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I’m so thrilled to be sharing Kaitlyn + Tim’s wedding film by Hampton Road Studios today! These two have such a sweet love story; I know you’ll love learning more about them and seeing a few of their photos!

A little from Kaitlyn, the bride:

For our color scheme, we wanted everything to look really fresh and neutral. The bridesmaids wore cocktail length dresses made of champagne dupioni silk. The groomsmen wore navy blazers, khakis, and navy gingham ties. Tim wore a navy gingham dress shirt to stand out. My lovely dress was designed by Augusta Jones, my veil and sash were handmade by my mom, and I opted for beautiful (yet comfortable) flat sandals from Banana Republic.

We opted for a station themed dining plan. The carving station and potato bar were both big hits with our guests. Along with other heavy hor d’oeuvres, our guests also enjoyed delicious cupcakes and homemade cookies from our cookie bar. Initially intended to be our favors, most guests chose to snack on them throughout the reception.

My mom and I are both scrapbook lovers. You might say we have a paper obsession, as we both have a special “Scrapbook Room” in each of our homes. So taking on the task of hand making each paper component of the wedding was not something we thought twice about. The invitation suite included a hand stamped invitation, a hand stamped rsvp, a hand drawn map of Birmingham showing the various locations of wedding weekend events, and a handmade tag with information about our wedding website. Each component was created on kraft paper, an idea that we came up with early on and ran with throughout our wedding. Each suite was bundled in twine and sent off with my mom’s handwritten addressing on the front. It was truly a labor of love.

Rather than choosing the traditional guestbook method, we decided to take the time to create a guestbook/scrapbook. We created several scrapbook pages with photos of Tim and me throughout our relationship. The key components of each page were envelopes and tags for each guest to leave their messages, words of wisdom, and notes of love. We really enjoyed pulling out each tag to read what our guests had to say.

Our day was overflowing with personal touches. My mom and I worked very hard to make every aspect special. From the handmade invitation suite and rustic chic décor, to my wedding day attire, to the homemade cookie bar, my mom had a hand in making everything unique.

Our outdoor ceremony was such a beautiful way to begin an amazing evening. Placed above the fireplace was a beautiful handmade wooden cross that my parents made for the event. Since we weren’t getting married in a church, we wanted to make sure the ceremony still met our desire for a religious ceremony. The bridal party walked down the aisle to “Hallelujah,” my parents walked me down the aisle to, “Canon in D,” and our recessional song was “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love).”

We don’t usually share photos at the same time as film features, but once we saw these beauties from Leslie Hollingsworth (assisted by Ginny Au), we couldn’t resist!

You can see more from Kaitlyn + Tim’s big day on Leslie’s blog! Thanks again to Hampton Road Studios for sharing!

emily Written with love by Emily

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