Kelly and John

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


























 






I'm partial to weddings that stand the test of time, weddings that look as lovely and fresh in 50 years as they do now, like this beautiful celebration. A joyful bride, a gleeful walk down the aisle, brand new rings, maybe even a spin on the dance floor–these are the things I come back to every time. 

Kelly and John married on a warm October day at the Woodbery Forest School, the groom's youthful alma mater. The bride wore a Jenny Yoo gown, her mother's lace-trimmed veil and heirloom jewelry, and her bridesmaids wore sweetheart cocktail dresses in the wedding's signature shade of pink. John and his groomsmen wore classic black suits paired with pink polka dot ties, and their ivory boutonnieres matched the full bouquets of garden roses, dahlias and hypericum berries by Pat's Floral Designs. After a traditional ceremony, guests joined the newlyweds at their family farm and historic estate (really need to get one of those!) for a reception on the grounds, planned and styled by Shindig Weddings and Events. Kelly's family arranged flowers for the altar and reception tables in vintage family stoneware, and her aunt designed and created their wedding cake. Beggars Banquet served an elegant Southern meal, and the seven-piece Winn Brothers Band provided the perfect soundtrack. Elisa of Elisa B Photography captured most of this couple's beautiful celebration on film, and was generous enough to share her gorgeous images with me–thank you, Elisa!


Tell me, what's your favorite detail? I just adore those heart hang tags instead of place cards!

26 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful. And damn, I need to get ahold of a family farm/estate too!

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  2. Ooh her veil is gorgeous! Those heart tags are a super sweet idea too - love it all!

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  3. The heart tags are sweet! & I like the flower girl baskets too.

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  4. Her veil! Oh goodness that is one beautiful piece!

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  5. There is nothing like a classic wedding. they really are always the most beautiful. I love the colors she chose for the bridesmaids!

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  6. what a cute little church- great B and W photos too.

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  7. Wow it looks like it belongs in a fairytale book! Gorgeous!

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  8. this is a classic wedding and will most definitely stand the test of time. I especially love her veil. I wish it was appropriate to wear wedding veils to like the grocery store or post office.

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  9. Oh, how utterly darling! Those blush tones are so romantic!

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  10. What a beautiful wedding! So much love :)

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  11. So beautiful!! I love that veil.

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  12. what an adorable bride!!!!!! ooh and the flowers, the colors, the bridesmaids, the little girls, all too cute°! x

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  13. so many pretty details! i love the pink dresses and the hearts!!! xoxo

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  14. My favorite is the bride's veil - gorgeous!

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  15. Favorite pictures are the tray of empty flutes and the big bowl of flowers. Gorgeous!

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  16. Her shoes! So gorgeous. Do you know where they are from? xo style, she wrote

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  17. this is too gorg! and your blog! always in love with every visit.

    xoxo navy & orange

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  18. what a beautiful wedding! i love the b&w photos..and those flowers are charming!

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  19. Gorgeously sweet & romantic!!

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  20. Thank you so much for featuring their beautiful wedding!

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  21. I wore a very similar mantilla! Mine was the length of my gown though. I loved it soooo much. I'll never get rid of it.

    ~ Clare x

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