Heart-Themed Summer Wedding
May 16, 2014
WhimsicalOutdoor WeddingsSummer Weddings
When Rhi from Hey Gorgeous Events sends a little something our way, I know it's going to be full of pretty. This gal truly knows how to plan a wedding and in the process, builds the best relationships with her sweet brides & grooms. This summery soiree is a prime example of that. With glowing blooms from Parsonage Events, adorable treats from Sweet Heather Anne, a stunning dress from The Gown Shop and hearts sprinkled throughout, this gallery from Abby Rose Photo is packed with even more!
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From the beautiful Bride… The day started like I always imagined it would, waking up in my childhood room with the sun beaming through the windows, I felt like I was dreaming awake, what a day this would be! If you’ve ever planned a wedding or are currently in the process I have one piece of advice to get you through it… hire a wedding planner! If it weren’t for Rhi at Hey Gorgeous Events there would be no way we would of made it to this day or that I would wake up so at peace with how the days events would unfold. She checked in with me early morning to assure me things were running smoothly and I was free to be pampered. The year and a half leading up to this day had been long, fun, and stressful at times but ultimately an unforgettable ride. I didn’t have to visit a million bridal shops, bakeries, floral shops, photographers, or venues. I was given a list of trusted vendors from Rhi and websites and/or portfolios that I could look at so that I could limit the amount of actual time spent visiting these places and I couldn’t be happier with my choices. A picture really does speak a thousand words and our wedding photos speak volumes about the amazing people that worked on our big day, from the biggest to the smallest details everything was perfection.

My favorite part about the wedding, besides marrying the man of my dreams, was seeing everything I had imagined come together and the little details/surprises along the way. I had a kid’s area marked off by balloons Rhi had picked and blankets my grandmother knitted in our wedding colors for the kiddos to sit on. My sweets table was something out of a movie, with long strands of ribbon kissing the floor behind the most immaculate display of treats I have ever seen. The heart theme Rhi had set out to accomplish was carried through from the dance floor, sweetheart table backdrop, alter, all the way to the cocktail straws and cookie shapes made by Sweet Heather Anne. Our bars had a backlight/linen detail that allowed them to illuminate throughout the evening. Our lounge furniture was adorned with pillows that now sit in our living room in our home. The tables had mirrored candelabras that coordinated with our mirrored sweets table, silver ruffle chargers, and our centerpieces had the most breathtaking blooms and bowls of peaches representing our hometown of Romeo. There are a million things about our wedding that made it special, our well coordinated/meaningful ceremony, our family and friends, the breeze that blew through our tented reception and the utter ease of knowing I had so many wonderful people making sure everything went smoothly. I could go on for pages about every last detail and I cannot say enough about how much that day meant to us. The best part of all was that we were able to have a day that reflected the kind of couple we are and demonstrate the love and friendship we share. I never felt like I had to conform to a certain way of doing things. Instead of a unity candle we planted a small oak tree in remembrance of my grandmother, which is now planted in our yard. We were able to do things our way but in a far greater way than I could have ever imagined. I lose days and hours looking at my beautiful photos and each time my heart smiles. I hope everyone can have a day like we did, because everyone deserves a day like that.

Photography: Abby Rose Photo | Planning & Design: Hey Gorgeous Events | Flowers: Parsonage Events | Cake And Sweets: Sweet Heather Anne | Gown And Accessories: The Gown Shop | Videography: Video Magic | Stationery: Events By I Candy | Hair And Make Up: Salon Noir | Entertainment: Mike Staff Productions | Ceremony Music: La Corda Ensemble | Ceremony Singer: Milena Thomas | Escort Pins: Big Yellow Dog Designs | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Rentals: Special Events Rental | Straws And Coasters: The Pink Orange