Leave it to our friends at Mac & B. Events, to create the most magical Low Country event. Katy and Kyle’s wedding is a classic outdoor affair with just the right amount of modern twists. Our favorite, perhaps, is the incredible floral design—from the single pop of neon coral in the bouquet to the tall blooming branch centerpieces, Stems of Dallas set a vibrant stage for a beautiful day. Photographer Jess Barfield captures all the details of the day perfectly in these images we know you’re going to love!
What made the wedding special and unique?
In general, having a destination wedding made everything (it seemed) feel special and unique. All but one of the 125 guests came from out of town, thus coming together for a weekend in Charleston created a special atmosphere at our wedding. Since everyone was coming from so far, we wanted to make sure they felt wined and dined (I’m a big foodie). We did a seated dinner and a wine pairing with each course which created an intimate setting. The entire dinner and what felt like 5,000 wineglasses on each table were two of my favorite things!
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I found my gown at Patsy’s Bridal Boutique which is right around the corner from our floral studio, Stems of Dallas. We have a great relationship with them so it was extra special to find it there!
What were some touches added to make it personal?
My sister and I grew up across the street from my girl cousins and we have all carried the same handkerchief tied around each of our bridal bouquets. It has our names embroidered on it and gets passed down the week of your wedding. It’s a pretty neat tradition, especially since they were all my bridesmaids as well. I also got Kyle engraved locket cuff links for his tux. One had a picture of the two of us and the other was one of his grandfather and late grandmother on their wedding day. The both of them have had a huge impact on Kyle’s life and it was a neat way to honor her presence that day.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
The SUN! With the wedding being at Legare Waring House, other than fitting everything under the tent—there wasn’t really an ideal “back-up” rain plan. So about 4 months out, I decided to THANK the Lord (not ask for) the sunshine that would happen on March 21st and believed him for it. It turned out to be a rather cloudy and somewhat chilly day, but as our ceremony began, the sun peeped out through the clouds. Our Pastor said something I don’t think I’ll ever forget at the beginning of our ceremony. He said, “You know, I don’t know if the Lord actually cares about little things like that or not, but I do think He cares about letting us know that He hears us, and loves to answer prayers like this as a picture of His great love for you and I.”
The less “serious” but still memorable part was the massive dance party that ensued at the reception. With having a smaller wedding, I was afraid it wouldn’t feel like enough to have a dance party—but boy was I proved wrong! Just about every guest made it to the stage at one point or another to sing with the band. Shimmer could not have been more FUN!
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Kyle and I were set up on a blind date by mutual friends. We moved a little slow those first few weeks, but both quickly knew there was something different about it. We dated for a little under a year when he proposed to me in my hometown of Abilene, TX. Growing up, my family would go to “the mountain” (which is really more like small hill in West Texas, ha) to hike/etc. on Sundays. It has the best view of a West Texas sunset you could ask for. It was my idea to head up there for a little happy hour and sunset viewing, not knowing that had been his plan all along. I was COMPLETELY surprised, obviously said yes and after some champagne with my parents, we then joined back up with the rest of my family for a fancy meal made by my brother-in-law with a wine pairing including all of my favorite Napa Valley bottles! Other than the wedding, definitely the best night of my life!
Coordinators: Mac & B. Events // Photographer: Jess Barfield // Florist: Stems of Dallas // Videographer: Meredith Lockhart // Venue: Legare Waring House //Band: East Coast Entertainment Senior Partner Band // Cake: Ashley Bakery // Catering / Rentals: Polished // Caterer: Hamby Catering & Events // Ceremony Equipment: D & M Production // Ceremony/Cocktail Musicians: Palmetto Strings // Hair: Paper Dolls // Lighting: IES // Officiant/Minister: Chuck Rodgers // Pastor: Phil Christophers // Rentals: EventHaus // Tent: Event Works // Transportation: Lowcountry Valet