HAPPY FRIDAY !!!!!!! For those brides out there that are getting ready for their big day, take notes. Brittany is the DIY queen and I think you might get some amaze ideas from her beautiful, southern wedding!!!
From the Bride:
I was looking for a rustic yet chic feel, all while sticking with my roots so the Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast was the perfect venue for our incredible wedding. I knew I wanted to splurge on the photographer, dress and venue, so I would need to do many of the items myself. The save the dates, invites, programs, menus, table #’s were all done with the help of my mom, sister and aunt. We also decided to forego the champagne toast and instead did a “moonshine toast” – each table setting had a mason jar with a blush pink paper straw and a shot glass for the toast. Prior to toasts beginning, the catering company placed one jar of moonshine on each table to share. I’m also a smores lover so the Inn graciously provided us with a firepit and the catering company setup a smores bar for roasting! It was the perfect touch to a fall night.
You will see a picture where the groomsmen are all showing their socks – every year my family participates in the annual Ovarian Cancer Walk in honor of my mom (she is a 5 year ovarian cancer survivor). The wedding and walk were on the same day so Roddy wanted to do something special to honor my mom. He contacted the organization and coordinated to pick up her “survivor package and tshirt” before the walk and wedding. He also bought teal socks for all of the groomsmen in support of Ovarian Cancer.
Kentucky Bourbon played a large part in our day – 30 months to the day before our wedding we were allowed to bury a bottle of bourbon upside down at the ceremony site. Southern tradition says that this will bring nothing but perfect weather for your perfect day – and it worked! After the ceremony, the bride and the groom are to unbury the bourbon and share it with guests who traveled near and far! Needless to say, the bottle didn’t last very long!
A few years ago my Dad decided to start a new family tradition and had wooden bears carved of our whole family, we have a papa bear, momma bear- all of my siblings, their spouses and the grandbabies. Since Roddy has been considered part of our family for so long we would always ask, “When does Roddy get his bear!?” During my Dad’s toast he presented Roddy with the long awaited bear that declared him as party of the family!
All of the details played out just as I had imagined and I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day!
Venue: Riverside Inn Bed + Breakfast | Photographer: KortneeKate Photography | Florals: Weddings by Kurt | Rentals: Advantage Tent Rental | Caterer: Be Creative | Dessert: Fantasy in Frosting + Sweet Lucy’s Cakery | Dress: Hyde Park Bridal