From the bride’s gorgeous tulle ball gown, to the oval cut engagement ring, classic tuxedos, and incredible venue, Abbi and John’s Nashville wedding has all the makings of a perfectly timeless celebration… not to mention Jen Huang’s beautiful photos of the day!

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The bride paired her Reem Acra ball gown with white satin Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a tulle veil embellished with lace by her mother.

 

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Abbi carried a bouquet of barely-pink roses, white ranunculus, and stephanotis blossoms.

 

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Bridesmaids wore floor-length chiffon dresses in pale blush pink, and carried romantic pink and white bouquets.

 

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The Ceremony

“The Scarritt-Bennett Center was one of the few non-denominational chapels to get married in Nashville, and we loved its beautiful architecture.”

 

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Your ceremony in three words. Traditional, musical, religious.

How did you go about planning your ceremony?  Music was the most important aspect of the ceremony. We had a Catholic ceremony, so the order and traditional nature of the ceremony were set, which allowed us to focus on the music. This really helped structure the ceremony.

Did you include any traditions in your ceremony?  We had a traditional Catholic ceremony, with traditional vows, and classical music. John’s childhood priest officiated.

 

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Guests waved ribbon wands as the newlyweds exited the chapel.

 

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The Reception

“We wanted a venue close to downtown Nashville, and The Rosewall is owned by a Nashville restaurant group that we are big fans of. Our black-tie wedding was full of soft colors, and decidedly Southern. The food was amazing, and we had so much fun dancing the night away. The only thing we would have done differently? Hire a wedding planner!”

 

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Photography: Jen Huang / Ceremony Venue: Scarritt-Bennett Center / Reception Venue: The Rosewall in Nashville, Tennessee / Church: The Wightman Chapel at the Scarritt-Bennett Center / Dresses: Reem Acra / Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik / Veil: Reem Acra with hand sewn lace by the bride’s mother/ Suit, Shirt: Brooks Brothers / Tie: Tie Bar / Shoes: A.Testoni / Stationery, Calligraphy: Paper Place / Ceremony Programs: By the bride / Floral Design: The Tulip Tree / Hair, Makeup: Simone Starr, Blowout Co. / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony Music: Innocenti Strings / Reception Music: Atlanta All-Stars / Catering: M Street / Cake, Dessert: Dessert Designs by Leland

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  • Timeless Nashville Wedding by Jen Huang

    16 April 2015
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    What better place for a fall wedding than on the groom’s family’s 150-year old pumpkin farm! From the red barn ceremony backdrop, to the dahlias grown by a friend, Jessica and Wallis’s Colorado wedding is rustic and sweet and we know you’re going to love it!

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    “We wanted to highlight the natural ease and warmth that people feel when they come to the farm,” share the couple. “We wanted to accentuate that in our wedding and celebration.”

     

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    “Coming from advertising, Wallis created all of the chalkboard signs, along with our invitations which were a combination of letterpress and screen print. Each invitation was hand printed and pressed. Our flowers were grown by a friend who grew dahlias.”

     

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    The Ceremony

    “Our wedding was held on our family farm. The Osborn family has been on the farm for over 150 years, and the farm’s main crop is pumpkins and Wallis grew up selling pumpkins. The farm opens the last weekend in September or first weekend in October, so a fall wedding was really important. We wanted the ceremony to be personal and informal and not too over-thought, and we wanted our friends and family to feel like they too were at home.”

     

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    Your ceremony in three words.  Simple, Casual, Personal.

    Who officiated your ceremony?  Jessica’s Uncle Howie. We wanted someone who knew us both well and who would be able to keep the ceremony casual and secular.

    What was your ceremony music?  Processional music was performed by like acoustic guitars and local characters. We had them dress as they felt comfortable, blue jeans and flannel. We chose “If Not For You” by Bob Dylan for the Processional (which Wallis’s parents played at their own wedding), and “Everybody’s Talkin'” by Harry Nilsson for the Recessional (because Jess grew up listening to it with her parents).

    What were your vows like?  Because we wanted to keep the ceremony simple, we had our officiant say our vows and we agreed. Our belief was that our commitment to each other shouldn’t be evaluated on the length of public announcement; it was and is strong, without spectacle.

     

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    The Reception

    “From start to finish, our wedding was about celebrating our lives together. With Jess’s family coming from Boston, our shared lives in Chicago in advertising, and Wallis’s family from Colorado, this, for many, was the first time meeting everyone, and we wanted it all to feel like one big party.”

     

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    What was your favorite moment or part of the reception?  The photo booth. It brought everyone together and captured some really wonderful moments. Jess especially loved the photos with her mom and dad.

     

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    Did you have a signature cocktail?  We served local beer from local breweries and our friends’ winery: Loveland AleworksCrow Hop and Sweetheart City Wine, respectively.

    What was your wedding menu?  BBQ!

    What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  Cupcakes and pumpkin pie (after all, we were on a pumpkin farm).

     

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    Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about?  In addition to the invitations and signs that Wallis designed, and the flowers that a friend grew, we also created a beer garden and we pulled hops from the farm to decorate the tables.

     

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    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  It’s the imperfections that will make the day perfect. Jess’s uncle who performed the ceremony told us that. It couldn’t have been more true. Our families bonded together setting up the tables and tent decorations and while we were getting dressed, they put their own special touch on the table settings and decorations.

    What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Make sure that you keep your mind open to new ideas from your parents. Set up a Pinterest board where your family and friends can see and add to your wedding ideas and inspiration. Our families made sure that we kept true to our roots.

     

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    Photography: DeFiore Photography / Venue: Osborn Farm in Loveland, Colorado / Dress: Caroline DeVillo ‘Elizabeth’  / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: Nina ‘Elise’ Satin trim veil / Belt: Rosa Clara / Wedding Rings: Darvier Jewelers / Suit, Tie: J. Crew / Shirt: Brooks Brothers / Hair, Makeup: Carly Ackerman / Rentals: Robins Rentals / Catering: Nordy’s BBQ / Cake, Dessert: HappyCakes / Bartenders: BeMixxed Bartending / Photobooth: Flashbox Photo Booth / Honey:  Beth’s Bees

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  • Colorado Barn Wedding at Osborn Farm by Danielle Defiore

    15 April 2015
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    There’s something inherently elegant about winter weddings, don’t you think? Kathleen and Josh tied the knot in January, and from the bride’s gauzy long-sleeved gown to the lush floral decorations, it will have you seriously considering a cold-weather wedding.

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    “My something old was my mother’s veil,” says the bride. “And as a present to my mom, I got us matching gold chain bracelets with pearls on them to wear on the wedding day from a local jewelry designer, Elizabeth Adams of Ex Voto.”

     

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    With marbled envelope liners and a custom drawing of the wedding venue (plus address calligraphy by the bride), Kathleen and Josh’s wedding invitations set the tone for an elegant winter wedding at The Clubhouse in Birmingham.

     

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    The Ceremony

    “We loved the dramatic staircase of The Clubhouse and since we weren’t getting married in a church I wanted that to be the focal point. We only had seating for immediate family and all the rest of our guests hovered around. I was very nervous about it at first but it turned into such an intimate and personal experience with our guests being so close and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! Our florist, Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden, nailed it with the dramatic staircase, and our wonderful wedding planner, Mariée Ami, perfectly coordinated our wedding party coming down the staircase with those long dresses and flowers!”

     

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    Your ceremony in three words.  Intimate, old world, romantic.

    Who officiated your ceremony?  A Methodist minister and a family friend, which made it so special. My mom is also a Methodist minister and officiates countless weddings, but my sisters and I have always said we want our mother to actually be “the mother of the bride” on our wedding day so it was nice to have her do that.

     

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    Did you include any traditions in your ceremony?  Our ceremony was fairly traditional. We both grew up in traditional churches and liked keeping the ceremony that way, especially since it was not held in a church.

     

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    What was your ceremony music?  My Father is from Nashville but our family grew up in Pennsylvania so my dad always made it a point to implement some “Southern traditions” in us. He loves the Tennessee Waltz, and although it’s actually a sad song (most country songs are!) I knew we had to have it played since we used a mandolin and guitar player for the ceremony music. I didn’t tell my dad they would be playing it for the prelude, and while we were standing together waiting to go down the stairs, they began playing it and he got very emotional – a very special moment. We played Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring for our mothers and the bridesmaids, Pachelbel’s Canon in D for the bridal processional, and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March for the recessional.

    What were your ceremony readings?  Since we had minimal seating we didn’t want to extend the ceremony too long, so we decided not to include any readings.

     

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    What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  How intimate it felt – it was like no one else but Josh and I were up there but you still felt the warmth and support of all our friends and family around us since it was smaller and we were so close together! And I love the photos walking down that staircase!

     

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    Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We wanted a warm atmosphere that wouldn’t need a whole lot of decorating. I grew up in a 1907 Victorian house and I guess I’ve just always had a soft spot for old historic homes. There was something so timeless and beautiful about The Clubhouse with its dramatic staircase, fireplaces, wood panelling, patterned tiles and deep front porch.

     

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    The Reception

    “The house was really the beginning of our inspiration. Since it was an old house we kept with a smaller band, a pianist and guitar player – but you would have thought it was a ten person brass band the way everyone danced! The piano music fit with the atmosphere and they played all the classics. I wanted the look of the reception to feel like the house did in its heyday. The bridesmaids wore long tulle dresses and the decor accents in the built ins around the fireplace were mostly antique pieces from our family – and I added in some custom pillows around the bay window. We served a champagne cocktail and blood orange Old Fashioned cocktails to fit!”

     

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    How would you describe your reception?  So much dancing, fancy, delicious food and cocktails, furs, beautiful flowers and more dancing!

    Special songs:
    First Dance: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”
    Father / Daughter Dance: “You Are So Beautiful”
    Mother / Son Dance: “Wonderful World”

     

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    Menu:
    Mini Truffled Grilled Cheese: Porcini Duxelles, Crispy Ham, Tarragon and Persimmon Butter / Seasonal Flatbread with Fig Mostarda, Cambozola, Sausage, Arugula, Pecan and Preserved Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette / Beef Sliders Two Ways: “Philly” with Peppers, Onions and Provolone, “Southern” with Conecuh Pimento Cheese and Bacon / Smoked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce, Sherry and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Muscadine Brown Butter / Short Ribs and Grits with Wilted Spinach and Wild Mushroom / Truffled Sweet Potato fries with Rosemary Ketchup

    What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  We have so many great local sweets in Birmingham that we couldn’t decide on just one thing! I wanted everything to be very seasonal for winter, so we had a small cake from one of my favorite bakeries, Dreamcakes: white velvet cake with peppermint cream cheese frosting; macarons from Magic City Macarons: cranberry mascarpone, maple bourbon and vanilla; salted chocolate chip cookies from our favorite local coffee shop; and for the grooms cake, “Baby Bites” from Pastry Arts: turtle, chocolate peanut butter and Italian cream pie flavors.

     

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    Please tell us about any other special details or moments from your reception.  We used my great-grandmother’s mirror to write the menu on (of course we made sure it would come off afterwards!) and we also had wedding photo from both our parents and grandparents in the built-in shelves around the fireplace. // I’m lucky to not only marry a wonderful guy but also into his great family. Josh’s mom knew I wanted all the bridesmaids to have fur stoles to wear and she found one for each girl! My uncle, who is an artist, drew the sketch of the venue that we used on the invitation and frosted cups, which was so special to me.

     

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    What was your favorite moment or part of the reception?  Just dancing with Josh and all our family and friends. It was also fun to see all of our family and friends from all over come together and have fun. Josh is from a small town in south Alabama and to watch them mesh with my mom’s family from Philadelphia was very fun. I think the northerners were pleasantly surprised to see how nice Birmingham was! Josh’s side always knows how to have a good time too and they can bring a good time anywhere. I’m also a Tennessee graduate and my Dad’s family from Nashville are all big UT fans, so when the band played “Rocky Top” I thought the dance floor would cave in from the excitement!

     

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    Photography: Spindle Photography / Event Planning & Design: Mariée Ami / Venue: The Clubhouse on Highland in Birmingham, Alabama / Dress: Addie by Monique Lhuillier via Ivory & White Bridal Boutique / Shoes: Kate Spade / Sash, Earrings: J. Crew / Bracelet: Ex Voto / Blue Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Plum Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN / Suit, Tie, Shirt, Shoes, Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear / Stationery: Ragan House Lettering / Floral Design: Rosegolden / Hair: Beth, Morgan Ashley Salon / Makeup: Melanie Dobson, Fry Sauce and Grits / Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited / Ceremony Music: Jason Bailey / Reception Music: Tim Tyler Productions / Catering: Shindigs Catering / Cake: Dreamcakes Bakery / Macaroons: Magic City Macaroons / Cookies: Church Street Coffee and Books / Cake Bites: Pastry Art Bake Shoppe / Mirror Menu Lettering: Amy Stone

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  • Alabama Winter Wedding from Spindle Photography

    14 April 2015
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    Another beautiful wedding at Lowndes Grove in South Carolina! It’s easy to see why Sarah and Phil chose this historic venue to celebrate their big day, from its waterfront views to the grand lawn. We especially love the gorgeous garland ceremony backdrop, the chicken wire escort card display, and the dramatic four tier wedding cake. And that they included their pup in the day!

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    Sarah’s dress was a hybrid: “I combined an Anne Barge dress with Amsale sleeves!” She also had a very special something old: “My father gave me the most beautiful sapphire and diamond ring the week of the wedding – a family heirloom.”

     

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    The Ceremony

    “We had our ceremony on the front lawn at Lowndes Grove. We knew we wanted to have our ceremony in front of their amazing trees, and it was an almost surreal scene. The sun was directly behind us and in pictures looked like it was shining between us. We could not have dreamed up a more perfect setting.”

     

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    Your ceremony in three words.  Modern, Playful, Idyllic.

    How did you go about planning your ceremony?  We knew we wanted our ceremony to reflect us as a couple. Our officiant, Christy Loftin, was so helpful in helping us craft a ceremony that was reflective of our personalities. She provided us with a number of templates and we ended up using a combination of the templates.

    Did you include any traditions in your ceremony?  We kept our music traditional and had traditional vows.

    Ceremony music:
    Family – Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach
    Processional – Canon in D, Pachelbel
    Bride Processional – Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke
    Recessional – I’m Yours, Jason Mraz

    What were your ceremony readings?  ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ by Louis de Bernieres.

     

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    What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  We were able to include our golden retriever, Jack! He walked down the aisle beside one of the groomsmen. He was such a trooper and had the cutest floral wreath (which we were thrilled he didn’t attempt to eat!).

     

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    The Reception

    “We wanted our reception to be classic and fun, and for everyone to have a great time. The sun was setting right over the water as we sat down to eat dinner, and it was utterly dreamlike – the best first dinner we could have asked for as husband and wife.”

     

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    What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  We knew we wanted to focus on the setting and have lots of soft lighting and greenery. We chose a clear top tent and bistro lights so that we could still see the beautiful trees.

    Please tell us about any other special details or moments from your reception.  I love Jo Malone candles and adore the Peonies and Blush Suede scent. We scattered the candles throughout the venue and now whenever I smell that fragrance I’m reminded of our wedding day!

     

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    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  One of my best friend’s husbands stopped us right before we were introduced at our reception and told us to try and take mental snapshots of everything we wanted to remember. It was such sweet advice and really helped us to stop and be thankful for each moment – it helped us slow everything down, and we don’t feel like the night went by too fast at all.

    What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Don’t get swept up in looking at thousands of blogs in the month or two leading up to your wedding. It’s so fun to look at blogs throughout the planning process, but once you have a vision and an understanding of what you want your day to look like, stop looking!

    Is there anything else that helps tell the story of your wedding?  We used Dog Tired as a wedding nanny for our dog. They were amazing – they took care of Jack all weekend. They took him to the rehearsal and then made sure he was tired (she played with him all morning!) so he would be calm for the wedding. They watched him while we took pictures, then we were able to have him in some pictures, and then they took him home after the wedding. Definitely worth the investment – even if just for the peace of mind.

     

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    What was your signature cocktail?  We had champagne and St. Germain with lavender sprigs. It was perfect!

    What was your wedding menu?  We had a three-course seated meal that we wanted to reflect our transition from the North to the South. We were both raised in New England (we met at boarding school in New Hampshire) and both went to college and graduate school in the South. Our first course was a lobster duo of lobster bisque and a mini lobster roll. Our second course was an arugula salad with cranberries and walnuts. Our third course was filet and grilled shrimp with gouda grits, cognac cream, maque choux, and chorizo gravy. We also had the most amazing late night snacks – mini chocolate shakes, chicken sandwiches, and the cutest chicken and waffles!

    What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  Our cake was white chocolate and chocolate. We also had a layer with chocolate and peanut butter. We actually didn’t get to eat our cake other than when we fed it to each other – our one regret!

     

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    What was your first dance song?  Our first dance was “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison. Our father/daughter dance was to “Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding. My father and I used to sing this song all the time growing up. It was just perfect. Phil and his mother danced to James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is”.

    What was your favorite moment or part of the reception?  There were so many great moments, it’s tough to pick one. I think our favorites would be the fathers’ toast, cutting the cake, then dancing with all our friends and family the rest of the night. The band was terrific and played songs that had the whole reception having a great time dancing. I think most people will remember Phil’s performance to AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long. The band got him up on stage and he went wild, lip synching the entire song.

     

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    Photography: Virgil Bunao / Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, / Event Planning & Design: Easton Events / Officiant: Christy Loftin / Dress: Anne Barge via White on Daniel Island / Sleeves: Amsale / Shoes: YSL / Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo / Suit, Tie, Shirt, Shoes, Groomsmen Attire: Black Tux / Floral Design: Charleston Stems / Stationery: Mac and Murphy / Calligraphy: Blue Glass Design / Hair, Makeup: Charlotte Belk / Groom’s Hair: Clubhouse for Men / Rentals: Snyder Events / Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston / Reception Music: The Dickens / Catering, Cake: Fish / Transportation: Absolutely Charleston / Nanny: Dog Tired / Honeymoon Planning: Ever After Honeymoons /
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  • Lowndes Grove Wedding by Virgil Bunao

    13 April 2015
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    After falling in love in the South Pacific, it was only natural that this Southern couple was drawn to the ocean on their wedding day. We’re smitten with their less-is-more approach to planning, the bride’s flowing silk chiffon gown (a last minute purchase!) and the stunning plantation where they said, “I do.”

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    “A wedding for us meant bringing our families together to celebrate love. We wanted our wedding celebration to be simple and inviting. Combining that inspiration with our love for natural beauty, Lowndes Grove was a perfect backdrop for our summer wedding.”

     

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    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  That you should feel beautiful in your dress. My first dress was just okay, but I kept telling myself it didn’t matter. I ended up at a local boutique “just to look”, and ended up getting a new dress a month before the wedding! When I tried it on, I just knew. I felt beautiful.

     

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    How did you go about planning your wedding?  I had a very hands-on approach to planning. I used Excel for budgeting, and used checklists to stay on track,

    Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  My only tip is to add an extra $5,000 for miscellaneous stuff. It’s so easy to forget to budget for the small stuff, and it does add up.

     

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    The Ceremony

    “I was living in Kentucky searching for a location in Charleston. I looked through hundreds of blogs, and every time I saw pictures of Lowndes Grove, I loved the feeling. The space is beautiful, natural and full of Southern charm. The oak trees against the Ashley River with a long dock in the background was the perfect backdrop for our wedding day.”

     

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    Your ceremony in three words.  Quick, easy, and meaningful.

    What was your ceremony music?  Joe’s best friend, Derek, played the guitar as our guests arrived. As I walked down the aisle, he played “Forever” by Ben Harper.

     

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    Who officiated your ceremony?  Joe’s father was our officiant. He is a Kentucky Supreme Court Judge, and having him marry us made the ceremony very special.

    What were your vows like?  Joe wrote the entire ceremony and our vows. They were based on our lives and our dreams, and as his father read them aloud to our guests, I was struck by how perfect it was.

     

     

    Did you include any traditions in your ceremony?  Our ceremony was as non-traditional as our parents could handle! In the end, it was simple, sweet, and meaningful, but not traditional.

     

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    What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  It was quick, beautiful, full of light, and involved only family and friends. I’ll never forget the way we felt that day.

    If you had it to do over again, is there anything you would do differently?  I would have danced just a bit less so that I could socialize with our guests more. I also really wanted a photo booth, but couldn’t fit it into the budget. When I look back on our wedding day, I wish I’d worked harder to have one at our wedding

     

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    The Reception

    “We met working on a yacht, and our love blossomed in the South Pacific Islands. Two years to the date of crossing the equator together, Joe proposed and asked me to go on a lifelong journey with him. We were married in front of the best friends and family you could ask for. As a seasoned sailors, we know there’s never been a tighter knot tied.”

     

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    Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about?  My sister and I made our own centerpieces, which I think were simple but elegant. I left the natural beauty of Lowndes Grove do the rest. I also made all the place settings, name cards, and other day of details.

    What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  We served house-made gelato under oak trees draped with Spanish moss.

    What was your first dance song?  Our first song was written by Joe’s brother and his best man, Luke. He wrote the song about their childhood and dedicated it to their parents. It was so special to have our first dance to a song with so much meaning to Joe and his family.

     

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    What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  I wanted our wedding to mirror our real life, so my advice would be to be yourself. Plan events and incorporate traditions that will make you feel at ease. It only happens once, so don’t sweat the small stuff and find joy in every moment. Breathe deeply, be present and then drink lots of rum while you dance the night away!

    How would you describe your reception?  The evening was easy going, and all about dancing and socializing. I wanted it to feel like home, so I set up the dance floor as the main attraction and there was a lounge area where people could relax, too.

     

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    What was your favorite moment or part of the reception?  When Joe’s brothers and friends took over the mic after the DJ headed home. Everyone sang “Wagon Wheel” and danced under the stars. It was the perfect way to end the night.

     

    Photography: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay / Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina / Event Planning: Jackie Willis / Officiant: Bill Cunningham, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, Groom’s Father / Dress: Jenny Packham from White on Daniel Island / Shoes: Gianni Bini / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm / Suit, Shirt, Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Banks / Tie: Calvin Klein / Stationery: Minted / Floral Design: Tiger Lily / Hair: Sabra Mizzell of Willow Salon / Makeup: Pamela Lesch Makeup / Rentals: Snyder Events / Ceremony Music: Derek McQuigg / Reception Music: Other Brother Entertainment / Catering, Cake: Fish / Luke Cunningham

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  • Simple Southern Wedding by Sean Money & Elizabeth Fay

    9 April 2015
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