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One of our favorite things about weddings in the South is the community they bring together–not only on the day of the wedding, but also in the months leading up to it. Every piece of Hannah and Jacob’s wedding was lovingly touched by a family member or friend–from the wood reception tables that their dads built together, to the cakes made by the same lady who made Jacob’s birthday cakes each year, to the music at the ceremony and reception performed by talented loved ones. The result was an intimate, joyful wedding that was as meaningful as it was beautiful!

Thanks so much to Rachel Moore for sharing Hannah and Jacob’s wedding with us!

We were married at Jacob’s parents’ house, so it was very personal and family-centered. Growing up, Jacob was an adventurous boy who loved his family’s open farmland and the creek that ran along one side of their property. It was a great way for him to seal his childhood and connection to home while planting the seed for his new family. We held the ceremony on a rock jutting out into the middle of the creek and held the reception in his family’s barn.

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Being an English academic, I actually wrote the entire wedding script, vows and all. Our “official” quote for the day was one by Robert Fulghum: “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love.” But my favorite quote was one by a favorite author of mine, Kurt Vonnegut: “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” I loved this because it captures the immense feeling you sense on your wedding day when you want to freeze time so badly. What you must remember, and what this quote reminded me, is that the happiness and wholeness you experience on the big day is something that you will carry with you forever.

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The most memorable moment of our wedding was definitely standing on our wedding rock and listening to my brother, who read as lector, and Jacob’s father, who served as the officiant, read the words we wrote together. Holding our hands up triumphantly after our kiss and seeing all of our loved ones cheering was also a phenomenal moment.

Jacob, his father, and my father built all the wooden tables for the reception with wood cut from Jacob’s parents’ land. Jacob’s father and his best friend built the barn that we held the reception in, including a bar that was built into one corner. They also built the dance floor from scratch, and my father set up the entire lighting system. The only major thing we had to rent were the chairs. Jacob’s mother made the salad dressing, herbed butter for the bread, and all the vegetarian dishes. I made my own homemade limoncello for the toast and bought thrift store coffee mugs to fill with Starbucks instant coffee and biscotti for the favors.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? We were married on a Southern Tennessee farm, held the ceremony on the banks of a creek, and had the reception in and outside the family barn. Another Southern touch was that we had family and friends helping out in every way. Even our reception dinner was quintessentially Southern, with family-style servings. We also had a Budweiser trailer with beer taps, and our custom cocktails were a spiked blueberry lemonade and a Lynchburg Lemonade. Our musical guests sang country classics like “Ring of Fire” and “Rocky Top.” The most Southern thing of all, though, was when Jacob’s family’s neighbor rode over on his tractor to hand deliver our wedding gift of homemade wine and join in on the celebration!

Our favorite detail of the wedding was the family-centered nature of it all. Having family and friends sing through the ceremony and the reception made the day so personal and touching. During the reception, my father, brother, and cousin joined Kevin and Lucas, our vocalist and guitarist for the ceremony, and they played music like nobody’s business. My cousin, Cody Huber, performed mind-blowing Johnny Cash covers that astounded our wedding guests. Jacob and I are University of Tennessee alumni, along with many of our wedding guests, so when my dad, also an alumni, performed the song “Rocky Top,” the entire crowd went wild!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. I attended a Greek date party with an abysmal blind date and was about to head home when I saw the most beautiful man’s face beaming above the crowd. Jacob was surrounded by women that he was a good foot taller than, making his smiling face readily apparent. I then saw that it was my own sorority little sister dancing with him. Since they were on the complete other side of the bar, I decided to call it a night and go home. A few weeks later, I was introduced to Jacob at a party, and learned that he was only a platonic friend of my sorority little sister, as well as a best friend of her older brother. Jacob was, apparently, as smitten with my smile as I had been with his weeks prior. We dated, fell in love, and the rest is history!
Tell us all about the proposal! A week before New Year’s Eve, Jacob told me he was planning the night for me, since I am usually the planner. It wasn’t until we pulled up to the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville that I found out where we would be celebrating the holiday. I asked Jacob how he could afford a night in such a lavish hotel, and he replied, “With what I had left.” He quickly added, nervously, “of my Christmas money.” This response was odd because I knew what he had gotten for Christmas and none of it was money. It dawned on me that he may have actually meant that the money was leftover after purchasing an engagement ring. I was excited, but I reminded myself that I had no idea if this was true. Getting ready for our evening, Jacob came to the bathroom where I was fixing my hair and, with the most grave expression, said, “I forgot something VERY important.” I immediately assumed he meant the engagement ring. Well, apparently a black belt for a formal event was just as important. He had forgotten his and took off on a mission to buy one at one of the hotel’s clothing stores. When he returned, he seemed surprised that I wasn’t ready yet, but my hands had been shaking from nerves and anticipation and I could barely apply my makeup. After another thirty minutes of primping, I was finally ready. When I heard the song, “You and Me” by the Dave Matthews Band coming from the other room, I knew my intuition had been correct. Jacob, a beautiful writer, had written something breathtaking that he read aloud. He got down on one knee, and before he could even finish the question, I excitedly said “Yes!” After a bottle of bubbly and a lovely Italian meal, we were joined by our best friends, who had just gotten engaged days before. We celebrated in the Opryland ballroom with a midnight countdown and late night dancing!
When did y’all get married? May 24, 2014
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 150
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. Our wedding cakes came from a sweet lady who lives just down the road from Jacob’s parent’s home. She is largely retired from her business, but was happy to provide her services for Jacob’s mom, who has been ordering her cakes for Jacob’s birthday for over a decade! I handcrafted monogram-style letters to go on each cake and had Jess add some lovely floral touches. Words cannot describe how delicious and lovely they were in their sweet simplicity!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Be realistic about your wedding budget. When beginning the planning process, you think that it will be so easy to cut things that you may want. However, when it comes down to it, you may end up splurging on a few things. Also, don’t take on all the responsibilities yourself. I thought I could get away with planning everything, but ended up hiring a coordinator a few months out and was so thankful for her!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? Since the wedding, Jacob and I moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where Jacob started his radiology residency at the Mayo Clinic. I will be starting my PhD program studying American literature at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Jacob’s work schedule is crazy, so we just like to savor our beach days and hiking adventures when we can!

Photographer: Rachel Moore Photography / Videographer: That’s Classic Media / Planner: Porsche Kristina / Venue: Private residence / Florist, Lighting, and Bridal Party Wreathes: Jessica Fell Davis of SOULflowers / Caterer: Gondola Pizza and Steakhouse Restaurant, River Cafe, and Family / Rentals: Christopher Equipment and Southern Events Party Rental Company / DJ: Josh Hearing / Beer Trailer: Budweiser / Paper Products: Beth of All Trades / Bride’s Gown: “MB3491” by Galina / Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal / Jewelry: Kristen Stancher / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Steingard / Bride’s Shoes: Toms Burlap Wedges / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Free People, Flying Tomato, Express, and Altar’d State / Groom’s Attire: ASOS

lisa Written with love by Lisa
  1. avatar Jessica reply

    I love the character in each of these photos! Rachel absolutely captured the joy in this special day. Beautiful!

  2. avatar Breanna reply

    I have never seen such a beautiful ceremony site! The wedding rock was amazing. Completely took my breath away. I love the little meaning behind everything in the entire wedding. There was such sentiment in every piece of this celebration and the photography caught the love in every shot. Gorgeous!

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    Hi my name is Dana Stevens and my sister is getting married in August of this year. We happened to come across a picture of one of the bridesmaids in the Tennessee county wedding by Rachel Moore and was wondering what the brand of the dress is? It’s the dress that’s high- low, mushroom color with spagetti straps and lace on the chest part. Let me know if you have any idea where the dress is from! Thank you!
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As someone who met my own soon-to-be husband while studying abroad in Austria, I feel a little bit like kindred spirits with Katie and Rob. They met on the airplane en route to their study abroad program and spent the first few magical months of their relationship traveling and exploring around Western Europe! Six years later, they chose their venue, the gorgeous Summerour Studio in Atlanta, because it reminded them a little bit of Florence, where they had shared their first kiss. I love the way they brought lots of Southern touches, in honor of their Georgia hometowns, to this European-style venue!

Thank you so much to Laura Leslie for sharing this beautiful wedding with us!

Rob and I grew up 12 miles from each other and went to Georgia Tech for two years together before we finally met on a flight to Europe for a study abroad trip during the summer of 2007. He gave me the middle seat so that I could sit next to a friend, and I gave him my dessert. We spent the rest of the summer traveling around Western Europe together and had our first kiss in Florence. We spent the next two years dating back in Atlanta. When Rob graduated, he moved to Texas while I finished my last year of school. When I graduated, I got a job in New York, and shortly after I moved, Rob moved back to Atlanta. We spent the next year traveling up and down the East Coast to see each other. In the summer of 2010, we both packed up our apartments and drove across the country to move into our new apartment on a palm tree-lined street in Los Angeles. That December, Rob popped the question and we moved back to Atlanta together the next summer. We got married almost six years after the day we met.

What made you choose your ceremony and reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you? Summerour Studio is not a typical Southern venue—in fact, it’s a little European, with a terracotta roof and a charming cobblestone courtyard that has grape vines crawling up the front of the studio. We loved that it reminded us of Florence, where we had our first kiss. It also has a beautiful, open, rustic interior with dark wood floors and factory windows.

We recited traditional vows, but we also asked each of our aunts to read two of our favorite poems: Pablo Neruda’s Sonnets LXIX and XVII. Like a vow, I think we will always remember lines from those poems. “So I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.” On the morning of our wedding, Rob surprised me with a necklace that had this line engraved on it: “through love I will be, you will be, we’ll be.”

Describe your wedding flowers. We worked with Erica Loesing, who was part of the Amy Osaba team, on the design for our wedding. She put together the most beautiful arrangements on each table using a mixture of bronze, glass, and milky white vessels, white, peach, pink, and light yellow peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and tulips, and beautiful greenery, like flowing vines and bunches of wonderful-smelling herbs, like mint.

Since Rob and I fell in love traveling around the world and then spent a good part of the next five years moving around, we used vintage postcards from all the cities we had visited as our seating cards. Then, at their tables, guests wrote us a note—a memory, wish, or piece of advice—on the postcard. We put all the postcards in an album as our guest book.

Tell us all about the proposal! From Rob: I decided that proposing during one of our runs at Griffith Park near our house, where there’s a trail you can see the whole city from, would be perfect. As part of the celebration, I also bought tickets to a show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for that evening. The concert hall had always been a special place to us in the city. The week I was going to propose, I told Katie I had a surprise for her that weekend. Later in the week, I suggested we go for a long run in Griffith Park in the morning, since I knew she thought the surprise was coming later. The morning of the proposal, Katie said she couldn’t go running if she was going to wrap up work before the big surprise. I tried to convince her, but didn’t want her to get suspicious. Instead, when we got to the Concert Hall, we found a place to sit down–just the two of us–and I asked her right there. I couldn’t wait another minute.
When did y’all get married? May 18, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 130
Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I thought I wanted something very straight and simple. I tried on so many “almost” dresses, but we went to an appointment at Bride Beautiful to see if we could find anything we liked better. The only dress I tried on there ended up being the one! It was completely different than what I had been imagining, but I fell in love with the beautiful layering and detail. We worked with the amazing Gizzelle James to alter it perfectly!
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. Rob and I don’t love cake, but we do love ice cream! Instead of serving cake, the Honeysuckle Gelato truck parked outside and served little cups of gelato all night! We worked with the Honeysuckle team to pick our favorites from their extensive menu of Southern-inspired flavors. We chose bourbon pecan, sea salt caramel, and blueberry cheesecake with graham cracker.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? We knew Summerour would be the perfect place for us to layer the Southern details and traditions that mean the most to us. The food, gelato, and cocktails were all Southern—one station served shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, biscuits, and a pimento cheese spread. We had bourbon pecan gelato and a peach sorbet. One of our cocktails was a “Southern Old Fashioned” with peach bitters. All of the details on the tables felt so soft and Southern, especially the bowls of fresh seasonal produce–peaches, crabapples, and kumquats.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Our most memorable moment of the wedding was something few guests probably even noticed. Instead of walking down the aisle to a traditional song, we chose “Stranger Things” by Local Natives. We first saw Local Natives, our favorite band, at a special show where they performed with the symphony at Disney Concert Hall, which is why that venue has always been so special to us. The opening of the song is beautiful, and to this day, whenever I hear it, I get chills as I remember exactly how I felt when I took those first steps toward Rob.

Photographer: Laura Leslie Photography / Planner: Erica Loesing / Venue: Summerour Studio / Florist: Erica Loesing of Amy Osaba / Dessert: Honeysuckle Gelato / Caterer: Bold American / DJ: JP McLeod / Bride’s Gown: Saison Blanche / Bridal Salon: Bride Beautiful / Paper Products: One Plus One Design and Julie Doan / Hair and Makeup Stylist: Raney O’Keefe / Bride’s Shoes: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Men’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank suits / Groom’s Tie: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Johnston and Murphy

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lisa Written with love by Lisa
  1. avatar Yvonne reply

    Beautiful wedding! I’m wondering where the table numbers are from. And, if the bride may be willing to sell them :).

  2. avatar Dana reply

    a gelato truck sounds like a fantastic idea!

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2014 means a whole new year of beautiful, oh-so-Southern couples, love stories, and weddings on the Southern Weddings blog, and I can’t think of a more perfect kickoff than the lovely Alix and Jon. These College of Charleston sweethearts were married at RiverOaks Charleston–the perfect setting for their romantic, vintage-inspired wedding (and one of our beloved Blue Ribbon Vendors!). I love Alix’s amazing boho bridal style and the dreamy RiverOaks views, but the thing that really stopped me in my tracks was reading that their officiant, Alix’s uncle, also officiated her parents’ wedding. I can’t even fathom how deeply meaningful this must have felt to their entire family!

Thank you kindly to Clay Austin for sharing Alix and Jon’s wedding with us!

After dating for three years, Jon proposed on July 15, 2012. It was a Monday and I awoke at my parents’ house at 6:30 a.m. to find Charlie, our dog, bounding into my room. Disoriented, I could not figure out why Charlie was there, since I had not taken him with me the night before. Upon further examination, I noticed that Charlie had a red bow tied to his collar with a note reading “Follow the Arrows.” Outside my door, I found arrows leading me downstairs. On the way, I found a picture of Carrie, who first introduced us, a picture of the movie Waiting, commemorating the first night we met, a picture of a staircase, commemorating the night I fell down the stairs after our movie date, and other pictures encapsulating the relationship we had built over the last three years. The arrows led oddly to my parents’ laundry room. When I went in, there was a last note reading, “Just Kidding, Turn Around,” and in the living room across from me, Jon was on his knee holding a ring. Needless to say, I said “yes!”

Describe your wedding flowers. Gorgeous. They were all designed by Jennigray Hewitt of RiverOaks. She ordered them from California and incorporated RiverOaks’ own English Garden Roses from the property. The entire color palette for the wedding was very simple and neutral, so the flowers were really the only pops of color. Jennigray outdid herself by creating bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and ceremony decor from peach, cream, and pale pink garden roses, with pops of deep burgundy flowers and succulents. All of her arrangements were stunning.

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? No first look for us. We wanted seeing each other to be more of a surprise, and thought waiting until that moment when I came down the aisle made it more significant.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did not write our own vows. The officiant, my uncle Dave Collings, is the pastor of Christ Church Cleveland (Ohio), so he was able to personalize our vows for us. It was very special to have him do that for us. He also married my parents, which made it even more sentimental. He did an amazing job of keeping all of our guests comfortable, and making the ceremony light-hearted, sweet, and intimate.

RiverOaks was such a unique venue and Marianne literally runs the venue out of her home (true Southern hospitality). It is the perfect Lowcountry setting, located on the Wando River out in Awendaw, with its gorgeous oak trees and Spanish moss. All of our vendors were unbelievable and great to work with, but the creme de la creme was a two-way tie between our amazing photographer, Clay Austin, assisted by his wife, Kate Austin, and all of the wonderful women (Marianne Caldwell, Laura Heuber, and Jennigray Hewitt) at RiverOaks Charleston.

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: It really is difficult to pick just one thing. The RiverOaks staff ensured every detail of the wedding went off without a hitch, and they even surprised us by sending us off in style with a fireworks display. Our guests all loved the music and the cigars we provided for guests to smoke by the river, which RiverOaks coined “Puff by the Pluff.” Being with all of our friends and family made the night perfect. By the end of it, we also felt that the vendors became part of our friends and family.

Describe your wedding cake or dessert. We had a three-layer wedding cake from Publix. The base was white cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese icing, the middle was chocolate/vanilla marble cake, and the top tier was strawberry. We also served pies late in the evening from Sugar Bakeshop in Charleston. We included an array of fall-themed flavors: chocolate coffee caramel, pecan, chocolate pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, and apple.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. We first saw each other on August 22, 2006. It was our first day of classes as freshmen at College of Charleston. We waited across the hall from each other for our respective lab instructors to show up, though unbeknownst to us, labs were not starting until the following week. I noticed Jon’s Flogging Molly t-shirt (which he still wears today) and we struck up a brief conversation about our mutual interest in the band. I had, more or less, rolled out of bed to get to lab, and was wearing bright red sweatpants and a less than flattering t-shirt. Regardless, after this brief encounter with a Charleston girl, Jon remembers thinking, “I think I am really going to like college.” Fast forward to 2009, my dear friend Carrie met Jon in a drama class. Eventually, Carrie brought to Jon’s attention that he was both tall and Greek, and she had a girlfriend who was also tall and Greek, so the two of us should meet. At a small gathering of friends at my house, Carrie brought Jon over and we bonded over beer and the thought-provoking Ryan Reynolds classic, Waiting.
When did y’all get married? October 12, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 125
Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I found my dress at J. Crew. Even though I have always admired elaborate dresses, I knew I wanted something super simple and elegant that I would be comfortable in. The only alteration I made to the dress was adding a “V” in the back to make it a little more “me.”
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? The officiant read “Marriage Morning” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, along with some traditional readings from the Bible.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. It was important to us that the music was very non-traditional. I walked down the aisle to “Moon River.” It has always been a favorite of mine (and a gentle nod to the theme song from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which is one of my favorite movies), and it was also my grandfather’s favorite song. He passed when my mother was very young, and knowing that it was his favorite solidified my decision to walk down the aisle to it. We walked back up the aisle together to “At Last,” for obvious reasons. :) Our first dance was to “I Go to the Barn Because I Like The” by Band of Horses. The band has always been a favorite of ours, and the song has always held meaning for us. My father and I danced to “Do You Realize” by the Flaming Lips, Jon and his mother danced to “What a Wonderful World,” and my brother and I danced to “Green Eyes” by Coldplay.
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! My something borrowed was my late grandmother’s wedding ring. My something old and blue was material from my late grandmother’s wedding dress (a blue lace suit), which one of my bridesmaids made into a garter. My something new was my dress and shoes.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? The FOOD. Epicure of Charleston served up traditional Carolina shrimp and grits, steak, chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, chicken salad sandwiches, crab and artichoke dip, and two varieties of salad.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? We had a bit of a roller coaster with our budget. We knew that an outdoor wedding was expensive, but it seemed like we went back and forth with our budget weekly. One day, it would seem like we were right on the mark, and the next day, it would seem like we were going to have to cancel the whole wedding. We even went so far as to tour an indoor venue that we knew we didn’t want. It quickly made us realize that RiverOaks was worth every penny.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Jon: The ceremony. Our pastor performed an amazing service that touched everyone in attendance. Of course, it was also the first time we saw each other that day. Alix: The dancing!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Jon: Make sure that when you’re shopping for venues, you know your budget and ask the owner what the cost of the average wedding is at that venue. Also, figure out as a couple which parts of the wedding are really important to you and put more thought/finance into those aspects of the wedding. It also helps to have parents who are involved and supportive–we could never have done this without them. Alix: Never forget what the wedding is about; it is the covenant made by two people joined in love. Planning is stressful, and can often bring out the worst in each other, but that usually only happens when you lose site of the purpose and the reason for all of the planning.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We currently own a home in downtown Charleston, which we share with a very spoiled dog. We both work close to home and enjoy what we do. Kids are on our minds but it will likely be a few years in the future. At the moment, we’re just thrilled to be starting our lives together!

Photographer: Clay Austin Photography / Venue: RiverOaks Charleston / Planner: Marianne Caldwell and Lauren Heuber of RiverOaks Charleston / Florist: Jennigray Hewitt of RiverOaks Charleston / Cake Baker: Publix / Pie Baker: Sugar Bakeshop / Catering: Epicure of Charleston / Bar Service: Squeeze on Site / Glassware: Polished Tabletop / Rentals: EventWorks / String Musicians: Palmetto Strings / DJ: Ryan Neal of Party on Wheels Entertainment / Paper Products: Megan Elger / Bride’s Gown: J. Crew / Bride’s Hair Accessories and Shoes: BHLDN / Hair Stylist: Lara Lovitt at Tabula Rasa Salon / Makeup Artist: Casey Bramhall at Tabula Rasa Salon / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dani Short, Blair Short, Newbury Short, and Lacey Short by Joanna August / Bridesmaid Dress Salon: Bella Bridesmaid / Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Ceremony Program and Menu Calligraphy: Lydia Robins Hendrix

RiverOaks Charleston is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
  1. avatar Emily reply

    Love their hanging menu, the string light dance floor, and the photo of the two brothers giving toasts! :)

  2. avatar Cheri {Woodsy Weddings} reply

    Wow, I can’t think of a more lovely outdoor setting for a wedding! Beautiful photos.

  3. avatar Dana reply

    that venue is so stunning. also love the flowers!

  4. avatar Marianne reply

    What a Happy New Year for Jon, Alix, their families and vendors to reflect on this Happy Day just a bit back in 2013! Thank you for featuring our work and their story. Somehow for the planners when seeing it in print, it’s like getting to be a guest because the perspective is so fresh and amazing. However, may we please highlight the calligrapher of the hanging ceremony program and menu. Lydia Robins Hendrix is the calligrapher at She is an artist, too! Happy New Year, y’all! Thank you, so much!!

    • avatar Lisa reply

      Thanks for letting us know–added Lydia Robins Hendrix to the vendor list! :)

  5. avatar Sarah M reply

    This is my dream wedding! So fun and so personal! The bride looked amazing!

  6. avatar Alli reply

    The bride’s shoes are beautiful, who is the designer?

    Thank you!

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      Who made the custom corn hole? I’d like to find a set for a gift!

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