What made the wedding special and unique?
The entire weekend was wonderful and stress free. Everything went according to plan, and Eric and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Courtney and Julie made my vision of a spring wedding happen and delivered my bright pink flowers and blue and white chinoiserie in the middle of November. It was really nice that almost all of our guests stayed at Pursell Farms. It felt like we were having a giant friends and family reunion to have everyone together!
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I found my perfect Augusta Jones gown at Carriage House! It was very simple with a sweetheart neckline and full skirt, and I paired it with a pearl beaded lace belt and a long lace veil. My two older sisters also got their dresses from Carriage House, so it was special to return there for my dress.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
Our minister is one of my best friend’s dad and my family’s hometown preacher, so our ceremony was deeply personal led by him with the addition of writing our own vows. I wore my grandmother’s diamond crescent moon brooch in my hair to have part of her with me during the day. My grandfather gifted us our Waterford cake knife that he and my grandmother had used during their life together. I did all the calligraphy for our wedding. It was a daunting project, but I love the way everything turned out, from the invitations to the welcome sign.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
We loved our first look, especially considering I was initially against having one. The van taking me up the mountain to meet Eric got stuck in the mud on the way up, but we changed vehicles and finally reached the top. Eric and I exchanged letters and gifts and enjoyed a few quiet moments to ourselves. Our pictures are gorgeous from the mountain top! We also really enjoyed dancing with our friends all night! Our band was so fun, and we had a wonderful time.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Eric and I met at Carrigan’s Public House. I was too shy to say hello, so my friend asked him for a drink recommendation. Eric invited us to sit at his table, and we chatted the night away. Usually moving is a terrible chore, but the weekend Eric helped me move into my new apartment was full of smiles and laughter. To celebrate my new place, he brought over flowers and our favorite meal, pizza and a bottle of wine. He asked me to marry him, and we were so giddy we forgot to call our families to share the good news!
Photography: Anna Shackleford // Planning + Design: Invision Events // Florals: Buffy Hargett Flowers // Stationery + Paper Goods: Amberly Shelton Paperie // Venue + Catering: Pursell Farms // Bride’s Dress: Carriage House // Cake: Olexa’s // Calligraphy: Penned By Chrissy // Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited // Furnishings: Crush Event Rentals // Linens: La Tavola // Entertainment: Emerald Empire Band // Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty