Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Katie & Kevin Cooksey's Wedding Blog

Congrats to Katie & Kevin! Their wedding was published in Perfect Wedding Guide.

Click here to read more about it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Virginia & Ray Spain’s Wedding

June 2, 2012 –At the Lodge, Virginia prepared for her wedding day. The first Saturday of June was gorgeous with the sun beaming and the temperatures in the mid-70. The southern chic theme flowed throughout the entire afternoon. Guests arrived and waited for the ceremony to begin under the shade of the trees. The pergola was decorated with blue hydrangeas and yellow strands of ribbon, giving it a whimsical feel. Clear mason jars filled with blue hydrangeas hung on the aisle chairs to complete the look for the outdoor wedding.

After the ceremony, guests entered the Lodge and found their name cards slipped into the slats of a large, white shutter. As guests found their seats, they had “guestbook pages” waiting for them to use their creativity. With mini buckets of multi-colored pens at each table, guests were encouraged to fill out the pages with information such as where they traveled from, advice for the bride and groom and even draw a picture of the newlyweds.  An entertaining activity and something that Virginia and Ray certainly enjoyed reading through the days following their wedding. 

The reception was decorated as if it came out of Southern Living Magazine. Guest tables were draped in white pintuck linens and blue and yellow floral runners that the bride made herself.  Adorned with white garden lanterns, blue hydrangeas in mason jars and table numbers displayed on mini chalk boards, the reception look was ideal for a charming afternoon wedding.   Virginia and Ray sat at a private (sweetheart) table sharing intimate conversations with one another during lunch.

The reception came to an end as Virginia and Ray ask everyone to line up out front of the Lodge as they went to pack their stuff. The guests received wishing wands with yellow ribbons and little bells. Once everyone was ready, Virginia and Ray stepped out of the Lodge as husband and wife. The wishing wands were waving and jingling as they got into their car to drive to Florida for their honeymoon.  A beautiful day for a beautiful couple.  Congratulations Virginia & Ray!

Written By: Elizabeth Timms
Assistant Events Coordinator
Photos for this blog were taken by Stevenson Ridge

Caterer: Caroline Street Catering I Florist: Westwood's Florist I Photographer: Dirt Road Photography I Coordinator: Jennifer LaRock, Stevenson Ridge I Ceremony Music: Eric Gilgenast I Cupcakes: Fat Girl Cakes Officiant: C. Mark McNabb