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When it comes to unique, but elegant, silhouettes and perfectly on-trend colors, Joanna August is one bridesmaid line that consistently hits it out of the park. I can’t even begin to count the number of times we’ve seen their styles in real weddings–plus, they’re practically always a part of bridal parties rocking mismatched styles. Year after year, I’ve loved keeping an eye on the new designs and colors they come out with, and the newest collection might be my favorite yet (seriously, y’all, can we talk about the Kathy gown? So romantic!). It was a treat to learn about how the company began, how Joanna approaches her collections, and even how designing for flower girls is different from designing for bridesmaids in today’s Designer Spotlight!

Tell us about the beginnings of Joanna August—why did you want to start a bridesmaid line, and how did you get started? When I got married in 2008, I searched high and low for bridesmaid dresses that I thought would feel special, interesting and fashionable. I wanted my friends to be excited for their wardrobe and I also wanted guests to be intrigued by the visual display of all the dresses together–I wanted the bridesmaids’ fashion to make an impression, just like the flowers or the food or the band. But I couldn’t find anything to achieve my vision, so I designed my own! After the wedding, I started to think there might be other brides looking for the same thing, and the Joanna August bridal line was born!
What sets Joanna August apart from other bridesmaid dress brands? We truly approach bridal as ready-to-wear–no exceptions! Every single style, fit, and fabric is designed to be worn in “real life,” not just for weddings. The variety of colors and silhouettes makes it easy to for a bride to tailor the collection to achieve her vision and for the bridesmaids to find a style that suits her personality and body type, but at the end of the day, if any style feels like it would only be appropriate for a bridesmaid, we take it out of the collection!

What is your single best tip for a bride about to start shopping for her bridesmaid dresses? Options are your (and your bridesmaids’) friend! Of course, it is YOUR day, so if have your heart set on a single style and color for everyone to wear, your word goes! But whenever possible, if you can allow your maids to have some say in their style selection, they are going to feel empowered and more comfortable on your wedding day.
What is your current favorite dress in your collection? If you were to get married tomorrow, which dress would you choose for your best gals? I hate to play favorites because I love so many dresses in the collection! You would think it would be out with the old, onto the new, but I still wear several of the legacy styles from my very first collection (the DC dress is my go-to for black-tie events). But, at this exact moment in time, I’d choose our Lauren wrap dress. Since it is a wrap style, it is easy and comfortable to wear, and I love the romance of the off-the-shoulder flounce. I would wear it anywhere! If I were to get married tomorrow, I would let my friends choose any style they wanted but, I would choose the fabric and color for each and add different textures (like lace)
into the mix!

Tell us about your flower girl collection! How did you decide to start that collection? How is designing for little girls different from designing for bridesmaids? Now that I have two little kids, designing for littles felt like a very natural progression. While I totally love and get the appeal of putting little girls in fluffy skirts, I felt there was a void in the marketplace for more simple, bohemian styles, and that is what I was looking to fill with Babes of the Nile. There are definitely certain considerations for flower girls that you don’t think about with bridesmaids, like will a three-year-old keep the waistband on that skirt in the right place? And will a four-year-old dislike the feel of that smocking? Everything needs to be age-appropriate as well–nothing strapless or with spaghetti straps. Other than those considerations, the style and aesthetic of Babes of the Nile is very much in line with the bridesmaids collection.

What is your favorite memory from your own wedding day? There are so many great ones! My husband and I got married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the altitude is high and the weather unpredictable. It had been sunny and gorgeous the whole weekend, but the day of the wedding threatened to storm before the ceremony. Everyone tried to get me to move the ceremony indoors, but something inside of me told me to wait. Then, minutes before the ceremony began, the clouds parted and the sun came out for exactly the 20 minutes we needed get married. The minute after we said “I do” and the guests headed inside for cocktails, the heavens opened and it rained the rest of the night.
Name three items every gal should have in her closet.
1. A really nice bag!! If you are having a bad hair day or aren’t fitting into your favorite pants or just can’t figure out what to wear, you can throw on jeans and a white t-shirt, and if you have a special purse, the outfit will feel super cute and fashion-y. Mine is a simple black Celine bag that I use every day–it makes me feel special every time I leave the house with it!
2. A pair of vintage Levis that fit you just right. Always comfortable, effortless, and in style, and can be dressed up or down for a million occasions.
3. A great black leather jacket–tailored, boxy, moto, whatever suits your personality. Throw it on with jeans to grab coffee or dress down a cocktail dress and go out for dinner. It will never go out of style, is super versatile, and it keeps you warm–what else can do all those things? I couldn’t choose just one, so I have a tailored one from Theyskens’ Theory for when I am feeling “fancy” and an Acne one with star-shaped rivets for when I feel more punk rock.

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Dresses: Joanna August | Photography: Stephanie Sunderland | Venue: The Gramercy Park Hotel | Hair and Makeup: GlamSquad | Florals: The Arrangement

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  1. avatar Bri A reply

    Love the off the shoulder style! Those flower girl dresses are too cute!

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While we aim to feature a range of wedding aesthetics in our annual print edition, an issue of Southern Weddings doesn’t feel quite complete without a celebration that can be best described as “classic Southern.” Well, friends, it doesn’t get much more classic Southern than Sarah Beth and Matt’s Senoia, Georgia wedding–just one look at her allover lace gown, that darling little white chapel, or the countless Southern traditions they included in their big day, and we knew we had found a couple after our own hearts! Sarah Beth handled lots of the plans with the help of her mama, but they also recruited Invision Events to help bring every charming detail together. In such good hands, she and Matt were able to be completely present on their special day–I think the joy on their faces in these pictures is evidence enough that they soaked every single moment in!

Thanks so much to Amy Arrington for sharing this sweet day with us for V9!

P.S. Want to learn more about many of the traditions Sarah Beth and Matt included in their wedding, like the cake pull and saber arch? We dove into them, plus many more, in our new Southern Traditions E-Book!

How did you spend the morning or afternoon before your ceremony? We rented a bed and breakfast a block from the church for the bridesmaids and my parents to stay in for the weekend. It was so fun because it reminded me of slumber parties we had together growing up! My bridesmaids and I had an easy morning of sleeping in a little bit, and then we ate breakfast together at the bed and breakfast. It was the perfect Southern breakfast, with grits, pork tenderloin, eggs, fruit, bellinis, and biscuits! Y’all, those grits were something else! I’m big on sweets, so we celebrated with a cake pull and giggled at the bridesmaid who pulled the pacifier charm, which means a baby is on the way! We then started getting ready while listening and dancing to our favorite songs from high school! It was so fun!

I have always wanted a Southern spring wedding. Spring has always been my favorite season–not too hot, not too cold. The flowers are always beautiful and the air is crisp. I was unsure about locations, but Matt’s parents moved to Senoia, Georgia a few years ago and we fell in love with it! We actually did our first premarital counseling session there before we even decided on our venue. When I saw that old white church in downtown Senoia, we thought it was perfect! I’m not big on themes, but I wanted our wedding to exude Southern charm, and this church was the perfect fit. I asked Matt to wear his mess dress Air Force uniform because he looks so handsome in it. It’s so dressy that I thought it would be more appropriate for an evening wedding.

What was the most memorable or touching moment of your wedding day? The most memorable moment of our wedding day was when we got to see each other before the ceremony. All of the wedding party went to the church and we had a few moments of quiet to ourselves before we made our covenant of marriage in front of our family and friends. It was so peaceful; we just took pictures and enjoyed each other’s company.

My favorite thing about finding my wedding dress was that my mom was with me. It was a really special moment for the two of us. My mom lost her own mom at an early age, so this was extra special. I went to Bridals by Lori in Atlanta and my bridal consultant, Meghan, was the sweetest thing ever! She let my mom and me shop and pick out dresses. My mom and I buzzed like bumblebees from rack to rack because we were so excited! I remember seeing the dress I ended up with on the rack and picking it to put in my dressing room. Meghan told me that it was her favorite dress in the store and it was the first one I put on. I tried about fifteen more dresses on after that one, and then put the first back on. Meghan put a veil on me and my mom and I both started crying! It hit me–I was not a little girl anymore, and I was getting married! It was one of the most exciting times in my life, besides getting pronounced husband and wife! My mom and I celebrated with a sweet prayer, sweet tea, and my favorite, Chick Fil-A! It was perfect.

Tell us a bit about the wedding ceremony. What part was most special to you? Did you include any special readings? Our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful. The most special part to me was the songs that were sung, because they told the story of our faith. My friend from engineering school sang “What Love is This” by Kari Jobe before I walked down the aisle, which set the tone for the ceremony, as it talks about Jesus Christ and his unconditional love for us. Every time I hear that song, it makes me tear up a little bit and makes me feel so thankful. The other song we chose was “The Marriage Prayer” by John Waller. My husband’s good friend that had a band in college played this song on the guitar and sang with his little sister. It was probably my absolute favorite moment, other than saying our vows. My matron of honor read 1 Corinthians 13 and Matt’s groomsman read 1 John 3:18-24. My nephew was the ring bearer and my two nieces were the flower girls! They looked like little angels in their heirloom dresses and flower halos. Since they were so young, they walked down the aisle in their mothers’ arms (two of my bridesmaids).
Did you write your own vows? No, we didn’t write our own vows. The traditional vows describe the covenant of marriage so beautifully, and I wanted to vow to each other the same vows that our parents both had said to each other when they got married.

Bride’s favorite detail of the wedding: I have so many favorites, so it’s hard to choose just one! But my favorite detail is my groom’s uniform he wore on our wedding day. He looked so handsome! Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?
Groom’s favorite detail of the wedding: Her dress! It’s a pretty surreal feeling seeing the love of your life standing there in a wedding dress, and it’s a moment I will cherish forever. I was simply at a loss for words. It was the happiest day of my life! A close second would be the trolley ride from the church to the reception. It was so much fun having all of the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and family together, jamming out to music and drinking champagne before we had to be semi-responsible in front of the other guests.

How did you prepare for marriage while planning your wedding? Matt and I did premarital counseling with our close family friend, the chaplain of the United States Armed Forces Mission. We talked about some not-so-easy topics, like finances, future kiddos, and family, but they were important to talk about before we got married. We also read marriage books and did devotionals together whenever we got the chance.

Did you have a cocktail hour? If so, what was it like? Yes, we did! While we were taking pictures by the lake at the reception venue, we got to see our guests take pictures of us with their phones and enjoy the beautiful scenery, food, drinks, and each other’s company. We had mini chicken and waffles, mini fried mac and cheese bites, and mini shrimp and grits served to our guests during cocktail hour. We also had a groom’s signature drink, an Old Fashioned with a candied orange rind, and a bride’s signature drink, a Southern Georgia Peach Bellini.
What kind of food did you serve at your reception? My groom actually took charge of this one and he didn’t fail us! It was so Southern and yummy–exactly what I was looking for! We had a tender brisket, tasty chicken marsala, and Southern trout that was to die for! We also had broccoli and cheese casserole and Southern-style green beans with bacon. I also wanted to serve my momma’s rolls, so the caterer made the rolls using her recipe!

My momma and I went to several cake tastings, and let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with that! The more cake, the better, if you ask me! We ended up choosing one of the sweetest cake bakers in Auburn, Alabama to make our cake. This was a process because Matt asked that he have a fighter jet on the top of his cake. Not only did we want our cake to taste good, but we wanted the fighter jet to look as realistic as possible. I think it turned out pretty wonderfully! I’m pretty traditional, so I wanted all white and ivory on my cake. It was a white cake with white buttercream and ivory piping. On each layer, we had a different pattern of piping, which was beautiful. It was topped with beautiful flowers to match my bouquet. Matt’s cake was a devil’s food cake with milk chocolate buttercream. It was delicious–you can’t go wrong with chocolate!

We had a sparkler exit because it was pretty dark on the farm and I wanted to be able to see our exit in pictures. If we had chosen lavender, rice, or bubbles, I don’t think we would have been able to see anything! Running between two rows of golden sparklers was like a dream!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. This story is always a little embarrassing for me! We met at a local bar in downtown Auburn and were introduced by a mutual friend. I’ll never forget him saying “Oh, you’re that cute girl in engineering!” He asked for my number and I said “Don’t you know this isn’t how this works? But, you can have mine if you’d like!” The next day he asked me out to lunch, and I hesitatingly obliged. We went to lunch, and what was supposed to be a one-hour lunch turned into a three-hour date filled with nervous giggles, stories, and laughter. After that, we both knew we didn’t want to spend another day without each other in our lives.
Describe the proposal: I’ve always wanted to go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and see the Christmas lights, but the year before we got engaged, we waited until the last minute and the tickets sold out. The next year, Matt surprised me with tickets, and I was so excited! When we got there, we got some yummy hot chocolate, walked the winding paths of the garden, and enjoyed the lights. Matt wandered a little bit behind me the whole time, and I asked him, “Matt, why don’t you walk with me?” He responded, “I just like to watch you and I want to take it all in.” I didn’t think twice about it. As we got to the end of the gardens, Matt looked at me and said, “Let me take your hot chocolate.” I said, “Why?!” He responded, “I need both of your hands to talk to you.” I looked into his eyes, and I knew exactly what was about to happen. He got down on one knee and asked, “Will you marry me?” Of course, I said yes!! We went to his parents’ house afterwards and he surprised me with my parents, some close family friends, and my favorite–my doggy. I’ll never forget it.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Southern, classic, joyful
How many guests attended your wedding? 150
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? Why was this design special to you as a couple? I have always been drawn to feminine, classic details, but Matt and I also wanted it to be Southern and relaxed so our guests could feel like they were at home. This design was special to us as a couple because it showed our friends and family our love story and our love for each other, and our guests got to see our personality unfold as they experienced our wedding day.
What was the biggest challenge you faced while planning your wedding? The biggest challenge I faced during the wedding planning process was listening to myself, rather than family and friends. I felt the urge to please others and let it cloud my opinions about things, but it is ultimately you and your groom’s wedding day. Be respectful to friends and family, but listen to yourself and your groom.
Tell us about your wedding flowers. How did you choose them? What did you love about them? I have an obsession with flowers and so does my mother. My florist was a DREAM to work with. She is as sweet as the smell of peonies, and her work is amazing. I wanted flowers that smelled wonderful and achieved the color combination we were looking for: a mix of peaches, pinks, creamy ivory, and white. I also wanted to use my mother’s favorite, roses, and my dad’s favorite, gardenias. We also used rosemary as a nod to my mother’s name, Rose Marie. For me, we chose to do an all-white bouquet with a twist. We used a mixture of roses, garden roses, peonies, hydrangeas, tulips, white anemones, ranunculus, veronica, hyacinth, and gardenia foliage. My bouquet was wrapped in the baby bonnet that I wore when I was brought home from the hospital after I was born.
Did you toss the garter or bouquet? I did! I didn’t want to do either at first, but I am glad I did! Our guests had fun trying to catch the bouquet and garter, and it made for cute pictures!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Spending our lives together! Matt and I were long distance for four years before we got married, so we look forward just to being together and seeing each other every day.

Photographer: Amy Arrington Photography | Videographer: Imagine Video Productions | Planner and Designer: Julie Bunkley of Invision Events | Ceremony Venue: Senoia United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Diastole Farms | Florals and Reception Bar Sign: Southern Posies | Caterer and Linens: It’s Your Day Catering | Wedding Cake: Sonshine Cakes | Bride’s Gown: “Emma” by Matthew Christopher | Bridal Salon: Bridals by Lori | Bride’s Shoes: “Thora” by Badgley Mischka | Bride’s Earrings: Elizabeth Bower | Bride’s Bracelets: Gause & Son Jewelers | Bride’s Veil: Matthew Christopher | Bride’s Garter: Nordstrom | Bridesmaid Dresses: Various styles in Bellini by Amsale | Hair Stylist: Lynsey Richardson | Makeup Artist: Rachel Griffin | Groomsmen Fashion: The Modern Gent | Paper Goods: Linen & Leaf | Rentals: The Event Group | Ceremony Draping and Lighting: Unique Event Elements | Favors: Totally Wedding Koozies

Amy Arrington and Invision Events are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

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  1. avatar Joy – Leicestershire Wedding Photographer reply

    Awesome amazing photos! Great Work, great lighting and great location.

  2. avatar Hayley reply

    Where are the bridesmaid’s robes from?

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It’s always fun to see the traditions and details a wedding planner chooses when she ties the knot herself, and for Katie of Shindig Weddings and Events…well, let’s just say she is certainly in the right profession! After she and Halston got engaged at Blue Ridge Farm, they decided to be married at the same place, and that was only the first of many details that paid tribute to their love story and their roots. We always encourage couples to look to their own stories for wedding inspiration, and Katie and Halston are a perfect example of a couple who did just that–and as a result, their entire wedding was unique, celebratory, fun, and so true to who they are! What more could a bride ask for?

We’re thrilled Jen Fariello and Shindig Weddings shared this amazing day with us for V9!

I chose to wear my mom’s wedding dress, which was originally my grandmother’s. I actually never went to a bridal salon or tried on any new dresses. I wanted to try my mom’s dress from day one of wedding planning, and when it fit like a glove, I knew it was “the dress.”

Tell us about your wedding flowers. I more or less just chose the florist, not the flowers. I love flowers, but know very little about them. I am amazed time and time again by the work of Southern Blooms. By hiring them, I knew I would have the most beautiful flowers! Each bridesmaid bouquet was tied with a muslin bow with each maid’s name written on it. I loved this unique detail!

Tell us a bit about the wedding ceremony. What part was most special to you? Did you include any special readings? Very traditional! It was on the beach area of the pond. Though we were outdoors, it felt very cozy. We decided to forego amplification, which added to the intimacy. In many ways, we brought the church outdoors. Our altar was adorned with a cross, and every other guest seat had a hymnal on it. The congregational hymn was marked in each hymnal with a beautiful velvet ribbon.

Did you write your own vows? No, we stuck with traditional wedding vows. That was important to us!
Did you try anything new or nontraditional? We had the entire wedding party walk down the aisle together in the processional while my cousin sang “As I Went Down to the River to Pray” a cappella. It was beautiful and powerful.

We centered everything on the water, both the ceremony and reception. The color blue became a central design element. We attempted to embrace “lakeside” without going nautical. We also wanted to properly acknowledge the Fourth of July without going full-on patriotic. There was a lot we considered in our attempt to do something completely unique.

We had snow cones at cocktail hour! We were concerned about a wedding cake melting outside in the potential July heat, so we opted for a shortbread bar instead. We offered three different kinds of shortbread with a variety of berry toppings.

From Shindig Events: Perhaps the most charming detail was the chance Katie and Halston gave their guests to win a fish. This notion went back to the road trip they took to the Georgia State Fair, where Katie won a goldfish at the traditional carnival game, and then proceeded to drive him all the way back home to Charlottesville, where he (the fish) is still thriving today. That trip was a pivotal time for them as a couple and holds a special place in their hearts, and when it came time to decide how we were going to convey table assignments, we decided to present each guest with a ping-pong ball with his/her name/table assignment written on it, and then allow them to toss it and win a goldfish! A sweet poem was painted on a large sign to help guests get the concept. Our venue owner was gracious and allowed any “won but unwanted” goldfish to be released into her pond, but many, many goldfish went home with happy wedding guests as prizes! And we were certain to make sure we were purchasing “feeder” goldfish anyway, and followed all of the directions given to us by the pet store about proper care until their distribution :)

What kind of food did you serve at your reception? We served dinner station-style, with a wood grill, summer salads, and fried catfish.

We really built the reception design around a brand new Charlottesville wedding element, Cedar Space. This structure is a transportable, open-air pergola. We used that to design the most beautiful head table of all time. From there, we tied in the rest of the wedding reception using open air space and a stunning Sperry tent.

What is the one thing that made your wedding different from anyone else’s wedding? Our wedding was different in such a special way because it was a labor of love from all of our wedding vendors. The wedding community in Charlottesville is truly a family, and each person who worked our wedding is not just a vendor–they are my friends! I knew every face I saw on our wedding day, and it was such an indescribable feeling to be so celebrated and loved by these wonderful people I work with week in and week out. It was beautifully humbling and oh so exciting!

In addition to our most fabulous band, the Adrian Duke Project, we incorporated a couple of fun things into the reception. I went to school at the University of Alabama, where football is a big deal. Hot dogs in the stadium are called Denny Dogs, and they are the best! We replicated Denny Dogs for our late night snack, fondly referring to them as the Mini Denny. We also had buckets of red, white, and blue glow-in-the-dark gear for our wedding guests.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Though Halston and I tell somewhat different renditions of this story, we first met in the fall of 2014. I had been living in Charlottesville for two years at the time, and Halston had just moved to town for a new job. Through mutual friends, we ended up at the same parties two nights in a row–one was my housewarming party and the other was a football watching party at Halston’s apartment. Our conversations were brief on those evenings, but we both left intrigued by the other. Over the course of the next year, we dated, we broke up, we became best friends, and we fell in love. In September 2015, a year to the day after we met, Halston told me that he loved me. We spent the fall by each other’s side, and on January 8, 2016, Halston got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Without hesitation, I said YES because if I had learned one thing in the past year, it was that life is better when Halston and I are together.
Describe the proposal: Where do I even begin? The proposal was simply amazing. Halston and I had just gotten back to Charlottesville from our trips home for Christmas. I knew that a proposal was probably on the horizon, but I thought it was still probably a couple of months off. What I didn’t know was that Halston already had the ring but had accidentally left it at home in Georgia over Christmas. His mom shipped it up to Charlottesville, and the day it arrived, he decided he couldn’t wait any longer. So, he and Meghan, my sweet friend (and boss), immediately started scheming. They tricked me into thinking I was heading to a local wedding venue to be interviewed by a potential bride. When we showed up, Meghan and I started walking around, scouting out the property. At one point, I casually turned around to see Halston walking down the yard, wearing a suit, and looking a little nervous. It should have clicked in that moment, but instead, I was utterly confused. Halston got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. He and Meghan had set up a lovely spread in the venue’s barn. We toasted with champagne and simply soaked it all in. From there, we headed back into town and had dinner together at what has now become our favorite restaurant. It was so important to me to have a private engagement, and Halston knocked it out of the park. What makes our engagement even more special is that we ended up having our wedding at the same venue. It wasn’t necessarily the plan at the time, but it certainly couldn’t have worked out any better!
How many guests attended your wedding? Approximately 120
Tell us about your grand exit. We got married Saturday of the July 4th weekend, so we decided to end our reception with the song “God Bless the USA.” As the song ended, everyone was given sparklers. Halston and I ran through a tunnel of sparklers and rode off in his parents’ red Jeep Wrangler, which was all decked out with decorations. I stood and waved to the guests out the roof of the Jeep as Halston drove us away!
What was Southern about your wedding? I am from Alabama and Halston is from Georgia, so pretty much everything from the wedding guests (and their accents), to the food, to our song choices was Southern. We served lots of delicious fried food (think okra and catfish). I danced with my father to “Sweet Home Alabama,” and Halston danced with his mom to “Georgia On My Mind.” We did bury the bourbon to keep the rain away, and we revved the engine of our Jeep Wrangler as we pulled away at the end of the night!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are looking forward to laying low for a little while. We are spending time with our animals and pouring way too much time into fixing up our rental house, but home is important to both of us. Normal life feels good after months of planning!
What advice would you give to someone currently planning his or her wedding? Hire a planner. I think people can have the misconception that by hiring a planner, they don’t get to be involved in as much of the planning process as they would like. That is far from true, and having a planner to walk alongside you makes the process much more streamlined and enjoyable!

Photographer: Jen Fariello Photography | Planner and Designer: Shindig Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Ridge Farm | Florals: Southern Blooms | Caterer: The Catering Outfit | Bride’s Shoes: Anthropologie | Bride’s Jewelry: The Impeccable Pig | Bridesmaid Outfits: Cleo Top in Ivory and Louise Tulle Skirt in Hydrangea by BHLDN | Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio | Makeup Artist: Rouge 9 | Menswear: Jos. A. Bank, Banana Republic, and The Tie Bar | Paper Goods: Sue Corral Ink | Rentals: Festive Fare and Stonegate Event Rentals | Linens: Festive Fare | Reception Décor: Cedar Space by Maya Wood | Band: The Adrian Duke Project via Sam Hill Entertainment | Welcome Bags: The Detail Darling | Transportation: Southern Star Valet | Tent and Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

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  1. avatar Emma reply

    This seems like the perfect balance of modern ideas and classic southern style! Katie’s dress is so classic. I love that they weren’t afraid of serving food that many see as “casual.”

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