Lialah + Daniel were married at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville, Tennessee. Their wedding is full of whimsy and lace, peonies and balloons + so much more! And of course I just love her pretty lace tights and sparkly shoes. :) Lialah + Daniel really wanted to throw a big party and their goal was to make sure their guests had a great time, so they meticulously selected food that represented their tastes, including foods inspired by Lialah’s Indian heritage, a band that could rock oldies and new songs that would connect with all generations at the reception, and just made everything as fun and beautiful as they possibly could without making anything too formal. No tuxes and no fuss really. Just a good time and great reason to celebrate. Big thanks to the lovely Simply Bloom ladies for the photos and congrats to Lialah + Daniel!
I am a very opinionated designer and Daniel is great about supporting my ideas and letting me run with them so I took the lead on most aspects of the wedding getting his input in areas he cared most — food, cake, his attire, groomsmen attire and music. I gathered much of my inspiration from pinterest and I absolutely love all things vintage and wanted to select items that could be reused in our home after the event. We allowed both of these characteristics to inspire the details of the event. I collected old jars and silver vessels used in all the centerpieces. I also created an alter of sorts with a triptych of three vintage doors. I stopped by various antique stores on the hunt for anything I thought we could use in the wedding. Some great finds we utilized include vintage iron planters, baskets, an oversized wooden trivet used as our cake stand, and various odd pieces of furniture.
That is nearly an impossible question to answer honestly. It was all so fantastic I can’t forget all of it. You know how everyone says their wedding day was a blur. Well I truly do not feel that way. I recall so many small precious moments from the day. But I guess what really made the day perfect…would be my sweet husband telling me how spectacular our wedding was. I worked really hard to plan an awesome event that everyone would love including us, and the fact that he would have changed nothing about it really meant the world to me.
Just know what you want. Don’t waffle and waste time. Think about what is most important to you and go for it. We booked a venue the first weekend we looked. Once I saw it we cancelled other appointments and just went for it. We knew what photographers we wanted and their only available date was the only date we could get our venue too, so perfect. Oh and don’t skimp on photography, if it is important to you. That is a great area to splurge a little. Odds are you will not regret it. I know we don’t. And we can relive the day anytime through our fantastic images documenting the day. And lastly, do not worry about tradition. If you want to make your own rules, then go for it. It is your day and don’t let anyone tell you that you have to do it one way or another. It should really be up to the bride and groom when it comes down to it.
photography: Simply Bloom Photography // venue + catering: Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville, Tennessee // wedding dress: Collette Dinnigan // shoes: BHLDN (butter brand) // florist: Garden District // music: The Titanics // cake: Lady Bugg Bakery and Ciao Bella // favors: Pistache Pastry // hairpieces: LoBoheme // bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie, Etsy, Jcrew, Gilt Groupe, Nordstrom // groom suit: Jcrew // invitations + paper goods: bride (Lialah Putman-Harper); letterpress printing through Menage // music: The Titanics // cake topper: Simply Silhouettes
to your wedding faves