Happy New Year guys!!
I’m really excited to share part two of our wedding day, and the people who made it so special. Never would I have dreamed we could pull it off in 4 months, but thankfully we had an awesome team leading us that helped make that possible.
With such a quick turn around, and crazy work schedules I knew we needed a planner to execute ideas and guide us through this process. We knew we wanted something small and intimate, romantic and light-hearted, and outdoors. A wedding, but not a wedding…a day to celebrate our love and joy with family and friends.
We were incredibly fortunate to work with Megan Proby of 12th Table as our wedding planner…and now one of my very close friends. I can’t praise this lady and her team enough. Design driven, clean and contemporary aesthetic, and truly a tailored wedding planning experience, this was the perfect match for us.
12th Table guided us through the entire process—budgeting & vendor selection, design creation, design implementation, and run-of-show logistics. They also supplied all the designer rentals…beautiful couches, chairs, tables, the list goes on. Take a look at the Josef Chair we used this for the bridal luncheon!
From our very first meeting, we landed on the idea of contemporary clean lines, ethereal romantic touches, and engaging sweet moments. Always idolizing Kate Moss 2011 wedding, I knew I wanted something outdoors on a farm…lush fields, white flowers, and vintage cars.
We were married at Bloomsbury Farm in Syrmna, TN. Quaint, family-owned, and green as far as you can see. THIS was the perfect ceremony location!
All the women spent the morning in the newly renovated loft, above the beautiful horse stables. I remember peering out the window at my niece and nephew petting the horses, while I read the daily journal Madison wrote me during our engagement. The vintage Jaguar fleet to our vow exchange, the quiet moment riding to the ceremony with my father, Madison’s brother officiating, his cousin painting, taking communion with my grandmother’s bible, and our mothers lighting the unity candle…these were the special moments that made this day unforgettable.
Speaking of special, some details about my dresses…I first began my dress search in New York, right after Mad proposed, but came away empty handed after trying on loads of different styles. Jokes on me, I turned right around and found my ceremony dress in Nashville at The Dress Theory. When I discovered the Claire Pettibone, I knew I’d found it. Thanks to the expertise of Karen Hendricks, an incredibly talented couture gown designer in Nashville, I added many customizations– opening and dropping the back, elevating the neckline, extending the sleeve, and changing the lace underlay to completely cover full chest. I remember asking Karen if we should rough the lace a bit so it looked more worn. Her dead stare back at me gave me a clear answer. It was as close to vintage as I could get and truly my dream dress!
Following the ceremony, our family and closest friends returned to The Cordelle for a fresh oyster bar and dinner. Ninety more of our family and friends arrived a few hours later to continue the celebration. A ceremony trailer kicked off the party with our personal vows displayed on scrolls for everyone to see. Full band, gelato stand, photo booth, tons of food, and plenty of his and her cocktails- “The Miles” and “The Allie” to pass around.
For the reception I went a total different direction in one of my favorite Pronovias gown, The Rocio. This was the perfect reception! The more contemporary style and bolder illusion lace contrasted the sweeter, more romantic ceremony dress. I ended the night running out in a white Roksanda jumpsuit from Netaporter. It was a last minute decision, but so fun, and felt very me.
My incredible photographer and friend Emmy Lowe, with the help of Alaina Mullin, photographed the entire day. The imagery and special moments they captured are ones we will cherish forever. Working alongside Emmy and Alaina, the Cardboard Films video team was a dream to work with. From drone footage of the vintage fleet, to my nieces playing in the field, and sweet moments of Madison’s grandparents, these guys didn’t miss a thing.
I am so grateful for this day and getting to become Madison’s wife. Surrounded by so much love and wisdom from our friends and family, this is one I’ll never forget. 9-17.2017