If you are ready for spring and all the bright colors it brings, you are going to love today’s wedding! Pink and gray is such a fab color combo and it has never looked so good as in this coastal Virginia wedding! I am obsessed with the driftwood centerpieces! And the corn-hole boards? Adorable. They even had a paper lantern send off. Pretty much perfect, right?
The beautiful bride Chelsea shares:
We got engaged in the small seaside town of Beaufort, South Carolina. That became the inspiration for our “southern coastal rustic elegance” theme. We love good food, yard games, great live music, laughter and fun.
We had a variety of activities, from the s’mores around the fire pit, to setting up cornhole games. We just wanted our guests to have a great night celebrating with us no matter if they enjoy getting out on the dance floor or sitting on the dock with a glass of wine while looking at the stars. I think we achieved that.
My advice for other brides is to really look at yourself and your fiancé and who you both are. This is your day and it should be a complete reflection of you as individuals and as a couple. Then on the day of, stop and take a step back to look around. All your favorite people will be together to celebrate you and your love. There are few better feelings in your life than that moment.
Photography | jen + ashley photography | Ceremony | Star of the Sea Catholic Church | Reception | Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club | Planner | Emily Weddings Inc | Florist | Palette of Petals | Linens | Waterford Event Rentals | Lighting | Blue Steel Lighting Design | Band | Cheap Thrills | Hair | Chelsea Styles | Transportation | Venture Tours | Photobooth | Valentine Photo Booth | Cinematography | Jeremy Mitchell Cinema
Anniversary shoots are such a sweet way to get together with your photographer and document your growing love. In today’s cute session, this couple celebrated their 1st anniversary, the paper anniversary. To play on the paper theme, they exchanged small kraft paper wrapped gifts and wrote little love notes on paper and pinned them to a tree. So sweet, right?
I’m not usually a fan of red, but paired with gray and orange in today’s fall Texas wedding, it looks gorgeous. I love all the elegant rustic details and the florals are just stunning! Proteas are a favorite of mine and they look amazing in the bridesmaid bouquets. Also, can you believe the bridesmaid dresses are from Target?
The gorgeous bride Meg shares:
I am not a huge wedding planner type, but what I was really looking for was a rustic elegant venue with a touch of vintage and history. When I came across Old Dobbin Station I immediately fell in love! I went and looked at it and knew that it was perfect. It was the only venue I looked at. It was built in the early 1900′s and served as a pumping station. A couple came in over the past year and restored it and now it is a wedding venue. I loved the fact that it was an old pumping station, because my husband is a gas compression project engineer. He is also a HUGE Detroit Tigers fan. His favorite thing about their stadium is all of the old building in the background. So when I saw Old Dobbin, I knew it was a perfect piece of both of us:) I also loved that it is set deep in the country and the drive out is breath taking, much better than sitting in Houston city traffic.
I chose to have the ceremony in the unrestored building, because I felt that it was unique and different. I love that episode of friends where Ross gets married in that half burned building with the natural arch and strung lights at night. So, when I saw the potential for the building, I knew it was perfect for our ceremony. We had the aisle lit with lanterns, drapery, and bistro lights. It was so beautiful walking down the aisle and everything I could have hoped for leading up to exchanging our vows.
I chose deep fall colors for the bouquets and centerpieces. Our florist, Carter’s, did a phenomenal job! It took my breath away when I saw the final project. I love the season of Fall and was really hoping to catch it with a hint of elegance, country, and vintage all wrapped up into one…which is exactly what I felt like the Carter’s accomplished. Surprisingly, my bridesmaid dresses were from Target. Two of my bridesmaids were pregnant, so I needed to be able to try different dresses in different styles. It was so easy to order and return if I did not like them. It made planning a wedding in 3 months do-able:) The color, material, and style were amazing quality and price (only $70 each).
Our favorite part of the wedding was probably the ceremony. I will never forget walking down the lantern lit aisle to Kevin under the dramatic draping and bistro lights with the string quartet play and all of our closest friends and family surrounding us. Truly unforgettable.
Photography | Luke and Cat Photography | Planner | Hand In Hand Weddings & Events | Venue | Olde Dobbin Station | Florist | Carter’s Florist | Dress | Mori Lee from Ventura’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses | Target