Good morning, SMPers! We've reached yet another wonderful Wedding Wednesday here on Style Me Pretty and you know what that means... We're saying goodbye to those mid-week blues and HELLO to seven (Yes, seven!) beyond fabulous soirees just waiting to fill your day with some pretty inspiration. And since we have a little something for everyone in our lineup today, we suggest you spend some extra time in those gorgeous galleries... Trust us, you don't want to miss a moment of lovely!
First up in our day of pretty is a gorgeous North Carolina affair captured by Red White and Green Photography and second shooter Kasey Loftin. Not only is this rustic stunner filled to the brim with charming details (including beautiful blooms by Wild Flowers, mason jars and some insanely gorgeous bridesmaid gowns), but each and every breathtaking moment was inspired by a set of lovely invitations and paper goods crafted by Days Gone Design. Planning your entire wedding around some fabulous paper? Brilliant. Click here for even more!
From the Bride... I followed your site religiously while planning our vintage, shabby chic style wedding. Our story started when my husband, Joel, and I met at work in 2008 at an online marketing company, Yodle. An HR dream come true. My husband proposed on April Fools day with a blueberry ring pop. I said, “YES!”, he said “April Fools!” and then after a couple minutes of laughing, he got down on one knee, gave me the real proposal and ring.
One of our great finds in the wedding planning process was Nikki from Days Gone Design. Nikki’s shabby chic designs were the inspiration for our wedding. Our stationary was one of my favorite things from our wedding planning. Our save the dates, invitations, envelopes, thank you notes, favors and website were flawless in design and really set the mood for the atmosphere the guests could expect upon arrival to the wedding. Nikki also helped us design our favors for the ladies. We gave hankies for the ladies and chocolate cigars to the gents. Nikki designed the stationary the handkerchiefs were tied to. This was a DIY project my bridesmaids and I pulled together. I ordered the handkerchiefs from Etsy as well. I found a vendor on there, Nathaniel23, and ordered 100 blue handkerchiefs. The stationary had holes punched on each side, which allowed my ladies and I to string a ribbon through the paper and tightly secure a neatly folded handkerchief to it. We also strung a small circle which said “Thank You” through the ribbon to add an extra touch. The chocolate cigars were ordered from Chocolate Impressions, they custom designed a label and special thank you message for our guests. Nikki designed our signs which read, “Hankies for the Ladies” and “Cigars for the Gents” which set on our favor table.
Almost all of our décor was found on Etsy and embodied vintage/shabby chic designs. We were also able to incorporate many family heirlooms, including gallon and half gallon blue mason jars found in the bride’s great grandmother’s basement. Darlene from Wildflowers of Taylorsville did an amazing job filling the jars with beautiful hydrangeas and freesias. The rustic wooden arbor used for the ceremony was filled with draping flowers including hydrangeas and roses. Hydrangeas were a common theme used from the invitations to the centerpieces. My dress was a from the WTOO Brides collection of Watters. I choose the dress because of its vintage charm and attention to detail. The groom and groomsmen all wore suits from Joseph A. Banks, suspenders and light blue button up shirts which matched the bridesmaids dresses perfectly. The bridesmaids wore dresses from Jasmine B2 designs. My great uncle and groom’s grandfather married us.
Wedding Photography: Red White and Green Photography / Second Shooter: Kasey Loftin Photography / Flowers: Wild Flowers / Wedding Ceremony Location: 1812 Hitching Post / Wedding Reception Location: 1812 Hitching Post / Wedding Invitations: Days Gone Design / Shoes: DSW / Wedding Dress: WTOO Brides / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Bridal B2 / Groomsmen Suits: Joseph A. Bank / Blue Handkerchiefs: Nathaniel23 / Chocolate Cigars: Chocolate Impressions / Guest Book Tree: Say Anything Designs / Custom Signs + Banners: The Back Porch Shoppe