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I think “meant to be” is a good way to describe Kelly and Dan’s story–these two lawyers met in the most unassuming way (at a bar!), and after their lakeside engagement, they set out to plan their Georgia wedding in a way that was true to them as a couple. From knowing Foxhall Resort was their venue as soon as they drove onto the property, to Kelly finding her dream, out-of-budget gown off the rack at a great price, their wedding fell into place beautifully, allowing them to focus on their relationship and the fun ways they could introduce guests to their personalities. My favorite details are the ones that are a little unconventional, but oh so them, like the signature cocktails served from copper mugs and the brownies and ice cream they dished out in lieu of cake!

Thanks so much to Sowing Clover Photography for sharing this fun day with us!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I had had my eye on Monique Lhuillier’s Scarlet dress for some time. I knew I wanted a romantic sheath with straps, and nothing else had caught my eye. I tried on the dress at the Monique Lhuillier boutique in Manhattan (where I was living at the time for my job) and fell in love with it. The $6,000 price tag was a bit too steep for me, but I ended up finding it off the rack somewhere else. It was meant to be!

I wanted the flower arrangements to be whimsical, low-key, and natural, so I chose to go with a lot of greenery accented by some white flowers. My favorite part was the garlands of greenery that draped some of the wooden farm tables.

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Yes, we wrote our own vows. My favorite line from mine was about Dan being my hero and the best man I know. My favorite from his was when he said I added so much value to his life, more than he thought was possible.
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? My 13-year-old little sister and Dan’s 10-year-old niece did the readings at our ceremony. My sister read a sweet excerpt from Winnie the Pooh and his niece read the “What is Real?” excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit. They were absolutely wonderful! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place after the Velveteen Rabbit reading.

We tried to make our wedding reflect us as much as possible, so we thought outside of tradition in a lot of instances. Those are the details that made the day truly special. To name a few, our officiant was my long-time best friend, our dog was the ring bearer, every table was named after something that meant something special to us and the people sitting there, I sang a song with the band (“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri) for my new husband, and most of the food served at the wedding had some significance to us or a family member.

What made you choose your ceremony and reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you? We wanted to get married somewhere with a lot of land, where our dog could attend, and where our closest friends and family could stay the weekend. The Foxhall checked all of the boxes. When we first drove onto the Foxhall property, our jaws dropped at how beautiful it was. We both knew this was the place.

Neither Dan nor I really like cake, so we opted to forgo the tradition and do something that was a little more “us” (which we did with a lot of things in our wedding). Instead of cake, we had an ice cream cart catered by a local, small-batch ice cream store, Queen of Cream. Our flavors were so yummy and perfect for our fall wedding: Bourbon Butter Whiskey Pecan and Salted Caramel. Since Dan’s favorite dessert is ice cream and brownies, Queen of Cream was nice enough to serve their delicious ice cream with warm brownies! The fun part was smashing the ice cream into each other’s faces toward the end of the night.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. We met the good old-fashioned way: at a bar, during my first year of law school in Atlanta. Dan broke the ice by talking about “Pierson v. Post,” an old Supreme Court case about hunting. Needless to say, that was enough to make me swoon!
Tell us all about the proposal! After a few years of dating (and exactly three years after we said “I love you” for the first time), we were spending a quiet morning at the lake on our boat, throwing the ball to our beloved yellow lab, Sam. Dan asked me to start video taping Sam fetching the ball, which I thought was no big deal at the time. It turns out that Dan hid the ring inside one of the tennis balls! When Sam retrieved the ball from the lake, Dan took it out and got down on one knee. After freaking out a little bit about how he thew the ring into the lake, I, of course, said yes. He said he really wanted to incorporate Sam into the proposal because he trusted Sam as much as he trusted our relationship. I’ve got to hand it to him for tricking me into videotaping my own engagement!
When did y’all get married? October 24, 2015
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 106
Did you decide to do a first look? Why or why not? Dan surprised me by having a very strong opinion on the matter–he wanted to see me for the first time as I was walking down the aisle. It was so romantic, that, of course, we opted to not do a first look. It made the pictures during cocktail hour a bit more rushed than they may have been otherwise, but seeing the look on his face when I walked down the aisle made it all worth it!
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. I chose to walk down the aisle to “What a Wonderful World” played by the acoustic country band, Capo3. It’s one of my all time favorites. After we were married, Dan and I walked/danced up the aisle to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars to signify that the party was about to get started! Our first dance was to “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice. The lyrics to that song almost perfectly reflect our relationship, and it was fun to do some twirls during the lyric “spinning you round and round in circles.”
How did you plan for your marriage while planning your wedding? Our officiant asked us to write love letters to one another, which she stored away in a box with a nice bottle of wine. She said it was for us to open whenever things got tough in our marriage. It was such a wonderful exercise to really think about why we love each other, why we were choosing to get married, and to remember that not all days will be the “happiest days of our life,” but rather, we will have to work through some bumps in the future.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What was one way you saved money or cut costs at your wedding? We had a budget of about $30,000, but I didn’t want to sacrifice much. I DIYed what I could (invitations, paper goods, escort card display, boutonnieres), found deals on extras like our photo booth, and was lucky enough to find some newly established (but super talented) vendors with reasonable prices. One of the biggest places we saved was by providing our own alcohol for the reception. Also, I absolutely loved wedding planning, so I saved by not hiring a full-service wedding planner–we just had someone help coordinate the day-of.
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? Dan and I are now expecting our first child, so we are both very excited about building a family!

Photographer: Sowing Clover Photography | Videographer: Anchor Heart Films | Planner and Florist: Something Tulle | Venue: Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club | Dessert Baker: Queen of Cream Ice Cream | Caterer: Simply Catering | Rentals: Unlimited Party & Event Rentals | Band: Capo3 Band | DJ: Sloan Lee DJ | Paper Products: Letterpress by Czar Press | Bride’s Gown: “Scarlet” by Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Jewelry: Rent the Runway | Hair and Makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics | Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew | Menswear: Tom James Custom | Photo Booth: Robot Booth

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  1. avatar Dana reply

    love the flowers in their hair and an ice cream bar sounds so fun!

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V4 Feature :: Polo Shoot

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You’ve seen all the behind-the-scenes goodness, and if you’ve picked up your copy of the magazine, you’ve seen the beautiful spreads! (If you haven’t picked up your copy of the magazine yet, my goodness, do so now!) I’m so happy to share the final images crafted by Bryan Johnson from our day at the Hyde Park Polo Club. Enjoy!

YUM! Look at all these goodies Cru Catering prepared:

The talented vendors who brought this shoot to life:

Photography: A Bryan Photo // Film processing: Richard Photo Lab // Design and styling: Calder Clark Designs // Floral design: Blossoms Events // Hair: Affair Hair by Tanesha // Makeup: Pamela Lesch // Menu cards, jotters, invitation, monogram trays: Dulles Designs // Calligraphy and custom monogram: Allison R. Banks Designs // Food and drink: Cru Catering // All bridal gowns: from Maddison Row // Textured ballgown: “Bellflower” by Monique Lhuillier // Off-the-shoulder gown: “L810” by Romona Keveza Legends // “L8151” by Romona Keveza Legends // Bridesmaid skirts: Anne M. Cramer // Chivari chairs and table rental: Snyder Event Rentals // Custom table linen: Blossoms Events // Table runner screenprinting: Griffin Screenprinting // Tabletop items: Vieuxtemps // Flower girl and ringbearer accessories: Blossoms Events // Venue and polo items: Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club // Cocktail and dinner napkins and serving trays: Calder Clark Designs

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    I think Calder is a genius + A Bryan is too = love, love, love everything about this!

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    The food presentation looks great!

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  7. avatar jessica reply

    I came across your website from pinterest! I loved the moss flynn skirt so much I just ordered them for my bridesmaids. I absolutely love the one shoulder tank you have in the picture about. Can you please tell me where you found it? It is exactly what I am looking for and I can’t find it on the web anywhere!

  8. avatar Erin reply

    I am also trying to order the Moss Flynn skirts for my bridesmaids but wanted to know who makes the one shoulder tank y’all have paired with the skirt. I love it but can’t find it anywhere. Please help!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Erin! Those tanks are from Victoria’s Secret, of all places! Best of luck with your search, and please send us photos if you go this route!!

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    Love every bit of this photo shoot!!! Please tell me where the green striped tie is from. It is darling.

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  20. avatar Morgan reply

    I was wondering if you could please tell me the designer or the green and white striped bridesmaid dress.

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Morgan! It’s actually not a dress, it’s a skirt + top! The skirt is from Anne M. Cramer, and the top is from Victoria’s Secret.

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    I absolutely love the green and white striped skirts, and I found them at annemcramer.com, but I can’t find the top. Can you tell me where the top in that picture is from? Thanks so much!!

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  26. avatar Weddingfriends Blog reply

    Probably the most gorgeous decor and food ideas for a small wedding! Absolutely beautiful.

  27. avatar Ruth Rososuw reply

    How on earth do i get hold of the material used to make the stipped bridesmaid’s dresses. i live in South Africa and i would love to do something similar for my bridesmaids. I will do anything possible to get that material. And how do you think this still would suit a plus sized bridesmaid? Or something similar as long as the stripes stay.
    Thanx so much :-) !

  28. avatar Ally reply

    Where did you find those bridesmaids dresses?!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Ally! It’s actually not a dress, it’s a skirt + top! The skirt is from Anne M. Cramer, and the top is from Victoria’s Secret.

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    I love the bridesmaid dress that is one shoulder, short, white with the green stripes. Do you know who the maker is? Where I could find that dress?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Lauren! It’s actually not a dress, it’s a skirt + top! The skirt is from Anne M. Cramer, and the top is from Victoria’s Secret.

  31. avatar Katie reply

    I just HAVE to know where she got her dress! Stunning!

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  41. avatar Kristin reply

    Where is the short white dress from? The one on the girl standing between the two girls in the green and white striped skirts? Thanks.

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