Google+ Southern Wedding of the Week: Kari Beth + Josh, Part II - Southern Weddings

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From the cake to the favors–even down to the ice sculpture–the couple’s signature monogram was used to tie the decor together.  To see more images from Kari Beth + Josh’s wedding, view the slide show on photographer, Laura Negril ‘s  {Blog}. Reception {Atlanta Athletic Club}, floral decor by {Foxgloves & Ivy}, music by {The Answer Band},  wedding cake by (Abby Ryland) and all printed Items by {DecoMarj}. All wedding coordination comes from the fabulous Lindsay Pitt of {Toast}. From Lindsay: “Josh and Kari Beth were a dream! Aside from being madly in love they are spirited, youthful and laid back which translated to the style of the wedding perfectly. Kari Beth and her mom relayed their vision and left the details and decisions to me, which truly allowed them to enjoy the day and the entire planning process. Kari Beth was the epitome of a stunning bride, the attendees had such a fantastic time and were so gracious, and the details fell into place to create such a memorable Hotlanta summer wedding!”

The weather on our wedding day was: Luckily, most of the day was sunny and only a bit cloudy, which allowed us to take some outside pictures. It rained right when we pulled up to the Atlanta Athletic Club for the reception, but only for a second and then it went back to being partly cloudy for a beautiful rest of the evening!
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? We wanted to keep the wedding simple yet elegant. I absolutely LOVE monograms, so Lindsay Pitt, our wedding coordinator, helped us design a central monogram that was used on the favors, welcome bags, water bottles, napkins, ice sculpture, and elsewhere throughout the wedding décor.
Favorite design element of your big day: I really loved the monogram that we designed as well as all of the pink and green décor.
Describe your wedding cake: The wedding cake was a seven layer white cake with cream and alternating raspberry and lemon filling, with several layers of pink roses in between. The shapes alternated between square and circle, with mostly white icing on the outside. Each layer also included a pink and green ribbon at the bottom with small white pearls on the ribbon. In the middle of the cake was a pink monogram that was central throughout our entire wedding theme. The cake was topped with an assortment of pink roses.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Kari Beth: I loved the signature drink that we created to honor our new home in Niceville, Florida. It was a pink passion fruit martini with green sugar on the rim, and we named it the Niceville Sunset. I also loved the monogram that we used throughout the wedding décor. Josh: I really enjoyed the band that we hired, The Answer Band. They really got the crowd going and guests of all ages enjoyed the music!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? The fact that Josh was six hours away from the city in which I lived and where the wedding was to take place, was the biggest challenge. It was hard to make decisions when he couldn’t see or be there to make them with me, which is why I am so glad that he is so easy going because he was happy with any and everything that my mom, Lindsay, and I planned.
Funniest moment? Josh: Seeing all of Kari Beth’s former students dancing with her dad during the reception. Kari Beth: Before my bridesmaid’s and I walked down the aisle, we were lined up in a hallway. My dad came down the hallway yelling “Game Time” and giving all the girls high 5’s to get them pumped up to go down. He is such a coach! 
What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding? Enjoy every minute of it! This is the only day that you get to plan out every detail that you would like to have! Also, don’t get too carried away in the little details. In the end, you aren’t going to remember those details, but you will remember how much fun you had dancing and celebrating with your family and friends.
Best advice or most memorable comment someone made to you during the wedding celebration. Eat, dance, and enjoy yourself. This day goes by so fast, so enjoy every single second of it!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We just bought a golden retriever puppy named Chevy (for Josh’s truck), and we are living in Niceville, Florida. We plan on having children in a year or two from now.
Other details you want us to know about your wedding: Lindsay Pitt, our wedding coordinator, helped us plan the most perfect day! She did everything from contacting the band to organizing the linens for the table! We could not have had the wedding we did without her help! Laura Negri was our wonderful photographer. She took some GREAT pictures! She was so good that I didn’t even realize that she was there, but the pictures turned out wonderful. Thank you to the Atlanta Athletic Club for hosting a fabulous reception! Everything was great, coach!

Congratulations, Kari Beth and Josh!  Happy Friday ya’ll!

lara Written with love by Lara Casey
  1. avatar Platinum Weddings by Kerrie reply

    Such a lovely wedding. And that cake is absolutely to die for!

  2. avatar Michelle reply

    All the details were perfectly executed. Such a beautiful wedding!

  3. avatar Kari Beth Gentry reply

    Thank you SW for featuring our wedding on your blog! It ihas been so much fun looking back on the wonderful time that we had that day!

  4. avatar Caroline Ghetes reply

    The reception colors are awesome! I love the pink & green together! Beautiful!

  5. avatar Amy reply

    What a beautiful wedding! I LOVE the colors, and the details are perfect!

  6. avatar Phoebe reply

    What a handsome couple. The colors chosen really pop! The flowers are fantastic and the cake is out of this world. The details I noticed most were all the printed materials which really carried through the theme of their monogram. The water bottles were great and the favor boxes, but also I noticed the serving tray with their signature drink looked like it also had the monogram on it. Wow, that is really detail to the max! Hope to see this one in the Magazine when it comes out.

  7. avatar Sienna White reply

    This wedding looks like it was super awesome. I would have loved to have been there. So awesome!

  8. avatar Charlotte reply

    Wow! The details are so gorgeous, I just love the monograms everywhere! They look so happy! What a beautiful wedding!

  9. avatar Andrea Barnett reply

    What a wonderful blend of the pinks and greens. Pink is such a wonderful color but can often get overwhelming. When you look at this room you see such a beautiful design with the pink without being completely overwhelmed by it. Great Job! Beautiful Wedding!

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