A fashion designer with impeccable style is basically guaranteed to have a brilliant wedding — and this one certainly did. Katherine and Edward chose Caroline Lima Photography, Michelle Wrights Events, and Cotton Social to take part in and help with their chic southern wedding, and were left with a timeless celebration and a sweet color palette to tie it all together.
From the event designer, Michelle Wrights Events: When your bride is a fashion designer, you know the wedding is going to be epic. When Katherine first called us, she was already working with an amazing stationery designer and calligrapher for her invitations. Next, she sent us a handful of photographs that she loved as well as her desired color palette. Then… we actually met with the lovely bride. Our inspiration cup was overflowing! Katherine’s fine appreciation of a mixture of texture, materials and style afforded us a certain creative license. Our design was rooted in an organic elegance with flashes of modern shapes and styles – like our stemware, flatware and metal head table chairs. We were able to take some design risks and our designer bride adored the result.
From the photographer, Caroline Lima Photography: From Georgia to New York and back, Katherine and Edward’s story is a wonderful one! They met in Athens, where Katherine had been a student at UGA. Living in New York at the time, she headed south for a weekend of fun and football… and a little live music. The lead singer/bass player of the band Katherine saw on her trip was a young man named Edward. And meeting him after the show started something incredible in motion… in just a few years, Edward would propose to Katherine on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC! Their summer wedding took place at Adaumont Farm, to the evident joy of many excited loved ones! Edward was moved to tears several times, especially when reading the letter Katherine had written for him. It’s moments like these that are truly a privilege to capture! And oh! The flood of excitement when the Funk Brotherhood (that’s Edward’s band) took the stage at the reception! As many times as the groom has performed live, I know that this show must have felt different for him. He was still doing what he loves (this time in front of a swirling, dancing mass of people who love him right back!). But this time… and for the first time… his wife was by his side.
And, saving the sweetest detail for last! The bride and her circle of friends maintain such a beautiful tradition: they all wear (or will wear) the exact same pair of earrings on their wedding day. The set is passed from friend to friend, with a note from the last bride to the woman about to be married. In this case, the previous bride happened to be Katherine’s best friend and bridesmaid Elizabeth! And for her ‘something blue’, Katherine wore a diamond and aquamarine ring that had been passed from her grandmother to her mother. These kinds of meaningful touches are everything on such a big day…they ground us in who we are and remind us of what matters most: Family and Love (…and Puppies! You know me, I have to shout out to fellow dog lovers… and Katherine and Edward have two fur babies! Charlie Brown and Leroy Brown, lab mixes both!).
Photography: Caroline Lima Photography
Planning and Design: Michelle Wrights Events
Floral Design: Cotton Social
Venue: Adaumont Farm
Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture
Hair and Makeup: Salon Medusa
Groom’s Attire: Billy Reid
Groom and Groomsmen Styling: Greasy Hands Barbershop
Wedding Cake: Maxie B’s
Reception Music: The Funk Brotherhood
Cake Stand: Magnolia
Sound & Draping: Sound Illusions Events
Furniture Rentals: Afr Rentals
Rentals: CE Rental
Specialty Linens: Nuage Designs Inc
Chair Cushions: Southern Event Rental
Cocktail Napkins & Stirrers: Tulle and Twig
Straws: Sprinkled Joy
Taper Candles: Yummi Candles
Stationery: Signora E Mare
Calligraphy: Calligraphy By Carole
Videography: Travis Ward with Magic Owl Pictures
Golf Carts: Brad’s Golf Cars