Bethany + Caleb’s reception in an open air pavilion in Freedom Park was a well-suited follow-up to their nuptials under a willow tree. Handmade details, like the vases the two made together and the burlap table numbers, adorned tables throughout the space. Guests were treated to breakfast for dinner with Southern staple, grits and then topped off the feast with a lovely cream cheese-frosted cake. The newlyweds took their first dance (in the rain!), partied with guests until nighttime, and then made their getaway. Special thanks again to Susan Dean for sharing these sweet images.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The handmade vases we made together.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Breakfast for dinner!
Describe your wedding cake: Cake Lady Jill is the best! Our first layer was vanilla butter cake with lemon curd and raspberry jam and cream cheese icing, our second layer was vanilla butter cake with cream cheese icing and fresh strawberries, and our third layer was toasted almond with cream cheese icing.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? A three-month engagement! It’s a lie that you need at least 6 months to a year to plan!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $15,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? My photographer and videographer!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Caleb pulling me into the pouring rain for our first dance to “Flightless Bird” by Iron and Wine.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Yes! I forgot my paper with what I had wrote so it truly was all from the heart. “I knew from the start that I’d forever be yours.”
Photographer: Susan Dean // Videographer: Adam Hobbs // Day of Planner: Favor Me Events // Venue: Freedom Park // Florist: Gallery of Flowers // Wedding Cake Baker: Cake Lady Jill // Caterer: Chef Henry Catering // Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: butterfly from Hobby Lobby // Bride’s Shoes: Hong Kong Vintage, shoe clips from BHLDN // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: handmade