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It’s clear from the start that Chrissy + Tate’s wedding is different. From their Dixie Gin venue to their terrarium centerpieces and deer skull-flanked sweetheart table, we love how these newlyweds weren’t afraid of going a little outside the box with their ideas.

“Shortly after we got engaged, Tate’s dad said, “We’re really excited to see what y’all do for your wedding. We have a feeling it’s going to be really…different.” We’re not a run-of-the-mill pair, and we weren’t shy with adding in our taste and personality into the day. People came up to us throughout the night saying, ‘This is the most unique and fun wedding I’ve ever attended! I cried during your ceremony more than at my child’s!'”

We might have shed a few tears of our own, especially after seeing Chrissy + Tate’s sweet-as-pie dance photos. Be prepared, y’all!

Tell us a bit about your first dance. We danced to “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds. I’ve been a fan of his since high school, and the first time I heard that song, I knew I would dance to it at my wedding. Luckily Tate also loves the song and agreed! He doesn’t realize this, but I purposely snuck it into a playlist on one of our first road trips to see if he’d react at all to the lyrics. I remember him reaching over to squeeze my hand after it played and I thought, “Yes!!!” During our first dance, every guest gathered around us in a circle. It was really lovely.
What song did you use for your Father-Daughter dance? We danced to a cover of “Baby Mine” from Dumbo. There wasn’t a dry eye in sight.

What was the design inspiration for your reception? When coming up with a design concept for the reception (and the wedding overall), I tried to think of it in the same way I would decorate our home. Lots of texture, depth, variety, and a homey, vintage feel. Our families and friends were so helpful with setting up the day before, it could not have happened without them!

What advice would you give to someone planning his or her wedding? Planning a wedding is very time consuming. I felt like I had two full-time jobs! Know that everyone wants to help you, and chances are, if you ask, they will. When dress shopping with your Mom (or anyone, really), keep in mind that she may have imagined you in a gown that is completely different from what you would like to wear. Try on a gown of her choice anyway, if for no other reason than to see her smile. Etsy is your new best friend! Not everyone will be able to attend your wedding, but try not to take it personally. Don’t be afraid to take risks! Our save the dates were magnets with the two of us making ridiculous faces and the caption, “Things are getting serious.” At first our families were apprehensive, to say the least. As everyone received theirs in the mail, they called our parents laughing, saying how much they loved having such a cute picture on their fridge!

I’m not much of a flower girl and the venue had so much character that I didn’t want to distract from its natural beauty. Rather than traditional centerpieces, we made terrariums filled with moss and succulents and placed them on a tree stump in the center of each table. We bought house numbers from a home improvement store and glued them to bricks for table numbers. To help the space feel lush, we found squares of moss online and used them as placemats, as well as a moss aisle runner for the ceremony. We also filled blue mason jars with cotton burs, and placed flameless tea lights inside to create a soft glow. Our place settings had gold charger plates topped with a dinner and salad plate made from bamboo and simply folded floral napkins that Tate and I made as a DIY project. We also used the tables as an opportunity for a unique guest book activity: wedding Mad Libs! On a trip together to upstate New York, we played Mad Libs for hours. It is yet another example of how we added bits and pieces of moments in our relationship into our wedding day. Everyone filled out the cards while they waited their turn for dinner, which also made for a fun activity.

Heather of Social Bites of Ruston made us an absolutely delicious white cake with vanilla icing. Of the two of us, Tate has the sweet tooth, so I left choosing a cake up to him. Cake tasting day was probably his favorite day in the whole process! We also found the cutest cake topper on Etsy. It’s a giraffe bride and groom and is a nod to an inside joke we share about giraffes. It was another small way we were able to incorporate our personalities into the day.

Where did you sit? Our head table was a tufted settee surrounded by candles and family heirlooms with two vintage TV trays we found online as a table. It was very comfortable and really cute! The deer skulls on the wall behind us were back from Tate’s hunting days – we have one on the wall at home, too.
What kind of food did you serve during cocktail hour and dinner? Amanda and the staff at Flour Child Fine Foods made the best meal I have ever had at a wedding. For hors d’oeuvres, we had champagne marinated shrimp with spicy remoulade, assorted cheese, and crudités served in cucumber cups. For dinner, we had fried chicken and waffles, pulled pork sliders, bacon-wrapped quail over truffle mac and cheese, cheese grits, a mixed greens salad, and freshly made strawberry lime mojitos. At the end of the night, they brought out individual cups of French fries. It was all absolutely scrumptious!
What was the scariest moment? Tate’s mom warned me early on that no matter how much you plan, something will go wrong at the wedding. With that in mind, the scariest moment was probably when my friends sent me a text saying the bus we hired was 45 minutes late, and a large group of people had to beg the hotel to bring them in their airport shuttle. Luckily, the hotel agreed and everyone made it on time. In general though, our shuttle rental was not reliable, which was frustrating.
Did you toss the garter or bouquet? I completely forgot about purchasing a garter, so we only did a bouquet toss. It was fun! Ironically, the two friends next to my friend who caught the bouquet are now engaged.
Did you include any Southern traditions in your wedding? We had a Groom’s cake, and Tate’s dad was his best man. Tate and his fellow Ole Miss graduates gathered in a circle and yelled Hotty Toddy.
What was the biggest challenge you faced when planning your wedding? Living in another state was tough as it wasn’t easy to see how it would all come together until it actually did. We rented a storage unit and would ship items there in advance, which was really helpful. When marrying in another location, I really recommend getting there at least a week ahead of time to make sure everything is good to go.
What range did your budget fall into? $10,000-$25,000
Did you take a honeymoon? If so, where? Rather than have a gift registry, we registered for our honeymoon. Let me tell you, it was so much better than a new blender! We spent 16 days traveling through Southern Italy and it was nothing short of incredible.
Best advice anyone gave you on planning a wedding? Invest in a great photographer, as they are worth every penny. I immediately flipped upon seeing Courtney Dellafiora’s work online. Her talent, style, and eye as an artist is so unique—and you can tell photography is her calling. We were so happy she was available on our wedding day! She captured all of the emotion and moments beautifully. We first saw the wedding photographs while on our honeymoon and we both gasped — they are stunning. We cannot thank or recommend her enough.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Ben reply

    What a cool reception space! Actually, love all the details of their day!

  2. avatar Shelby reply

    That picture of her & her daddy dancing brings tears to my eyes! What a special moment captured so beautifully!

  3. avatar Robe de mariée reply

    Is it a country wedding?

  4. avatar Elegant Wedding Invitations reply

    A really breath-taking wedding. Loving all the details and the theme. Beautiful and emotional father-daughter picture.

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Chrissy + Tate’s wedding was one of the very first that we accepted to feature in V5, which gave us plenty of time to get to know their big day. Trust me when I say there is a lot to take in. There isn’t any detail of their big day that escapes without a story behind it, which is how we like it in the South. These two know just how to celebrate a marriage — with plenty of “them” infused in the details and an unplugged ceremony, in which guests were asked to completely turn off their cell phone and refrain from taking photos. It helped guests focus on the vows being said and allowed their photographer to take plenty of unblocked and beautiful shots.

We are so grateful for Courtney Dellafiora who shared this wedding with us and for C + T for sharing their adorable love story (Really, y’all, their proposal story is a must read!). Stay tuned for more sweet photos in Part 2!

Tell me all the basics of your wedding!  I am from North Carolina, Tate is from Mississippi, we met in New York, and live in California, so we decided to split the difference and get married just outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. Tate has a larger family, and I wanted to have our wedding close enough for his grandparents to attend.  Why Shreveport?  The venue.  When researching locations online close to his family, I came across a wedding at the Dixie Gin and was instantly smitten. It had so much beauty and character, and my gut told me it was the place. After talking to Lauren, one of the owners (and nicest people in the WORLD), I was even more convinced. We got the chance to visit Shreveport the November prior to the wedding, and as soon as we pulled up to the Gin, we both agreed it was just perfect. Everyone thought we were nuts to get married in a city where neither of us had been or lived (and I have to admit it was quite a leap of faith) but it was well worth the risk.  We chose mid-May because it fell in a time on the calendar when the entertainment industry has a lull, the weather wouldn’t be too painfully hot, and because the date was available.

Groom’s favorite detail of the wedding: (From the groom) Our shoes! I bought a vintage pair of bowling shoes online, and Chrissy had a custom pair of heels designed to look like mine. It was a nice reminder of where it all started for our relationship.

Describe your bouquet. One of my friends took up floral arranging as a hobby and as luck would have it, she’s a total natural. She made all of the bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party, as well as my bouquet.  She lives in NYC and I was in LA, so we exchanged a bunch of emails with links and pictures to make sure we both had the same vision. My bouquet was a mix of cotton, succulents, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, ranunculus, hydrangeas, and craspedia. The bouquet was wrapped with a doily made by my fraternal grandmother. The cotton used in my bouquet and throughout the wedding was hand picked by my Mom! She scoured North Carolina during harvest season and asked farms if they wouldn’t mind her picking some of their cotton. Thank goodness for Southern hospitality, because everyone said yes!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress.  I wore a full-length lace gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back by Paloma Blanca. It was the fourth dress I tried on, and the whole store sighed “aww!” when I walked out of the dressing room.  I thought it was a setup! I ended up trying on about 50 gowns over a few months, but kept thinking of that one. It was surprising how emotional gown shopping was, I just didn’t expect to react so strongly to a piece of clothing, you know? Looking at my reflection I suddenly realized “oh wow, I’m a grown woman!”

Describe the proposal: On our first date, we met up for drinks and then went to a party thrown by two of our friends at a loft in Brooklyn. The hosts are two really creative people and at the end of the night, they had everyone write their name and address on an envelope and put it in a hat. The hat was then passed around and we all drew out an envelope with the name and address of another person at the party, and we were all instructed to send that person a letter. The following year, we were back in New York City for a friends’ wedding, and Tate blocked off an evening for just the two of us. I didn’t know the agenda, but it turned out to be a night of “greatest hits.” We went to dinner at the first restaurant at which we dined together, then grabbed a drink at the bar in which we met on our first date, and then headed to The Gutter for a round of bowling. We were having a great evening together, and coincidentally had the whole place to ourselves. Just before the last frame, Tate darted away saying he was going to get something from the bar. He came back, bowled his turn (he won), and the music suddenly switched from 80’s hair band music to a song called “Terrible Love” by our favorite band, The National. I joked; “well, you beat me but at least now they’re playing The National,” to which he replied, “I know, because I asked them to.”  He then said he had something for me, and pulled it out of his pocket.  I stared in total disbelief — it was the envelope from the party on our first date with my name and address.  Inside was a letter he read aloud, explaining how he excited he was that night to finally be out on a date together, and that he was thrilled when he pulled my envelope out of the hat. At first he was going to write a letter asking me on a second date, but finally decided to hang onto it for a rainy day, saying, “I think I knew even then that this day would come.” He continued reading as the music swelled, concluding with “you are my life and my love and I hope and pray you always will be.” He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was the definition of romantic.

Chrissy’s bridesmaids’ dresses are some of my favorites! I was thrilled when she shared where she found them.

“I came across Sohomode one night when browsing Etsy, and loved the designs. They all had the same flattering retro silhouette but were made with a vintage fabric of your choice. Each bridesmaid selected fabric within a certain color family, and I thought everyone looked smashing!”

The ceremony was really powerful. We had a playlist of Vitamin String Quartet playing covers of modern music leading up to the ceremony, and that helped set the mood that ours would be a traditional wedding with a twist. Rather than a more customary song for the processional, we both agreed on “Terrible Love,” as it’s kind of an anthem for our relationship. Plus it has a nice rhythm, great lyrics, and eventually gets so loud you feel it in your gut. The entire wedding party walked out individually as it played, and I followed. Both of my parents escorted me down the aisle, and having them both by my side was really special. Before the three of us walked out, all of a sudden it just hit me “Whoa, this is our wedding!” and the next thing I knew I was standing next to Tate. The ceremony itself is one of the few things that felt happened in real time. Tate has a childhood friend who is a Pastor and he led the ceremony. We had two friends who gave lovely and touching speeches, and said traditional vows as well as our own. We’re pretty open with our emotions, whatever they may be, and were both alternating between crying and laughing the whole time. There was a funny moment when we almost kissed, and both of us said “Oh no! I can’t kiss you yet!” and everyone laughed. I know it sounds cheesy, but something special was in the air that day, and everyone could feel it. The ceremony was a series of very profound, honest moments. It was just lovely.

Did you try anything new or untraditional? In the months leading up to the wedding, I decided I wanted to surprise Tate with something unique during our ceremony. When he was little, he was in the hospital and a puppet came in to visit and entertain him.  Ever since, he’s been a fan of puppets and his face lights up like a kid when he sees them. With this in mind, I decided to make sock puppets for each guest attending the wedding to wear on their hand as they cheered and clapped at the end of the ceremony as we made our exit. I locked myself in our spare bedroom for a number of weekends and made over 100 puppets by hand. Half were grooms that looked like Tate, and half were brides that looked like me. They were really detailed so it was quite an undertaking! At the end of the ceremony, our pastor instructed everyone to open the paper bag in front of them and put the item inside on their hand to welcome the happy couple. As all of this was happening, Tate looked over with a smile and said “What did you do?” and I just giggled and shrugged. Suddenly, bride and groom puppets started popping up throughout the crowd, and everyone cheered—it was a really sweet and funny moment, and I loved seeing him so happy.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story.  We met a few times through work before actually meeting in the real world. The first time was in the spring of 2008. I was working at a network during pilot season, and Tate came in to audition. I remember noticing a cute floppy-haired guy sitting in the waiting area eavesdropping on one of my conversations (he later admitted this was true). A year later, Tate was in The Philanthropist on Broadway, and a friend of mine from college was an understudy in the same show. She and Tate lived in the same neighborhood and became buddies. Tate and I direct met at her birthday party one night in Brooklyn. We continued to hang out with groups, but were both totally oblivious to the fact that we were interested in each other for about a year. (Yes, a year!) At that time, I was working on The Good Wife for CBS, and Tate starred in one of the episodes. In the spring of 2010, we both attended the wrap party for the first season, and afterward, went bowling with friends at this amazing vintage bowling alley our friends own in Brooklyn called The Gutter. The whole night, we kept high-fiving each other — like, excessively high-fiving — and it finally dawned on both of us that our crushes were mutual. Our first date was a week later, nine months later we moved to Los Angeles, and here we are today!
What is a time together you will always remember? Tate’s apartment had a bad habit of flooding in heavy rains (gotta love New York!). One day, we came home to his place after grabbing lunch during a downpour and sure enough, water was everywhere. We immediately went to the store and bought supplies to clean up the mess and spent about six hours cleaning while singing along to music, laughing, and telling stories. At the end of it all, we were covered in mud and grime but still smiling. Later, we both admitted to falling in love that day. If we could still have fun and work well together when things weren’t so great, then it was meant to be.
Tell us about your beautiful engagement ring and how/why your husband (or the two of you!) chose it: Tate proposed with his mother’s engagement ring, but knew I also had diamonds belonging to one of my grandmothers that I wanted to incorporate. On the recommendation of a friend, we had a custom ring designed at this amazing little jewelry shop in Brooklyn called Elleven.  It’s truly special as it symbolizes the blending of our lives and families: the center stone from his mother, side stones from my grandmother, and additional new diamonds symbolizing the life we’re making together.
How many guests attended your wedding? About 115. We had an extra table for “anyone else who shows up” and people did!
Tell us about your invitations. One of Tate’s friends does branding and design, and he helped us create a really unique logo and layout for the invitations. I then used the same fonts and logo to design and word the rest of our invitation suite, as well as the Mad Libs and wedding programs. The invitations became a larger DIY project than either of us anticipated. Tate has the patience of a saint, and spent hours printing, cutting, gluing, and labeling — he was a one-man assembly line!
How did you spend the morning or afternoon before your big day? (From the bride) I spent the day getting ready with my friends and bridesmaids. Another of my closest friends is ridiculously talented with makeup, and she did both that and my hair.  It was so nice having someone I trusted and knew well there with me all day, rather than a total stranger. In one corner I was getting ready, in another corner the bouquets were being finished, in another corner friends were laughing and telling stories, family and friends flowed in and out of the room — it was really lovely and relaxed. (From the groom) The morning of the wedding, I discovered someone had ran into my Mom’s car in the middle of the night. It was parked on the street in downtown Shreveport and they completely bashed in the trunk – and we had planned on driving away in it at the end of the night. I spent the morning talking to the police, then ran some last-minute errands, had lunch with friends, and started getting ready. We actually ended up driving away in it anyway at the end of the night, and it was pretty hilarious seeing everyone gasp as they saw the trunk!
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? To Tate, I said, “When we had our second date, you expressed some concerns about starting a relationship. You said ‘I’m really bad at dating’ to which I replied ‘well, that’s all right because I’m a DISASTER!’ I’m happy to say we were both wrong” Tate said to me, “You’re the perfect height for me to rest my chin on your head. We fit like the two leftover puzzle pieces in the box. We don’t fit the puzzle, but we fit together.”
Were there any family traditions you included in the ceremony? My sister had a ring passing ceremony during her wedding and I found it very touching. We included that as a part of our day as well.
Did you do a first look? Yes, and I am so thankful we did! Having a few minutes with just the two of us was really special. It all goes by so fast, and having some time together before everything started helped keep us grounded.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Jessica B reply

    What a beautiful, fun, personal wedding! Vintage and natural… love it! And I was so excited to read about Chrissy’s bridesmaids’ dresses! This is one detail I’d had no luck figuring out, but after checking out Sohomode, I think I may have found my solution! Can’t wait to see what my girls think.

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I’ve always wanted to get married in September, if only so that I can recreate the perfect outdoor temperatures and happy energy that fill Nicki + Adam’s wedding. Though we see a lot of weddings that take place at Boone Hall, we love that the newlyweds took advantage of the the view that the Cotton Dock afforded them (and some shade, too), and then transformed the space into an waterside lounge area for the reception, complete with a bit of fishing! Nicki + Adam loved adding a bit of the low country into their big day, but don’t be fooled! They also brought along some West Coast goodies for Adam, a California native.

We’re thrilled that Charlotte Elizabeth Photography shared this big day with us!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I first spotted the dress in Washington and then luckily found a boutique that carried it in Augusta, Georgia. When I made a trip home, my MOH went with me to try it on. I had always imagined that my wedding dress would be fitted, not poufy and definitely not strapless. Turns out, I fell in love with a strapless, poufy dress! You never know what will make you feel like a bride until you put it on!

Look closely and you’ll see sweet words stamped by those flowers. N + A’s planner, Katherine Miller, surprised the couple by stamping the words to “At Last,” the song Nicki walked down the aisle to, on the canvas ribbons adorning Adam’s boutonniere and Nicki’s bouquet. So sweet!

Don’t Nicki’s lovely bridesmaids remind you a bit of Beverly + Craig’s wedding? I love the bright yellow accessories that both brides are keen on!

Did you decide to do a “first look”? We did and it was great! Most of our guests had to fly in for our wedding so we wanted the whole reception to be about them, making it a great party. Taking time away from the reception for pictures was not ideal for us. With the first look, all the pictures are out of the way and you can feel free to really enjoy yourself after the ceremony. It did not detract at all from the feelings we had as I walked down the aisle.

We had an a cappella gospel choir sing during the ceremony and into the cocktail hour. They were AWESOME!! I came down the aisle to “At Last” and we walked back up to “Oh Happy Day.” Later, our first dance was to Adele’s cover of “Make You Feel My Love.”

Did you write your own vows? We did. A simple set of phrases that each began with “I promise.” One of the funniest ones: my groom promised to put as much effort into the honeymoon planning as I did into the wedding planning! Stay tuned for results…
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? None. We did have a moment of silence to remember those family members that could not be there with us. We lost my Nana in June and she would have been so happy to be there that day!!

The setting could not have been more Southern. Boone Hall embodies everything I love about the low country. The river, the marsh, the huge oak trees, the rocking chairs and fishing poles on the dock, the cotton blossom décor, our welcome bags and the food (shrimp and grits, pulled pork and fried green tomato sliders, boiled peanut hummus and a late night biscuit bar) were all completely Southern!

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: This is hard since my fabulous wedding planner, floral designer and graphic designer included so many wonderful details and it really was very personal for Adam and me. But I would have to say my favorite detail was the escort sign and table name cards. Our pets are very important to us, so we named each of the tables after a family pet (past or present) and then Sarah of Dodeline Design made silhouette sketches of each of them for the table signs. It was like having our pups with us even though they had to stay home!

We wanted the wedding to feel casual and fun, so Adam and I worked with our wedding planner and our florist, Branch Design Studio to decorate the Cotton Dock. Then we mixed bright yellow flowers with grey dusty miller, white garden roses, feverfew and fresh, green herbs to create cheerful, natural bouquets and boutonnieres. Cotton blossoms hung everywhere — over the ceremony, on the barn doors and we even made a chandelier of it over the bar. We also turned wine bottles into candleholders and used as many wine barrels as we could (bringing a bit of Washington State with us to the low country, since we served west coast wines, too).

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. I grew up in Walterboro, South Carolina (not too far from Charleston) and Adam is from the Bay Area of California. Randomly, we ended up at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University for different training programs. Our little family, with our 3 dogs (Ellie Mae, Clementine and Banjo), bought a house this year and are finally getting used to the winters here…well sort of! He and I are both still employed as veterinarians at WSU.
Describe the proposal. It was a TOTAL surprise! We were on a mini vacation at my Dad’s cabin in Plum Branch SC. He asked my father for my hand the day we arrived and, first thing in the morning on our last day there, he asked me to go for a walk with him around the pond. I was reluctant since it was chilly and I was not even out of my pajamas yet! But when we walked onto to the dock, he totally shocked me by getting down on one knee and asking! We quickly moved off the dock since the ring was way too big and he was worried it might fall in the water!
In what month did you get married? September
How many guests attended your wedding? 70
Describe your wedding cake or dessert: We do not really like cake, so we ordered a selection of miniature desserts from Wildflour Pastry, a local bakery. These sweets were some of our favorites: lemon bars, mini pecan pies and salted caramel chocolate cupcakes! So delicious!!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Staying on budget is always a challenge but for me, living 3,000 miles away was also very difficult! My wedding planner, Katherine, was instrumental in making the wedding as perfect as it was!!!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-50,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The gospel choir and our photographer Charlotte.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Standing in front of our closest family and friends, reciting our vows to each other, looking into the crowd and knowing that all these people are here to support us and our lives together. The love was overwhelming!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Hire a planner! And keep the guest list as small as possible. I was actually able to really enjoy myself!!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are still in the middle of our respective training programs but when we finish, we hope to move somewhere warmer and start a family!

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Alexa reply

    What a beautiful wedding1 I’d love to see a bigger pic of that RSVP card – I’m thinking about doing something similar and would like to see what their says on the ad lib!

  2. avatar kelly @ honor courage commitment reply

    Beautiful! I love everything about this wedding. I will definitely have to take notes for future planning of our Charleston wedding :)


  3. avatar Lisa reply

    I’ve always thought yellow was such a charming color for weddings, especially when done as beautifully as this! So sweet and lovely.

  4. avatar kat reply

    i love how they incorporated their pets! so unique and fun! and fishing?! you can’t get much southern than that :)

  5. avatar Dee Shore reply

    I loooooooooooooooove this color scheme. Looks beautiful.

  6. avatar Katie Coley reply

    Please tell me which Alyne Dress this is !! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE it.

  7. avatar Katherine Miller reply

    Hi ladies! Thank you for these compliments! It was truly my pleasure to help Nicki & Adam–you can tell they’re a very sweet couple.

    Katie, Nicki wore the Alyne’s Adelaide gown. Its pockets were beyond necessary!

    And Alexa, her RSVP was a lot of fun to write. There’s a larger photo on my blog (where I interview Nicki’s graphic designer):

    Let me know if you have any other questions about N&A’s day! — Katherine

  8. avatar Liz reply

    Where are the cute bridesmaid pajamas from?!

    • avatar Nicki reply

      Liz: I got them from Victoria’s Secret (Cotton Mayfair Boxer PJs). They run small so keep that in mind if you order for your ladies!

  9. avatar Siobhan Scott reply

    What caterer did you use??

    • avatar Nicole reply

      Hi Siobhan! Nicki + Adam used Cru Catering ( We’ve worked with them before, too, and they’re delicious!

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