I’m a big believer in fate, and these Southern sweeties are the perfect example why. An ode circumstances, their day was filled with personality and with Paperlily behind the lens every image will have you smiling before you can say “Serendipity”. With a dessert table literally filled by loved ones, this graphic designing Bride and her beloved prove to be the picture-perfect pair here!
From the beautiful Bride… Even though we went to the same college and had the same group of friends for years, Conley and I somehow managed not to meet until 2011. I guess fate was waiting for the right time. We got engaged in 2012 and started planning our wedding for early 2013.
We were having a hard time finding the right venue until we found Paperlily Photography. They completely understood my style and the look and feel we were going for. They lead me to Vinewood which lead me to all my other vendors as well. Conley and I fell in love with the southern, vintage, casual yet elegant charm of Vinewood. I knew that the barn would be a huge hit with Conleys side of the family since they are from Kentucky and dabble in horse racing. Since Vinewood already has so many rustic details we added more formal accents like chandeliers, mix matched china, flowers, my dress, and our cake.
I am a graphic designer and my mom is an interior designer so we knew we could use those creative skills to our advantage while planning the wedding. I took on many projects, partly to save money and partly so that we could control the outcome. We created the moss escort card board, tool boxes for floral arrangements, burlap wreaths, bunting banners, flower girl and ring bearer accessories, the dessert table and the invitations and stationary. My mom and I love birds, so we added bird details wherever we could as well. I also did the design and production of all the invitation pieces and all printed materials used throughout the wedding. It was a huge project and I am so lucky that Conley helped me assemble them and tolerated my messes! The dessert table was special because our family members provided the desserts. Conleys identical twin grandmother and aunt made Neimen Marcus bars, my Aunt made her famous banana pudding and my cousins talented wife made several things too. We are so blessed that they helped out and that we are always surrounded by so many yummy things!
Conley and I decided to go with our favorite BBQ restaurant for catering and it was one of the best decisions we made. Fox Brothers was amazing and the food was a huge hit! Without our family, friends and amazing vendors, we would never have had pulled it off! We are thankful to everyone for all their help making our special day all the more special.
Photography: Paperlily Photography | Coordination: Vinewood | Florist: Perfect Poppy | Wedding Cake: Blooming Flour Bakery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Fox Brothers BBQ | Makeup Artist: Claudia Mejerle | Hair: Claudia Mejerle | Men's Attire: Black Tie By Lori | Invitation Designer: Bride | Wedding Band: East Coast Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Vinewood Plantation