Goodness. I sure love these two. Sara and Alex are one of those couples that you just can’t help but have fun when you are around them. I know Anna Paschal Photography and I agree — they are easily one of our all time favorite couples (and weddings!). They are both easy going, but know what they like which made wedding planning a breeze. I have been itching to share their beautiful day for several months — but how do you narrow down the images when every.single.one. is amazing? I just can’t hold this beauty of a day to myself anymore … I am so excited to share Sara and Alex’s classic and colorful Salisbury wedding with you!
Look at those lashes! All the heart eyes for Sara’s glam squad, Face Forward!
Sara and Alex tied the knot on the most perfect, sunny May afternoon surrounded by family and friends in the church that Sara’s great grandfather helped build. We kept the design at the church clean and classic with fun preppy touches to tie into our overall look. Green Bee Floral Designs created the most beautiful mixed green garlands to adorn the church!
I simply adore the color palette we created for Sara and Alex. We gave the typical blush and bashful inspiration a punch of personality and ended up with a palette of peony, blush, peach, and metallic gold with black and white stripes for a Kate Spade touch.
Such a great way to bring a pop of personality to a classic tuxedo — colorful socks!
There are two sanctuaries at Sara’s home church — a modern one that can accommodate the large attendance of today’s congregation as well as the original that Sara’s great-grandfather helped build. When she showed me both spaces, I just *knew* this was the spot for their nuptials.
My favorite portrait of the day! Sara, Alex, and their wedding party took the Salisbury Trolley from the ceremony to the reception. It was a great time in the day to enjoy their friends before getting swept up in the reception.
The Salisbury Train Depot was a new venue for the LPE team to work in. The verdict? We LOVED it!! It is such a unique space in that it is still an actual working train depot. While a train doesn’t stop during the event, one or two are likely to pass by while guests mingle outside for cocktail hour. To keep guests cool while they socialized, Buttercup Cafe + Catering served up libations as well as refreshing cucumber mint infused water. Hors d’oeuvres of watermelon and feta skewers, fried green tomato crostini, and buttermilk biscuits with Virginia ham and apricot chutney where tray passed. With a pretty blank slate for the cocktail hour space, we wanted to bring in some personality and I think these fun striped linens did the trick!
Jen Brannon of Green Bee Floral Designs is my hero. I wanted a living wall-inspired piece for the seating chart wall and boy, did she deliver! It was hands down my favorite element from the wedding design.
These colorful tablescapes were so fun to design! We started with an overall classic look, added some pops of color inspired by our color palette, and lastly some touches of personality like the striped ribbon napkin ties and the gold striped votives.
Dinner was served buffet style as it was important to Sara and Alex to provide their guests a variety of selections while also all sitting down to dine at the same time. Guests enjoyed shrimp and grits, arugala and baby spinanch salad with sugared pecans, strawberries, and mandarin oranges, apricot dijon grilled chicken, and herb roasted beef tenderloin with rosemary au jus.. just to name a few!
Can we all just take a moment to ooohhh and ahhhhh over Sara’s wedding gown? It has easily become one of my all time favorites.
Sara and Alex kicked off the reception with a sweet first dance to “Take The World” by Johnnyswim. It was the perfect song for them! After dinner, DJ Joe Bunn kept the dance floor rockin’ with a mix of the couple’s favorite tunes.
Maxie B’s always exceeds my expectations .. but this cake .. oh my word! It was absolutely beautiful. They took my rough sketch along with the duogram from Sara and Alex’s wedding invitations and created this masterpiece. And of course, it was delicious too! The layers were pink lemonade, raspberry lady (one of my favs!), and devil’s food cake.
I love to utilize design elements in more than one way if possible. The escort card wall transitioned into a great photo booth once the party got started!
Design + Production: Leigh Pearce Events | Photography: Anna Paschal Photography | Ceremony Venue: Tyro United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Salisbury Train Depot | Caterer: Buttercup Café + Catering | Floral Design: Green Bee Floral Designs | DJ: Bunn DJ Company | Rentals: Southern Event Rentals | Transportation: Salisbury Trolley + Holiday Tours | Cake: Maxie B’s | Hair + Makeup: Face Forward