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:: 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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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.

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textured buttercream succulent cake
modern mint and gold wedding reception
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