Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Our Wedding Day - The Ceremony!

Wooohoooo it's Wednesday!!! Half way through the work week for all of y'all and unfortunately an end to our Anni-moon as we will be on our way home this afternoon!! Don't forget we'll be doing the drawing for the Target Gift Card tonight and I will post the winner tomorrow!

Now on to the good stuff! Less than 8 months before our wedding I met Amy Stanley with Style by Design through mutual friends! We hit it off and she told me about her plans to start her own Event Styling company. Fast forward a month or so later and Amy offered to style my wedding "pro bono" just as long as she could have full rights to our photos to help build her portfolio! This would be her first wedding and I was more than eager to support her business, gain some awesome styling in the process, and relieve some of the stress of planning a wedding from my mom and myself!  After explaining my ideas to Amy and how I was torn between the vintage feel and a more modern look, she drafted three designs boards for me! We decided to go with the vintage chic board and never looked back!  Amy's ideas, my florist's Rich {from Bowman's Garden Center} snazziness, and our wants all came together perfectly! I couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous ceremony! Style by Design also did the graphics for our invitations, programs, and thank-you notes that were placed at each guest's setting. Amy and Rich were amazing and I still can't thank them enough for their hard work! 

Both the ceremony and reception were held at my childhood home. It sits on 7 acres of land with a huge pond in the front yard! I have ALWAYS loved the nature that surrounds the house and always knew as long as my mother still lived there I would be married there! It was beyond breathtaking that day!

Hands down my favorite part of our day was when my sweet hubby saw me for the first time. He was trying so hard to hold back tears! It was the second time I've ever seem him get emotional and it really choked me up! The sounds of his sniffles were even caught by our videographer {Gary with LNRpro} and our photographer took a great shot of him trying to control it! 

Vendors showcased in this post:
Wedding Stylist: Style By Design
Florist: Bowman's Garden Center
Vintage Furniture: Something Old, Something Borrowed Vintage Event Rentals
Videographer: LNRpro
Wedding Gown: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Maya Couture ~ Alfred Sung of The Dessy Group
Groomsmen suits: Maya Couture 
Groomsmen ties: The Dessy Group
Photographer: Dana Duncan Photography

Be sure to stop by tomorrow as y'all will get to party with us at our reception!!! Also, don't forget, you have until 5 p.m. eastern time tonight to enter the Target Gift Card Give Away! Find all the details and how to enter here! We will be drawing the lucky winner's name tonight so be sure to tune in tomorrow as well for the winner!!!



  1. I love the door you used in your ceremony! So cool.

  2. How beautiful!! These photos are so pretty :)

  3. Unbelievably gorgeous! I absolutely love it! Jason and I have been talking about using khaki and light pink for our wedding- I love the color combination! Can't wait to see the reception!

  4. Hard to believe that is has been a yr....were did the time go? u both more!!

  5. Beautiful photos!! Love the colors and your ceremony alter with the old door and windows is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  6. i loved this post! you look absolutely stunning :) i love your dress and updo! and the flower girls dress is beautiful!