Up next is the sweetest little Kentucky soiree as seen through the lens of Stephanie Reeder Photography. It’s just the definition of darling – with it’s DIY details galore and casual elegance a plenty – you just don’t get more darling than that! It’s sweet southern charm at its very finest, and you can see even more in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride… Jason and I met five years ago when we started working together, and three months later we were dating. He surprised me with a Memorial Day weekend trip to Destin, Florida, on our three year anniversary and proposed. I was completely surprised — it was so beautiful, out on the end of the pier in the middle of the ocean, with him on one knee with a beautiful ring. I started planning immediately. I was really inspired by the weddings on Style Me Pretty — they matched our style. We wanted a wedding that was fun and casual, with an organic, vintage, homemade feel. I wanted to do as many DIY projects as possible — I don’t think there’s any better way to make you’re wedding so personal! My mom and I set out to make fabric birds for the centerpieces, a pennant banner with over 300 flags, over 200 heart-shaped cookies and 200 sheet music cones. My dad cut all the wood pieces for the centerpieces and desert table, and my parents made the arbor we stood in front of for the ceremony out of willow branches. We borrowed cake plates and platters from family members for all the desserts, and for a homemade look, we had the cakes dirty iced with amazing butter cream. All the cakes were different flavors, along with Jason’s Maryland Terrapins cake. I wanted an organic feel, so we put flowers that looked like they’d just been picked in Jason’s mom’s mason jars. I couldn’t have imagined anything better. With a friend singing and playing songs during the ceremony along with a violinist and cellist, the ceremony was officiated by my uncle. We wrote our owns vows, along with traditional vows and it was the best thing we could’ve done — they were sweet, lighthearted and heartfelt. One of my favorite things was having my grandfather’s rings tied into my bouquet and my great-grandfather’s favorite flowers, gladiolas, everywhere because he had recently passed away. Our wedding day couldn’t have been more special. Stephanie captured every amazing moment, and every time I look at our pictures I relive the day, the emotions I felt, and all the excitement leading up to it, which only makes me more excited about spending the rest of my life with my best friend by my side.
Wedding Photography: Stephanie Reeder Photography / Wedding Venue: Eddy Grove Vineyard in Princeton, Kentucky / Floral Design: NV Florist / Wedding Cinematography: Emerging Media Productions / Wedding Cakes: Dale Cartwright / Cake Topper: DIY by the Mother of the Bride / Cookies: DIY by the Mothers of the Bride & Groom / Wedding Invitations + Thank You Cards: Wedding Paper Divas / Rentals: Occasions Unlimited / Ceremony Violin + Cello: The Musical Morgans / Ceremony Soloist: Bentley Caldwell / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via Anne’s Bridals / Hanger: DIY by the Mother of the Bride / Bride’s Veil: Anne’s Bridals / Bride’s Headband: Glam House Bridal Couture / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mori Lee via Anne’s Bridals / Bridesmaids’ Gifts: Say Your Piece / Flower Girl Basket + Ring Bearer Nest: NV Florist / Groomsmen’s Gifts: modern madness