Hands down, this darling duo is one of the coolest couples you will ever virtually meet. I mean, they have a pet pig. His name is Mr. Hamilton Banks and, well… that’s awesome. Then they threw one seriously gorgeous wedding, which happened to include a mashed potato bar, crazy cool chalkboard signs from the Chalk Shop and a one smile-filled moment after another captured by Ben Sasso. See it all here.
And a super sweet film from White In Revery for even more lovely…
From the Bride… David and I have been together since 2009. He asked me to marry him with a clever geocache he had a friend help him set up in Savannah, GA. I hunted all over for the cache while he photographed. Once I finally found it, inside was a little handwritten note that said “Katie, will you marry me?” For a moment I was convinced I had found some other lucky girl’s proposal – but then David took a knee and I was instantly in tears.
I had never dreamed of my wedding day when I was a little girl, so when David asked me to marry him in October 2012, I quickly realized what a task it would be to plan. I planned the entire wedding weekend myself – from the rehearsal to the reception. It was a lot of fun to spend a year hunting for all the little perfect details and made the wedding feel even more personal, as silly as that sounds. We also DIY’d quite a few of the larger projects, it was fun to work with David to create a wedding that would truly be unique.
David and I are both Florida natives and wanted something that matched both of us in that regard. We decided to do a vintage Florida styled wedding and were so excited with all of the fun details we could incorporate. Our dance floor had a small orange tree at each corner, our guestbook was vintage Florida postcards in an old lazy susan postcard holder – and on that table we displayed photos which were hung on twine inside a frame David built with vintage farm wood. We bought old doors which David crafted to stand upright and I cut strips of ribbon to hang between them. Our colors were an array of sherbert orange, coral, and peaches, and the bridesmaids all picked their own dresses which fit their style, yet melded together perfectly.
My stepfather, who has been in my life since I was 13, and my dad both walked me down the aisle. From the ceremony to reception location we were transported in a vintage Model A with a driver who had the kindest heart.
Guests played corn hole during cocktail hour with boards we painted to fit our color theme. We handed out bags of boiled peanuts, regular and cajun style, and oranges as favors; David created the stamp that we used to hold the peanuts. We served Shrimp and Grits, had a mashed potato bar, and apple cobbler to accompany the Cinnamon Swirl Jack Daniels cake. Speaking of cake, I secretly hid a small black pig to surprise David, modeled after our own adorable pet pig, Mr. Hamilton Banks.
The orange trees and gorgeous flowers in our venue set in front of the brick and barn door walls really brought the entire event together. Our wedding was in December, but since it’s Florida, it was a breezy 85 degrees and our wedding brought the Spring comfortably into winter.
I couldn’t have asked for better vendors or a more beautiful day to have our wedding, nor a more perfect way to start a marriage.
Photography: Ben Sasso | Videography: White In Revery | Floral Design: Velvet And Twine | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Cake: The Sugar Suite | Invitations: Renee Nicole Design + Photography | Ceremony Venue: Albin Polasek Museum And Sculpture Garden | Reception Venue: Winter Park Farmers Market | Catering: Arthur's | DJ: Soundwave Entertainment Systems | Accessories: Erin Cole | Chalk Design: Chalk Shop Events | Day Of Coordination: Sweet Pea Events | First Look: Winter Park Farmers Market | Hair + Makeup Artist: Kristy's Makeup Artistry & Hair Design Team | Live Music: Hindu Cowboys | Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals