I love good ole' southern hospitality, I love pretty, and I absolutely love the sweetest brides. Now introduce Megan and Trey's wedding: a perfect harmony of all of those things and a handful of other favorites at the romantic Wheeler House.
We shared some of our favorite memories, stories and dreamed of creating a new memory as we couldn't wait to plan this day together. From bus rides to the beach to processions down the aisle -- this wedding was special to me from the earliest moments.
As a wedding vendor, we often get asked to participate in styled shoots. But this one, was...different. Callie Chewning Murray asked if we could transform an ordinary styled shoot to the most unordinary, real and completely surprise wedding. I told her that if it was close by, we could totally pull it off and Callie responded asking, "How about your house?" It hit close to home....and we said, YES!
Big things come in small packages. Taisa's spunky personality was so fun to work with! She is absolutely full of surprise, smiles and adventure. She would light up talking about her groom, Ryan. One night, we were going to meet to review the big day-- they had a dance lesson. Wait to you see.....The dance.
One of my joys is knowing somehow flowers can be more than mere blooms. They can help cultivate an awareness and bloom from brokenness.
I've had the joy of getting to know this special bride since her high school days, and now I would be privileged to hand her the bridal bouquet!! Her winter wedding had heartwarming details with heirlooms: Lessie's locket was her grandparents, the cake topper was from 1939, Jon's cufflinks were his grandfather's and even her bouquet included a family handkerchief.
The look of Holland Daze…. So many brides ask me WHY I love what I do, here is a glimpse. First, the WHO- Brides-- Who could be more special to get to know? Brides are filled with hopeful expectation. Their eyes sparkle as much as their new engagement ring when they start talking about who else, but their MAN!
Teresa is loved. I could tell immediately when I had the joy to met her and her entourage for the first time. She had good company, including her mom, sister, her dearest friend and her soon-to-be mother in law. As we met, we began to dream, and when Teresa spoke of John and how she wanted her day to look her face was filled with pure joy. As Julia Roberts described Shelby's wedding in Steel Magnolia's, everything was shaded of “blush and bashful” layered pinks, blush and cream with a gold shimmer.
Sarah knew exactly what she wanted her day to look like when she looked into Justin's eyes and repeated "I do." It was with eager excitement that she began to paint the tapestry of her beautiful day even from our first conversations, but in the end Sarah was more beautiful than any detail she chose to accompany her.
We love weddings. Really love weddings, and we really love these two. Alex is simply part of our family. He was our son’s roommate at Auburn and lived with us a couple summers. He became part of the family- his parents became great friends, as well.
Mallory captivated my heart in our first moments together as we met for coffee. It was the joyful look of inspiration as she started dreaming of her winter wonderland wedding with me, her mother, and a mocha. Flint Hill, 170-year-old home on the National Historic Register, was the chosen backdrop to this romantic setting. The wedding day was cold, but their hearts were warm. Here are some heartwarming moments that became a reality after dreaming together over a cup of joe.
A wonderful afternoon showcasing how each bride's signature is unique and how to bring it to life.
When I first met Caitlin, my first impression was simply how beautiful she is. I could quickly tell how she loved pretty things. Tulle, Tulle, Tulle....sparkle and the look of a princess. She and her mom smiled, giggled and let their sweet personalities shine with radiance. Caitlin, being a teacher, was so incredibly organized and a dream to dream with.
Every wedding is special, but watching your son get married only happens once - and doing his flowers is something every florist mother dreams about.
I absolutely love the moment as the groom anticipates seeing his bride for the first time. It is certainly a privilege to share this intimate moment. One of my very favorite things about this particular first look is seeing the bridesmaids peeking out of their dressing area with such joy. When Courtney saw her groom, the rain disappeared. The day had finally come, details in place and these two were ready to celebration by reading tender love letters to each other.