Heather & Addison

Wednesday, May 7, 2014



























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?

14 comments:

  1. LENA!
    I was absolutely IN LOVE with this venue when we visited it. The ceremony site literally took my breath away. It's like a naturally formed cathedral. This is exactly how a wedding here should look. Thank you for brightening my Wednesday :)

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  2. Just top to bottom full of class. Everything. That car especially. GAH!

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  3. Love that seating chart!! So pretty. Amazing work.

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  4. Wow, I can't believe that's Thomas Jefferson's childhood home! What a cool venue, for an absolutely stunning wedding!

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  5. Love the girls at Karson Butler, they are sooooo talented!!! And of course Katie is amazing!!! Such a picture perfect wedding!!!!

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  6. wow such a beautiful venue for a wedding! the outdoor seating are what dreams are made out of! gorgeous. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  7. Ah just wonderful and what a great place to have a wedding I LOVE it!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  8. Love that the bride's father officiated. That's something that I really want for my own wedding. I want someone I know and trust to officiate. Can't you get licensed (or is the word "ordained"?) online nowadays? I hear they're somewhat easy to come by.

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  9. I LOVE their toile linens--what a perfect detail for their venue!

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  10. What a classic wedding and an elegant venue. And those rings are to die for!

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  11. Love the venue. Just stunning.

    Clare x

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  12. The best thing about the venue is that it is a clean slate. There are no ugly carpets or heavy curtains. Also for desert we had an ice cream bar instead of cake.

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