Kelly + Nick

 Photography by Patrick Remington   

Photography by Patrick Remington

 

Kelly and Nick married on a rainy day (that ended up being perfect and rain-free) at the Bridlewood of Madison venue with a few hundred of their closest friends and family. This knockout group of vendors, along with Kelly's immaculate taste, made this wedding day one to be remembered. 

Vendors: 

  • OAK Full Wedding Plan - Florals, Catering, Cakes, Planning/Coordinating
  • Venue - Bridlewood Madison
  • Photographer - Patrick Remington
  • Videographer - Revival House
  • Rentals - Parlours Rental
  • Live Artist - Miriam Shufelt
  • Band - Mississippi Moonlight
  • Photo Booth - HD Photo Booth
  • Bar - Iron Horse Grill
  • Violinist - Amelia Ward
  • Bride's Dress - Elle James Bridal
  • Bridesmaid Dresses - Show Me Your Mumu Weddings
 Kelly and her maids, with their organic, bohemian styled flowers, look amazing in their Show Me Your Mumu Dresses! Bride's Dress is from Elle James Bridal.

Kelly and her maids, with their organic, bohemian styled flowers, look amazing in their Show Me Your Mumu Dresses! Bride's Dress is from Elle James Bridal.

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The reception was full of good music, lots of dancing, amazing cake and the best bar service Mississippi has to offer. No one wanted the night to end!

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Mary Kate + John Luke

 June 27,2015- a day that will not be forgotten. Erin anad I (Bethany) are still so humbled and honored to have been a part of the wedding of John Luke Robertson & Mary Kate McEacharn, and we are SO appreciative of the support shown by our community and friends as the episode aired on tv. Wow. What an experience! We would like to share a little of the story with you guys-be warned... this may take a while to get in all the "thank yous."

June 27,2015- a day that will not be forgotten. Erin anad I (Bethany) are still so humbled and honored to have been a part of the wedding of John Luke Robertson & Mary Kate McEacharn, and we are SO appreciative of the support shown by our community and friends as the episode aired on tv. Wow. What an experience! We would like to share a little of the story with you guys-be warned... this may take a while to get in all the "thank yous."

 We really enjoy wedding planning, especially when we have "freedom" with styling and design, so when we met with Mary Kate and her mom, Shari, and realized that what they wanted was a "beautiful and fun" wedding (however we could make that happen), we were thrilled. When we first visited the site, the Robertson's gorgeous farm, our excitement grew. Pictures cannot do justice to how amazing the space really is, and we quickly began planning some different ideas to make this wedding extra special and perfect. We just cannot thank the McEacharns and the Robertsons enough for trusting us allowing us to have this opportunity. 

We really enjoy wedding planning, especially when we have "freedom" with styling and design, so when we met with Mary Kate and her mom, Shari, and realized that what they wanted was a "beautiful and fun" wedding (however we could make that happen), we were thrilled. When we first visited the site, the Robertson's gorgeous farm, our excitement grew. Pictures cannot do justice to how amazing the space really is, and we quickly began planning some different ideas to make this wedding extra special and perfect. We just cannot thank the McEacharns and the Robertsons enough for trusting us allowing us to have this opportunity. 

 Fast forward many months (past the hundreds of phone calls, emails, revisions, vendor lists, contacts, more revisions, meetings.... all the behind the scenes stuff that wedding stylists & coordinators do), and we realized that we had landed the most incredible "OAK Team" ever. We looked for vendors that had personality, unique styles, talent, and a passion for their job. And, boy did we find them.

Fast forward many months (past the hundreds of phone calls, emails, revisions, vendor lists, contacts, more revisions, meetings.... all the behind the scenes stuff that wedding stylists & coordinators do), and we realized that we had landed the most incredible "OAK Team" ever. We looked for vendors that had personality, unique styles, talent, and a passion for their job. And, boy did we find them.

 We didn't have to look far to find the floral designer for the wedding party flowers, the outdoor centerpieces, and the wedding arch! Korie Robertson gave us the name of one of their personal family friends, Amanda Jerkins, owner of Amanda Jerkins Design in Nashville, TN. Mary Kate and I worked together to created a palette that would really "wow" both in person and in pictures, and then Amanda and her team completed the tedious process of flower selection, design, and construction to make it all come to life. 

We didn't have to look far to find the floral designer for the wedding party flowers, the outdoor centerpieces, and the wedding arch! Korie Robertson gave us the name of one of their personal family friends, Amanda Jerkins, owner of Amanda Jerkins Design in Nashville, TN. Mary Kate and I worked together to created a palette that would really "wow" both in person and in pictures, and then Amanda and her team completed the tedious process of flower selection, design, and construction to make it all come to life. 

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 A large part of this design was centered around a vintage style, mismatched seating arrangement for the wedding ceremony. It took a little bit of planning to find the perfect layout, in the perfect place on the farm, for that time of year & day. This part of the design also is what gave us the most heart attacks, as the furniture we HAD to use could only be used if there was no rain....and you guessed it...it was raining when we woke up that morning and the day carried a 100% chance of more rain. This led me to do something I RARELY do and pray that there would be NO RAIN on this wedding day, and, I kid you not people, the radar literally broke up in front of our eyes and the rain all just disappeared. Thank you God for the AMAZING day that followed.   Some of the most amazing people we met through the process were the ladies at Pursuing Eden. Kristal, Deadre, and the Pursuing Eden team were the perfect fit with our OAK wedding family. Located in Longview, TX, the ladies provided ALL (yes, ALL) 200 mismatched chairs, all of their wedding benched, quilts, a very large selection of vintage sofas, chairs, side tables, and some very enthusiastic, hard working crew members to transport it all. Even though Texas was dealt some major "blows" with rain this summer, these ladies were always encouraging and willing to provide anything "extra" we needed throughout the planning process. 

A large part of this design was centered around a vintage style, mismatched seating arrangement for the wedding ceremony. It took a little bit of planning to find the perfect layout, in the perfect place on the farm, for that time of year & day. This part of the design also is what gave us the most heart attacks, as the furniture we HAD to use could only be used if there was no rain....and you guessed it...it was raining when we woke up that morning and the day carried a 100% chance of more rain. This led me to do something I RARELY do and pray that there would be NO RAIN on this wedding day, and, I kid you not people, the radar literally broke up in front of our eyes and the rain all just disappeared. Thank you God for the AMAZING day that followed. 

Some of the most amazing people we met through the process were the ladies at Pursuing Eden. Kristal, Deadre, and the Pursuing Eden team were the perfect fit with our OAK wedding family. Located in Longview, TX, the ladies provided ALL (yes, ALL) 200 mismatched chairs, all of their wedding benched, quilts, a very large selection of vintage sofas, chairs, side tables, and some very enthusiastic, hard working crew members to transport it all. Even though Texas was dealt some major "blows" with rain this summer, these ladies were always encouraging and willing to provide anything "extra" we needed throughout the planning process. 

 After the panic of the rain on the wedding day began to subside, we got EXTRA busy setting up (we had a REALLY cooperative, amazing team of OAK employees busting their rears to help us all day & night.) While all the details were VERY important, we did have one guy in particular who helped in really LARGE ways to make the reception area beautiful. Ben Johnson, of Alpha Tent is one of our favorite tent & rental vendors, and he provided us with some GORGEOUS sailcloth tents. Because of the number of guests invited, and the means of transportation necessary to move all guests from the parking area to the wedding site, we set up a "pre-ceremony" tent full of food, fames, and even a mariachi band (a surprise from Willie to Mary Kate & John Luke.) The tent had clear sides, a sailcloth top and was air conditioned. A LOT of very hard work went into this construction (thanks Ben!!!). Along with that, we had a couple of 20x20 tents and a 20x30 tent for "lounge areas" in the reception, all provided by Alpha Tent. One reason we love sailcloth is the way it reflects light at night. Even though we don't have a great picture, the large tent was incredible at night and provided a neat "glow" to set off the reception site. (The X back chairs are also a rental from them!)

After the panic of the rain on the wedding day began to subside, we got EXTRA busy setting up (we had a REALLY cooperative, amazing team of OAK employees busting their rears to help us all day & night.) While all the details were VERY important, we did have one guy in particular who helped in really LARGE ways to make the reception area beautiful. Ben Johnson, of Alpha Tent is one of our favorite tent & rental vendors, and he provided us with some GORGEOUS sailcloth tents. Because of the number of guests invited, and the means of transportation necessary to move all guests from the parking area to the wedding site, we set up a "pre-ceremony" tent full of food, fames, and even a mariachi band (a surprise from Willie to Mary Kate & John Luke.) The tent had clear sides, a sailcloth top and was air conditioned. A LOT of very hard work went into this construction (thanks Ben!!!). Along with that, we had a couple of 20x20 tents and a 20x30 tent for "lounge areas" in the reception, all provided by Alpha Tent. One reason we love sailcloth is the way it reflects light at night. Even though we don't have a great picture, the large tent was incredible at night and provided a neat "glow" to set off the reception site. (The X back chairs are also a rental from them!)

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 Really with any wedding day, the hours between 7:00 am (or earlier) and ___ (fill in start time) take about 20 minutes to complete. Pretty much, we wake up, start working, and BAM, it's wedding time before we know it. This day was no different. The tents were up, the furniture was placed, and all of the vendors were arriving, looking to us for direction. It's SO. MUCH. FUN. every time.   As previously mentioned, we had to "bus in" the guests from a "parking" location to the site (because there is no parking on site) and this created a challenge that was a little new to us. We had the guest list, RSVPs, and the amount of time it took to bus X number of people in each but from point A to point B... We assigned all guests an "arrival time" (which they, like troopers, stuck to) and location. BUT, as with any event (especially ones with 800+ on the guest list, being bussed in, on a tight schedule), we had to make last minute changes. Because of the weather forecast, the decision was made the night before (yes, the night before) to move the ceremony back one hour. Smart move (if the rain was coming), but that also meant Erin and I were going to be making LOTS of phone calls to guests that night to switch some arrival times!! In the end, it went off flawlessly.   The flowers in the preceremony tent (along with the tablecloths and décor) were created and styled by OAK in the selected wedding colors.   Some of the details in the tent, aside from the Mariachi Band, included some specialty cookies by OAK's favorite "cookie extraordinaire," Claudia Eichelberger of Claudia's Creative Cookies. She's a "hometown" girl and we knew she would do a FABULOUS job customizing some delicious cookies for guests to use as a conversation starters and tummy fillers. Check out her Instagram for more of her creations.   

Really with any wedding day, the hours between 7:00 am (or earlier) and ___ (fill in start time) take about 20 minutes to complete. Pretty much, we wake up, start working, and BAM, it's wedding time before we know it. This day was no different. The tents were up, the furniture was placed, and all of the vendors were arriving, looking to us for direction. It's SO. MUCH. FUN. every time. 

As previously mentioned, we had to "bus in" the guests from a "parking" location to the site (because there is no parking on site) and this created a challenge that was a little new to us. We had the guest list, RSVPs, and the amount of time it took to bus X number of people in each but from point A to point B... We assigned all guests an "arrival time" (which they, like troopers, stuck to) and location. BUT, as with any event (especially ones with 800+ on the guest list, being bussed in, on a tight schedule), we had to make last minute changes. Because of the weather forecast, the decision was made the night before (yes, the night before) to move the ceremony back one hour. Smart move (if the rain was coming), but that also meant Erin and I were going to be making LOTS of phone calls to guests that night to switch some arrival times!! In the end, it went off flawlessly. 

The flowers in the preceremony tent (along with the tablecloths and décor) were created and styled by OAK in the selected wedding colors. 

Some of the details in the tent, aside from the Mariachi Band, included some specialty cookies by OAK's favorite "cookie extraordinaire," Claudia Eichelberger of Claudia's Creative Cookies. She's a "hometown" girl and we knew she would do a FABULOUS job customizing some delicious cookies for guests to use as a conversation starters and tummy fillers. Check out her Instagram for more of her creations.

 

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 We were also able to provide some "pre-ceremony" cigars to the guests, provided by The Country Squire. This served as a precursor to the full cigar bar provided by Governor's Cigars. The Country Squire also provided cigars for the guest bags, passed out to hotel guests upon arrival.

We were also able to provide some "pre-ceremony" cigars to the guests, provided by The Country Squire. This served as a precursor to the full cigar bar provided by Governor's Cigars. The Country Squire also provided cigars for the guest bags, passed out to hotel guests upon arrival.

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 So, we made it TO the ceremony, which was gorgeous and extremely sincere (with girls in their custom Sherri Hill dresses), and upon arrival, guests were encouraged to grab a "fan program" designed by Erica Wilkerson Stone of Erica Ashley Design (she also designed the GORGEOUS invitation sets.) They were then escorted to their choice of mismatched wooden chairs, benches, or quilts, as their seat for the wedding ceremony. The Vintage Lounge furniture was reserved for family seating.

So, we made it TO the ceremony, which was gorgeous and extremely sincere (with girls in their custom Sherri Hill dresses), and upon arrival, guests were encouraged to grab a "fan program" designed by Erica Wilkerson Stone of Erica Ashley Design (she also designed the GORGEOUS invitation sets.) They were then escorted to their choice of mismatched wooden chairs, benches, or quilts, as their seat for the wedding ceremony. The Vintage Lounge furniture was reserved for family seating.

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 After a beautiful ceremony officiated by Willie Robertson, Rev. Paul Lipe, & Bruce McEacharn (offering prayers during ceremony), (and directed by me and Erin!!!), the wedding guests made their way to a fun, "food truck" style wedding reception (with an OAK swing on "food trucks" using a couple of airstreams) while the family took pictures. The wedding photographer for the day was Three Nails Photography. The amazing videographer was Max Zhogbi.   We are fortunate to work with many great local photographers thought OAK jobs, and we knew we could us an extra hand snapping photos of our own OAK details, so we asked Brooke Wilcher of Blessed 2 Focus Photography to come along as an OAK team member! Thanks so much to both of these for their talent, time, and photos to use!  Now.. ON TO THE RECEPTION!! There are so many details in their reception, that I am sure to miss something really cool.

After a beautiful ceremony officiated by Willie Robertson, Rev. Paul Lipe, & Bruce McEacharn (offering prayers during ceremony), (and directed by me and Erin!!!), the wedding guests made their way to a fun, "food truck" style wedding reception (with an OAK swing on "food trucks" using a couple of airstreams) while the family took pictures. The wedding photographer for the day was Three Nails Photography. The amazing videographer was Max Zhogbi. 

We are fortunate to work with many great local photographers thought OAK jobs, and we knew we could us an extra hand snapping photos of our own OAK details, so we asked Brooke Wilcher of Blessed 2 Focus Photography to come along as an OAK team member! Thanks so much to both of these for their talent, time, and photos to use!

Now.. ON TO THE RECEPTION!! There are so many details in their reception, that I am sure to miss something really cool.

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  We had to find JUST the right people to fix the reception food. Mary Kate wanted "bite sized" portions (similar to a food truck feel) and we found the right fit in   Waterfront Grill  . Their team prepared BBQ Shrimp and Brisket Sliders, Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Vegetables and a Remoulade Salad. Our OAK catering team prepared Mini Chicken and Steak Tacos on a specialty "grill skillet" handmade for the event and roasted corn and peppers. The food was fantastic and everyone left with a full stomach!     The reception décor was provided by OAK and through Ben Johnson's rentals. The farmhouse tables used as guest tables were handmade for this occasion for OAK (and we will be using them for years to come). With the help of some very generous OAK employees, I constructed, painted and distressed around 100 wooden candlesticks in 3 different colors and we used battery operated candles to give a great "glow" to the outdoors.     Along with the entrees, guests had some fun options of Sno Cones (provided by   John Luke and Willie's Ice Cabin  ) and gourmet popcorn, provided by   Farming for Humanity  .

We had to find JUST the right people to fix the reception food. Mary Kate wanted "bite sized" portions (similar to a food truck feel) and we found the right fit in Waterfront Grill. Their team prepared BBQ Shrimp and Brisket Sliders, Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Vegetables and a Remoulade Salad. Our OAK catering team prepared Mini Chicken and Steak Tacos on a specialty "grill skillet" handmade for the event and roasted corn and peppers. The food was fantastic and everyone left with a full stomach! 

The reception décor was provided by OAK and through Ben Johnson's rentals. The farmhouse tables used as guest tables were handmade for this occasion for OAK (and we will be using them for years to come). With the help of some very generous OAK employees, I constructed, painted and distressed around 100 wooden candlesticks in 3 different colors and we used battery operated candles to give a great "glow" to the outdoors. 

Along with the entrees, guests had some fun options of Sno Cones (provided by John Luke and Willie's Ice Cabin) and gourmet popcorn, provided by Farming for Humanity.

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 After the sun went down and guests were finishing up eating, the music started up and the dancing began. Of course, the cakes still had to be cut! We knew immediately who we wanted to invite to be the part of the OAK team that would prepare the cakes- Hailey Williams of Cups-N-Cakes, our "go-to" baker. Her talent was demonstrated through the 6 tier bridal cake with 18 smaller accent cakes in almond, strawberry, Italian cream, and some gluten free layers for Mary Kate! In lieu of a traditional groom's cake, as John Luke is allergic to chocolate, Erin, John Luke and I decided to go with a Cronut display, and Hailey willingly did some research to make that happen!

After the sun went down and guests were finishing up eating, the music started up and the dancing began. Of course, the cakes still had to be cut! We knew immediately who we wanted to invite to be the part of the OAK team that would prepare the cakes- Hailey Williams of Cups-N-Cakes, our "go-to" baker. Her talent was demonstrated through the 6 tier bridal cake with 18 smaller accent cakes in almond, strawberry, Italian cream, and some gluten free layers for Mary Kate! In lieu of a traditional groom's cake, as John Luke is allergic to chocolate, Erin, John Luke and I decided to go with a Cronut display, and Hailey willingly did some research to make that happen!

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 The reception was beautiful and fun, and (we hope) everything the bride and groom wanted for their special day. There are SO MANY people we cannot thank enough and that we couldn't have pulled the day off without (please see 'special thanks'). Again, thank you so much for allowing OAK to be you r wedding stylists, planners and coordinators!   

The reception was beautiful and fun, and (we hope) everything the bride and groom wanted for their special day. There are SO MANY people we cannot thank enough and that we couldn't have pulled the day off without (please see 'special thanks'). Again, thank you so much for allowing OAK to be you r wedding stylists, planners and coordinators!

 

 Pre-ceremony tent flower arrangements by Bethany at OAK.

Pre-ceremony tent flower arrangements by Bethany at OAK.

 Sign handmade by Bonnie Kate Zhogbi (and some of the pictures are hers, too!)

Sign handmade by Bonnie Kate Zhogbi (and some of the pictures are hers, too!)

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 Special Thanks to...  Ilean Means, Stephen Means, Tisha Veazey, Megan Everett, Katie Mitchell, Dustin Mitchell, Loyd Gaze, Brady Power, Bryce Power, Joy Power, Kara Beth Johnson, Emily Cox, Kelsey Cox, Madelyn Peterson, Phillip Williams, JPS Aviation and Transportation, Delta Ridge Implement, Larry and Audrey Estes, Tom and Peggy Yates, Tish Miller, Angila Summit, Veronica & Diego...  Thanks, too, to all of the film and sound crew and the wonderful, gracious McEacharn and Robertson families, Bruce and Shari, Willie & Korie, John Luke & Mary Kate. You all certainly portrayed the values of true Christ followers through the entire process.    

Special Thanks to...

Ilean Means, Stephen Means, Tisha Veazey, Megan Everett, Katie Mitchell, Dustin Mitchell, Loyd Gaze, Brady Power, Bryce Power, Joy Power, Kara Beth Johnson, Emily Cox, Kelsey Cox, Madelyn Peterson, Phillip Williams, JPS Aviation and Transportation, Delta Ridge Implement, Larry and Audrey Estes, Tom and Peggy Yates, Tish Miller, Angila Summit, Veronica & Diego...

Thanks, too, to all of the film and sound crew and the wonderful, gracious McEacharn and Robertson families, Bruce and Shari, Willie & Korie, John Luke & Mary Kate. You all certainly portrayed the values of true Christ followers through the entire process. 

 

Ashley + Taylor

 I just love these people. Ahsley & Taylor came to us just a couple of months before their wedding, full of love and ready to get married. I was SO EXCITED to be a part of this beautiful couple's beautiful day. Here are a few pics documenting the gorgeous jewel tones, tons of candles and fun, fun night at the Winstead's home.  Vendors-Kate Dearman  Rentals-Alpha Tent  OAK Full Wedding Plan   

I just love these people. Ahsley & Taylor came to us just a couple of months before their wedding, full of love and ready to get married. I was SO EXCITED to be a part of this beautiful couple's beautiful day. Here are a few pics documenting the gorgeous jewel tones, tons of candles and fun, fun night at the Winstead's home.

Vendors-Kate Dearman

Rentals-Alpha Tent

OAK Full Wedding Plan

 

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Beth + Timothy

 ALL OAK Weddings are special. But very rarely do the pictures from our weddings end up on our walls. This one was one of those. My little brother married the love of his life a few months ago, and I had the honor of taking part in the wedding by providing the florals and some other details at the beautiful Rosegate Venue. Beth was stunning and the bridal party was on of the most editorial I have ever seen. The day was perfect and the photon by Eliza Kennard Photography were too!  Vendors-  Venue-Rosegate  Floral and Décor: OAK  Paper Goods-Katie Jones  Cakes-Cups N Cakes  Wedding Dress-Lace Bridal  Cigar Bar-The Country Squire  Pops-Deep South Pops

ALL OAK Weddings are special. But very rarely do the pictures from our weddings end up on our walls. This one was one of those. My little brother married the love of his life a few months ago, and I had the honor of taking part in the wedding by providing the florals and some other details at the beautiful Rosegate Venue. Beth was stunning and the bridal party was on of the most editorial I have ever seen. The day was perfect and the photon by Eliza Kennard Photography were too!

Vendors-

Venue-Rosegate

Floral and Décor: OAK

Paper Goods-Katie Jones

Cakes-Cups N Cakes

Wedding Dress-Lace Bridal

Cigar Bar-The Country Squire

Pops-Deep South Pops

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Christina + Whit

 photo by Charlotte Stringer

photo by Charlotte Stringer

So, I'm a little late in posting this gorgeous wedding, but these two lovebirds are amazingly beautiful people, as were EVERY member of their wedding party. Charlotte Stringer did an incredible job capturing these images at McClain Lodge Venue. We had the extreme pleasure of creating their florals, using Christina's inspiration pics as our guides. Thank you SO much for letting us have a part in the day!

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Amylynn + Tanner - OAK's Featured Couple

 When we heard from Amylynn last July, our FIRST was reaction was "now THIS is an OAK bride!!" We were thrilled with her story, connected by our love for the Lord, and excited to get started. We've written about Tanner and Amylynn's story several times in the past, so this this time, I was to focus on her WEDDING DAY!  Vendors:  OAK full wedding plan, florals, coordinating & décor   Spinelli's Cathedral Venue  Erica Ashley Design-Stationary   Allison Jeffers Photography  Jay Garcia Magic-Caricaturist   

When we heard from Amylynn last July, our FIRST was reaction was "now THIS is an OAK bride!!" We were thrilled with her story, connected by our love for the Lord, and excited to get started. We've written about Tanner and Amylynn's story several times in the past, so this this time, I was to focus on her WEDDING DAY!

Vendors:

OAK full wedding plan, florals, coordinating & décor

Spinelli's Cathedral Venue

Erica Ashley Design-Stationary

Allison Jeffers Photography

Jay Garcia Magic-Caricaturist

 

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 Amylynn selected a palate of pinks and whites, with a request for a white bouquet. We selected a combo of gorgeous ranunculus, garden roses, astilbe and scabiosa with olive leaves for an accent. Pops of color were added to the bridesmaids bouquets with amazing double tulips and pink ranunculus.   One thing I love to do with my brides is design every element of their wedding around their desired look, so we also created custom invitations and programs with a logo designed especially for her!

Amylynn selected a palate of pinks and whites, with a request for a white bouquet. We selected a combo of gorgeous ranunculus, garden roses, astilbe and scabiosa with olive leaves for an accent. Pops of color were added to the bridesmaids bouquets with amazing double tulips and pink ranunculus. 

One thing I love to do with my brides is design every element of their wedding around their desired look, so we also created custom invitations and programs with a logo designed especially for her!

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 Spinelli's Venue offered a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful ceremony. After walking her down the aisle, Amylynn's dad surprised the bride and groom with a song! Later, at the reception, the groom did the same! One thing is for sure, this family is FULL of unconditional, raw love and the desire to make each other happy.  One request that the bride had for me was to work some cotton boles into her wedding SOMEHOW! So, we created a guest book arrangement that was full of the perfect white cotton. 

Spinelli's Venue offered a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful ceremony. After walking her down the aisle, Amylynn's dad surprised the bride and groom with a song! Later, at the reception, the groom did the same! One thing is for sure, this family is FULL of unconditional, raw love and the desire to make each other happy.

One request that the bride had for me was to work some cotton boles into her wedding SOMEHOW! So, we created a guest book arrangement that was full of the perfect white cotton. 

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 The most fun part of planning weddings is looking for a way that incorporate something unique into the day. We have used caricature artists in the past, and they are always a hit with the guests! This caricature artist, from Jay Garcia Magic, came with an extra special treat. Jay Garcia came along and performed some on site magic for the guests during the cocktail hour!

The most fun part of planning weddings is looking for a way that incorporate something unique into the day. We have used caricature artists in the past, and they are always a hit with the guests! This caricature artist, from Jay Garcia Magic, came with an extra special treat. Jay Garcia came along and performed some on site magic for the guests during the cocktail hour!

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 While there are too many amazing photographs from Allison Jeffers to post, these show a glimpse of what turned out to be an amazing weekend. As this wedding was a destination wedding, it brought it's own challenges, but in the end, the vendors, venue and the people in Texas; as well as both families (from Hawaii, DC, and many other states!!) were delightful to work with. Regardless of WHERE a wedding is, it is all about the sacred ceremony of joining two lives before God.   We are honored to have been part of Amylynn and Tanner's wedding, and know that their "forever" will be amazing. We can't wait to see what God has in store for  them and the future they create. Much love.   -Bethany

While there are too many amazing photographs from Allison Jeffers to post, these show a glimpse of what turned out to be an amazing weekend. As this wedding was a destination wedding, it brought it's own challenges, but in the end, the vendors, venue and the people in Texas; as well as both families (from Hawaii, DC, and many other states!!) were delightful to work with. Regardless of WHERE a wedding is, it is all about the sacred ceremony of joining two lives before God. 

We are honored to have been part of Amylynn and Tanner's wedding, and know that their "forever" will be amazing. We can't wait to see what God has in store for  them and the future they create. Much love. 

-Bethany

Eden + Will

 September 23, 2017  When Eden approached us about her wedding, we instantly fell in love with her ideas, her family, and her wedding location. It was a dream to work alongside them for 9 months, planning and finalizing all details, styling and creating. These weddings are ones that wedding professionals don't forget.   The vendors who worked with us were amazing, and though they probably thought more once "this lady is off her rocker," they each exceeded the expectations of their commitments and made this day perfect.  Vendors:  Photographer-Lindsay Vallas  Videographer-Revival House  Hair & Makeup-Kate Vanlandingham - Stella Salon  Tents & Rentals-Mississippi Tent  Tent Draping-Magnolia Rental & Sales  Lighting-Gulf South Productions  Lounge Furniture and Accents Rental-Parlours  Restroom Trailers & party bus-Sheffield Rentals  Live Artist-Sam Beiber  Band-NOLA Dukes Band  Ceremony Musicians-members of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra  Fireworks-Coach's Fireworks  Trolley-Phoenix Transportation  Specialty Cookies-Southern Sweets by Carla AND Claudia Eichelberger  Getaway Car-Tom & Peggy Yates  Catering-McClain Lodge  Florals, Styling, Décor, Cakes, Directing & Coordination- OAK (Bespoke Wedding Plan)  Invitations, Fan programs, Menus- Eric Ashley Designs for OAK      

September 23, 2017

When Eden approached us about her wedding, we instantly fell in love with her ideas, her family, and her wedding location. It was a dream to work alongside them for 9 months, planning and finalizing all details, styling and creating. These weddings are ones that wedding professionals don't forget. 

The vendors who worked with us were amazing, and though they probably thought more once "this lady is off her rocker," they each exceeded the expectations of their commitments and made this day perfect.

Vendors:

Photographer-Lindsay Vallas

Videographer-Revival House

Hair & Makeup-Kate Vanlandingham - Stella Salon

Tents & Rentals-Mississippi Tent

Tent Draping-Magnolia Rental & Sales

Lighting-Gulf South Productions

Lounge Furniture and Accents Rental-Parlours

Restroom Trailers & party bus-Sheffield Rentals

Live Artist-Sam Beiber

Band-NOLA Dukes Band

Ceremony Musicians-members of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Fireworks-Coach's Fireworks

Trolley-Phoenix Transportation

Specialty Cookies-Southern Sweets by Carla AND Claudia Eichelberger

Getaway Car-Tom & Peggy Yates

Catering-McClain Lodge

Florals, Styling, Décor, Cakes, Directing & Coordination- OAK (Bespoke Wedding Plan)

Invitations, Fan programs, Menus- Eric Ashley Designs for OAK

 

 

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 Tents & Rentals by Mississippi Tent - 

Tents & Rentals by Mississippi Tent - 

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 Cookies by Southern Sweets by Carla

Cookies by Southern Sweets by Carla

 Live Artist- Sam Beibers

Live Artist- Sam Beibers

 Fireworks- Coach's Fireworks

Fireworks- Coach's Fireworks

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Ally + Gib

 I loved working with Ally and Gib throughout their engagement period and preparing for their wedding day! Ally has exquisite taste and was willing to go bold and allow me use lots of COLOR in her flowers and décor. Her church was pretty perfect, as is, so the majority of our focus was on the reception venue (a gorgeous one, at that), and on her wedding party flowers (some of my FAVORITES ever).  Vendors:   Photographer-Hannah Groat Photography  Videographer-Outland Videography  Venue (Reception)-Bridges, The Venue  DJ-DJ 5150 (Phillip Cothern)  Flowers, Décor, Directing, Coordinating, Wedding Cake, Invitations, Save the Dates, & Catering- OAK (Full Wedding Plan)

I loved working with Ally and Gib throughout their engagement period and preparing for their wedding day! Ally has exquisite taste and was willing to go bold and allow me use lots of COLOR in her flowers and décor. Her church was pretty perfect, as is, so the majority of our focus was on the reception venue (a gorgeous one, at that), and on her wedding party flowers (some of my FAVORITES ever).

Vendors: 

Photographer-Hannah Groat Photography

Videographer-Outland Videography

Venue (Reception)-Bridges, The Venue

DJ-DJ 5150 (Phillip Cothern)

Flowers, Décor, Directing, Coordinating, Wedding Cake, Invitations, Save the Dates, & Catering- OAK (Full Wedding Plan)

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Sena + Will

 Sena and Will's wedding day was one to be remembered. From the FIRST time I met Sena, I knew we were going to have a great time. She, her mom, her fiancé, and his mom, their siblings and dads and everyone else who we met along the way were generous, kind, trusting and loving - the PERFECT people to work with on a project such as this. They had ideas, but trusted ours. This was the wedding that all wedding planners DREAM of having.   The couple married on the campus of their alma mater, Holmes Community College, and held their reception in the historic Holmes house, also on campus. Sena knew she wanted a "true southern event" with Pinks and Blues, and, despite ridiculous storms that weekend, things went beautifully!  Vendors:  OAK Full Wedding: Florals, Décor, Staffing, Catering, Directing, Cakes, Invitations/Program  Photographer: Lauren Wood   Venue: Holmes Community College  Band: American Hope  Videographer: Moore Media

Sena and Will's wedding day was one to be remembered. From the FIRST time I met Sena, I knew we were going to have a great time. She, her mom, her fiancé, and his mom, their siblings and dads and everyone else who we met along the way were generous, kind, trusting and loving - the PERFECT people to work with on a project such as this. They had ideas, but trusted ours. This was the wedding that all wedding planners DREAM of having. 

The couple married on the campus of their alma mater, Holmes Community College, and held their reception in the historic Holmes house, also on campus. Sena knew she wanted a "true southern event" with Pinks and Blues, and, despite ridiculous storms that weekend, things went beautifully!

Vendors:

OAK Full Wedding: Florals, Décor, Staffing, Catering, Directing, Cakes, Invitations/Program

Photographer: Lauren Wood

Venue: Holmes Community College

Band: American Hope

Videographer: Moore Media

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 The bride's bouquet was an original design, full of peonies, wax flowers, dusty miller, scabiosa, and thistle. The mix of the pinks and blues highlighted her beautiful bridesmaids' dresses and complimented the cobalt blue of the men's attire. 

The bride's bouquet was an original design, full of peonies, wax flowers, dusty miller, scabiosa, and thistle. The mix of the pinks and blues highlighted her beautiful bridesmaids' dresses and complimented the cobalt blue of the men's attire. 

 Together with our graphic designer, Erica Stone of Erica Ashley Designs, we created a paper suite to compliment the other details of the wedding day. The watercolor effects were a gorgeous touch.

Together with our graphic designer, Erica Stone of Erica Ashley Designs, we created a paper suite to compliment the other details of the wedding day. The watercolor effects were a gorgeous touch.

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 The couple wanted an antique car for their departure, and how GREAT is it when the groom's grandfather owns THIS BEAUTY!!! I had one selected, but when this one was introduced into the mix, we all knew it was the perfect option! Great memories, too!

The couple wanted an antique car for their departure, and how GREAT is it when the groom's grandfather owns THIS BEAUTY!!! I had one selected, but when this one was introduced into the mix, we all knew it was the perfect option! Great memories, too!

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 In lieu of a traditional guest book, the couple chose to have a signature sign made. The guest sign was later framed and displayed at the reception. 

In lieu of a traditional guest book, the couple chose to have a signature sign made. The guest sign was later framed and displayed at the reception. 

 Sweet little niece as the flower girl. Such a beauty!

Sweet little niece as the flower girl. Such a beauty!

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 Detail shots are SO IMPORTANT from a wedding day! It's these little details that can be forgotten; we love the photographers who make it a priority to capture such images!

Detail shots are SO IMPORTANT from a wedding day! It's these little details that can be forgotten; we love the photographers who make it a priority to capture such images!

 The bride's cousins' band, American Hope, entertained the guests during the reception.

The bride's cousins' band, American Hope, entertained the guests during the reception.

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Sarah + Jennings

 We met Sarah while preparing for her sister, Jessica's wedding (who was wed in December), and we were so excited to be trusted with both of these ladies' weddings within just a few months of each other.   Sarah knew what she wanted, and where she wanted it. And, her plans turned out beautifully. The sacred ceremony, full of worship songs and prayers was held in the breathtaking view of the Chapel in the Woods, a place that holds fond memories for Sarah as she spent many years as a camp counselor there. The Knox House, with all of its beauty and quirkiness and welcoming owners, was the perfect place to end the night. There may not be much in Kilmichael, MS, but we are glad we found this jewel! We fought of the rain and heat to welcome the new Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Mills. Here are just a few of the highlights of her day. Enjoy!  Vendors:  Venue-French Camp & Knox House  Photographer-Jeff Chao Photography  Band-Blue Silk Band  Videographer-Parker Media  Catering, Florals, Styling & Décor, Cakes- OAK (full wedding plan)

We met Sarah while preparing for her sister, Jessica's wedding (who was wed in December), and we were so excited to be trusted with both of these ladies' weddings within just a few months of each other. 

Sarah knew what she wanted, and where she wanted it. And, her plans turned out beautifully. The sacred ceremony, full of worship songs and prayers was held in the breathtaking view of the Chapel in the Woods, a place that holds fond memories for Sarah as she spent many years as a camp counselor there. The Knox House, with all of its beauty and quirkiness and welcoming owners, was the perfect place to end the night. There may not be much in Kilmichael, MS, but we are glad we found this jewel! We fought of the rain and heat to welcome the new Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Mills. Here are just a few of the highlights of her day. Enjoy!

Vendors:

Venue-French Camp & Knox House

Photographer-Jeff Chao Photography

Band-Blue Silk Band

Videographer-Parker Media

Catering, Florals, Styling & Décor, Cakes- OAK (full wedding plan)

 Sarah's wedding is proof that a variety of green bridesmaid dresses can look AMAZING! She wanted some corals and blush tones to pop alongside her greens, and it all pulled together perfectly!

Sarah's wedding is proof that a variety of green bridesmaid dresses can look AMAZING! She wanted some corals and blush tones to pop alongside her greens, and it all pulled together perfectly!

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 The yummy chocolate and strawberry groom's cake was the centerpiece to a table full of memorabilia from Jennings' life; his trophies, his favorite drinks, and his favorite snacks!

The yummy chocolate and strawberry groom's cake was the centerpiece to a table full of memorabilia from Jennings' life; his trophies, his favorite drinks, and his favorite snacks!

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 The flute through the forest setting was the perfect, delicate, unique musical touch that the ceremony needed. Thanks, Jack, for being so talented!

The flute through the forest setting was the perfect, delicate, unique musical touch that the ceremony needed. Thanks, Jack, for being so talented!

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 The Blue Silk Band never disappoints!

The Blue Silk Band never disappoints!

 When you have five sisters, you learn how to treat a lady. The honorary bridesmaids looked stunning in their mix of styles of peachy blush dresses. 

When you have five sisters, you learn how to treat a lady. The honorary bridesmaids looked stunning in their mix of styles of peachy blush dresses. 

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Lindsay + Reg

 ALL PHOTOS BY RACHEL SOLOMAN PHOTOGRAPHY  When Lindsay approached us about creating the florals for her wedding day, we were ECSTATIC! Lindsay Vallas (Ott) is an outstanding wedding photographer in Mississippi (lindsayvallas.com) and one of our favorites to work alongside on wedding days!  When you eat, breathe and sleep weddings, and especially wedding details like she does, you have BIG plans for your own wedding. To be selected as the vendor to create her florals was not only a humbling task, but a big one! Another benefit of being a part of a wedding vendor's wedding is getting to work alongside an excellent team of other wedding vendors! See bottom of the blog for more info on wedding vendors. 

ALL PHOTOS BY RACHEL SOLOMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

When Lindsay approached us about creating the florals for her wedding day, we were ECSTATIC! Lindsay Vallas (Ott) is an outstanding wedding photographer in Mississippi (lindsayvallas.com) and one of our favorites to work alongside on wedding days!

When you eat, breathe and sleep weddings, and especially wedding details like she does, you have BIG plans for your own wedding. To be selected as the vendor to create her florals was not only a humbling task, but a big one! Another benefit of being a part of a wedding vendor's wedding is getting to work alongside an excellent team of other wedding vendors! See bottom of the blog for more info on wedding vendors. 

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 Planning: Signature Occasions  Catering: Fresh Cut  Dresses: Elle James Bridal  Hair & Makeup: Molly Gee

Planning: Signature Occasions

Catering: Fresh Cut

Dresses: Elle James Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Molly Gee