Small Rose Garden Wedding with Mansion Reception

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Dimitra and Chris met each other in college–while on a swimming scholarship. Dimitra is from South Africa but her family originates from Greece. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, their intimate and elegant wedding was held in the rose garden at Loose Park in Kansas City, MO. This sweet wedding reflected not only the immense love that Dimitra and Chris have for each other but for small beautiful details, too. Garden and park weddings are amazing summer venues. We simply adore the effusion of pink roses in the garden, Dimitra’s oversized bouquet, red accents, DIY photo box, as well as the elegant tablescape and artful wedding cake. Enjoy.

bridal portrait in rose garden at Loose Park, Kansas, MO

bride and groom in rose garden for outdoor wedding ceremony

black and white photo of bride

Bride walking down the aisle at Loose Park

Groom looking at bride in outdoor wedding ceremony

red and white wedding bouquet

hydreangea wedding bouquet with cameo adornment

groom in red tie

bride and groom rose garden wedding

Bride and Groom in the rose garden at Loose Park

wedding rings and bride and groom

lace wedding shoe-flat peep toe

DIY card box

white wedding cake and floral centerpiece

elegant wedding reception table settings

mansion wedding reception

world map

Congrats Dimitra and Chris!


Photographer:  shades of gray photography | Floral Designer: Good Earth Floral and Design | Dress Store: Gracie’s Bridal | Cake Designer: Iced Art | via Two Bright Lights

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Butterfly-Themed Kentucky Farm Wedding

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Katie and Russell had a super sweet, handmade Kentucky farm wedding. Their wedding took place on a beautiful farm that belongs to Russell’s grandparents. Their ceremony was intimate, witnessed by guests seated on hay bails and the pastoral setting provided the perfect milieu for this down-to-earth couple. Katie is an entomologist (yes, she studies insects!) so their cobalt blue and teal colored wedding, also had a butterfly theme. Some of our favorite highlights include their “getaway horse and buggy” their blue wedding rings, the enormous willow tree focal point and handmade quilts adorning the ceremony, our lovely bride in spectacles, and well, pretty much everything! Enjoy.

Bride and Groom at their outdoor DIY handmade wedding

first look wedding photos

blue hydrangea bouquet and blue wedding rings

butterfly wedding attire and decor

groom's blue bow tie and white rose boutonniere

kids dropping petals before DIY outdoor wedding

groom waiting for bride to walk down outdoor aisle with her father

 outdoor wedding ceremony with guests on hay bails

couple under sheer canopy arch of diy outdoor wedding ceremony

pretty shot of couple kissing after pronounced husband and wife

getaway horse and cart

blue wedding shoes blue and white butterfly wedding cake

butterfly themed wedding flowers

handmade favors and blue wedding rings

bride and groom's first dance

Congratulations to Russell and Katie!



Photographer:  The Collection|Caterer:Chef Christopher’s Catering|Reception Venue: Grand Central Party Rental Inc.|Bakery: Publix|submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Vibrant and Elegant Southern Wedding

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“Call it ‘meant to be’ or ‘heaven sent’ but I believe it was our destiny” said bride, Tabitha of husband, Chris.

Married at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN, Chris and Tabitha had a beautiful and bold outdoor southern wedding. Their vibrant color scheme of pink, black and white was adorned with gerbera daisies, gingham table decor, and elegant DIY touches. Much thanks to Erin Lee of The Collection for sharing Chris and Tabitha’s lovely lovely southern wedding with us.

Outdoor photo of bride and groom at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN.

Front Porch Farms wedding near Nashville, TN

Calla lily wedding bouquet and lace wedding dress in southern wedding.

Bridal party at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN

Bridal bouquets of calla lilies and gerbera daisies.

Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN

Pink gerbera daisy ceremony aisle decor

Father walking daughter down the aisle of outdoor wedding.

Pink and white calla lily wedding bouquet with black stem wrap.

Southern wedding reception featuring black and white gingham tablecloths.

Gerbera daisy centerpieces and black and white gingham table-runners.

Black, white and pink card box and wedding signs.

Southern style hashbrowns at wedding buffet.

Black and white gingham wedding decor.

S'mores wedding favors

White, pink and black wedding cake

Bride and groom first dance at southern wedding.

Hanging lanterns and blue mason jar wedding reception decorations.

Bride and Groom at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

A Beautiful Family

Sadly, in 2011 Tabitha’s husband and father to her two girls, passed away. Chris who was in the army with her late husband would come by and check in on her and the girls. But love has been restored as Chris has forged a beautiful path to not only Tabitha’s heart but the hearts of her two daughters as well. What a beautiful family! 

Bride and Groom at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

String lights wedding decor at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN.

String lights and black and white gingham table at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

Congratulations Chris and Tabitha! Much joy and happiness to you and your lovely daughters!



Photographer:  The Collection
Reception Venue: Front Porch Farms
Bakery: Mrs. J’s Baking and Catering
DJ: Nashville Party Authority
Floral Designer: The Enchanted Florist
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Simple Southern Wedding in Ivory and Brown

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Simple…charming…romantic… Check, check and check! We’re going to the chapel today with Maliea and Kendall. Their small outdoor wedding at Castle Hill Chapel sits right next door to the home of Maliea’s parents. The expansive sky and the rustic surroundings made the perfect accompaniment to their dreamy decor and neutral color palette.

Much to love … some of our favorite details from this southern diy wedding include: Maliea’s lace dress and her cotton-embellished ivory and tan bouquet. We love the 5 different dresses for her 8 bridesmaids plus the flower girl. We love their first-look photos and how Kendall and the guys wore cool skeleton key boutonnieres. And we love how burlap and tulle framed the focal point of the ceremony. What is your favorite detail?

Rustic wedding photo of bride

First look wedding photo in southern wedding.

first look wedding photos

bride and groom in southern style wedding

bride leaning against haystack in southern vintage wedding

Bride and Groom in southern diy wedding

wedding party in earth tones in southern diy wedding

little southern wedding chapel

southern wedding ceremony aisle decorations

kids in ceremony of southern style wedding

Groom waiting for bride at ceremony

father walking daughter down the aisle at outdoor wedding

southern style outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom with kids in their southern DIY wedding

Large southern wedding bouquet with cotton

southern wedding reception tent with vintage decor

diy reception florals

3 tier white and cream wedding cake

waffle bar at southern wedding

bride and groom on vintage couch


Photographer:  CREATE Portraiture
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