Mint is definitely a fab color this year and I don’t think it has ever looked more fresh or fun as in today’s southern mint wedding! I love the way the bride incorporated this fun hue! From shoe clips to straws to tic tac mint favors, this wedding is adorably detailed in all things mint. She even painted her nails the color! And don’t you just love the bridesmaid outfits? They all have the same high-low skirt paired with an ivory lace top of their choice. What a gorgeous look!
The radiant bride Samantha shares:
I knew before Trip ever proposed to me, that I wanted to get married in January. Trip and I love music, and one song that remained a constant favorite to us was “January Wedding” by The Avett Brothers. After the proposal, Trip and I set the date, January 19th, 2013, the day after my parents wed 27 years prior.
I had the absolute honor of wearing my mom’s veil as my “something old”. It was just a beautiful as it was 27 years ago on her. It wasn’t until she placed it on me that everything began to set it. I was getting married!
Trip and I chose to do the “first look” and I am SO glad we did. It was so much fun tapping on his shoulder and getting to actually talk through our reactions of seeing each other. It also allowed us to take several fun, relaxed pictures. It was still just as special seeing him waiting for me at the alter!
As everyone was getting in place to line up and walk down the aisle it hit me- I had to go to the bathroom! Whether it was the nerves setting in or the Dr. Pepper I carefully drank in my wedding dress, I had to go. Without hesitation my bridesmaids were up for this challenge! So as the grandparents were being seating, I had two bridesmaids holding my dress up as they guided me to the toilet. I was reminded from this moment that not only do I have a small bladder, but I also had the best bridesmaids ever.
To play on the fact that my now husband’s last name is Doyle, I wanted to incorporate doilies into the wedding. I had my nails painted mint green since the day I got engaged so choosing my colors was easy. I have been passed down a love for all things shabby chic and vintage so I used that to tie in the doilies and mint green. So soon everything began falling into place just the way I imagined it!
Growing up my mom always told me, “A little goes a long way”. I often reminded myself of this during all my planning stages. My advice to future brides would be to keep it simple and keep it fun. When it stops being fun, it’s not simple enough.
Photography | Ashley Upchurch | Venue & Caterer | Balinese Ballroom | Florist | Butterflies Florist | Dress | Allure | Bridesmaids Skirts | Miss Me | Hair | Dawn Dunaway | DJ | Dale Sojourner