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Katie + Brian described their wedding as “classy Southern fun.” I love it! The daytime wedding was complete with a bright color palette. Yellow made its appearance on the couple’s invitations from Ink Parade Paperie, the bridemaids’ shoes, groomsmen’s ties (who were also bedecked in seersucker pants!) and flowers. A special twist? The florist at The Greenery who arranged Katie’s wedding flowers also arranged the flowers at her parent’s wedding! A special thanks to Bella Grace Studios who shared this sweet wedding with us!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. I spotted Brian in the biomedical library when we were both in graduate school at Vanderbilt and thought he was the cutest med student around. I figured out his name but didn’t think I’d ever meet him until one summer night at a mutual friend’s party. I caught his attention, got his number, and the rest is history!
Describe the proposal. After three years into a long distance relationship with Brian in residency in Michigan and me finishing up graduate school in Nashville, we were vacationing by driving up the coast of California. After a day of visiting wineries, Brian proposed at sunset at a bed & breakfast at Morro Bay.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Classy Southern fun.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: This is hard! We put so much time into so many of them! Probably the mason jars for Brian and the lanterns for me. Honestly though, so many of the details were a labor of love – we wrapped the bamboo utensils in napkins, assembled the lantern lights & batteries, tied ribbons on flip flops, made chalkboards, made the playlists, decorated the flower girl basket, etc. all ourselves in the evenings while watching our favorite TV shows.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I knew I didn’t want a strapless gown or a lot of bling, so this one was just perfect. It even fit without any alterations other than the bustle!
Describe your wedding flowers: The same florist who did my parents’ wedding did our wedding flowers! I fell in love with the simple bouquet of yellow mini calla lilies and other than that, just wanted yellow and ivory for the bridal party.

Photographer: Bella Grace Studios // Coordinator: Allure Events // Ceremony venue: Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church // Reception venue: Historic Locust Grove // Florist: The Greenery // Wedding Cake Baker: friend // Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes // Donuts: Krispy Kreme // Caterer: Terri Williams // Paper Products: Ink Parade Paperie // Bride’s Dress: I Do Too Bridal // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Hair flower from midoridesigns, clutch from KellysKeepsakes // Accessories: Bridesmaids’ earrings by J Gorkowski Jewelry // Hair & makeup: Joseph’s Salon

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Josh reply

    Love it! Thanks so much.

  2. avatar Budget Wedding Invitation reply

    That bride and bridesmaids pic looks gorgeous!

  3. avatar Christening Invitations reply

    Really like the simple wedding invitations design.

  4. avatar Lydia reply

    So awesome! A couple that’s willing to have the groomsmen wear something totally different from the groom!

  5. avatar Hens Night Invitations reply

    Some really nice photos!!!

  6. avatar Party Invitation Templates reply

    A truly lovely couple.

  7. avatar Wedding Invitations Sydney Online reply

    I love the simple wedding dress of the bride.

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