We are going to delve into the land of dreamy for a bit as seen through the lens of Amelia Johnson Photography. And this wedding is fast approaching the top of my favorites list. The prettiest shades of blue, the french countryside-esque details, the ruffle cake crafted by Windows Catering – it’s just so stunning and all while maintaining a casual albeit insanely elegant air. Plus the bridesmaid dresses are pretty much the coolest wedding ware ever. Cozy on up to the gallery for the full wedding and a whole lot of gorgeous!
From the Bride…Our vision was a kind of French country/ Marie Antoinette- era wedding. It went more in the direction of French country than Marie Antoinette, so the china plates on the tables and the macarons for the guest favors were kind of the only Marie Antoinette element that we ended up with. The wedding was just close family and friends, and it felt very intimate (even thought there were 150 people there) to me and like a bigger family get together almost.
My flowers were all done by my mom, grandma, sisters, and aunts. My mom used to be a florist and did flowers for lots of weddings, and she’s so talented. Whenever she had a wedding coming up, our whole house turned into a flower shop and our kitchen would just be bursting with buckets of flowers and my grandma and aunts would come over and help until late at night. And that’s how it was for my wedding! I wanted the centerpieces to have lots of greenery in them and look garden-like, not too structured. My favorite flower is hydrangeas, so I wanted lots of those. I even thought I wanted my bridal bouquet to be hydrangeas, but then I saw the beautiful peonies and asked my mom to make it just with those. I was obsessed with my bouquet, I thought it was so beautiful.
Ted and I are high school sweethearts. We started dating our junior year of high school, and then our senior year we won the senior superlative for “Cutest Couple,” and it was announced at prom. I was kind of caught off guard at the announcement and when I got up to go onto the stage to get my sash I didn’t see the stairs anywhere, so Ted lifted me up onto the stage in front of everyone at prom. When Bligh and Erica gave their speech, they told this story and said that him lifting me up onto the stage was like out of a movie and so cute. Then Bligh and Erica brought out our sashes and made us wear them during the reception. We had both kept our sashes all of these years (we dated on and off since high school- sometimes a year would go by when we wouldn’t be dating, but we both kept those sashes for some reason). In the weeks leading up to the wedding, my aunt Sierra kept trying to convince me that I should wear the sash during the wedding reception but I kept telling her no way. She had Bligh and Erica bring them out during their speech so we wouldn’t have a choice. In the end, I thought it was really cute and it just made me remember high school and how Ted and I started out our relationship.
Wedding Photography: Amelia Johnson Photography / Catering + Wedding Cake: Windows Catering / Flowers: Bride’s Mother, Grandma, Sisters, and Aunts / Event Design + Planning + Invitations: Sister of the Bride, Kirby / Ceremony + Reception Location: River Farm / Bride’s Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Bridesmaid Shoes: Bakers