Becca and I met Ashley over coffee at Starbucks. There was an instant ease when we started chatting. She was extremely organized and I could tell right off the the bat that we were going to be a great fit. She was one of those clients that you don't mind meeting with, love the phone conferences because they are so productive, and a client that affirms you rock at your job. I loved every second of this wedding. She had hired us for a Day of Service plus Design, but it ended up being a little more planning as there were so many logistics to pulling this day off!
Ashley and Matthew decided to get married in his parents front lawn. When she took me out to the property, I could see exactly why she wanted it there! It was beautiful! The house was a gorgeous back drop and the fields in the distance made this "southern elegance" wedding perfect.
She was a no fuss bride and that translated into her design. She loved simplicity, white, and metals. Nothing too glitzy, a simple, understated, elegance with a hint of southern hospitality mixed in. I loved it! I loved her vision and the design came so naturally.
We picked Mitchell's mostly because of their ability to handle a 200+ crowd and of course their awesome food! She wanted it to be more a cocktail party, so we had 4 different stations that guests could try. The plan was to have it spilling outside of the tent some, but this was the first Saturday in a string of Saturdays that fall that it just plain rained every.single.wedding. She took it in stride and we executed our very thought out rain plain beautifully.
The night was perfect. The couple was gorgeous! Seriously Ashley should be a model! She was just glowing and so calm the entire night. Matthew was so sweet and you could tell that he just thought the world of Ashley. It was a sweet ceremony and I loved seeing the two of them just grin at each other the entire time.
The tent was gorgeous with a full liner and crystal chandeliers The linens were stunning, and the flowers were just the cherry on top. I loved the bouquet Courtney created and LOVED the centerpieces with our new mercury glass candlesticks. The band crushed it. Seriously. They were awesome! The bride requested some good 'ol classic late 90's early 2000 songs so they did a mashup of Backstreet, N'sync, Britney, and Spice Girls. It was so much fun!
It was sad to put this folder in my "past brides" section! I am so thrilled to show you some of my favorite images from an amazing night!
The Awesome Vendors:
Venue: Groom's Family Land
Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church
Officiant: Pastor Colbert
Ceremony arrangements at the church: Smithfield City Florist
Coordination and Planning: Dana with C and D Events
Florist: Bushel and Peck Designs
Photography: Jon Black Photography
Hair Stylist: Jenn Berkey
Cake: Emily Strickland
Bar Service: On the Rocks Bartending
Bathrooms: Royal Restrooms
Band: Spare Change Music
Tent and Rentals: Grand Rental station
Linen Rental: CE Rental