Inspired by the deep, rich colors of berries and the elegance of gold accents, Maggie of Maggie Walker Weddings and I began to plan this fun day of collaboration with other wedding professionals here in Chattanooga. It was a delight to work with Daisy Moffatt Photography who did an incredible job capturing the unique details of this styled shoot at Church on Main. From the stunning cakes provided by the talented Krista Ludwick of Tarte Cakes to the amazing bouquet and floral details by May Flowers, each individual part showcased an artist's specialty. The vintage china with burgundy accents provided by Nancy Deakins, linens from White Table, chairs from Luma Designs and wedding gown from Ever After, it was a truly beautiful collaboration that we hope will inspire brides-to-be and any hosts planning celebrations of all kinds.
I was excited to incorporate a family heirloom to display the cakes on. Incorporating sentimental details like this can be a neat way to honor your family and remember the generations before you. It was also a delight to have my niece, who had just turned four, as the flower girl wearing a flower crown designed by May Flowers. In thinking through the details of the wedding day, consider ways you can invest in remembering this day and commitment made in years to come. One idea would be to find a special set of china that would be unique for the bride and groom to use on anniversaries or simply have on display.
Making each guest feel welcomed, appreciated and valued can be conveyed in the thoughtful details of the day. I loved getting to contribute the calligraphy details of each guest's name and a thank you from the bride and groom. This is just one way you can recognize and appreciate the love and support of others. One way you can help welcome your guests coming in from out of town is through a local welcome box which can be delivered to their hotel for them to arrive to. It's always a delight to create custom orders that are unique and personalized to the couple and occasion being celebrated. The Chattanooga local finds incorporated in the welcome box shown below include whiskey from Chattanooga Whiskey, chocolate covered espresso beans from Hot Chocolatier, coffee from Velo Coffee Roasters and salted caramels from Milk & Honey. To create a customized welcome box, think about meaningful places to you and your significant other that would be fun to share with those you'll be welcoming.