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When Landon and Jordan sent over the photos for today’s tour, the first thing I said to Lisa was, “I want to move in!!” When I said the same thing to Jordan in an email, she kindly responded that I was welcome to, but that their house was a bit small. I haven’t packed my bags yet; instead, I’ve been inspired to make a few changes in my own home. Because the thing I love most about the space these two share isn’t their beautiful paint choices or white kitchen cabinets (though I do love those things), it’s that it clearly shows who they are, how they live, and what they love.

And, they have chickens!! So obviously they were a natural candidate for our Southern Newlywed At Home series :)

Years married: 7
Tell us your love story in one sentence. Hometown and college sweethearts fall madly in love and save the world.
Do you rent or own? We own a cute bungalow in a historic neighborhood in downtown Columbia, SC.

What is your favorite part of being married? Definitely our friendship! Don’t get me wrong, we are deeply in love with each other, but when life goes to the pits (and it does for everyone at some point), there’s nothing better than coming home to your best friend who loves you unconditionally. We are with each other a lot. I mean… A LOT. Not only do we live together (obviously), but we also work together full-time with our photography business. Thankfully, we really enjoy each other’s company. We make each other laugh almost constantly, which is another favorite part of our marriage.
Tell us about the process of moving in together. If two creative people move in together, there might be some disagreements on decor. Both of us enjoy the art of creating spaces, and we can both be pretty stubborn about it. It didn’t take us long to realize that one person needed to have the final say. So, after about a year of intense decorating battles, I, Landon, relinquished the veto power to Jordan (my wife). This doesn’t mean Jordan won’t ask for my opinion, or that I don’t often give it. It just means I’m okay with her final decision either way. After all, she is incredibly talented. We no longer argue about it, and I love the way our house looks and feels. Guys, if decorating is super important to your wife, there’s nothing wrong with giving in or learning to love and appreciate her taste.

What most makes your house feel like home? I would say the thought and time we’ve put into designing every space in our house. Everything is there for a reason, and was probably given much consideration. This has turned our house into a unique and personal home.
Where do you splurge and where do you save when decorating? It’s a little ironic given how much we love decorating, but we really don’t splurge on much. We’ve always wanted our house to look a certain way, even early on in our marriage, and of course, most newlyweds don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on decor. For our first several years together, almost everything we owned was either bought on clearance, at yard sales, Ikea, thrift stores, traded for, given to us, or built from scratch. It took a lot more time than simply picking out our favorite pieces from a boutique, but in the end, it enabled us to decorate every part of our house the way we wanted. Most inexpensive things don’t last forever (surprise!), so we’ve been in the process of replacing the pieces we use the most with items that will.

Which room in your home is your favorite, and why? Our favorite room would have be our dinning room–it’s where we gather and enjoy delicious meals with all our wonderful friends.
Which items from your wedding registry do you use the most often? None of it :( We were young and had no idea what to register for, so we didn’t register for much. A couple of years ago, I was super sad to see our salt shaker break, because it was one of the few gifts we had from our wedding. I wish we would have registered for heavy duty china and flatware. It’s fun setting up a fancy dinner for guests, so we’ve had to buy a good bit on our own.

Who cooks dinner? I’d say it’s about 50-50. We both love to cook, but also love when the other does as well :)
What is your go-to weeknight meal? Weekend meal? We are both pescetarian (vegetarians who eat fish). During the week, you’ll probably find us eating salmon with corn risotto or rice and beans with homemade tortillas. We travel a lot on the weekends, so Chipotle is our go-to.
What’s your favorite place to find recipes? A cookbook called Happy Herbivore has been super handy. We have a couple great recipes from Kinfolk as well.

What has been the most surprising thing about marriage? Probably that doing something as simple as communicating can be difficult at times. We were probably three years into marriage before we realized that a lot of our arguments only began because we didn’t understand what the other was trying to communicate. Thankfully, as noted above, spending lots of time together has made us much better at understanding each other, as well as (even more importantly) listening.
How does your family handle finances? We set a budget and use the cash system. It helps keep two very non-type-A people in check.
What’s your best tip for balancing your relationship and other life priorities? This can definitely be a tough area. There are lots of things you have to do and lots of things you want to do, and most of the time, they conflict with each other. Our tip is to bounce things off your spouse. They should know you pretty well and can help you balance the have-to’s with the want-to’s.

Do you have children? Does a dog and chickens count? Nope? That’s okay. We love kids and would love to have our own one day!
Do you have a favorite date night idea to share? Typically, we go out to our favorite restaurant, and then skip on over to a local coffee shop to play chess. Landon almost always wins.
What is one small way you love or serve your spouse? From Landon: It’s simple, but whenever Jordan makes a run to the grocery store or goes out to eat with a friend, she’ll often bring me back a little treat. It always makes me feel special. From Jordan: Anytime we are curled up on the sofa watching our favorite TV show, Landon scratches my back. I always think he’s the sweetest!

Before getting married, I wish someone had told me… that marriage is incredible, but it will expose almost all the areas in your life where you need to grow. And that’s ok, because you’re not a perfect person. Your spouse will know you more intimately than anyone else, and therefore, will notice your weaknesses more than anyone else, and visa versa. Two important things to remember: 1. Let’s just go ahead and assume that your imperfections are abundant, so give your spouse tons and tons of grace when their flaws pop up. 2. Don’t get upset when your spouse exposes a shortcoming of yours. Instead, be thankful. The alternative would be having tons of weaknesses you don’t know about.

Landon and Jordan (otherwise known as Landon Jacob) are great friends of the Southern Weddings family, and we’re so thankful they shared their thoughts and home with us! You can see more of their work on their site here and follow along with their married life on instagram. Until next week!

P.S. As if you needed any more reason to think these two are amazing, they’re traveling to Africa in July to volunteer with an organization called Clothed in Hope. To help fund their trip, they’re currently offering an insane deal ($130) on mini portrait sessions in Columbia, SC on May 18th, June 1st, and June 8th. If you’re interested, email them at hello at landonjacob.com to reserve a spot! Great opportunity for engagement photos, anniversary photos, or Christmas card photos :)

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Yup, I am ready to move in, too! Love L&J, their beautiful and purposeful home, and their insightful marriage advice.

  2. avatar Lara reply

    AH!!!! I love every single thing about this — especially the fine feathered friends! L + J, can you please clone your home (including chickens) and bring it to me? I love y’all and your amazing hearts!

  3. avatar Emily Alice reply

    This home is beautiful! My Columbia pride is bursting! :)

  4. avatar L + J reply

    Thanks so much Lara! We’ll definitely get on that. Haha! Love y’all as well!

  5. avatar Kaitlin Holland reply

    Landon & Jordan, this is beautiful!!! I love your hearts for each other and your stunning home.

  6. avatar Nicole reply

    Cutest chicken coop ever? I love every detail of your home, L + J, and reading about how you make it the perfect fit for yourselves!

  7. avatar Abi Losli reply

    Yep, everything about this is adorable! And oh my heart, those chickens! Seeing homes with meaningful, purposeful details gets me all fired up to make our home that way. Thank you for living a great (and inspiring!) story Landon & Jordan! I so appreciate your hearts for each other and the wisdom in your advice.

  8. avatar Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride reply

    It is so stunning and so comfortable. I love the balance of beauty and comfort!

  9. avatar Occasions In Print reply

    When my kids grow up, this is what I want my house to look like! LOL! Not a toy in sight!

  10. avatar Leanne Caroline reply

    Beautiful home. Beautiful words and wisdom. Thank you for sharing, and thank you Southern Weddings for this new post marriage series. I’m not married yet but do so like the “rest of your life” thoughts, aspirations and goals more than the wedding day ideals already. Love the big picture stuff, can’t wait to read more.

  11. avatar celine reply

    I would love to know the color paint you used for the living room (& the guest room if it is a different color). I’m on the search for the perfect gray….

  12. avatar Sarah reply

    Two of the most beautiful people I have ever known. Love this pair to pieces.

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    Just curious about the mirror in your living room I believe. Did you make that? Can you tell me the dimensions?
    Thank you

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Snakes and gators and turtles, oh my! Turns out Southern creepy crawlies do have a redeeming value — they can bring people together! :) I found myself smiling as I read Whitney’s version of the story of her and Gary’s first meeting — I can just imagine her blushing in front of her students! The gorgeous natural surroundings of their wedding (all that Spanish moss!!) seem like the perfect fit for this outdoorsy couple, who just so happen to have settled into their home on a farm post-wedding. Think they’d mind if we set up camp there, as well?

Kudos to Red Letter Events, who pulled the simple + lovely details together, and Landon Jacob, who shared the beautiful images!

I am a second grade teacher and Gary is a game warden. He came to my school for career day to share his exciting job of capturing gators, snakes, and other wildlife with the students. He flirted with me the entire time and made me blush in front of my students! When his presentation was over, he left his e-mail address with the school receptionist so that “he could get pictures from his presentation.” After a few months of unsuccessful attempts at e-mail flirting, we finally went on our first date at the Beaufort Water Festival in Beaufort, SC.

Gary told me on a Friday that we were going to Jacksonville, Florida to go shopping. Honestly, I was already a little suspicious, because shopping isn’t Gary’s cup of tea. Instead of making the turn to head to Florida, he turned to go to Hilton Head Island, SC. We took a boat to Daufuskie Island, SC and rode around in a golf cart. I kept asking him if we could go to the beach. He agreed and we stopped under a beautiful oak tree by the beach. He set up a small picnic and we shared a peach soda. Then, he pulled out a paperback children’s book. It was titled ‘The Secret Princess,’ and written by Gary S. Herndon! As he read the story to me, I started to get really nervous! It was the story of our relationship. Once he got near the end of the story, the illustration was very similar to the exact spot where we were sitting, near the beach under a beautiful oak. Finally, he got down on one knee and popped the question and I excitedly replied, “Yes!”

Did you decide to do a “first look”? 
We decided on a first look as we got closer to our wedding date. I wanted to be able to feel comfortable and enjoy the moment as I walked down the aisle and I was grateful that our first look took away some of my nerves.
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? 
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. 
I walked down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which was played by a local violinist and cellist. Our first dance was “Honey Bee,” by Blake Shelton and my father and I danced with my father to “Fly Like an Eagle” by the Steve Miller Band.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? 
The most memorable moment from our wedding day was walking down the aisle and taking each other’s hands in front of our closest friends and family members as we prepared to officially become husband and wife.

Our photographers, Jordan Thompson and Landon Jacob of Landon Jacob Photography, were our absolute favorite vendor. They went above and beyond our expectations for our engagement and wedding photography. Jordan made the swag for the back of the pickup and they were both so helpful throughout the entire day.

Did you spot our gold vows print? We are tickled pink that Whitney + Gary displayed it at their reception!

Our food was very Southern. From boiled peanuts, watermelon, fried chicken, biscuits, BBQ, and a macaroni and cheese bar, we had a spread of Southern deliciousness. Our signature drink was lowcountry lemonade, which consisted of local Firefly sweet tea vodka, lemonade, a sprig of mint, and a lemon twirl.

Ashley Bakery was wonderful! We selected a four-tier, round cake with alternating layers of red velvet and yellow almond cake with delicious almond buttercream frosting. The cake was adorned with handmade sugar peonies in spring colors.

When did y’all get married? 
May 24, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 
100
Tell us about finding your wedding dress. 
I scoured Pinterest and wedding magazines before getting engaged and knew that I loved Jim Hjelm’s alencon lace gowns. The second wedding bridal shop I visited had two lovely Jim Hjelm alencon lace dresses that I loved. I went back and forth between the two and finally decided to go with the one that was more simple. The process of finding the dress wasn’t stressful at all and I really enjoyed the support of my mom and sister throughout the process.
Describe your wedding flowers. 
May was my top choice for having a wedding because I knew peonies would be available! My bouquet was a whimsical mix of white and light pink peonies which was wrapped in ivory lace and vintage ribbons. My maid of honor, my sister Chelsey carried a bouquet of white peonies. The mothers also carried small posy bouquets of white peonies. Aisle flowers were white hydrangeas. Centerpieces were vintage blue and clear mason jars filled with white hydrangeas, pink peonies, pink roses, peach garden roses, dusty miller and grey berzillia berries.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: 
Our favorite detail of the wedding was our lavender toss exit and taking off in our 1954 International Harvester pickup!
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? 
My something borrowed was a strand of pearls that belong to my mother that I wore for the reception. My something blue was a lovely blue stone bracelet from J.Crew. My something new was my coin pearl drop earrings from Etsy. My something old was a hanky that originally belonged to my great-great grandmother.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? 
We are setting up our home, which happens to be on a farm. I am excited to spend a relaxing summer on the farm with a few trips mixed in. I am finishing my master’s degree and Gary is hard at work on the farm and at his real job. We are so excited for what the future holds!

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emily Written with love by Emily
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    Oh that cake is gorgeous and I just love the flowers on the back of the truck!

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    can’t get over this romantic wedding! It’s literally a dream!

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    Every single one of those truck shots is so, so stunning!! What a perfectly romantic Southern detail!

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    Hi! Would you share what the style number of the dress is? Thanks! Gorgeous!

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Y’ALL. Before we even get into how much I love this wedding, can we just talk about how adorable these little sheep are??

I had to get that out of my system. As soon as I saw the images in this post, I emailed Marissa and squealed about the furry farm animals to her! Though it’s a huge plus, it’s not the only thing we love about Casey + Craig’s wedding. Casey actually said she had trouble figuring out exactly how she wanted the wedding to look within their five-month engagement. “I had always wanted to get married, but for some reason I always skipped the wedding and dreamed about the marriage itself. Which is good, but not so much for wedding planning!!” Thankfully, Casey’s friends gave her a lot of advice. However, to me, it feels like the couple made each decision based on what they like, not what matched their inspiration board — and I kind of love it. The result feels elegant and easy. Big hugs to Landon Jacob Photography for sharing this one with us!

These invitations kill me. The bold black calligraphy is so fun! After searching fruitlessly for invitations that she loved, Casey actually drew out the invitations herself and then took them to a local printer. I also love Casey’s pick for her bridesmaid dresses. They’re romantic and flow beautifully, but her bridesmaids will probably rock them for multiple other occasions!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress. 
I found my dress at Evelyn’s Bridal in Lugoff. It was the second place I visited, and I’m so glad that I did. They were extremely patient with me as I tried on dress after dress after dress. I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for, which made starting difficult, but they were so helpful! The dress I ended up loving was unlike anything I’d seen, but still so simple and classic. The bow was definitely a selling point for me because it was different from all the lace that’s in style right now. The buttons also went all the way down the back, which I found so romantic and sweet.

Describe your wedding flowers. 
I love flowers, but I really wanted to keep things simple and classic, so I wanted a lot of greenery and just a few white flowers for contrast. There were white tulips and hydrangeas and magnolia leaves everywhere. Honestly, my favorite of all the flowers was my bouquet. I wanted something less structured but still very pretty, and Jordan really delivered — I loved it!

I die!!! Too cute.

We did decide to do a “first look” and it was honestly my favorite part of the day. I stayed with the bridesmaids at Old McCaskill’s Farm in Rembert, about a 15 minute drive from the ceremony site, so everyone popped over for pictures beforehand and it made the transition from ceremony to reception seamless and easy (the ceremony was done on one side of TenEleven Galleria and the reception on the other). After all of those were finished, Craig stuck around for five or ten minutes and we got to just be still together and enjoy a few minutes of calm before things got crazy. It was such a sweet moment for us to get to enjoy each other’s company while engaged for one last time. It definitely helped to ease both of our nerves before the ceremony. I was originally concerned that it would take something away from how special my walk down the aisle would be, but I think it actually added some excitement and comfort and reminded me of how completely ready I was to be this man’s wife. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s considering it!


We didn’t have any readings at our ceremony, however we were very concerned about the pastor’s remarks — we wanted it to be a ceremony full of truth about the Gospel and what marriage is really about. Jon did such a great job, and I really think the Lord was glorified. I like to think we tricked many of our friends and family who don’t know the Lord into coming to a service to hear about Him. Ultimately, we wanted things to be about Jesus, not about us.

What was Southern about your wedding? 
One of the biggest Southern things about our wedding was the food at our reception. In the South, we’re big on comfort and hospitality, and as a couple, we wanted everyone to feel welcome and warm and comfortable. So we had a coffee and hot chocolate bar, a mashed potato bar (with regular AND sweet mashed potatoes — seriously my favorite ever), and parmesan-encrusted chicken with macaroni and cheese bites, which were perfectly warm and cheesy and AMAZING.

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. 
As people were arriving, we had Travis and Ashley sing “Forget Me Not” by The Civil Wars, one of my favorites. Mothers and grandmothers walked to “Where the West Wind Blows” by Green River Ordinance, which was very light and sweet, two things I really wanted the music to convey about our relationship. We have so much fun and are definitely goofier than subdued, but there have been such sweet undertones to our relationship from the beginning. I really felt like the music we chose for the ceremony reflected that well. I walked down the aisle to “I Am Yours” by Bethany Dillon, which was meant to be a reminder that even though from the ceremony on, I’ll be Craig’s, I belong to God first. We walked back up the aisle to “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips. For the reception, we had the bridal party introduced to “Sexy Back” and we walked out to “Ignition (Remix),” which was some of the most fun I had! Our first dance was to Frank Sinatra’s “You Make Me Feel So Young” — it’s always been a song we love, but it grew a lot in sweetness as we realized how applicable it will (hopefully!) be in 40 or 50 years. I loved our first dance. It was appropriately sweet but still upbeat and so much fun!

I LOVED my wedding cake! I had such difficulty discerning how I wanted my wedding to look. I really struggled with wanting to make sure it wasn’t too “pinterest-y,” but I also wanted it to be sweet and cute and very much inspired by who we are as individuals and as a couple. That said, choosing my cake was an absolute breeze. I had seen a picture of a petal cake that I loved, so we basically replicated it with different flavors for each tier. The bottom was vanilla with cream cheese filling, then marble with chocolate filling, the third tier was lemon with lemon filling, and the top was vanilla and cream cheese. I LOVE all things lemon, so that third tier was really all for me, but I also loved giving our guests some options to choose from. I was so pleased with how it turned out. The stand was a big thing for me, as well – I didn’t want anything too big or shiny because I thought the cake itself would be much more beautiful on its own. We found a round pre-cut piece of wood from Lowe’s and stained it dark brown — it was absolutely perfect.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. 
We met at the beginning of summer 2011, when we had the same group of friends from church and hung around each other all summer. We never had much of an individual friendship until the smoke detector went off in my house with super high ceilings — while I was in the shower! I couldn’t get it to stop and couldn’t reach the detector without jumping from a chair, and he was the only one to answer my phone call and come to the rescue. He’s super tall and fixed it with ease, cleaned my blood off the ceiling (because I had somehow cut myself trying to turn it off) and then sat down and began asking me about myself. That was really when I decided that I thought he was pretty cool. We were friends for a few more months, and then one night my roommates and I had everyone over to watch a movie. One by one, everyone left except Craig, and he and I ended up on opposite sides of the couch talking about everything from our families to broken bones to the things we wanted to do in life. Before I knew it, it was 6:00 in the morning. So he promptly left and I got a few minutes of sleep before my exam that morning at 8:00. We both just found each other so interesting, and he began texting me throughout the day and calling me pretty much every night and we’d talk for hours and hours. One of those nights, he called and said he wanted to pray about pursuing me as his girlfriend. We started officially dating a little while later, and exactly a year to the day after he told me he wanted to pursue me, he asked me to be his wife!!
Describe the proposal. 
I was SO convinced it wasn’t happening that I didn’t catch on, though I should have guessed what was happening. Earlier that day, I had lunch with a friend and I specifically said that I knew it wasn’t happening because we had “plans” with his sister after our date, and that just didn’t seem very indicative of a proposal to me. However, that night I met him at his apartment where we ate dinner that he had prepared. Afterward, he told me there was a “part two” to our date, so we went to his car and he blindfolded me while I sat in the front seat (howwww did I not know?!) We drove for what seemed like FOREVER, and then finally parked. He carried me on his back for a few minutes. When he finally put me down and took off the blindfold, we were in the middle of Williams-Brice Stadium, our alma mater’s football stadium, which seats more than 80,000 people. It was empty but the lights were on, so it was one of the most overwhelming experiences of my life. His speech was short but sweet. We had saved saying “I love you” for engagement, so getting to finally hear those words was the absolute best. I had always said I would never cry, but I bawled like a baby. Then he blindfolded me again and took me to my best friend’s house, where all of our closest friends and family were gathered to celebrate with us. It was the BEST. I loved getting to share one of the best moments of my life with those people I care about most.
In what month did you get married? 
February
How many guests attended your wedding? 
175
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: 
I asked Craig what his favorite detail of the wedding was (just out of curiosity) and his reply was, “You! Your dress, seeing you — you were my favorite thing.” (The perfect answer, right?!) But when all is said and done, I agree with him. There were so many special and fun details that I loved. The mink I wore was my great-grandmother’s and the chandelier in the ceremony space — oh that chandelier, I fought SO hard for that thing! All I wanted was a crystal chandelier for that window, and we couldn’t find one for what we thought was a reasonable price. We found a working chandelier and spray-painted it an antique bronze. My sweet dad drilled holes and we strung thin pieces of wire through them to connect the crystals, most of which had been a part of my great-grandmother’s crystal chandelier. The venue was another favorite. As soon as we walked in, we both said, “Yup! We’re getting married here!” It just had such a warm and relaxed feel, which was something we really wanted. But however much I am in love with all of those things, on the day of the wedding the only person who was there to me was Craig. Seeing him and being with him, that was my favorite part. Because once the wedding is over, your marriage is what’s important and I just felt (and still feel!) so blessed to even know him, much less get to spend my life with him.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? 
$10,000-$25,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? 
Staying with my bridesmaids at Old McCaskill’s Farm! It was such a pleasant and relaxing experience. And the LAMBS!! They had the sweetest lambs that we got to take pictures with; getting to play with them was one of my favorite parts of my wedding day.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? 
When I think about my wedding day, I automatically picture myself on the porch steps with Craig after our first look was done, hugging and giggling and repeating over and over, “We’re getting married today!!” It was definitely my favorite moment of the whole day.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? 
Don’t get too caught up in the details. I think weddings now are great because they’re less traditional and give the bride a chance to make things more personal, but I also think that lends itself towards putting a lot of pressure on her to have a very detail-oriented day; I know I definitely felt that. But in reality, the day is SUCH a whirlwind that those things you thought were important just aren’t anymore. No matter what things look like, you’re getting married!! And that’s the whole point.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? 
Right now, we’re living in Columbia and learning how to be married, which has been so much easier than we thought, and the most fun I’ve ever had! We’re still praying about where the Lord wants us to be and looking forward to growing together in Him as a couple and individually. I just know I’ve already learned so much about God’s grace and patience through the way Craig loves me and patiently cares for me, and it’s so great! Marriage has been the BEST.

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Wow! They are absolutely gorgeous together, and I love their wedding planning perspective and advice!

  2. avatar Emily reply

    I never ever comment on posts (something I’m working on!) but there is something special about this wedding. Not only is incredibly beautiful, it is so heartwarming to see a couple so in love with each other and with God. I particularly enjoyed the sheep pictures, the simple flowers, the brides handmade invitations, and their sweet love story!

  3. avatar Madi Sanders reply

    Now I have loved a lot of weddings on here, and I don’t know if I’m just feeling super emotional today or what…but this one just makes me misty! I love the sweet simplicity of every detail and Casey- your words about marriage and your love for one another is truly inspiring! I just love this so much!

  4. avatar Shelby reply

    Oh my lucky stars, this wedding couldn’t come closer to perfect if it tried. The lambs are the cutest things I have ever seen, but besides the adorable overload, her flowers were pure perfection!!

  5. avatar Elizabeth reply

    This is now one of my favorite weddings featured at Southern Weddings. I love that Casey and Craig personalized so much for their wedding day and didn’t lose sight of what it’s all about. They made their ceremony about Jesus and joining together for a marriage that will last with Christ as the center and foundation. I love that Casey used her great-grandmother’s mink (which is beautiful, by the way!) and her crystals for the chandelier and that dad was a part of that, too. I also love that she savored the moments leading up to “I do” both with Craig and her bridesmaids at the farm. Those sheep are so cute! I love that Craig’s favorite detail was Casey. This is an all-around gorgeous wedding. So inspired by this one. Congratulations and many blessings to Casey and Craig!

  6. avatar Jessica Leighanne reply

    One of my favorite weddings I have seen on Southern Weddings. Which is shocking for me, since I am not usually so drawn to indoor weddings. But Casey and Craig did a wonderful job at planning a wedding that was romantic, classic, and rustic all at the same time. I also loved that their love for The Lord was so evident in their ceremony! Most definitely saving ideas from this wedding! Congrats to the new bride and groom!

  7. avatar Emily reply

    I knew before I even clicked on the comments that this one was going to be a huge hit.

    Y’all, this is the best wedding you’ve ever featured on the blog, hands down. I have never been so moved by a story and by a bride’s words. Casey, your perspective is refreshing and beautiful and SO perfect for the Sweet Tea Society. Thank you for sharing and reminding us all of what is most important, the Lord and each other, and that is all. I know Lara must be loving this feature so very much.

    What a stunning couple, inside and out.

  8. avatar Ashlee reply

    What a beautiful wedding and truly inspiring story of how this couple met and got engaged! How blessed they are to have found each other. And the ceremony? I love that they centered it around the Lord. Beautiful, beautiful post!

  9. avatar Inspired by This Blog reply

    Such a simple and gorgeous wedding…loving all of it! :]

  10. avatar Lauren reply

    I love that cake so much. I love how simple but beautiful it so. Wow

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    Is there information regarding the bridesmaid dresses?

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    Where can I get the bridesmaids dresses in that light blush color in the post by nicole on 4/9/2013 for the Landon Jacob post??

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  18. avatar Nancy Sweeney reply

    Beautiful Wedding!!
    I am very interested in finding out the designer of your bridesmaid dresses. They are lovely, flowing, & perfect for an outdoor farm wedding! Thank you, Nancy

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