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Molly and Travis planned an incredibly intimate wedding for their closest 37 friends and family members last spring at Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary. The day was as gorgeous as it was intimate, and we seriously are DYING over all the details put together by event designer and stylist, Lauren Wells Events along with floral designer Bow Street Flowers and calligrapher Anne Robin. Seriously, we are pinching ourselves that we have the honor of sharing these BEAUTIFUL images by Fat Orange Cat Studio.

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Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

What made the wedding special and unique?

We narrowed our guest list down to 37 people so we were able to keep it a small, intimate, and incredibly personal event. Food is a very important piece of our lives and with the small guest list we were able to have a four-course tasting menu with wine pairings along with our cake.

Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

It is a strapless Augusta Jones tiered lace gown with a sash tied with a large bow in the back. It was the first dress I tried on at Allegria Bridal in Belmont as I was just browsing with my mother. I tried it on and it fit my personality perfectly, we both knew it was the one for me so we cancelled all future appointments and ordered it right on the spot.

Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

We both love nature and it was important to us that the ceremony and reception be held outside, despite the fact that the day turned out to be a bit cold and the wild became wild as the day went on. Every aspect of our wedding was personal to us, from the lavender toss, to the wine pairings primarily from the region of France where we were to go on our honeymoon, to the almond chocolate cake, everything represented us to a tee.

Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day was definitely walking down the aisle and seeing him at the end. After 6 1/2 years together, I figured I would not be overly emotional and would be able to remain level-headed and calm, but once I got to the end I couldn’t help but become a bit teary eyed and overwhelmed with excitement.

Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

 

Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in college while I was a freshman and he was a sophomore. After 6 1/2 years of dating, he surprised me with a one-night trip to Portland, Maine, where he knew I had never been before. He brought me (and our dog) to the Portland Head Light (as he knows I love lighthouses), found a secluded spot, and proposed!

Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

 

Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding
Wedding Blog Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Fat Orange Cat Studio // Event Design + Styling: Lauren Wells Events // Venue: Mass Audubon Habitat & Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont, MA // Catering: Seasons to Taste // Coordination: Wendy Harrop // Cake: Mayflour Confections // Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy // Flowers: Bow Street Flowers

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It’s no secret that we’ve got a MAJOR obsessions with florals, so when you combine an explosion of botanical beauty by Floral Verde with photography and styling by Lexi Vornberg, it’s an incredibly irresistible feature!

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Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette
Wedding Blog Floral Featurette

Vendors: Photography & Stylist: Lexi Vornberg // MUA: Kelly Ledford of Cincimakeup // Calligraphy: Signora e Mare // Gowns: Lace Bridal Couture // Florals: Floral Verde // Hair: Colleen Herman & her assistants Emma Maue & Jesse Gray of Coco Creative Wellness // Model: Sarah Dewald

“Family. That is the heart of rehearsal dinners. Weddings celebrate a new marriage, a union of two individuals, while rehearsal dinners celebrate past, present, and future families. They are an exciting beginning and a bitter-sweet end; a last hurrah and a joining of families that happens over a table filled with food, anticipation, and love.” We couldn’t think of a more perfect introduction for today’s post, so we had to share with you the words of Meredith Speer, mastermind of today’s feature and creator behind Bristol Lane Florals.

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Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner

The couple arrived to a gorgeous banner created by Whitney Farnsworth, a stunning table set up by Southern Social and a yard of their closest friends (including their sweet pup, Molly).

Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner

Meredith and her team worked to make this rehearsal look elegant and cozy with touches of pecans and bourbon, two of the couple’s favorite southern things. A chef brought in a slew of amazing dishes, including grits, pecan-planked figs, and roasted acorn squash with pecan-honey butter. Having the dinner in the bride’s parent’s backyard and bringing in a caterer allowed the family to fully focus on one another and celebrating the upcoming marriage of Sarah and Marshal.

Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner

Michelle Boyd Photography and Clayton Stringer Productions captured every sweet moment as the group mingled, ate, and toasted to the past and future of this amazing couple. It was a special and moving night. Instead of worrying about last minute details, there was an overwhelming peace and thankfulness as the family settled in for dinner. As the sun set, Sarah’s father welcomed Marshal into their family with a toast and open arms.

Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Blog Festive Autumn Rehearsal Dinner

Marshall + Sarah // A Styled Autumn Rehearsal Dinner from Stringer Productions on Vimeo.

Vendors: Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography // Videography: Stringer Productions // Florals: Meredith Speer of Bristol Lane Florals // Planning & Event Design: Southern Social // Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth // Venue: The Winfield Inn // Food Styling: Forage & Fodder // Chef Extraordinaire: Betty Kilpatrick // Cake & Pie Baker: Rebecca Hubert // Makeup and Hair Stylist: Makenzi Laine // Tables & Furniture Rentals: Birch & Brass // Bride’s Dress: Anthropologie // Dinnerware & Serving Utensils: West Elm, Crate & Barrel, & Vintage Candles & Holders: Everyday Occasions // Film Processing: PhotoVision

So today’s wedding is EXTRA special to us because guess what??? Lady Grey and her beau got to attend! Seriously, being a guest at a gorgeous wedding like Katie and Greg’s was such an honor! These two are seriously a crazy fun couple that, um, is beyond beyond gorgeous. The fact that we are lucky enough to share it with you all is totally next level! Crazy amaze photographer, Annie McElwain, who we love, not only for her talent but because she’s so dang fun to be around! Of course, major shout out to Green Ribbon Parties for planning such a gorgeous events, and to Brown Paper Design for melting our hearts with her florals. Gah! We know you will love love love!

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Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

What made the wedding special and unique?

First, the people involved. We were blessed to have all of our good friends and family there. It’s probably the one and only time that we will have all of those people in one place. Second, the location. Ojai Valley Inn was the perfect location, and we felt lucky to enjoy our special day there.

Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My four girlfriends and I went to two trunk shows on a Saturday in April 2013, one at Vera Wang and then one at Monique Lhuillier. I honestly didn’t think I was going to buy a dress that day. At Vera Wang, as part of the trunk show, they do your hair and makeup, so you can try on dresses feeling like you would on your wedding day. After a fun champagne-filled two hours at Vera, we went across the street to Monique. I had an idea of what I wanted and I ended up buying the first dress I tried on at Monique. I picked the “Intrigue” gown, an off white Chantilly lace trumpet gown with a sweetheart neckline. Dress shopping was my favorite part of the entire wedding process.

Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

The first thing that comes to mind is our getaway car, a classic ’55 Buick convertible, provided by the father-of-the bride. It was a popular personal touch, even though it was tricky to drive. We had our brother-in-law Gregg Spiridellis serve as the Officiant, which was truly special. Our cousins, Marc Rey and Mike Bolger, served as the musicians for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and even the first dance. Katie’s Uncle, Sean Bolger, served as the videographer. Greg’s sister, Helen, let Katie borrow her veil from her wedding ten years ago, which was also a very personal touch. Overall, it really felt like a family affair. And the ranunculus flowers, though not personal, were exceptionally beautiful and a great touch – thanks to Nicole Arena and Brown Paper Design

Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The entire day was truly memorable, from start to finish.

Greg: The memorable part of the day for me was the hour that we got to spend alone during the photo shoot, after the ceremony and before the reception.

Katie: My favorite part of the day was the moment before walking down the aisle. Everyone was so excited and happy, and I’ll always remember how I felt right before my father walked me down the aisle.

Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

Tell us how you met and became engaged:

How we met (from Katie): We met on Super Bowl Sunday in 2009. My roommate at the time, Lindsay (also one of my gorgeous bridesmaids) is the real reason we ended up meeting that day, as she talked to Greg first. After meeting that first night, Greg called me two days later to meet up for a date at another bar on the westside. At the last minute, Greg decided to bring a friend to to the bar, so naturally, I had to bring a friend. I called my maid-of-honor Audra, who showed up thankfully to be my wingman. Audra turned out to be the best wingman EVER, as she ended up hitting it off with Greg’s friend Alan. Best part of this story: Audra and Alan ended up dating shortly after that night, and they are still going strong!

Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

The proposal (from Greg):

We had been dating for about four years, living together for about one year, and I knew I wanted to propose for some time. After enlisting my older sister, Helen, to go ring shopping with Katie and determine her tastes, I was able to pick out the perfect ring. Then I needed the perfect date. That came on March 8, 2013. Her parents were going to be in town, along with my mother, and it was also her younger sister Allie’s birthday. Katie was under the impression that we were going to her favorite restaurant that Friday night to celebrate the birthday. Instead, I picked her up from the studio where she worked in the back of a limousine, holding a bouquet of flowers. She immediately knew what was up. We got into the limousine, and I got down on one knee and popped the question in the limo. The real surprise came when we drove back to our home, which is across the street from the California Heritage Museum. I coordinated with the manager to have all of our good friends and family waiting at the top of the staircase, ready to shout “surprise” when we arrived. The proposal turned into an engagement party as well.

Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding
Wedding Blog Katie and Greys Ojai Valley Inn Wedding

Katie & Greg 4.12.14 from Katie Urban on Vimeo.

Vendors: Photography: Annie McElwain with Raya Carlisle // Planning: Green Ribbon Parties // Florist: Brown Paper Design // Chairs and Tables: Classic Party Rentals // Linens: La Tavola // Location: Ojai Valley Inn // Ceremony Music: Cousin Michael Bolger and Mark Rey // Reception Music: Flashdance/DJ Mike Cruz // Photo Booth: Smile Lounge // Dress: Monique Lhullier // Lighting: Bella Vista // Invitations: Family Friend // Day of Goods: Minted // Hair: Fiore

Inspired by the unique personalities of the brides whose stories and weddings we share on a daily basis daily here on Grey, we are delighted to finally launch The Mrs. Box. We are ecstatic that this is finally our time to come out from behind the screen of our blog  to send you a piece of us, in physical form–tiny velvet ring boxes made from vintage French velvet, in a rainbow of limited edition colors!

Our dearest readers, brides, and wedding industry friends have inspired us immensely throughout the years. The Mrs. Box is truly a project that began with the desire give back something lovely to the community that has given so much to us.

Thank you for inviting Lady Grey to be a part of your inspiration, weddings, parties, and even your family as it grows. We hope our wedding heirlooms will be as much a part of your story as you have been a part of ours.

Wedding Blog The Mrs. Box + Trumpet and Horn Giveaway

In honor of our launch, we’ve partnered with Glitter Guide and Trumpet and Horn for an incredible giveaway! One lucky winner will get a chance to choose any Trumpet and Horn ring under $3500, and will of course, have it sent in her favorite color of The Mrs. Box. Check out our instagram for more details!

This gorgeous image was styled alongside Type A Society, and shot by Jose Villa with Joel Serrato, styled with incredibly gorgeous vintage rings from Trumpet and Horn.