Real Wedding: Laura + Will at The Bradford

Where to even start with these two?!? I loved working with Laura and Will. Not only did I love their vision - but I loved them as a couple. They were warm, kind, and so much fun. They knew how to laugh, not take everything so seriously, and how to compromise. They live in Texas, so we spent lots of time on the phone/e-mail/text and had power weekends when they were in town. The process was so enjoyable and I always said "If I had more Laura's.."

Immediately she knew she wanted a Rustic feel to the day. We took Pinterest ideas and put together some inspiration. The vision really came together when we went to CE. We all fell in love with their new blue plates and that sealed the design! The colors she chose were so inspired and I just loved all the details. We went a sage green, blue, and neutral palette. We kept the flowers white, green, and pops of blush throughout. Her bouquet was amazing- one of my favorites by far!

The weekend came and it was looking like rain in the forecast. Luckily that morning we saw that we could have the ceremony outside in a window of no rain. It was gorgeous! The rain cooled it down slightly, and the breeze was blowing to keep everyone cool. The downside of the breeze was that we had to improvise on our tall arrangements as they could not stay up in the wind! I adored their families. Laura is from Colombia so she had a handful of people that traveled for the wedding. They came with special Colombian sweets for the dessert table, and gave each guest a sweet treat for a favor. It was a hit!

Once the music started - they did not stop. It was a party! Guests dances all night! They had glow sticks, an awesome DJ (Yay SPIN!!) and specialty drinks. They brought a Colombian liquor with them that is traditional given as a shot- it was the best watching people take it! We ended the night with an epic confetti send off and the guests (about 60) got on shuttle that took them downtown to Rum Runners and they continued the party until the bar shut down.

Oh what a night! It was so much fun and I am so, so grateful that they chose me to be a part of their day. Laura and Will - I wish you all nothing but the best! Thank you for letting us be your planner - it was honor and such a joy to serve you this past year!

Enjoy the pics from Anna Holcombe!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Anna Holcombe Photography

Venue: The Bradford

Planner: Dana with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Lounges: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Florals: Julie with Bushel & Peck Designs

Caterer: Rocky Top Catering

Music: Dave with SPIN

Photo Booth: SnapIt

Dessert: Something Sweet

Hair/Make-up: Perfection by Patricia

Officiant: Wendy Tingle