Morning glories! What a lovely morning it is! That’s right, it’s Wednesday aka the day we overload your inspiration folders with snippets of seven weddings. Seven weddings all in one day…sounds glorious right? To fit it all in we can only show a snapshot, but have no fear the galleries are full of all of the greatness!
Speaking of all things glorious and great – this backyard beauty by Stephanie Reeder Photography is all that and then some! Its southern vintage at its finest and adorable to boot. It’s also safe to say when you put cutie patootie ring bearers in bow ties I let out a squeal or two, and that most certainty happened when I saw this southern soiree. There is so much more to squeal about in the full gallery of images – so be sure to check it out!
From the Bride…Sam and I met five years ago in our hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. There was an instant connection between the two of us and as crazy as it seemed I knew I wanted to marry him. Once Sam and I got engaged, I immediately started planning. We debated a destination wedding, but when we previewed Ruby Lodge we knew that we wanted to tie the knot in our hometown.
After buying tons of magazines, looking through blogs, etc. I was drawn to the southern vintage themed weddings. Once the theme was decided, it seemed very easy to choose things like flowers, decorations, and everything else that comes with wedding choices. Anything lace, burlap, or vintage inspired I absolutely adored. We purchased tons of old milk glasses and made all of the signs from old barn wood. I was not particular about wanting everything to match completely; every flower arrangement unique and done by family. Sam is an engineer so everything that needed to be cut or created, he was on the job. He was thrilled when I told him about the homemade wooden alter. He gathered up a few guys and literally assembled it the morning of the wedding.
My wedding dress was decided on after it seemed there was no hope. Once the Enzoani Blue gown was zipped, I knew I had finally found the one. Everything about the dress was what I wanted: It was timeless, lace, and made me feel like a bride. Our choice of photographer was simple. As for hair and make-up, my sister and sister-in-laws did an excellent job. I wanted natural, soft makeup and long flowing curls and they gave me exactly what I wanted. When I saw the work of Stephanie Reeder Photography I knew that she would be able to capture the simple, meaningful moments the best. Her pictures tell stories and that is what we wanted for our day.
The wedding day was everything I wanted and more. It was so worth all of the stress, decision-making, and phone calls. My step-father and father gave me away and I finally joined hands with my handsome soon-to-be husband. We exchanged our own hand-written vows, held back most of the happy-tears, it was time for my favorite part of the entire day. Sam and I lit the unity candle and he prayed over our marriage for the first time. It was so meaningful and something I will never forget. Our day was so perfect and special. It truly was the best day of our lives and such a perfect way to begin a special, new journey together.