real wedding:: organic-modern chic affair

Oh my stars! This wedding, y'all. One of my all-time favorite weddings has been that of Hayley and Braxton: college sweethearts with impeccable style and hearts of gold. Hayley was such a joy to meet with over the course of her engagement -- we spent many a chai tea latte and laugh together going over the intricacies of her nuptial Kate Spade-meets-J Crew-meets-California-gorgeousness.

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succulent organic bouquet
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The gold mylar balloons we added in to incorporate their accent color and initials gave a special extra little something to their overall look. 

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hollywood bride garden roses

Their first look/portrait session before the wedding ceremony was just incredible - I'm obsessed with that rustic earthy background at the Factory. Don't they look perfectly juxtaposed in their formalwear?

Lauren Atkinson of LMA Designs knocked the ball out of the park with these bouquets and the reception florals. I'm a sucker for loosely arranged pieces with garden roses, astilbe, and greenery!

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elegant hors d'ouevres

The reception was held indoors, lit with twinkling string lights and a few pops of mint green. Centerpieces were varying heights of gold boxed florals, lots of greenery, and pretty calligraphied table numbers. Fruitwood chiavaris flanked the head table, set in front of the roughly frosted scrumptious wedding cake. Favors for wedding guests were individually bagged cake truffle pops, also made by Wolfe Gourmet Cakes.

organic modern centerpieces
textured buttercream succulent cake
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modern organic tablescapes
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happy bride and groom grand entrance

Planning | Kelly Dellinger Events
Florals | Lauren Atkinson Design
Makeup & Hair | Brenna Mader
Rentals | Southern Events Party Rentals
Catering | A Dream Come True
Ceremony Trio | Kenneth Coca Trio
Reception DJ | Jose Rose of Cosmo Creations
Wedding Cake & Favors | Wolfe Gourmet Cakes
Venue | Factory at Franklin
Photography | Q Avenue Photo
Lighting | Springtree Media
Honeymoon Planning | 2 Travel Anywhere, Sandals Jamaica

 

real engagement:: hayley and braxton

You may recognize this sweet (and beautiful!) couple from the main page of the KDE website. Oh, Hayley and Braxton! Hayley is one of my beloved sorority sisters and long-time friends. She also happens to be one of the most naturally stunning people I know. She exudes an air of J Crew meets Kate Spade meets Southern sweetheart with a dash of sass. We capitalized on her natural style to plan the wedding of her dreams for this Saturday, October 12 (which will inevitably be the most beautiful weekend of the year).

Hayley, it has been a true honor to work with you from the get-go (and squeal about the prospect of it a month before he actually got on bended knee, in fact, at Kristin's shower). I will truly be sad to not have our late-night Starbucks planning dates to look forward to month after month, but I am absolutely thrilled for you to be marrying your college sweetheart in three days. Wishing you all the happiness in the world and the most fabulous trip to Jamaica EVER.... xoxo, KSD

{All photos by the incredible Q Avenue Photo.} 

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