Be still my detail loving heart, y’all . Katie and Doug’s wedding was what wedding planner dreams are made of: a sweet as pie couple, warm and welcoming families, stunning venue, rock star event team, and one crazy gorgeous design. I absolutely loved planning and designing this beautiful day alongside Katie, Doug, and Katie’s mom, Lauri. They were always so intentional in their decision making, knowing exactly when to be decisive and when to let the pros take over. Sit back, relax, and savor this beautiful day. And, if you missed it, Southern Weddings featured Katie and Doug’s wedding this week including an interview all about their love story (totally worth the read, y’all)!
I just loved these welcome boxes we put together for K+D’s guests! They featured a welcome program with all of the weekend events, water, a locally made honey almond granola bar, a bottle of Cheerwine, and two state shaped iced cookies (Texas for Katie and NC for Doug).
Carla White, you are too good my friend. Seriously, how stunning is this updo on Katie?
Katie’s Just Priceless bouquet was a mix of peonies, garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, veronica, eucalyptus, and amaranthus… just to name a few! We went with a gathered look that felt natural but still oh so lush.
We had not one, not two, but three storms that day. The first two were really just short, heavy bouts of rain. No problem! We dried off chairs and sent guests down to the ceremony site with sunshine pouring down. Not a blip on the radar to be seen for at least another hour or two. Everything was going smoothly — nicely timed processional, lovely music, relaxed guests —until Katie and her dad started to make their way down the aisle. I have never in my life seen a storm roll in so fast and with such ominous, Armageddon like clouds. Thankfully, we made it through entire ceremony without a drop of rain. As soon as Katie and Doug recessed and hopped in their getaway car, every guest as though they could all read my mind leaped up and literally sprinted for the reception space –a good three to five minute walk. Thankfully almost everyone made it inside without being completely soaked (myself NOT included). The funniest part was that Katie and Doug were able to watch everyone flee for their lives while they sat cozily in their car sipping champagne. Just as it should be. 😉
For the reception, we wanted everything to feel natural, organic, layered, and elegant. My favorite details (and there were SO many) were the the fun rattan chargers, the overflowing floral runners, and the textured ice blue linens. After planning so many weddings there, Adaumont Farm has become such a favorite venue of mine and I love the challenge of making each one different than the rest.
Nothing is more elegant or timeless to me than beautifully iced cakes accented with fresh blooms and greenery. Adding a naked cake as the focal point was the perfect rustic touch that we needed.
When your photographer asks you during dinner if you want to go out for more photos, ALWAYS say yes. I just love these moments Ali captured.
Photography: Ali Williamson | Planning and Event Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Venue: Adaumont Farm | Florist: Just Priceless | Cake Baker: Elizabeth Ann Pastry | | Videography and DJ: K2 Productions | Caterer: Painted Plate | Rentals: Party Reflections, Partymakers, La Tavola | Lighting: Kenneth Eller | Ceremony Music: Rob Massengale Entertainment | Vintage Car: Fantasy Limo | Bridal Salon: Traditions By Anna | Hair and Makeup: Carla White | Bride’s Shoes: TOMS | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Menswear: J. Crew | Invitations: Smitten on Paper | Day-of Paper: Confetti Grey | Welcome Box Cookies: Details Cake Design