When I came across this wedding by Simple Splendor Photography several weeks ago, I just knew I had to have it! It is truly one of the most chic and fun wedding I’ve ever seen! Plus, my fave colors being black and white, I am in total heaven!
The stunning Bethany shares the details:
I started drawing up sketches of my wedding since before my husband and I were actually engaged; I have a drawing of the black and white curtain and aisle runner for the ceremony. So when he did pop the question, I was already on my way to planning the wedding. Moments after seeing my mom and telling her “I’M ENGAGED” we sat down and I conveyed my grand vision to her. From there, it just evolved and got bigger and better and became what you see in the photos.
Most important to us while planning was that as many of our friends and family members would be able to attend as possible. We wanted guests to feel comfortable and have a good time. We wanted guests who thought they didn’t like weddings, to leave thinking, “Wow, that wasactually fun!”
My mom is extremely creative and a wonderful seamstress and so wasable to create all the things I drew up, like the curtain, aislerunner, flower girl baskets and ring bearer pillows. She’s also very thrifty and so loved the idea of decorating the wedding with fleamarket finds: all the white bud vases and welcome drink mason jars were claimed from area flea markets and rummage sales. We also collected mismatch white dinner and cake plates. My best friend and maid of honor was married in January and we purposefully used items that we could both use at our weddings, like all those dinner plates! One thing is for sure, my mom, siblings and Aunts were instrumental inpulling it all off and I’ll always be grateful for all the work and sacrifices they made to make it happen.
Our favorite part of the day is dancing impromptu during cocktail hourto our Indie band, The Ben Miller Band. The bridal party starteddancing and I tracked Dylan down and asked him to dance. “Before the first dance?,” he asked. “Yes!” Oh! One more favorite memory! Passing strawberry Champagne amongst the bridal party singing “Strawberry Wine” very loudly and badly, watching guests walk to the ceremony from our secret birdseye view above the reception building. Also, watching the groomsmen play cornhole and myhandsome dad in his suit doing last minute things, like tying mason jars in trees on a ladder.
I also loved seeing everything come together. Sketches and what felt then like endless talks about how things would be became reality. And as I said countless times that day, everything was perfect!
Photography | Simple Splendor Photography
Venue | Cedar Bluff Camp
Cake | Laurel Street Bakery
Caterer | Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (My mom works at the hospital, which was our path to landing on having a hospital caterwedding food. Everything was actually quite good!)
Dress | It’s an Amsale Nadine inspired custom gown made by Abelina’sBridal
Cardigan | Anthropologie
Flowers | 50flowers.com
Makeup | MAC Cosmetics
Bridesmaid dresses | Mori Lee