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.

scarritt-bennett center wightman chapel
scarritt bennett white floral arrangement geny's

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


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


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.

bridal processional
heartfelt toast
handsome groom

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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