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I just love when wedding receptions turn into all-out parties, and that seems to be exactly what happened at Allie + Jonathan’s celebration at the Duck Woods Country Club!  Did you see the blue and green pinwheels (all 120 of which were handmade by the bride’s family!) decorating the banquet tables, or the couple’s crisp blue-and-white square cake from Just Desserts?  Adorable!  Thank you again to Eleise Theuer for capturing this sweetly Southern wedding.

Describe your wedding flowers: I think I’ll quote my florist here: “The flowers were modern with a whimsical edge and a dash of preppy and a pinch of etsy!”
Describe your wedding cake:
Our cake was square with three layers. It had navy ribbon around each layer with a monogram of my new initial, “R.”  There were orchids on top of the cake that overflowed down the side of each layer. It was beautiful, but the best thing about the cake was how delicious it was! Two of the layers were tiramisu and the other layer was cocoa chocolate mousse.
Were there any wedding traditions or new ideas you included in the wedding?
We incorporated a lot of the traditional aspects into our wedding but we also broke tradition in some ways. Instead of having a father/daughter dance, for instance, my Dad and I sang my favorite childhood song, “Sweet Baby James,” backed by a classical guitarist (Jon’s cousin). Another twist to our night was when Jon’s brother delivered his best man toast in the form of a very entertaining, and surprising, rap.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day?
Actually, it was a week full of memories. Our families, the bridal party and many of the guests had rented cottages for the week leading up to our wedding day. We had cocktail parties and other social events throughout the week. By our wedding, everyone on both sides of our families, as well as our friends, knew each other very well. That made for a particularly friendly and joyful wedding experience.
What’s next for you as a couple?
What are you looking forward to in the future? I’m going to finish school in a few years and, afterwards, we hope to move back to Virginia to be closer to our families.

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar Lyssabeth’s Wedding Officiants reply

    What a colorful, fun and festive wedding this looks like! (Would love to know the story behind the dance with the glasses!)

  2. avatar Father of the Bride reply

    The glasses were a big hit at the reception. After the bridal party was introduced the bridesmaids and groomsmen had a surprise "dance off." They had been practicing in secret all week. Each group did several short choregraphed dances, and the men won the overall audience response. The glasses were one of several props – including umbrellas for It’s Raining Men. This got things off to a festive start, and the dancing part of the evening was terrific. The wedding guests ended up trading off wearing the glasses on the dance floor as the night progressed.

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