I wanted to share some photos from Katie’s wedding. You’ll have to forgive the picture quality–I’m still learning things about the “fancy camera”!
Upon entering the reception hall, we were met with this darling set up of vintage lawn chairs under carnival lights. Katie set the perfect mood for a hot summer night, and it was fun to be indoors for a cool reception! The hanging lanterns remind me of the Martha Stewart “poofs“. The fabric hanging in the background is what the photographer used as a backdrop to photograph each guest.
For a menu, Katie and Tyler served the most delicious spread of cheese, fruit and wine. It made for a scrumptious, light dinner. In addition to wine, they served iced tea and lemonade. Note the use of the galvanized tin to serve ice. So casual-chic!
Katie chose to have assorted cakes instead of one large wedding cake. The flavors were delicious, and there were probably 20 options–orange creme cake, chocolate covered strawberry cake, classic vanilla cake with chocolate icing, and the perfect strawberry cake!
Since Katie’s parents are florists, greenery and flora abounded. At each table she placed these little cellophane bags that read, “Pick a posy from your table.” Isn’t that a darling idea? There were gorgeous orchid centerpieces–I just wanted to take home one of those!
Here is a shot of Katie and Tyler during their first dance. The shot describes them perfectly–sneakers for him, vintage heels for her.
Katie used Whitney English note cards printed with “Reserved” as place holders on the family tables. She created table runners out of vintage table cloths.
I love this shot of Jessica, below. Jessica was part of the house party–notice the magnolia in her hair. Katie had all her bridesmaids and house party wear a magnolia on the side of their head, which was another precious Southern vintage touch.
She used assorted vases, including the mason jars above, to hold the thousands of flowers that filled the room. Note the vintage wicker handbag (so Kate Spade, don’t you think?). It was a gift to me from Sara Hicks Malone, and matched the theme of the evening and my Lilly sundress perfectly!
Hanging in the center of the hall was this huge wisteria and curly willow wreath, lavishly adorned with flowers. At the end of the reception, all the guests gathered below it, and the photographer used a lift to take a picture of everyone. You can see the carnival lights in the backgrounad again.
Here are Katie and Tyler cutting the cakes!
All in all, it was a precious, charming wedding that reflected the tastes of the bride and groom so well. The flowers were lush, the meal was delightful, and the summer vintage theme was a refreshing twist on a traditional summer wedding.
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