Thursday, June 27, 2019

Kate's Wedding Photos

If you’ve been reading along closely, then you probably are well aware that this is the summer of weddings for my friends. June has been my month off per se given that I was a bridesmaid in a wedding last month and will be one in weddings in both July and August. After sharing a couple of photos from Kate’s wedding weekend in a Step Into My Week post and Instagram I was surprised by how many of y’all were interested in seeing more photos from the weekend’s festivities once we got them back from the photographer. 

I don’t really know what sort of post to write to accompany the photos since Kate, and her wedding planner worked out all of the details of the event and the photographer snapped pictures that did a stellar job of documenting the moment for Kate and Patrick to treasure for years to come. Seriously, Kate’s wedding photographer made such a point to make us feel comfortable in front of the camera and was beyond kind complementing us the whole time. If you have any specific ideas about what you want me to share when sharing photos from weddings later this summer, I am all ears.

I will say that there were two specific details of Kate’s décor that caught my attention. The first being that all of the bridesmaids were able to take their bouquets directly to vases on tall tables in the reception area for them to become centerpieces. I’ve never been a bridesmaid before, so maybe this is a normal thing that I’m unaware of, but I thought it was genius. Brides are already paying so much for flowers that they may as well have every bit of the ones they purchase displayed for guests to enjoy. This was especially nice for us since we didn’t have to worry about what to do with them while trying to grab a bite to eat or dance. At the end of the night, the wedding planner helped us to gather them from those tables to take home with us. The other detail I loved was the citrus displayed in large glass vases on some food tables. Kate’s family lives on a lot of land where they grow satsumas and lemons. More than just being visually beautiful, it seemed like the perfect way to represent part of her life. I’m not getting married anytime soon but will definitely be filing away both of these ideas to one day consider! 

I received several questions about the bridesmaid dresses we wore and figured why not share that here since I’d like to give you something to read before scrolling through so many photos (although if you’re just here for the pictures, I can’t blame you). Our bridesmaids’ dresses were from Bella Bridesmaids and were the type that you can wrap however you’d like. I’ve found them online here and here. Originally we were supposed to wear a grey color, but when those came in there was some sort of discoloration, and we had to send them back. Kate then selected the color we wore, and mine arrived *just* in time to head out of town for the weekend. Since they can be wrapped a bunch of different ways, they only come in two sizes so altering them isn’t much of a possibility. I had no idea how to tie mine until the day of her wedding since I knew I didn’t want my sides to be super exposed. Fortunately, the other bridesmaids had been practicing and were able to help me secure it in a way that looked nice and also kept everything in place! Since I’ve linked the bridesmaid's dresses, I figured it would also be handy to link the pajamas we wore while getting ready. After feeling how incredibly soft they were, I was shocked to discover they came from Target. Whether a bride or not, they are a great find! Now enjoy all the wedding photos…








 you can see a better look at the back of my dress in the photo above

The Details

Venue | Private Property
Catering | Naman’s Catering
Florist | Belle Bouquet
Cakes | Cakes by Judi
Band | Powerhouse
Bride’s Gown | Bliss Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Let me know any wedding related/bridesmaid content y'all are interested in for the future! 

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