wisdom from our friends and having them pray over us. I loved smearing cake in Tylers face and getting to kiss him for the first time as husband and wife. I loved dancing to “You are the best thing” by Ray LaMontagne. I loved hugging and seeing people I hadn’t seen in awhile. I loved getting into the limo at 2:30 in the morning to head to the airport for our amazing honeymoon, we slept the whole 1 1/2 hours to the airport. We were exhausted but incandescently happy!
Photography | Jessie Holloway Photography | Venue | The Donoho Hotel | Cake | The Cupcake Collection | Catering | Chef Christopher | Photo Booth | Cosmo Creations | Videography | Peerless Films | Lighting | A+T Lighting Co. | Veil | Hello Honey | Headpiece | Twigs & Honey | Jewelry and Bridesmaid Gifts | Kate Spade | Shoes | Rio of Mercades and Klub Nico | Ties | Otis James | Rings | Cumberland Gold Jewelry Cookeville, Tn