Meg, an interior stylist (http://www.megcook.com/), knew exactly want she wanted when she set out to plan her small, spring-time wedding. The planning began around the ceremony and reception being held at her father's house at Smith Lake. It was very important to the bride and groom that only family and very close friends attend their intimate affair. They wanted a "laid back" feel without losing the formality of a traditional wedding.
The ceremony decor was focused around a large white umbrella. We had Scot Wedgeworth create an exquisite floral arrangement within the umbrella that served as a haven in which Meg and Devon said "I do."
The photographer had to head back to Birmingham before Meg and Devon wanted the reception to end, so we changed things up a bit.......we created little cones filled with rose petals that were in the chairs of every guest when they arrived at the ceremony. The cones had a sticker that read "as the happy couple comes your way, toss the petals and shout hurray!" Mission accomplished -- we were able to get the "going away photo" without having to rush the reception.
My favorite detail of this wedding were the various cake toppers Meg's late mother collected over the years. Devon's sister, a cake designer form Tuscaloosa, created multiple wedding cakes for Meg, and a delicious cinnamon roll cake for Devon. Having a cake designer in the family was a huge perk! Check out her website...For Goodness Cakes.
I am hoping to have some photos from Jason Wallis to add to this post. His photography skills are far better than mine (actually, I think Tom took these....have I mentioned that the blog editor's job description now includes working every wedding as well? This might be a topic for another post).