Happy Hump Day, y’all!
I’ll pause for you to get your “Mike! Mike, Mike, Mike!” or “Hump DAY!” out of your system. I know I had to. That camel is the best thing to ever happen to Wednesday.
I had such a hard time narrowing down my top 14 photos for my last post, I decided I’d have a round two! This time with some fabulous details! Remember, no specific order! Just a list lover trying to squeeze them all in.
14) This sweet Bride’s, graphic designer Brother in law took this idea she found on Pinterest and made it their own for their invitations. It makes me giggle. I love creative stationery! Photo by Kristin Vanzant Photography
13) This is a two for one. Emily and Mark and I worked together to plan a 3 day wedding extravaganza for their closest family and friends in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and it. was. AWESOME. One thing we wanted to be sure and accomplish was to make sure everyone felt welcome upon their arrival to Playa, so we created a helpful and fun welcome bag! That hangover kit is definitely my favorite part. Neon 80′s style sunglasses, a little ibuprofen and tums… you know, just in case. I’ll say this. I saw a WHOLE lot of those sunglasses that weekendFabulous paper goods by Designs in Paper and Photos by Courtney Davidson Photography
12) While our hearts are all ready turned to the seaside… I bring you another sweet detail from Emily and Mark’s Mexican Extravaganza. To be fair in the two from one wedding category, they had not just one event, but THREE. Their Rehearsal Dinner was a full Mexican spread on the beach. I was charged with creating a simple, but intentional design for their tables all the while making sure that 1) they were able to travel with me 2) they wouldn’t blow away in the strong beach breeze! So Designs in Paper and I worked together to give each table a custom bit of love. Photo by Courtney Davidson Photography
11) Miranda, one of our June Brides, made this chalkboard herself for she and Ryan’s incredibly sweet Brunch wedding at The Standard in Knoxville, TN. Its surrounded by the gorgeous floral work of Lisa Foster Floral Designs. Photo by Alex Bee Photo.
10) Houston Station is such an incredible gem we are fortunate to have in Nashville. I love the versatility of it and the possibilities when flipping their main event room are vast. (And by flip the room, I mean have your ceremony and reception in the same room and a team of experts, like us, “flips” the room while you and your guests enjoy a cocktail hour elsewhere in the building!) Some shout outs in this photo: Rentals: Southern Events, Lighting: Bright Event Productions, Draping: Visual Elements, GORGEOUS flower wall by: The Enchanted Florist, Photo by: Matt Andrews Photography
9) Almost all of our Fall weddings this year had at least part of their event outside. Tennessee in the Fall can be a bit unpredictable weather wise, so for each of these weddings, we took extra steps to make sure the guests were comfortable should the temperatures dip once the sun went down. One special way we did that was to provide a number of quilts for the guests to cozy up under. This particular wedding had a fireside porch with rocking chairs and so it was a perfect place to stop and sit a spell after dinner, or to take a break from the awesome dance party taking place inside the Barn! I’m proud to say that almost all of the quilts we provide are either ones that were purchased and used throughout my family’s history or, like the blue and yellow one featured in these photos, they were made by my Mother. Venue: Belle Meadows Farm, Chalkboard Art: All Chalked Up, Chalkboard: Rented from Southern Events, Photo by Freestone Photography
8) Jessica and Justin’s incredible winter wedding at Houston Station filled every inch of the night with candlelight and sparkle. That cake by Kay Mc Confections tasted just as spectacular as it looked! That to-die-for silver sequin linen is a custom piece from the amazing I Do Linens in Atlanta, Georgia, and that crystal chandelier from Bright Event Productions was the perfect piece to tie it all together. Lord have mercy I can’t wait for you to see more of this amazing wedding! Photo by Matt Andrews Photography
7) We have now entered the floral portion of my favorite details of this past year!!! Emily’s gorgeous bouquet for their Mexican beach wedding was designed by Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design. She was such a jewel to work with. If you are planning a destination wedding in the Playa del Carmen area, I cannot say enough wonderful things about her! Its not easy to take a Bride’s vision and bring it perfectly to life when there are multiple things that can make it a little challenging such as a language and distance barrier! Photo by Courtney Davidson Photography
6) Stephanie’s bouquet, designed by her family friend from her hometown, Dickson, TN, Mrs. Regina Potter, was the perfect blend of rich colors, romance and whimsy. I love using warm colors like these in Fall weddings! Photo by Courtney Davidson Photography
5) Kelsey is an incredibly creative and talented young woman who truly designed almost every detail of her wedding day on her own. (She made every single one of those little hearts around their altar and they also flanked the edges of their aisle!) I was fortunate enough to be apart of bringing it all together and creating this floral arbor for her. The arbor itself belongs to their venue, The Messick Farm, in Lascassas, TN, but with a lot of labor and love, it was my pleasure to bring this bohemian, romantic floral piece to life. Kelsey’s Floral Crown: Rion’s Flower Shop Photo by: Evane Stoner Photography
4) For Magen, we designed a bouquet that would be full of color and life (just like her!) Photo by Freestone Photography
3) And for Magen’s Bridesmaids, we designed a bouquet that would compliment her dynamic bouquet but also the deep eggplant of their adorable dresses. Photo by Freestone Photography
2) Molly and Kirk’s wedding was a celebration of all things fun, romantic and classically Southern. Therefore, I tried to design her bouquet to be the culmination of all of those things! I love when Brides accent their bouquets with something special to them. We wrapped the stems of this boquet in a handkerchief and a brooch (something old and blue!) that belonged to her Grandmother. Photo by Alex Bee Photo
1) When you start out with an invitation like the ones you saw at the beginning of this post, you better pull out the stops to create a fun bouquet to match that beautiful Bride and the awesomely bad dance moves. I triedPhoto by Kristin Vanzant Photography
There may or may not have to be a part 3 of this whole top 14 of 2014 thing… we’ll see! It depends on how long the Pumpkin Spice coffee holds out.
Hope this new year is treating you well so far!