If you are a lover of bow ties and pearls and monograms, you are a southern girl at heart and will fall for this southern wedding captured by Macon Photography. Seriously, this wedding is chock full of every sweet southern detail you could imagine; Antonia Christianson Events did an amazing job pulling everything together! I’m absolutely in love with the vintage hankie station and all the gorgeous greenery. And who doesn’t love a biscuit bar?
When Mike and I began planning our wedding, we wanted to ensure that our celebration felt intimate and that our guests felt like they knew more about the intricacies of our relationship after being there. We also wanted to recognize that the most important part of the day was the ceremony where we actually became husband and wife.
Part of our ceremony was conducted by my father, which made it very special. We also hired a local choir to sing some of our personal favorites, ‘ Oh Happy Day,’ and ‘Signed Sealed Delivered.’ Although certainly abnormal for a wedding, my personal favorite was ‘Go Tell It on The Mountain,’ which was a staple of Christmas Eve services of our childhoods. As soon as guests entered the sanctuary, they were encouraged to take antique hankies that had been collected over the prior year by my mom, ‘for happy tears.’ Our ceremony definitely captured not only the love that we felt, but also the joy at becoming husband and wife!
At the cocktail hour, guests were greeted with a sweet tea bar in the bed of a vintage pick-up truck. Guests could cool down with the sweet tea, and those who were feeling adventurous could have the ‘John Daly,’ which was an Arnold Palmer with a kick! At the cocktail hour, we hoped our guests were entertained by a display of family wedding photos, and a silhouette artists who hand cut silhouettes for guests. Sweetwater Cuisine did not disappoint with our Southern style menu, reflective of some of our favorites! We had a grits and biscuit bar complete with all the fixins! The relaxed nature was carried through with lawn games of bocce ball, cornhole, and horseshoes.
At the reception, we carried through details reflective of us. From the pound cakes baked by my grandmother, to the commemorative church plates collected over the year prior, we hope our wedding reflected our personalities. Mike grew up playing baseball and one of our first dates was to a Nationals game, so at 10PM, our band played ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame,’ as guests were served pigs n a blanket, cokes in a bottle and popcorn!
At the conclusion of the evening, Mike and I departed the reception in the bed of a vintage truck, waving goodbye to our guests. It was a truly memorable night and we feel so lucky to have had such a wonderful wedding day!
Photography | Macon Photography | Coordination | Antonia Christianson Events | Ceremony Location | Ghent United Methodist Church | Reception Venue | Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Catering | Sweetwater Cuisine | Florist | Studio Posy | Stationery | Wedding Paper Divas | Makeup & Hair | Faces by Rebecca Wood | Videography | Lovell’s Production | Band | HipShack | Silhouette Artist | Billie Wills | Officiant | Tom Mercer | PR | Be Inspired PR