real wedding:: intimate & sweet springtime wedding

Simple, lovely, absolutely heartfelt:  words that immediately come to mind when I think of Houston & Farrah's May 2014 wedding. Houston brought everyone to tears at the reception when he spoke about feeling like he'd never find love again when he was widowed several years ago. The couple (who met at church) was absolutely meant to be. Surrounded by their families and loved ones from all walks of life, their wedding day was filled with love from beginning to end.

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Farrah's two beautiful daughters helped her step into her gown and get dressed. They stood beside her in the ceremony as her bridesmaids.

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Houston and his two groomsmen looked absolutely dashing in their charcoal gray suits and peachy-toned hypericum berry boutonnieres.

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Farrah's bouquet was composed of loosely arranged florals in pale peach and sunny hues. Garden roses, hydrangea, and tulips were featured in all three bouquets.

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heartfelt toast
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handsome groom
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real wedding:: blush & bashful formal garden party

Now that wedding season 2014 is in full swing, isn't it prime time to look at some pretty KDE weddings?! I'm starting off this series of real weddings with Alexa and Adam's gorgeous Steel Magnolias-influenced pink garden-esque wedding held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

Alexa and Adam were married August 31, 2013 at the Schermerhorn. Elements composing the design decor included swags of eucalyptus,  lush garden roses, long satin ribbons, and a crown motif (to echo the couple's new last name:  King!). 

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pink succulent bouquet
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groomsmen in plaid ties
long pink chiffon bridesmaid dresses
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The ceremony decor was dripping with candles, rose petals, and an altar of stunning heights of florals. Adding to the flowers, of course, was the natural beauty and architecture of the Symphony Center. I die over all that marble and those chandeliers!

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We surprised the bride and groom with a children's choir, which performed "Oh Happy Day!" immediately after the First Kiss. For pediatrician bride Alexa, it was a delightful surprise!

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Passed strawberry lemonades greeted guests as they arrived for the ceremony. Cocktail hour included more passed treats, including a Pimms Cup signature drink and Texas-inspired hors d'ouevres to pay homage to the groom's heritage. The whole day incorporated a mixture of Texas and Canadian traditions to honor the families of the bride and groom!

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The head table was the central focus of the reception with its long feasting table with candelabras, garlands, and crystals galore.

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The three-tiered wedding cake was an absolute masterpiece, created by Dulce Desserts. Isn't that crown topper just divine?! After they cut that cake, we rolled out another surprise for the groom: A Steel Magnolias-esque armadillo groom's cake!

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The night ended with a silver and pink tambourine-shaking exit as the couple made their way to their vintage convertible!

 

Venue | Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Planner | Kelly Dellinger Events
Hair | Jessica Oram
Makeup | Brenna Mader
Photographer | Spindle Photography
Ceremony Music | Silver Strings TrioNashville Children’s Choir
Reception Music | Nationwide Coverage
Bride’s Cake | Dulce Desserts
Groom’s Cake | The Painted Cupcake
Catering | Chef’s Market
Florist | Geny’s Flowers
Wedding Gown Shop | B Hughes Bridal
Bridesmaid’s attire | Ann Taylor
Bride’s Shoes | Badgely Mischka
Stationery/invitations | Katy’s Hallmark
Favors | Donation to the Look Good Feel Better program that helps women with cancer feel more comfortable and confident while undergoing treatment.
Photo Booth | Cosmo Creations
Rentals | Liberty Party Rental