I have to say, I sure do love The Parsons’ portraits of the bride and groom – especially the shoe (er – shoeless) shot! Meg + Josh moved the party indoors for a warm and rustic barn reception at Southall Eden designed by the fab folks at Vintage My Wedding. Anyone else think their reception venue looks like a real-life country dance hall just waiting for some line dancing and a few YEE-HAWS? Lisa Coffman with Unique Flavors Café & Catering prepared a proper Southern spread atop burlap and quilt-covered banquet tables. (Yes, guests sat on hay bales!) Naturally, M + J opted for live music at the reception. Visit Jeremy + Ashley Parsons’ slideshow from the rockin’ day here, and y’all have yourselves a great fourth day before Christmas!
See all the photos from Meg + Josh’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!
Describe your wedding flowers: We used daisies, pin cushion mums, dahlias, green hypericum berries, camomile and Queen Anne’s Lace. The bouquets were bound with strips from vintage quilt tops, and finished off with buttons. The men wore single-stemmed dahlias on top of a quilt piece bound with vintage lace.
Describe your wedding cake: We had six different kinds of pie instead of a traditional wedding cake.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? I think our biggest challenge was the weather. Two days before the wedding, the forecast looked like rain so we had to make the decision to order a tent for our cocktail hour on the lawn. It was disappointing, and we feared a tent would take away from the aesthetic and decor of our staged cocktail hour. Fortunately, the tent added a nice perimeter to an otherwise vague, undefined space. All in all, everything turned out better than planned. And of course, it never rained.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Writing and saying our own personal vows. It made everything that much more special and real. Since we are wedding photographers and we go to so many weddings, we’ve noticed that so many couples just breeze through the ceremony without realizing that it is the most important part! Our ceremony was incredibly intimate and emotional. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We recently found out we are having a baby!!! So we are looking forward to getting no sleep and changing dirty diapers. But seriously, being married is so incredible, and we can’t imagine how awesome it’s going to be to have a baby together.