Jessica and Dustin’s June 24th wedding was a quintessential Southern wedding! Complete with burlap, cotton, antlers and barbecue, this pretty day was a true reflection of this sweet couple. Though rain threatened to move the ceremony indoors, prayers were answered and these two were able to say “I do” outside, as they had always dreamed to be.
By Kristi Moore:
The perfect proposal was the start of 2016 for Jessica & Dustin. Five hundred days later, they were finally Mr. and Mrs. Ware! Jessica and Dustin booked with us shortly after they were engaged and before our doors officially opened.
These two share a love for the outdoors and were set on having an outdoor ceremony. The week of their wedding it rained every single day. We always talk about a rain plan with our couples at the final meeting in hopes we don’t have to use it. The morning of their wedding the rain had not moved out, around twelve o’clock they had made the call to move the ceremony indoors. It felt like as soon as they did so, the clouds began to break but the future forecast was not looking great. The ceremony was set to start at six o’clock and at three-thirty they asked if there was anyway to move the ceremony back outside. With the help of one of our amazing vendors, Rental Solutions we made it happen. When I say it was a close call, I’m not exaggerating. Jessica and Dustin were able to say ‘I do’ outside, take a few pictures and be introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Ware into the reception and during their first dance the bottom fell out and it poured for a solid hour.
This bride was all about DIY projects and with the help of her mom, Sandra, they pulled it off. They literally did everything, centerpieces, bouquets, cake, linens and the list goes on. Jessica and I are cousins and I have to say everything was a true representation of who she is. She can be girly but loves to go hunting. In her bouquet, she incorporated turkey feathers, cotton and greenery.
Jessica and Sandra draped the tables with white linens, navy runners and in the center a burlap square. From there, each table had a mason jar filled with greenery and cotton, antlers, a picture of Jessica and Dustin.
Guests were able to enjoy and dance to the acoustic music played by Colt Lucas, fill their bellies with BBQ from Fresh Air and a slice of homemade cake to top it off. Once the rain moved out guest enjoyed the view of one of the brightest rainbows I have ever seen. A sweet simple, southern wedding.
Floral & Decor: Done by the Bride & the Mother of the Bride
Cake: Mother of the Bride
Musician: Colt Lucas
Officiant: Tim Taylor
Photographer: Ashton Taylor Photography
Caterer: Fresh Air BBQ