What a day this day was! I met Beth through my husband. He worked with Beth's Father for a few years and specifically worked with him while we were amidst construction of The Bradford. I remember him telling me how supportive his co-workers were and helpful they were during a very exhausting and trying time. Right away - I knew I wanted to help and pay back their kindness. It made it even more appealing after meeting Beth. Goodness gracious- if you could pick the ideal client- it would be this lovely person right here. She is kind, generous, and so genuine. I loved her vision for the day- making sure everyone had a great time and every guest felt cared for.
Beth and Beck were living in Tampa when we first met and then eventually moved to New Jersey. We planned a few power weekends, but did most of our planning remotely. We had great phone chats that probably turned into more life catch-up talks than wedding planning - but I didn't mind! When we first started talking about the design she mentioned a "classy barbeque" - which based on her Pinterest board did not make sense. Beth is so natural, easy going, but always is so put together. We came up with the phrase - "organic elegance" - it was perfect and so perfectly described her design!
The guests came into the chapel for the ceremony - which was a tear jerker! Total side note: every wedding makes me reflect on Sam and our wedding day. Vows are so powerful and so beautiful. There are some weddings that just move me and it always makes me want to run home and give Sam a big kiss and hug - but since I can't do that - an "I love you" text is just as good. It was one of those ceremonies. Made me all gushy and giddy for my own love in my life. Anyways - after the ceremony, guests moved onto the front porch for one big group picture and then moseyed over to cocktail hour. Cocktails were in the woods with cocktail tables, benches, and market lights strung in the trees. After cocktail hour we ate dinner under the open sky on the little terrace. Rocky Top rocked it out and everyone raved about the food! Guests were then taken inside for introductions and dancing. The night ended with a sparkling exit and the bride and groom staying until the very last guest left and just sat on the porch in the rocking chairs going over their night. It was seriously the cutest thing.
The day was perfect and surprisingly hot. Luckily most of our outdoor areas were shaded! It didn't put a damper on anything and guests had a great night! What I loved most was how much they love people. You could tell that everyone there was so important to them and that they were so thrilled to just be married. They knew that the day was going to be beautiful - but more importantly, they knew it would be perfect because at the end, they would be man and wife.
Beth and Beck- I can not tell you how honored I was to be a part of your day. You two were a joy to work with!!
Please enjoy all the pictures from the very talented Sarah Joann Photography!
Thanks to all our awesome vendors!
Photography: Sarah Joann Photography
Venue: The Parlour at Mann's Chapel
Planner: Dana with C&D Events
Rentals: CE Rentals
Florals: Dana + Julie with Bushel + Peck Designs
Stationary (invitations, menu & escort cards): Bushel + Peck Designs
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering
Ceremony & Reception Music: Nina with All Events DJ
Dessert: Details Cake Design
Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz
Make-up: Ashley Mooney Makeup