There is no doubt about it, SMP brides are the cutest out there (was there even a question?). Even cuter - when SMP brides help each other to make their inspiration a reality, like a seriously stylish community of details. Nancy Ray Photography sent over this a-dor-able wedding of an equally a-dor-able bride who connected with previous brides featured on SMP to bring all the pretty things dancing in her head to life ... and within budget. The end result couldn't be more darling and there is even more to gush about in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride...Doug and I got engaged in January of 2010. Three months later we ended up purchasing our first home. We bought a ranch from the 1960’s that needed tons of work. We decided there had to be a way to have the wedding of our dreams but also refurbish the house of our dreams. I am for sure a SMP bride, LITERALLY. It first started when I found table runners I had been searching for featured on SMP. With some hesitation, I contacted a bride from California. I sent her a facebook message. She was so amazing and so willing to help me out. I ended up buying the runners. It was amazing to realize how open other brides were.
I then contacted Katie, who was featured on SMP. We ended up meeting when she came to my town for a wedding and she let me try on her Monique Lhuillier dress. The dress was perfect and I ended up buying her dress as well. Not only was it amazing getting to meet other brides I was able to stay within a budget but still have the wedding of my dreams.
We wanted our wedding to be laid back and Southern. There is nothing more Southern than good BBQ, Grandfather Mountain as a backdrop, and dancing under twinkle lights in an outdoor pavilion. My favorite part of my wedding day was being able to eat dinner alone with Doug. We ate in a small boat house while our guests mingled at a cocktail hour. We were able to let everything sink in and watch all of our guests.
Wedding Photography: Nancy Ray Photography / Floral Design: Callista Designs / Event Planning + Design: Viva L'Event / Location + Wedding Cake: The Camp at Eseeola Lodge / Bride's Shoes: BHLDN / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Men's Attire: JoS A. Bank / Reception Band: The Waller Family