Style is far from lacking in Katie + Clark’s beach wedding. Just check out the groom wearing shades on the dance floor! From the tasseled umbrellas to the chalkboard signs, Katie and her planner, Stephanie of Savoir Faire, nailed the beach-meets-glam look with the help of Florals by the Sea. Linear Park at WaterSound Beach provided the perfect backdrop for this Southern affair. I’m crazy for the sheer white tents K + C chose. They flow effortlessly with the string lights and chandelier, and you must admit, they’re gorgeous against the cobalt blue sky in the last photo. Another detail that flows effortlessly? The aesthetic of Katie’s dress and her cake display! Confections on the Coast created four tiers of cake that matched the top of Katie’s dress, while the table was outfitted in linens that mimicked the bottom of her dress. Now that’s creativity. Thanks again to photographers Paul + Mecheal Johnson for sending this beauty our way!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I knew what dress I was going after the day I called my mom and said I was coming to Nashville. I went shopping for my senior prom dress in Nashville in 2002. I walked into B. Hughes Bridal not knowing it only sold bridal gowns. I looked around and didn’t see prom dresses but I saw a Vera Wang dress and I remember thinking to myself, “I will be back to buy a dress from Vera.” Fast forward 8 years and it was the first store I walked into. At first, I didn’t see it. I had the saddest look on my face until my maid of honor she spotted the dress hidden in a corner in the window display. I immediately had it taken off the mannequin and put on me! I knew the dress was the one. I LOVE my dress and will wear it to do the dishes, vacuum and to just feel pretty every now and then.
Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted my estate table to have a row of beautiful flowers. The table had orchids, hydrangea, roses, tulips, and stock. Our other tables had a low row of arrangements of hydrangea, stock and roses. I wanted bundles of the same flower but in multiple vases of different styles and heights. It was exactly what I had described to my florist. We also had vases of Manzanita branches with small pink garden roses glued to them and it was such a beautiful but different centerpiece to keep with our rustic beach theme. Finally, we had gorgeous arrangements of cherry blossoms around our wedding cake and at our wedding entrance table.
Describe your wedding cake: I wanted my cake to look like my dress. After looking at many wedding blogs, I found linens that looked like the bottom of my dress. My cake designer, Rhonda with Confections of the Coast, did an amazing job at making the cake look just like the top of my dress, so that when you looked at the table it looked like my dress!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $50,000-$75,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? I think our splurge would be all the flowers! Orchids aren’t cheap, but they were worth every penny!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? My daddy’s speech. It was the most amazing speech. My dad isn’t one to just talk your ear off and he talked for 15 minutes! His two stories about Clark and me were absolutely amazing and had everyone laughing hysterically and then crying.