Devon had to be one of the most laid back, relaxed brides we have worked with to date, and she and Russ are obviously well suited for one another. Her bridesmaids gushed to us how perfect this couple was together, and we must say it was evident to anyone watching them interact. As they shared their private first look, both shed happy tears. The tears continued as Russ walked his mom down the aisle, and during the couple’s ceremony. The couple clearly treasured each moment, and their guests clearly treasured THEM! Many of their friends were intricately involved in their wedding day: the officiant was a long time friend of the bride, the DJ was a family friend, one of Russ’s groomsmen hand crafted the Pinterest-worthy wooden guest book, and another friend let Russ use his shiny red Porsche for their getaway car. Before we can move onto the next aspect of the day, the Father of the Bride’s mustache needs to be recognized with a tip of the hat here: one of the most fantastic facial hair stylings ever sported at one of our events. We couldn’t just not mention it, right? Check that out!
Back to the details of the day: true to her low key style, Devon let each of the bridesmaids pick her own dress, with the only specifications that it be gunmetal grey and sequined. This allowed each of her friends to showcase their own style while keeping the bridal party cohesive (not to mention looking dazzlingly chic!). The groomsmen wore light grey suits with a coordinated mix of preppy plaid bow ties and kerchiefs. The groom wore a darker suit, which worked well with both the lighter suits worn by his men, and gunmetal grey worn by the bridesmaids—truly, grey is such a timeless, versatile color; it’s hard to go wrong! We loved the modern metallic grey look Devon put together, and we loved the sweetly Southern styled grays used in Katie & Blaine’s wedding.
The decor was all created by the bride and groom. They kept it simple, using vintage cigar boxes filled with rich green succulents as centerpieces for the seated tables. Tiny teacup succulents were placed atop cocktail tables and hung on the aisle to mark reserved seats during their ceremony. Less proved to be more for this day, and we were loving the impact it made. Deep green-hued succulents, rustic wooden cigar boxes and metallic grey sequins juxtaposed together made for a sleek, modern feel.
The wedding reception food was a unique surprise: breakfast for dinner! Holmes Catering provided a scrumptious breakfast buffet including breakfast casserole, sausages, a grits bar (a Southern staple…a little heaven on earth, y’all!), chicken and waffles, and a cinnamon roll station with a frosting fountain. Please read that again. FROSTING FOUNTAIN! Such a fun change up from a traditional chocolate fountain that you might come across. Russ and Devon didn’t stop there: they opted for a buffet of desserts, too, instead of one large traditional cake. Cakes to Dye For made everyone’s mouth water with a selection of cannoli (a favorite of the groom), cream puffs, baby strawberry cupcakes, and a petite red velvet cake for the couple to cut, and share along with the other desserts. We adored being part of this wedding where everyone—especially the bride and groom, of course—seemed to truly enjoy themselves. Everything from the food to the flowers was absolutely seamless, just the way we (and our clients!!) like it!
Hair + Makeup: Melissa Pitts :|: Officiant: Chip Alexander :|: Florist: Urban Petals
Catering: Holmes Catering :|: Ceremony Music & DJ: Ryan “DJ Apollo” Hardy
Photographer: Apeture Vision Photography :|: Cake: Cakes to Dye For
Ceremony + Reception Venue + Rentals: Huguenot Loft :|: I Do Crew: Sarah | Jordan