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Almost as good as her bridesmaid dresses from Modcloth was Mary Katherine’s dress from Cardinal Bridal (okay, okay, the bride’s dress always wins) and her head piece from Etsy.   Maxie B’s took care of the delicious-looking cake buffet and Emerywood Fine Foods, the catering, while old photos, handmade decor, wild-looking florals, and free-form painted signs transformed A Place for the Heart into a place for MK and David’s wedding.  Thanks again to Alexa’s Photography for these lovely images — see more on her blog here!

What was Southern about your wedding? The wedding was held on a farm in the South!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress:
I found it at the third place I looked, within two weeks of being engaged.  The moment I saw it, I knew it was what I had envisioned meeting my groom in.
Describe your wedding flowers:
All of our flowers were fresh from the local farmers market!  We wanted a natural, wild look and feel.
Describe your wedding cake: We found a unique design with poppy flowers, and changed the color scheme of the poppies to match our wedding colors.  My sister-in-law hand made the fabric bird toppers and a tree out of wire!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Our first kiss – since it was literally our first kiss!
What’s next for you as a couple?  What are you looking forward to in the future?  We both work in full-time Christian ministry and look forward to a life of loving others, embracing adventures and newness!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
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  1. avatar Aleah + Nick Valley reply

    This is positively lovely!

  2. avatar Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper reply

    i knew I was right about this couple! totally LOVELY!and the details!? ::swoon:: so sweet and pretty!

  3. avatar F @ sanebrideadvice reply

    So sweet! Love the fashion of the bride adn groom, and of course the love!

  4. avatar Nancy Ray reply

    i LOVE this sweet wedding! so enchanting.

  5. avatar Nate at Open Light Studio reply

    Wow, what beautiful down home details. Lovely post.

  6. avatar Hi-Fi Weddings reply

    omg this is the sweetest thing ever!!! and what a romantic first kiss that must have been :)

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First, how awesome is that last shot of MK and David?  I’m loving their totally classic birdseed toss getaway.  Second, how summery and fresh do the ‘maids look in their Modcloth frocks?  (“Frocks” really seems the only appropriate word here, doesn’t it?)  The casual ceremony was held at A Place for the Heart, with hand-tied bouquets gathered from the farmer’s market and boutonnieres handmade by the bride!  Check back later for more from this couple’s reception, including a mouth-watering cake buffet.  Big thanks to Alexa Stutts for sending this wedding our way!

How did the two of you meet?  Tell us your story. It all started at “A Place For The Heart” Journaling Retreat in November of 2008. We were introduced, avoided each other out of bashfulness and had our first conversation about crisis pregnancies and God’s compassion for people!  The retreat ended, and there was no contact info exchanged.  Over the next three weeks, though, we ended up with the same group of people in the same places (bowling, TWICE!) and continued getting to know one another.  We loved talking to each other and learning about the other’s friends, family, dreams and favorites movies.  We have seen the “good, the bad, and the ugly,” but always have come out with hope, perseverance, and more love.
Describe the proposal.
David took me to Friendship field off the Blue Ridge, and we spent a nice (and very, very cold) time frolicking in the field.  Meanwhile, back at Thunder Hill, various very good friends of David’s were preparing for our arrival. As the sun set and the temperature dropped, David started stalling and I got more and more antsy (and cold).  Finally, he got the text he was waiting for and nonchalantly suggested we walk back to his car. As we rounded the bend to Thunder Hill, David asked that question and I gave my answer: yes! From there, we went to an amazingly special after-party where we were blessed by our incredibly special friends.
Three adjectives that describe the day are:
Peaceful, moving and authentic.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was:
How we felt so full and so alive.  It was truly an atmosphere of love.

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  1. avatar Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper reply

    this wedding is LOVELY: so rustic yet pretty!and after reading about them, the couple seems as lovely as the wedding!

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Last week could have been dubbed the Southern Weddings Stationery Week (SWSW!). Katharine’s favorite “nerdling”, Emily, had a fabulous time at the National Stationery Show. Her live tweets from the event would entice even the paper-phobic. We also held a stationery giveaway from LV Studio to bring the stationery love to our readers. So happy SWSW… celebrate by buying some stationery and sending some lovely letters to your favorite Southern Weddings gals!

Congratulations to Meredith Ann! She gets to celebrate Southern Weddings Stationery Week in style with her new set of 50 thank you notes from LV Studio.

We asked readers to pick out their favorite design suite from the LV Studio website and tell us why it was their favorite. Here’s Meredith Ann’s answer:

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Good gracious saints! They have such pretty invitations! If I were a bold person, and were getting married on the beach I would definitely go with the Sonali! I would have it printed in Hot Pink and Lime Green! But since I am not having a beach wedding, and I am better described as “resigned” I would have to say that I would pick either Mayra or Elizabeth. Both of these designs with their swirls and loops perfectly express the style of my wedding and the ambience I want my guests to experience when they arrive at the historic Western Branch Baptist Church…comfortable aka unfussy, Southern, elegance.

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There is a great contest coming up next week, so I’d drop by if I were y’all!

Written with love by Katharine
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  1. avatar Colleen reply

    I love Nancy! So beach chic!

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