Thomas Jefferson's boyhood home makes for a beautiful wedding venue–especially if the historic house belongs to the groom's family, whose parents still live and operate Tuckahoe Plantation. This Southern couple wanted their big day to feel like a dinner party; the design team at Karson Butler Events suggested they bring long tables and classic Bentwood chairs onto the home's front lawn for an alfresco reception.
Heather wore a lace appliqué gown and Badgley Mischka embellished sandals; while her maids looked pretty in matching J.Crew silk taffeta dresses, Addison and his pals wore mismatched dark suits. The pair was married in an outdoor ceremony beneath some of the property's enormous oak trees. The bride's father officiated their intimate "I do's" under an arch covered in petal pink roses, grown and arranged by the groom's mother, a master gardener.
The reception expertly mixed burlap and toile, café lights and silver candelabras. Beef from the bride's home state of Texas, and chicken and vegetables from the farm were served for supper, and both Heather and Addison's mother contributed pecan pies and carrot cake cupcakes to the dessert offerings. There was dancing between each course, and after one last glass of Champagne, the new Mr and Mrs slipped away in their 1966 Mustang.
I can't thank Katie Stoops enough for letting me share her gorgeous images; tell me, what's your favorite detail from this fabulous fête?