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Creek Bend Nature Center Wedding – Elizabeth & Billy

Elizabeth and Billy say that they “loved our simple ceremony outside under a gigantic and majestic oak tree on the most beautiful day of the summer. We simply walked up to the ceremony from the house to join our friends and family and said our vows with the help of our friend, who officiated the wedding.” They didn’t have a wedding party and chose to forgo the traditional walk down the aisle with the officiate or parents, and instead, they walked themselves to their ceremony together, hand in hand. Their guests applauded as they arrived and applauded again as they left.

by Paragon Flowers decorated the tables and Billy’s friend, Terry, spun the tunes under a big, silver disco ball into the evening.After the wedding ceremony, the guests had a short stroll across the lawn to a beautiful, white tent and the patio cocktail hour.  Taste buds were tantalised by cocktails and cuisine which Elizabeth and Billy praised by saying that “even the simplest appetizers were a work of art, like the bouquet of bright coloured vegetables to accompany the cheese and fruit during cocktail hour. So many of our guests said it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding.”

For photographs, the happy couple chose to have an intimate first look before the ceremony. They wanted to do formal pictures with their families and take advantage of the beautiful grounds of their wedding venue but they also wanted to be there for all of their cocktail hour. The first look was about two and a half hours before their ceremony which allowed for some relaxed, fun pictures beforehand and a super relaxed, fun wedding the rest of the day.

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Photographer: Elite Photo // Venue: Creek Bend Nature Center // Floral Designer: Paragon Flowers // Invitation Designer: Minted // Design & Decor: Isaac’s Flourishing Finish // Caterer: Moveable Feast // Bakery: Moveable Feast // Makeup Artist: Montage Salon // Hair Stylist: Montage Salon // Dresses: BHLDN // 

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