Okay, guys, please tell us you have already checked out AK + Dan’s beyond awesome rehearsal dinner, featured on GWS earlier today, and that you’re fully ready for their gorgeous wedding! If so, let’s jump right in to all the pretty, planned by M Elizabeth Events, with florals + styling by HotHouse Design Studio.
On the details of the day, AK shares, I had a very clear vision of the wedding from the beginning. I kept telling my wedding planner and florist that I wanted an eclectic, European garden party. The flowers were my biggest inspiration, and they guided me throughout the whole decision making process. We made all of the decisions together, and we chose was most aesthetically pleasing to both of us. We have a very similar style, and so it was a fun process inspiring each other.
And W&E Photographie captured all those details perfectly! Let’s take a look…
So much love for AK’s bridesmaids + their perfectly mismatched dresses! Shop their look in our guide below!
A king protea bouquet by Mandy at HotHouse Design Studio fit right in with the bohemian setting.
Processional: Old Pine – Ben Howard
Recessional: Smooth Sailin' – Leon Bridges
First Dance: Wanna Be on Your Mind – Valerie June
We have two favorite memories. First, the ceremony was just pure magic. We were standing underneath this insanely beautiful arbor with these huge bumble bees everywhere and this southern rainstorm was rolling in. We also wrote our own vows, and it was just a really neat time. Second, it started pouring down rain on the dance floor towards the end of wedding, and it just turned into this huge dance party. I'm not even sure what was happening, but it ended with Daniel and I crowd surfing.
When I started planning, I would go look at different wedding blogs Pinterest pages and pinned literally everything I liked. Then I went back through and found a theme in what I saved, and I deleted everything that did not fit. It really helped give me a clear vision and really inspired so many details of our wedding. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and stressful, but it's important to remember that your focus should be on the marriage and the covenant that is about to be made.
photography: W&E Photographie // venue name: SpringHouse Restaurant, Alexander City, Alabama, USA // event design: HotHouse Design Studio // planning: M Elizabeth Events // florals: Mandy at HotHouse Design // wedding dress: Monique Lhuiller // wedding dress boutique: Ivory and White // hairpiece: crown - Jennifer Behr // bride's shoes: Tabitha Simmons // bride's ring: Satomi Kawakita // bridesmaid dresses: Revolve, Free People, Reformation and Joanna August via Shopbop // hair stylist: Liz Whipple - Yellow House Salon // makeup artist: Same as Stylist // groom attire: J.Crew // groom's shoes: Oak Street Boots // groom's ring: Made by the bride // videography: Kinora Films // paper goods: Holly Hollon // catering: SpringHouse Restaurant // cake: Barb's Cakes // desserts: Hero Doughnuts // furniture rentals: HotHouse Design // linen rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited // music: Burning Las Vegas // officiant: Michael Abrams