Ben and Colleen took time to shoot the details that made up our wedding day.  I’m so thankful they did because many of the moments captured have backstory and hard work put into them.  First off, the above cyanotype invite that Mom and I put in lots of sweat (no blood or tears included but we came close) into, then Dustin worked long and hard to stamp. We love how they turned out! Blog post of how we did it, here.

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Overjoyed with these up-close photos of our rings! Read all about how Dustin designed and proposed, here.


Dustin’s boutonnière made by the talented Evan Leggoe who is a local florist I commissioned to help with the floral work.


My earrings mom and I picked out from Belk that matched my bracelet making these my “something blue.”


The dress, the dress!


Headpiece I linked in the previous post, just perfect.


They made my shoes look so fancy! I went for comfort here folks, but really, I am happy with how they looked with the dress eeeeeven though I switched into my Chucks for the reception!


Like I mentioned above, Evan did our wedding as a freelance job. We met up and chatted about what I liked and from there she came up with a game plan and shopping list that I bought at a wholesale place in town.  Day before the wedding Dustin and I picked up the flowers and had them waiting for her at the venue. On the day of she did everything onsite and KILLED IT. Just wait till you see the arbor!



Dad and I pausing our goofing off for a pic in the cab before I walked down the isle. All these images give me so many feelings especially seeing this one and thinking about the feeling in my stomach during this very moment…


Dustin made tie clips for his groomsmen and himself and I think you’d agree-they turned out great! Couple’a Google searches and a stamping kit and he was off! Love his DIY spirit!


As you can see, we were racing some rain clouds but it all turned out just fine, no, perfect! It held off long enough for us to have a nearly full outdoor itinerary until having to move folks inside for the speeches. The reception followed so it wasn’t a big deal because everyone was already where they were supposed to be.


When it came to the reception decor I knew exactly what I wanted. Not joking when I say I illustrated out in Photoshop what I envisioned the tables looking like. Obviously couldn’t do it myself so it was left up to those organizing the florals and props and they (ahem, Evan) nailed it in every way!

When we were doing our portrait session I got a glimpse of the crew working on the tables and was over joyed because I realized it was all coming together flawlessly.


The above photo is the wedding party table. We upgraded everything to give it a little more pizazz and though Dustin and I never got a chance to sit down*, it turned out exactly as my vision!

*Don’t feel sorry for us, we went off and had dinner quietly alone and enjoyed every single bite! D requested 15 minutes alone over dinner to enjoy the menu we picked out. Highly recommend brides to be!

Chargers, flatware and linens rented through Sun in my Belly and the sugar molds and decor rented through venue.


The day after, we went back to the venue to grab some of our stuff giving me a chance to collect eucalyptus and other floral I wanted to dry out and keep. I mean, isn’t this plant just the best?!


Courtney said it best “the reception looked straight out of a Kinfolk magazine”

Mission accomplished ᕙ[  ͒ ﹏ ͒  ]ᕗ

Photos by Ben and Colleen

Next up: wedding party photos and THE CEREMONY!

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    February 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous! Such pretty details. Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!

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