Casey + Stephen – Beachside Beauty

October 3rd, 2018

What is more fun than a wedding between two people who truly love each other? A beachside destination wedding. Casey & Stephen allowed the natural beauty of the chapel and the surroundings take center stage at their wedding. With the scenic beauty of Alys Beach the couple kept the rest of the details of their wedding elegant, timeless, and romantic.

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The Couple: Casey + Stephen Miller

Wedding Date: February 27, 2016

Location: Alys Beach (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)

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Tell us “your story” in a few sentences. Stephen & I met our sophomore year at the University of Alabama. Our first date was a Tacky Christmas party and we had a great time! We were together ever since.

Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Elegant, timeless, and romantic.

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Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic. I wanted everything to be simple yet elegant. The colors of the flowers were mostly white, with a hint of soft pink, and lots of greenery. The bridesmaids wore soft grey dresses. I wanted everything to be neutral with lots of flowers and twinkle lights. The Seaside Chapel is so beautiful on its own that I did not want to add much to it. We brought in a few small flower arrangements, but other than that we let the chapels beauty shine through! The reception was held in a large one-room tent with a clear roof. I wanted everyone to feel included in the party! On one end we had the band and dance floor set-up and on the other end we had the bar with a seating area full of comfy armchairs and couches. The clear tent top allowed for our guests to have see outside and enjoy a different tent experience.

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What was your favorite detail from the day? My favorite detail was the reception tent and layout. It was so easy to get around and feel included from anywhere in the tent!

What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before you started planning your wedding? I kept really calm the whole time planning our wedding. We had the best vendors who made everything fun and easy!

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Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! EOH was hands down the BEST. Everything from our save the dates to our wedding suite to custom thank you notes were top quality and stunning. I loved our save the dates, because they gave our guests all the details they needed to know about our destination wedding. I loved the map EOH designed for us of 30a- many of our guests commented on how helpful the map was to get a feel of 30a. EOH were so easy to work with and so sweet!

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EOH would love to thank Casey (the beautiful bride!), the couples family,  It’s A Shore Thing, and Paul Johnson Photography for documenting this lovely day! We were so thankful to be apart of this wedding and work alongside of your family to help you create your picture perfect day. We also loved the details in your Save the Dates and creating a map of 30a. Thank you for letting us be apart of your day and letting us walk alongside you in this new season of life! Congratulations!

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DRESS The White Room- Birmingham, AL// ACCESSORIES Neiman Marcus// VENUE Seaside Chapel, Kelly Green- Alys Beach// PHOTOGRAPHY Paul Johnson Photography// WEDDING PLANNER It’s A Shore Thing// PAPER EOH// FLOWERS Events by Nouveau// CATERER Townsend Catering// CAKE Confections on the Coast//RENTALS Events by Nouveau// BRIDESMAID ATTIRE Bridals by Lori// GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Groomsmen Owned// MAKE-UP Yevette Nation

Ann + Donnie – Dreamy Southern Wedding

June 18th, 2018

What says “day of your dreams” more than a magical garden of greenery and strung lights? In every detail, the focus of whites and creams with hints of gold seamlessly folded into the draping greenery. This beautiful southern wedding transformed a barn into a garden that dreams are made of. 

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The Couple’s names: Ann & Donnie Young

Wedding Date: August 5, 2017

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church/Saddle Woods Farm, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Tell us “your story” in a few sentences. We met through a mutual love of all sports. Donnie coaches at my alma mater, Vanderbilt University. We dated for 2 ½ years before we got engaged. Donnie caught me totally by surprise and proposed in the athletics department at Vanderbilt, where we first met.

Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Classic, southern, clean

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You have awesome style! Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic. I wanted a very clean, classic, and fresh wedding. Our wedding planners were fantastic and they helped bring my vision to life. We used a lot of whites and creams, some gold and lots of greenery

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What was your very favorite detail from the day? It is virtually impossible to name just one. I love how it all came together! The ladies at Big Events did such a beautiful job of transforming the barn. If I had to pick one favorite detail, it would probably be the way the ladies incorporated the greenery into the décor. It brought that garden feel into the reception.

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What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before you started wedding planning? We worked with Big Events a couple of years earlier on my sister’s wedding, and I was so impressed with their work. They thought of every detail, and I knew they would do a wonderful job on my wedding. They make sure there are no regrets!

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Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! I had a very particular vision for my wedding invitation. It is the first introduction for your guests to the tone of the wedding. Emily was so lovely to work with, she listened to what I wanted, and made helpful suggestions. The invitation turned out perfectly!

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This bride, these colors, these photos – BREATHTAKING! We felt honored to work with Ann and the talented team at Big Events on this wedding suite. We love an invitation where the font fills the entire paper with lovely script in letterpress. So luxurious, so classic and so personal at the same time. The color choice for this suite was on point as well! It’s soft, romantic and bold in all the right ways. Thank you, Ann and Donnie, for letting us help you set the tone for your lovely lovely wedding!

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DRESS BHLDN // ACCESSORIES shoes: Christian Louboutin Follies Strass // VENUE Ceremony: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Reception: Saddle Woods Farm // PHOTOGRAPHER Austin Gros // WEDDING PLANNER DeDe Scheibe & Lacey Fuson with Big Events // PAPER Emily O. Holmes // FLOWERS Martha Greenwood with Big Events // CATERER Kristen Winston Catering // CAKE Desert Designs by Leland Riggins // LINENS BBJ LinensOver The Top Linens, and La Tavola Linens // RENTALS Music City Tents and Events and Please be Seated // LIGHTING Bright Events Productions // DRAPING Quest Events // BRIDESMAID ATTIRE Bill Levkoff // GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Michael Kors from Lauber Clothing // MAKE-UP Amanda Gros // BAND The Atlanta AllStars

Blake + Jordan – Matrimony and Magnolias

May 18th, 2018

It’s all in the location. At least it definitely was for Blake and Jordan when creating the desired aesthetic for their gorgeous summer wedding. With the focal point on the magnolia flower, Belle Meade was an effortless and perfect backdrop. From hightop Superga’s under the wedding gown to the sunlight through the magnolia trees, Blake and Jordan’s wedding day cultivated a wonderful sense of whimsy. 

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The Couple’s names: Blake and Jordan Blankenbecler

Wedding Date: June 10, 2017

Location: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee

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Tell us “your story” in a few sentences. I (Blake) moved to Nashville in 2015 for grad school. A friend invited me to a shrimp boil over Labor Day weekend. I figured it would be a good idea to say yes to the invite seeing as I had just moved to town and needed friends. Lo and behold, the shrimp boil was at Jordan’s house. He liked my shoes (leopard print high top Superga’s) and I liked how he made me laugh. After we kept running into each other, Jordan asked me on a date and it didn’t take us long to fall in love. On our wedding day, I wore white high top Superga’s because it was only appropriate!

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Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Classical, whimsical, beautiful

You have awesome style! Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic. We wanted Belle Meade to be the backdrop of our wedding because it is just so lush and green and beautiful. We knew we wouldn’t have to work hard to make it beautiful because the setting already is! They have magnolia trees around the entire property and the white flower against the dark green crisp leaves was a stunning detail to us. We decided to make the magnolia flower the theme of our wedding and we are so glad we did! Both Jordan and I have a pretty classic and refined style. We went with colors for both the bridesmaids and the groomsmen that would stand out against the green backdrop. We spent time accentuating the beauty that was already there and couldn’t be more happy about how the day turned out!

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What was your very favorite detail from the day? The light was absolutely magical! A guest told us our ceremony was like being in the Garden of Eden. Walking down the aisle with my Dad – we were both crying – then getting to see Jordan and FINALLY marry him in front of out most important people… hands down the best. Also, I can’t go without mentioning the dance floor. The.Most.Fun.Ever!

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What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before you started wedding planning? Decision fatigue is a very real thing. Give yourself three options for everything and make the decision from those three. Oh, and wedding planners are God’s sweet sweet gift to brides and their moms! At first, my mom and I didn’t see the value of a planner, but as we got deeper into the wedding planning waters, we knew we couldn’t do it alone. Lindsay was such a God-sent to us as my mom and I had never planned a wedding before!

Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! We ADORED our paper lovelies!! The stationary was a very important detail to me as I think it sets the tone for the wedding and I am just a sucker for all things paper. Emily was a gem-and-a-half to work with. She was able to see our vision and make it personal to a T! They honestly turned out better and more beautiful than I imagined and I have Emily to thank for her creativity and beauty she put into every detail.

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Blake and Jordan were the ideal clients. They were laid back but knew exactly what they wanted – which made designing super fun and easy! With the magnolia as the centerpiece, we had to add it the invitations! A watercolor magnolia was the perfect fit. I also loved how they picked an oversized font for the bride/groom names with a watercolor effect that had grey tones changing throughout the letters. Their suite was a perfect example of how a wedding invitation can be flat printed and look exquisite! They also added southern vintage stamps which added a wonderful additional to the suite. They knew exactly where to add the special touches. Great taste, a touch of the southern whimsy, and a couple full of love and laughter truly made for a joyful celebration! Thank you, Blake and Jordan, for allowing us to be a small part of such a deeply important day.

Anything else you’d like to tell us? It takes a village to make an event like this happen! I couldn’t have done it without the help of my mom and dad…they worked so hard to make this day beautiful and I’m incredibly grateful for their love and support!

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DRESS Ladies of Lineage Bridal Boutique // ACCESSORIES earrings Anthropologie, shoes Superga Sneakers // VENUE Belle Meade Plantation // PHOTOGRAPHY The Image is Found // WEDDING PLANNER Lindsay Rothrock // PAPER Emily O. Holmes // FLOWERS Shannon McLaughlin // CATERER Infinity Events & Catering // CAKE Amanda LeSaicherre // RENTALS Liberty Party Rentals // BRIDESMAID ATTIRE Weddington Way // GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Tailors’ Keep // MAKE UP Tina Davis // HAIR Alyssa Krauss

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