From the Photographer:
".................. Jodi and Justin threw a quaint wedding at the Leonardtown Wharf on Saturday. It was raining all morning long, even on our drive to the ceremony. When we pulled into the Wharf's parking lot, there wasn't a rain cloud in sight! It was perfectly overcast to make those colors pop in the ceremony, but the humidity had cleared and the sun was just trying to peek through the clouds. It was seriously a miracle from God!Justin surprised Jodi with a pair of diamond earrings for her wedding morning. She cried and mumbled under her breath, "I hate him!" We all laughed - apparently they had both agreed to get each other small wedding gifts and to save the money for other things that they needed. Well, Justin clearly lied! Ha ha!
Talk about groom goals! We didn't realize how emotional Justin was until the day of the wedding. He teared up probably 20 different times this day. He just loves Jodi so much! Even their children were crying during the ceremony!"
Bride: Rhiannon Chandler
Groom: Chad Dillon
Wedding Date: April 25, 2016
Photographer: Taylor Parker Photography//Wedding Planner : Justin Wham//Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens // DJ: Paul Matthews Entertainment//Equipment Rentals: Snyder Rentals // Cinema and Video: Surrender Films//Cake Designer/Caterer: Sweet Rhi//
Mary and Aaron's October wedding was the first wedding ever to be held at Brewery 85 in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a DIYer's dream, filled with personal details around every corner.
Photographer: Simply Violet Photography//Other Location: Brewery 85//Officiant:Danielle Baker The Wedding Lady//DJ:Epic Entertainment//Equipment Rentals: Event Decor and More//Floral Designer: Bouqs.com//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: George's Gorgeous Goods//Hair Stylist: He and Me Hair Designs and The Treatment Room//Caterer: Seasons Cafe & Catering//Other: Simply Violet Photography//
Devon & Kevin tied the knot on June 6, 2015 at The Watson House in North Carolina.
Kevin and Devon had an amazing wedding at The Watson House in Emerald Isle, NC. This was a destination wedding for them as they live in Cary, NC. Devon's parents live along the coast and they decided to get married on the water.
Some fun wedding day facts:
-The couple wrote and exchanged cards and letters before the ceremony. They were delivered by a groomsman and bridesmaid so that they didn't see each other. Both wrote their letters the morning of the wedding.
-The couple met on the dating website Plenty of Fish. After taking a picture with their respective wedding parties on separate levels of the venue, Devon surprised Kevin by using a fishing pole to lower a love note to him that was shaped like a fish and had their usernames on it.
-A terrible thunderstorm rolled through between the ceremony and reception. The clouds can be seen in the pictures on the dock. The rain started shortly after those pictures were taken.
-The bridesmaids' bouquets had a childhood picture of each of them tied with ribbon.
-The wedding band was incredible and led the tone for a very active, fantastic reception. Kevin and Devon were on stage singing and dancing on and off throughout the night.
-For the garter toss, Kevin tried to use the elasticity of the garter to shoot it at the single guys. When that failed, he picked it up and hurled a perfect strike into the chest of a single guest.
-Dense fog rolled in throughout the area during the reception. It was so thick under the tent at one point that I legitimately thought the band brought a fog machine with them.
-After going through a sparkler exit, the couple walked down the Watson House's long dock and left by boat.
-When the couple left, the bridesmaids all jumped into the venue's pool.
Photographer: Open Aperture Photography//Floral Designer: Avalon Event Floral//Cinema and Video:Benz Productions//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Cameo Bridal and Formal Wear//Musicians:Crystal Coast Musicians//Transportation:Diamond Limousine Service//Hair Stylist:Hair Wave Salon//Cake Designer:Kim Cake//Caterer:Mez Catering//Hair Stylist:Mirror Mirror Salon//Apparel: Savvi Formalwear and Bridal//Band:The Band Punch//Event Venue:The Watson House//
Cassady & Taran said I Do on July 30, 2016 at the Gladwin Community Arena in Michigan. Now I know what you're thinking, Michigan isn't southern! We know! But we're suckers for a good sweetheart romance!
This is not your average wedding. There is so much personality and charm that its hard not to stand out as an all time favorite. Cassaday and Taran started dating when she was just in 8th grade and him in 10th. Their first date was to the homecoming dance and they've been inseparable ever since. When they decided to marry it was a struggle to find a place that would be large enough to hold all their family and friends (all 550 of them) they came to the clever idea of holding their ceremony in the high school gym, the place it all started. Going with the school theme they used vintage school decor, and party favors of personalized pencils and rulers. The bride even wore a vintage dress that she had remade for her. Their wedding day was truly amazing and true to the couple and their love story.
Photographer: Weddings by Cheyenne//Dress Store:Bridal by Viper//Floral Designer: Flower Scents//Cake Designer:Fun Cakes by Ana//Reception Venue: Gladwin Community Arena//Caterer:Litwiller Catering//DJ: Rhythm Management//Invitation Designer:Steph Johnston//Hair Stylist:The Style Studio//
Photographer: Arte De Vie//Bridesmaid Dresses:Adrianna Papell//Band: All Out Entertainment //Beauty: Becky Fos//Floral Designer:Bee's Wedding Designs//Cake Designer:Bittersweet Confections//Caterer: cowbell/green tomato productions//Invitation Designer:Gem Printing Company//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Haspel//Dress Designer:Nicole Miller//Dress Store: Pearl's Place//Event Venue: Race + Religious//Cinema and Video: Studio Vieux Carre//Musicians: Tanya & Dorise//
Jessica & Arnold celebrated their wedding on May 20, 2016. It was the picture perfect day of a traditional New Orleans celebration! The bridal party got ready at the romantic New Orleans bed and breakfast, Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast, situated in the beautiful Garden District. They exchanged vows at St. Anthony of Padua before heading over to the Riverview Room, located on the fourth level of the Jackson Brewery Millhouse in the heart of the French Quarter, where their celebration continued! They ended the night with a secondline dance before departing to their getaway vehicle, where their friends and family gathered with bubbles to make the night complete.
Photographer: Christie Froom Studios
Flowers: Beth's Flowers
Make-Up - Veronica Anderson
Hair - Nina Perez of Salon Runway
Wedding Dress - Town & Country Bridal Blanc Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids dresses - Pearl's Place
Church - St. Anthony of Padua
Reception: Riverview Room
Cakes: Joe Gambino's Bakery
Getting Ready Location: Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
What's not to love about a mountainside ceremony in a pasture?
Details on top of details! We absolutely adore the beautiful touches to this wedding!
These bouquets are to die for! Seriously, they're beautiful!
Erica and Bill got ready at the luxurious Casa Monica Hotel, with a short walk to the ceremony and reception location on a gorgeous June afternoon. Family and friends from all over the country came to St. Augustine to gather and celebrate the wedding of this wonderful couple.
Wedding Date June 17, 2016
St. Augustine, FL
Photographer: Monarch Studio//Cinema and Video:Adam Pressley Films//Event Designer: Aime Peterson Flowers and Event Design//Cake Designer:Irma Kay Stickler//Makeup Artist: Jill Stonier Professional Makeup Artist//Dress Designer:Martina Liana Bridal//DJ: McGee Entertainment & Events, Inc.//Caterer: Moore Fine Foods//Hair Stylist: Once Upon A Stylist//Event Planner: The BIG Event//Reception Venue: Treasury on The Plaza//
When we received this wedding submission from Melissa, of Grace of Love Events, we knew right away that it was perfect for our print edition! From the color choices to the venue, Molly & William's wedding is sure to inspire you!
We've picked a few of our favorites to share, but to see more, you'll need to snag a copy of Volume 5 when it launches (May 2017)!
Photographer: The Tarnos
Venue: The Cotton Mill
Equipment Rentals: Celebration Event Rental & Chiavari Chairs of Dallas
Caterer: Gil’s Elegant Catering
Event Planner: Grace of Love Events
Transportation: Premier Transportation
Linens & Coverings: Quest Drape
Florist: Stems of Dallas
Hair & Makeup: Stephanie Nelson Makeup & Hair
Cake Designer: Sugar Bee Sweets
DJ: Uptown Sounds