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Christa, a Southern girl at heart, wore a stunning {Vera Wang} wedding gown to wed her beau, Travis at {Hartley Botanica}.  Read on to hear about the Southern elements she placed in her big day.  Photography by {Meg Perotti Photographer}. Happy Monday, y’all!  Aren’t they a GORGEOUS couple!?

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story: We met about 4 years ago at a mutual friend’s birthday party. It was at this Hilltop Hotel in L.A., and we ended up talking the entire time and realized we had a lot in common. We were both dating other people at the time so we stayed acquaintances and eventually lost contact. About three and a half years later, we connected again and never left each other’s side. I guess it’s true that timing is everything! After only a month, we knew we wanted to be together forever and 2 months after that…Travis proposed!
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? I wanted the feel to be distinctly southern. I am from South Carolina, and I wanted to feel like a southern belle. I also love the romantic and ethereal vibe and wanted that to be a part of the wedding as well. Our planner Beth did an amazing job bringing the home-y feel of a southern wedding together with the romantic simplicity that represents us as a couple. Some southern elements we definitely wanted included were Mason Jars, sweet tea, and fried chicken (which ended up being a huge hit!).
Favorite design element of your big day: The ceremony site, hands down. The aisle was under a canopy of trees with white floral leis hanging from the branches. There were candles and white rose petals lining the aisle and surrounding us as we said our vows. It was unbelievable and felt like a dream!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I looked for quite a while for the dress because I knew the exact feel I was looking for. I wanted the dress to be form-fitting, mermaid style, and a bit vintage looking. Like old southern glamour. When I saw it…I knew. It was a Vera Wang gown in an ivory color and it was perfect.

More to come from Christa + Travis…

Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Ashley reply

    I love the charm and coziness of their wedding. The smallest details like the mashed potato bar, the smores station, and the unusual wedding cake help create unexpected surprises for their guests. I love the ideas couples come up with when they decide to incorporate their personalities into their special day

  2. avatar Heather Kincaid reply

    Stunning images! And beautiful couple!

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