Thursday, September 9, 2010

Real Wedding: Amy + Forrest

it's always such a pleasure to post real weddings, especially when the brides are followers of Weddings Fresh!  this sweet wedding is marked by an abundance of personalized touches from the bride and groom, as they are big on the details and big on fun.  the bride herself is a graphic design artist and created her own invitation suite that perfectly matched her and Forrest's beautiful love affair.  if you are as captivated by her designs as i am, check out Amy and her work here.  she is truly talented!  their wedding was captured by their photographer, Kristen Hogan on June 26th, and the couple chose the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee, as the backdrop to their celebration.  i love the homemade jars of jam and famous Loveless Cafe biscuits--you can't ever go wrong with biscuits!  ooh, yeah, one more thing, Amy and Forrest's rocked a vintage purple Checker for their getaway car.  sweet.

here is more from the bride herself:
Our wedding's theme was Timeless Southern Charm. During the planning process, we were really deliberate about the details that define us as a couple. This includes his plant background, my obsession with graphic design and color, and our love for bluegrass music. We put magnolia flowers on the cake because he proposed under a magnolia tree. We had bluegrass musicians learn a special song for my grand entrance at the ceremony. As a graphic designer, I designed all of our wedding stationery and branding. This included save-the-dates, invitations with a belly band and RSVP card, programs, favors, signage, thank you cards, and even bridesmaid gifts. I considered every detail in the stationery- from the stamps to the envelope liners. I love bright colored accents (note my husband's bright red hair!) and hand-rendered typography, so we knew our stationery had to be typographic and colorful. Because of his blue eyes, red hair, and fun personality, Forrest wanted to wear a bright blue bow tie. That led to a summer, jewel blue as our founding color, with yellow as the accent.
For favors, we made packets of wildflower seeds. Each packet read, "Wildflower Seeds: Please plant these to celebrate the beauty of this day."
Because we were on a tight budget, Forrest and I milked every connection we had. We turned to friends, family, and coworkers for almost everything, including flowers, music, and printing. Even the Checker Marathon car was donated. Despite all of the stress involved with planning, we really made it a point to learn from one another and love those around us. That meant going out on dates with no "wedding talk," visiting his parents to get away from the planning atmosphere, laughing at my bride moments, and most importantly, remaining prayerful.

Thank you, Amy!  We all wish you and Forrest the best!!

{Vendor List}
Photography: Kristyn Hogan
Florist: Megan McDugald

Stationery: The Bride, Amy Hardy
Stationery Printing: Advocate Marketing & Print
Ceremony Venue: Second Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: The Loveless Barn
Cake: The Sweetest Day
Reception Music: The City Limit Band
Caterer (Southern food, of course!): Tom Kats (The Loveless Cafe)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Rings: Kathy Brock with Rhapsody in Gold

Veil: Brenda's Bridal Veils
Blue Shoes: My Glass Slipper

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Ooooh, I really like this one!

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