This wedding is perfection. A sort of rustic meets romantic meets industrial perfection that takes your breath away the very moment you lay your eyes on the stunning images from Caroline Fontenot Photographer. It's the kind of awesomeness that can only be found in a day that is chock-full of DIY details (hello beautiful blooms) and a custom gown that is all kinds of amazing. See so much more right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride... My dress was truly a work of art. Handmade by Cheryl Taylor. Working with Cheryl to make this dress was one of the most fun and creative experiences I've ever been apart of. The most special part was that the lining of the my dress was from my mom's wedding dress from when she married my step dad. My mom wore a simple Caroline Kennedy style satin dress and it was the exact amount needed for the bias cut satin lining of mine... And then the inner lining of my wedding dress was from a white dress I wore as a child in a cherished photo taken with my Dad. My Dad passed away when I was thirteen and the photo of him and I was taken right before he got sick. Cheryl used the sash from my childhood dress as the anchor for the low cut back of the wedding dress, and the skirt of the childhood dress for my petticoat. The rest of the wedding dress was vintage chantilly lace sourced from Europe with hand beaded chantilly lace flowers appliqued all over the bodice and sleeves. The full length antique tambour lace veil from Belgium complemented the lace on the gown.
I let my bridesmaids pick their own dresses, since I knew two of the girls would be really pregnant, and I had a lot of different heights. I said cream, nude or ivory - and any material. They were from a variety of places: J.Crew, Anthro, Macy's, Ruche, Francesca's.
We aren't huge fans of cake, and we had King of Pops at a friend's wedding and loved it, so we decided to do the same! They were by far the most easy vendor to work with! And they let us hand pick from a huge variety of flavors!
My moms sweet friends did ALL of the flowers, boutonnieres and centerpieces. They bought them wholesale in Atlanta the day before and put them together. I had no idea what they would look like except for the photos I had shown them of what I liked. They did a great job, because everything was so beautiful!
We had guests sign postcards we collected over the years, from places we lived or visited before and after we were together. We asked guests to sign one from a place that was special to them or just write a note. Then they hung them on a big antique window pane. We had so much fun after the honeymoon reading what everyone wrote- some were funny and unsigned!
A note and a packet of flower seeds was on each plate. The note had a link to a playlist Bryan put together and it said the music was from him and seeds from me, a bit of each of our respective past time.