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I just want to hug Emily for letting me introduce this wedding to y’all! Being the office color-lover, I’m a big fan of weddings with a wide color scheme. This aqua, coral and yellow soiree is going all over my Pinterest! Joanna + Paul wanted their big day to feel like a fun and casual get-together in their backyard. “The venue we chose was a chapel built in a small Texas town in 1904 and later relocated to a great spot just south of downtown,” said Joanna. “The building itself was stunning, but all of the history it held made it even better.”

With bright interiors and beautiful stained glass windows, the chapel looked like it was made to J + P’s vision. Just wait until you scroll down and see what else they dreamed up! Big kudos to Lahra Bryant who photographed this day.

Goodness, y’all, are you fawning over this bouquet and the boutonnieres below? I’m loving the fabric scraps that finish them.

I did a brighter bouquet with a mix of flowers and more non-traditional things like succulents. Since my bridesmaids were all in brightly-colored dresses, we did their bouquets in white. I wanted all of the flowers, both in the bouquets and the décor, to look like freshly picked wildflowers.

We will never tire of seeing these adorable striped straws. J + P had Southern hospitality on their minds when setting up this drink station at the ceremony. What better prop to have during a September wedding in Texas?

How cute is Joanna walking toward her groom? J + P decided not to do a first look because they wanted to save the experience for the walk down the aisle. I support their decision purely based off of this photo.

Isn’t this one of the most fun aisles you’ve ever seen? One of my favorite parts of Joanna + Paul’s ceremony decor is the bunting triangles hung from the tree behind them.

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. We had a string quartet for the ceremony playing contemporary songs. Paul and the groomsmen walked in to “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles. The bridesmaids and I walked in to “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service, which was absolutely beautiful. We all walked out to “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. Our first dance was to “If I Were a Carpenter” by Johnny Cash and June Carter.

What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The décor. We hired Bird Dog Wedding to plan and implement all of the decorations, and every single detail was perfect and exactly what we wanted.

I love that Joanna + Paul’s guestbook was a compilation of well-wishes held together with colorful paper tape. Not only is it a way for them to look back on the wedding day, but it’s also a great visual reminder of how fun their wedding day was!

Instead of a cake, we did different kinds of cookies – chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, oatmeal and Rolls Royce. Paul’s mom, aunts and sister all made the cookies using my mom’s and grandma’s recipes.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met through my best friend and matron of honor, Ember, about 5 years ago. I went to dinner and drinks with some of her friends, one of which was Paul. We ended up hanging out with Paul a couple more times that week, but then I didn’t hear from him again until I randomly texted him a few months later. We met up that night and have been inseparable since.
Describe the proposal. Paul sleeps really late on the weekends, and I get up really early to feed our dog. He said the only way he could ensure surprising me was by waking up early. One Saturday morning, I went to feed our dog, and her food was missing, replaced by a note saying it was in our bedroom closet. We’d been having problems with ants, so I thought that’s why he moved the food. I walked back to the bedroom, fuming that he had put ant-infested dog food in our closet. When I got there, he was down on one knee in the closet with a ring. (It was a decoy ring though, because he wanted me to be able to pick out my own.)
In what month did you get married? September
How many guests attended your wedding? 125
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I went into it with an exact idea of the dress I wanted. At the first store, the girl helping us told me that she likes to pull a “wildcard” dress for all of her brides that is totally different from what they are looking for. I definitely would have never tried the dress on if it wasn’t for her. It turned out to be amazing. We went to two more stores, and I even tried on the exact dress I was looking for, but I had to go back to the wildcard dress. I’m really glad she made me try it on!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Everything was amazing – it’s impossible to pick!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Definitely money. It was really hard for me to accept how much everything was going to cost!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000-$25,000
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? I almost passed out during the ceremony! I hadn’t eaten since breakfast, and my dress was really tight. I had been wearing the dress for a couple of hours by the time the ceremony started, sitting in a chair in the bridal room. When I stood up to walk out toward the aisle, I started getting really dizzy and almost blacked out. While we were standing at the altar, I honestly thought I was going to pass out, so I leaned forward to the minister to ask her to skip ahead to the vows. Paul thought I actually was passing out, and reached over to catch me. I made it through unscathed though – and then I ate!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Let people help you – they probably really want to. And remember to eat the day of the wedding!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We have left the stress of planning a wedding behind for the even more stressful task of buying a house. It makes planning a wedding look like a piece of cake.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Ashleigh from Marry Me Metro reply

    Oh my goodness these colors are fabulous and I like the mismatched groomsmen. My favorite details are in the reception space with the stained colors pulled from the stained glass windows into the tables, walls, and centerpieces! What a fun weddinng!

  2. avatar Ashleigh from Marry Me Metro reply

    The colors in this wedding are amazing and this event looks so fun and flirty. An adorable southern wedding! Congrats to the bride and groom!

  3. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    I love everything about this wedding. Literally. Everything.

  4. avatar Emily reply

    Thank you so much for the feature! We so loved being apart of Joanna and Paul’s big day!! Cheers!

  5. avatar Dee Shore reply

    You know… you guys make it almost difficult to choose a favorite wedding because I’m also in love with this. The color blends are right up my alley. Favorite part of this wedding? The flags along the wedding aisle.

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Good morning friends! Have any of you watched the TV show, Hart of Dixie? I just caught an episode last night and fell in love with the melodic accents. Plus, I love Rachel Bilson — she’s so fab.

For those of you out there who aren’t morning people, this wedding will do the trick. It’s like a happy jolt of wedding coffee! We could not stop talking about Katie + Max’s wedding when it landed in our inbox and appeared on our computer screens during last year’s Real Wedding call for V4. The bright colors and huge amounts of handmade details (and this time I mean details — no corner of this wedding was ignored!) were the sweetest bits of eye candy. Katie + John are both artists working in the film industry and brought an energetic burst of life to the events. I don’t know where to begin with these images from Jodi Miller Photography, so I’ll let you soak in the joy at your own pace.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. I had just gotten my dream job. I walked in on the first day, and Max, who was an intern at the time, saw me as I first walked in to the front desk. Being new and needing training on the studio tools, I was put into a class with interns. Max was also in that class. After we started dating, Max was hired full time. We’re lucky to work at a place that accepts employee couples. We’re actually even in the same department.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Bright, casual, intimate
How many guests attended your wedding? We had 42 family members, family friends, and close friends.
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? Why was this design special to you as a couple? We wanted a modern, colorful, fun, and casual design. I was so happy about marrying Max, but to be honest, I was also nervous about being a bride and receiving attention. I tried to counteract that feeling by really focusing on making the wedding casual and fun. Because we are both artists, we really had fun getting into the nitty gritty details. I probably spent way too much time deliberating over things that people would never notice, but it was so much fun to do anyway! I was quite happy with how everything turned out because I felt that it was a good melding of our styles. We made a lot of the details ourselves, but in doing so, decided to keep shapes, designs, and ideas simple. In deciding to make so much of it, what really helped more than anything else was a digital cutting tool. It could cut vector designs out of so many materials: cardstock, adhesive cardstock vinyl, and fabric ironed on to interfacing to name a few. I got it for Christmas, and I’m sure it has now paid for itself many times over!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I am pretty obsessed with my wedding dress, and if you had told me that I would be saying that even two months before the wedding, I wouldn’t have believed it. The hunt was extremely challenging and without hope for a long time. I knew what I wanted, but I just couldn’t find it. I wanted something romantic, but casual. I was about to lose hope until a friend at work encouraged me to keep up my search. I had a back-up dress that would work just in case, but I went to go look again. I ended up finding the dress on Etsy. It was what I had wanted all along. The girl who designed and made it even let me tweak a few of the details! It arrived less than a month before the wedding, which is terrifying, but what a relief!
Briefly describe your wedding flowers: The dining table arrangements were clusters of pink and orange ranunculus, yellow mums, and billy buttons in bud vases. The cocktail table arrangements were ranunculus and chamomile. My bouquet was made of white, light pink, dark pink, yellow, red, and orange ranunculus, delphinium, scabiosa, billy buttons, and chamomile.
Tell me a bit about the wedding ceremony. The sun came out for the first time in days right before the ceremony began. An unbelievably fun bluegrass band, Northridge, was playing as we all walked down the aisle. We had a lot of fun picking out the songs, and we decided on Teardrop Waltz and Lover’s Waltz for the processional. It really helped keep the feeling casual. We had a very sweet and brief service. We had a reading of Robert Fulghum’s Union. At the end of the ceremony, we walked back down the aisle to Big Rock Candy Mountain, which is a very whimsical, fun, and upbeat song.
Did you try anything new or untraditional? Is mistakenly allowing your partner to put the ring on the wrong finger considered new or nontraditional?

Photographer: Jodi Miller Photography // Planner: Merriment Events // Designer: Merriment Events, the bride and groom // Venue: Kilmarnock, Virginia // Florist: Merriment Events // Wedding Cake Baker: The Buttercream Bee // Mini Pies: Sweetest Thing Bakery // Caterer: Mosaic Unique Events // Bride’s Dress: Ouma // Hair Stylist: Avenue 42 Designs // Makeup Artist: Avenue 42 Designs // Bride’s Shoes: Delman Shoes // Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. // Groom’s Fashion: Al’s Attire // Paper Goods: designed by the bride and groom, invitations and save the dates printed by Thousand Pound Press // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Skyline Tent Company, Festive Fare // Linens: BBJ Linen and Classic Party Rentals // Ceremony Décor: Honeycomb Balls from Devra Party Corp., glassine bags from Garnish // Reception Décor: Table number frames from Ikea, napkins printed by For Your Party, straws from Garnish, cornhole set from Cornhole Worldwide, painted by Merriment Events, munny from Kidrobot // Lighting: Skyline Tent Company // Band: Northridge booked via Sam Hill Entertainment

Jodi Miller Photography and Merriment Events are a part of our fabulous Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Gina reply

    I loved it all! It is so perfect and colorful… a real Spring party! These colors make me smile :)

  2. avatar Katie @ Lovebird Productions reply

    I am in love with this wedding and its unique details! I love the idea of poms down the isle. Such a fun wedding and sweet couple! :)

  3. avatar Sarah @ Sweetbox Events reply

    Such a fun and colorful wedding! So many cuteness in one wedding! Love all the details :) Esp the poms!!! Courtney from Merriment Events sure can execute a wedding really well!! Love her work!

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