Can we please have an in-depth conversation about this backyard wedding? Because quite frankly, it’s a dreamy, dream, dream come true. Captured by Kati Rosado it’s the most incredible day that’ll redefine the average at-home affair and we’ve got every beautiful bit waiting in The Vault!
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From Kati Rosado…DeeDee and Seth are two of the most humble and kind people I have ever met. I knew from the start that their wedding would be simply amazing and it exceeded every one of my expectations. DeeDee actually inquired with me before she found her venue, so I made it my goal to help her find the perfect venue. I recommended Quincy Garden Center, one of the most lovely hidden gems just outside of Tallahassee, Florida. I loved that the whole wedding day took place entirely on this historic property. The reception was located under large oak trees in the front lawn of the house. It was of of the most romantic weddings I have ever had the privilege of photographing.
From the Bride… Seth and I met at church believe it or not. I guess you could say we are pretty old school. He opens the car door for me and makes sure I walk on the inside of him on a sidewalk or in a parking lot (chivalry is NOT dead!). Our wedding was a reflection of how it has felt from our dating to marriage seasons of life- like it is too good to be true! Don’t get me wrong, our relationship is not perfect and there are plenty of not pictured moments like my big brother catching a napkin on fire at the dinner table. I couldn’t even come up with that myself to make it up but it truly was hilarious. Our favorite moment by far was our “first touch”. In that moment we got to pray together just before our intimate backyard style wedding, surrounded by our family and friends; the family we choose.
Photography: Kati Rosado Photography | Floral Design: CC's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Sweet Inspirations Bakery | Rings: Bezalel | Catering: Simpy Entertaining | Hair + Makeup: Kate Herndon | Venue: Quincy Garden Center | Bridal Shop: Calvet Couture | Rental: Simpy Entertaining
Rustic weddings are awesome, but a rustic wedding tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina at Majors Estate? Well, that’s an entirely new level of amazing. Think acres upon acres of breathtaking scenery, five traditional American log cabins and the beautiful Pigeon River providing a gorgeous backdrop for walking + hiking. In other words? Saying “I do” at Majors Estate is a total MUST.
Located between Asheville and Waynesville in North Carolina, Majors Estate is the sort of rustic meets romantic locale perfect for hosting your Big Day… and beyond. From their awe-inspiring ceremony and reception sites (hello, traditional white chapel and fab barn) to their lineup of crazy cool outdoor activities to their talented staff that knows all there is to know about hosting your dream event, Majors Estate will make everything you’ve ever imagined (and more) happen. We can promise you that.
Whether you’re planning an intimate set of “I do’s” for a small group of friends and family or have a much grander affair in mind, Majors Estate will completely pamper you AND wow all of your guests. Contact them now to start planning that dream day, and don’t forget to keep Majors Estate in mind when it comes to those family vacas, corporate retreats and social gatherings, because, well… you’ll want to celebrate there time and time again.
If you think elegant weddings only take place at dusk, you better think again because these two Grooms are about to prove otherwise. They opted for a chic brunchtime “I do” with floral design by KITANIM mimosas a’plenty. Right this way to all the fun.
From KITANIM, a floral design and event company… It was an amazing wedding weekend at The Four Seasons Palm Beach. A chic cocktail party rehearsal dinner followed by an elegant all white floral wedding reception brunch to celebrate the happy couple. Steven and Alex chose beautiful white hydrangea and accent greenery to compliment their WOW wedding centerpieces of exploding Open Cut Calla Lilies.
Truly, Steven and Alex make a fabulous couple — and their wedding was truly a reflection of their love and commitment to one another. An intimate guest list of immediate friends and family poured in from Dallas and Miami to watch Steven and Alex say “I do” under a manzanita and orchid detailed chuppah designed by Kitanim Flowers.
The brunch reception was elegant and yet casual chic with waffles and delicious breakfast fare. Guests danced to the beats of DJ Zak Mann, they ate and they toasted the grooms with heartfelt speeches. But, by far, the most exciting part of the wedding was the grooms’ announcement that they are expecting twins. The Four Seasons staff led by Hotel Event Specialist Crystal Prante played along with this surprise announcement and in perfect synch, rolled in carts of blue and pink pastry wedding treats. The crowd exploded with claps and awe gasps. A wedding and twins. All in all, it was a weekend of pure love with lots more excitement to come.
Photography: Derrick Tribbey | Floral Design: KITANIM, a floral design and event company | DJ: Zak Mann | Venue: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara