Brittany and Casey tied the knot in October last year at The Westin Columbus and held their reception at Via Vecchia Winery. As you may know already, we love wineries and vineyards because there’s something strangely romantic about them that we just can’t put our finger on.
This beautiful wedding has so many things which we love! The wine red colour scheme, the flower crown, their dog getting involved, the first look, the old fashioned bus, succulents, calligraphy, oh be still our beating hearts!
What’s your favourite thing about this gorgeous wedding?
Photographer: Style & Story Creative // Venue: Via Vecchia Winery // Hair Stylist: Jennifer King // Makeup Artist: State of Face Makeup Artistry // Floral Designer: Bloomtastic Florist & Blush Custom Weddings // Caterer: Catering By Scott // DJ: Diamond Entertainment
Kristi and David had a wedding which was focused on love and family – they said their vows at a family owned historic barn and homestead overlooking fields of with classic Indiana views. Their wedding was intimate and emotional from the first look of dad and daughter to the vows and first dances.
We love the white and navy colour scheme, the comfy Tom’s bridal shoes, all the gorgeous calligraphy details from the table seating chart, the signs, the drop heart guest book, oh there are just so many pretty details which make this wedding beautiful!
Photographer: Heather Marie Photography // Ceremony Location: Mustard Seed Gardens // Dress Store: White Arbor Bridal // Floral Designer: Cathy’s Concepts // Invitation Designer: Minted // Cake Designer: Simply Perfection Cakes // Caterer: A Cut Above Catering // DJ: Event One DJs //
Chelsea and Travis had a small elopement ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew came along and they were forced to hold their elopement ceremony in Asheville, North Carolina instead. Because of the change in circumstances the couple didn’t get many photographs of their ceremony and celebrations with friends and family, but they planned to meet the photographer at Stone Mountain in Georgia to snap some beautiful images of the sweet couple together.
They explored a few popular spots around the park together, and we are so in love with these images. The happy couple look very much in love, these images are so full of gorgeous light, beautiful autumn colors, and pure romance. Travis serves in the US Army so his cute American flag bow tie was the perfect addition to their session. Chelsea’s gown had a stunningly unique back and style to it, and she wore it flawlessly. She also brought along a beautiful peacock inspired shawl to wear once the sun dipped below the sunset.
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography // Venue: Stone Mountain Park // Hair Stylist: Chromatics Salon and Color Bar // Dress Store: Hampden // Floral Designer: House of Blair // Shoes: Nine West by DSW // Bowties: Melody of Cuteness Bowties // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Perry Ellis & Ralph Lauren // Scarf: Shovava // Jewellery: Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry & Tacori
Katie said that when it came to Matthews proposal, “I already knew Matt had the ring, the question was when he was going to do it. We started planning a trip, he was really excited about it – I just knew this would be when we got engaged. I started buying all sorts of outfits to prepare for “the trip” (if you know me, this doesn’t surprise you at all). One busy workday in July, my boss and I decided to cook a terribly complicated recipe that took ALL. DAY. LONG. I was ill as a hornet when I got home, not to mention covered in sweat and flour. I noticed he had cleaned the house top to bottom, plus had flowers and extra chairs around the dining room table. I also saw my grandmother driving by, and thought, “my goodness, she’s nosey!” Clearly I had no idea what was going on..or I would have showered. Long story short, he popped the question right in our kitchen that we had spent the last 6 months remodeling together, making plans for our future. Sure, I big fancy trip would have been fun, but it was and still is so special to me that our home was where he chose to propose. After I said yes, both our families joined us for champagne and dinner… which was the terribly complicated dish I mentioned earlier that turned out to be terribly salty and disgusting”
This lovely couple were engaged for nine months before tying the knot and they wouldn’t have wanted to wait any longer! Katie loved having a morning wedding and brunch reception and we love all of the photos from this gorgeous wedding day!
In the afternoon the couple wanted the guests to do as they pleased so they had several rented bikes, people lounged by the pool, they enjoyed afternoon tea, etc. and then they all met up late afternoon for croquet on the front lawn!
This beautifully rustic, family-farm wedding joined Lindsey (first daughter of football player and former University of Georgia head football coach Ray Goff) and Aaron, who also coaches football now on a high school level.
Players and uniform ushered while humorous game day memorabilia added to the decor, but the true theme came together in swathes of sunflowers, handmade backyard games, and good ol’ Southern barbecue and sweet tea – the exquisite details being lovingly prepared by family and friends.
The day was marked with many joyful tears and a sense of real old-fashioned innocence and celebration. Best of all, at “you may now kiss your bride,” Lindsey and Aaron shared their very first kiss… EVER! They then “made up for lost time,” enjoying many more kisses and playful fun in their portraits around the farm’s scenic locations.
Danielle and Daniel met each other at a car show, Dan’s z28 is pretty old school, while Danielle has a fiery orange Camaro with the new, sleek body style. The wedding ceremony and reception at The Farm on The Ridge in Hooversville was a great pick for these two because it’s a little bit rustic, a little bit whimsical, and simply beautiful and serene – until the muscle cars arrived, that is!
We love the unique ways that Danielle and Daniel incorporated their love of cars into the decor for their big day. They traveled to Carlisle over the summer so that they could scavenge classic car graveyards in the hopes of finding unique emblems from many vintage cars to decorate each of the tables at their wedding reception.
Many of the elements in this barn-style reception venue were made by either Danielle or those close to her. Her husband Daniel cut log slices where floral arrangements sat, and he also hollowed out and lacquered a huge tree stump burned with their names for all of their wedding cards!
Photographer: Jill Gearhart Photography // Venue: The Farm on the Ridge // Dress Store: Davids Bridal // Jewellery: Littman Jewlers // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Miller’s of Johnstown, Inc // Cake: The Lunchbox and Sweet Shop // DJ: Royal Heir DJ
Rachel said that when Ryan proposed, “I was eating pizza in my pajamas and he went to take the dog for a walk (we lived in an apartment so we had to walk him every morning and before bed) and came back inside and had changed into dress clothes (I didn’t notice until he actually had the ring on my finger though because… stuffed crust pizza and Grey’s Anatomy.) He said, “Hey I got Tucky a new collar, why don’t you look at it?” And I hear something clinking around on the collar but Tucky was ready for his supper (he gets fed right after his walks) and wouldn’t come to me. So Ryan had to chase him down (I still didn’t notice he had changed LOL) and put him in my lap and all I saw was a ring on the collar and started crying. Ryan had to put Tucky down to make sure I was ok, and then took the ring off the collar along with a heart shaped dog tag that said “Will you marry me?” and asked if it was a yes and put the ring on my finger.”
Rachel and Ryan Southerlyn Farms wedding is simply beautiful, there was lovely lighting throughout the day due to slightly overcast weather, the gorgeous bride and groom were very much in love, the venue looks amazing, and you can feel the emotion through the photographs!
This wasn’t just another “rustic” barn wedding, it was simple, refreshing and pretty stunning. From the bride and her bridesmaids wearing Keds to the cute gypsophila halo hairpieces, simple and stunning was definitely this couples motto for their wedding day.
When Rachel was getting ready and putting her gown on, everyone was told to leave the room other than her mother. The bride wanted to make this particular part of the day extra special for just her mother and her – we think that’s a really sweet idea. Then she did a reveal to her bridesmaids, where there were happy tears and emotions from everyone. To top it all off, Rachel’s dog from her childhood, Tucky, was a big part
Not only did Rachel do a ‘first look’ with her bridesmaids, but she also did one with Ryan as well. As you know by now, we’re big fans of having a first look so there’s some alone time before all the emotions of the ceremony itself. This first look was filled with hugs, kisses, happiness, and their feelings for each other are so clear in these images.Throughout the whole day, between the bustling around and poses, he was constantly pulling Rachel aside for hugs and quiet kisses. He was so calm and easy to work with.
The photographer, Jessica Hunt, says that throughout the whole day, between the bustling around and poses, Ryan was constantly pulling Rachel aside for hugs and sneaky kisses. Super cute!
We love dogs, like oh my gosh aren’t they just adorable, we want to adopt so many and live on a farm in the middle of nowhere so they have room to run free… so we adore that Rachel’s dog from her childhood, Tucky, was a big part of her wedding day. Since Tucky is so important to her, he actually walked with the ring bearers in the ceremony!
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography // Second Shooter: Victoria Elizabeth Photography // Venue: Southerlyn Farms // Event Designer: Shayla Ashe // Dress Designer: Allure Romance // Cinema and Video: Alyssa Cross // Bridesmaid Store: Azazie // Hair Stylist: Haley Bates // Makeup Artist: Sawana Hampton // Shoes: Keds // Floral Designer: Love Clay Flowers // Caterer: Maurice’s Barbecue // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Menguin // Bowties: Melody of Cuteness Bowties // DJ: Ceasar’s Music // Equipment Rentals: Simply Elegant Rentals
Dorothea and Adam met at Michigan State University, and chose to get married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in the botanical gardens there. They are a picture-perfect couple, and the whole wedding looks like it has come straight out of a film. They just light up when they look at each other, we always love a bit of traditional Greek dancing, and then to add to their celebration Sparty, the MSU mascot showed up!
Photography: Clicking Through Life // Venue: Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens // Cake Designer: A Piece O’ Cake // Event Planner: Beautiful Day Planning, LLC // Cinema and Video: Bella Reel // Dress Store: Bellissima Bridal Salon // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Brighton Tux Shop // DJ: Oneiro Productions // Caterer: Spartan Signature Catering // Floral Designer: Twigs & Branches Floral
Amanda and Justin started dating when they were just fourteen years old, and they reconnected again as adults even though they lived hours apart. After one year of dating long-distance, they knew that they wanted to be near each other again. This gorgeous couple’s wedding day was full of touches of nostalgia and history from their sweetheart days, and they were surrounded by their friends and family. Amanda’s bouquet was wrapped in her grandmother’s wedding dress, and at the reception they had a memorial table for all those gone too soon. Jordan Valley Barn overlooks the beautiful Jordan Valley and it looks like it was the perfect setting for this casual summer wedding.
Photography: Weddings by Cheyenne // Venue: Jordan Valley Barn // Floral Designer: Aarons Flowers // Caterer: BJ’s Catering // Makeup: Emily Carter // Men’s Apparel: Men’s Warehouse // DJ: Rusch Entertainment // Bakery: Sugar Me Sweet Cake Shop // Film: Tabor J Photo and Film // Hair Stylist: The Village Salon // Dress Store: Unique Bridal
Amy and Adam met at work when they were working in cubicles next to each other, and earlier this year this lovely couple happily tied the knot at their Robert Mills House wedding. We love so many things about this wedding, from the perfect spring outfits which Amy picked out for the bridesmaids, to a special origami engagement ring, the entire day looks like perfection!
Succulents were everywhere throughout their wedding day, they were in the bouquets, placed on the cake, and on tables at the reception. Amy decided on tulle skirts for the bridal party, which look so cute paired with the white v-neck vest tops!
When you look at the beautiful photographs you may be wondering what the origami ring and bowtie are all about, and when we heard, we thought it was a really cute little story! Amy said “Adam had just spent 6 months in Japan for work. We went to brunch with some friends and when we came home, he said he had another gift from Japan to give me but I had to close my eyes. He proposed with an origami ring that he learned to make in Japan. It was very simple but very romantic and very appropriate since we have both spent time in Japan. It is also secretly what I was hoping for when he told me he was going to this origami master’s shop in Tokyo.” This cute little origami ring is the rock that Adam proposed to Amy with, and he made a bowtie for their wedding day! How quirky and unique!
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography // Venue: Robert Mills House // Event Designer: Brittni Miller Wedding Designs // Dress Designer: Eugenia Couture // Dress Store: London and Lace Bridal // Groomsmen Attire: Joseph A Bank // Jewellery: Kate Spade // Shoes: Johnson and Murphy // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Tie Bar // Invitation Designer: Paperless Post // Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry // Hair Stylist: Salon KDP // DJ: DJ Apollo // Equipment Rentals: Lake Murray Event Rentals // Caterer: Southern Way Catering