Our Ceremony Details and Vendors

Sharing the first look at our wedding photos- sharing our phenomenal vendor and details from our big day!

Happy Tuesday sweet friends! Today is a day I have been so excited about- I’m sharing the first look at our sweet wedding day, May 30th 2020! As many of y’all know, this was our original wedding date, but due to COVID we had to push our “big” day out to this fall. However, we were so passionate about our first wedding date, and truly believed that the Lord had a special plan for us that day, that we pivoted directions and planned an intimate, backyard ceremony for 30 guests. And y’all, it was the most PERFECT, special, magical day! There are a million little details that the Lord weaved together, starting with the fact that it had been pouring rain every day the week before the wedding, and I was majorly stressed! But we woke up Saturday to a clear forecast and nothing but sunshine. The Lord truly parted the clouds for us! And in the ultimate “full circle” moment, we got married in the backyard of the two friends who introduced us and started our entire love story… it was so special!

Before I share all the details from our day, I just wanted to share my heartfelt thanks to our family and friends who rallied around us and made this day happen. I’m not kidding when I say that this wouldn’t not have happened without them! From friends who hunted down vintage furniture, to family who strung lights and moved said furniture, to those who made appetizers, drinks, our floral arrangements and more… I couldn’t be more grateful that every detail of our day was full of love! (Not only ours, but also our friends and family). We feel incredibly lucky and loved!

I hope sharing these details gives you a peek into our day and helps you feel like you were there with us. XO

PS- I’ll be tagging all our wonderful vendors at the end of this post!

DINNER DETAILS

Since we were lucky enough to have 30 of our friends and family there, we wanted to feed everyone well and enjoy a great dinner! We had 5 tables of 6 (social distancing!) for everyone to relax, enjoy, and celebrate with us!

How special are these wine glasses?? Rob’s dad had a full set of 12 “Blackwood” glasses that we thought would be so fun to have at our reception! It was such a special heirloom to have on the day.

Our friends at Two Funny Girls helped create the perfect favor for our guests- monogrammed cups!

CEREMONY DETAILS

Oh my goodness y’all- let me tell you about this cross! It was at least 200 pounds and took two grown men to move! I had a vision for the cross and we are so thankful for our talented friend Hannah who brought it to life for us! I mean, how insanely talented is she?? And would you believe all the flowers are from Trader Joe’s and then she free-handed the design? I mean, so so thankful for her blessing us with her talents!

HAPPY HOUR

After the ceremony we did a little “Happy Hour” while we did pictures. As a surprise for Rob, it was Gator themed! (We are both alumni). My mom made cheese fondue and my aunt made margaritas- it was a hit and so yummy! The perfect way to get the party started!

My wedding shoes: Palm Beach Sandals c/o

THE CAKE

Chantilly Cakes is also doing our “big” wedding cake in the fall so we loved having them on our backyard day as well. And our cake topper just really brought it home- they do all sorts of teams/mascots which you can personalize! Rob and I both fell in love with it- you can check out the Etsy shop here.

OTHER DETAILS

I am humbled and honored every day to wear these rings. You can see my bridal set in the background, and my new blue ring was my wedding gift ๐Ÿ™‚ Long story behind it, but there is so much heart and meaning- I am thankful every day I put it on! Our jewelers at BSK helped to pull of the surprise… they are the best!

This jacket!! Oh y’all what a sweet surprise this was from my matron of honor! This custom done jacket features a “B”, a bow, and citrus (which is a big part of our “big” wedding day!) I cant believe what a work of art it is! You can check out the artist here: Alzada’s Art!

Custom Clutch- Bayshore Babe; I had this vision of a custom acrylic bag and the team at Bayshore Babe helped to bring it to life! I carried this on our honeymoon as well and just loved it! It fits an iPhone, lipgloss, and my debit card (for size reference).

MY BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP

All right y’all, I just cannot gush about my team at Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup Enough! The minute you meet the girls, it’s like they are instantly your BFF – we giggled, girl talked, and had so much fun! I had a vision of an undone/messy braid into an updo and the team NAILED it! They got my vision in a second and made my dreams come true! As far as makeup, I wanted to look like myself but “Amped Up” and the look they gave me was exactly what I hoped for! Its true what they say, I have never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day!

OUR GUEST BOOK

For this wedding, we had our guests sign our new married monogram – a last minute idea that turned out pretty well! ๐Ÿ™‚ We love that we can now hang it in our house as a reminder of our special day! We decorated the table with sweet pictures of our parents wedding day photos- just the most special touch!

OUR VENDORS:

Wedding Planner- Jess from Coastal Coordinating

Photography- Katie Hauburger (she’s like a bonus bridesmaid! Seriously the best!)

Hair & Make-up- Adore Bridal Hair and Make Up (cannot recommend these amazing ladies enough!)

Catering- 4 Rivers BBQ

Wedding Favors (Monogrammed Cups)- Two Funny Girls

Wedding Sandals: c/o Palm Beach Sandals (Can’t thank the team enough for helping bring my vision to life!)

Cake- Chantilly Cakes

Cake Topper- Etsy, Garden 4 Arts

Jewelers- BSK Designs

Thank you so much for indulging me in such a special walk down memory lane! We had the most special day and are abundantly grateful for our army who helped to bring it to life!

 

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12 Comments

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 8:55 am

      Thank you friend! We are so so thankful and love that the day reflected our love for each other and the Lord so well! Can’t wait to celebrate with you at the next one!!

  1. kellie
    June 30, 2020 / 9:11 am

    Everything is SO beautiful! You are glowing…what a special day you created amidst uncertainty!
    My husband and I were married September 15, 2001 — just days after the terrorist attacks on America, also during uncertain times…we thought of postponing (grandparents were unable to attend as were very far away relatives and friends +there was no European honeymoon as planned) but kept our date, too. We were still able to have our church wedding, but our venue was smaller — at an Inn in Vermont — in my husband’s hometown — with freshly-grown wildflowers and the help of a LOT of friends and family. Everything came together, and we had everything we needed. Friends even opened up their home on Martha’s Vineyard so that we would have a honeymoon.
    It’s times like these that help solidify your foundation of which you’ll build a life together on.
    Congratulations again — and best wishes for a happily ever after!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      July 3, 2020 / 8:32 am

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful story! Itโ€™s amazing to see how much love we are surrounded with when we need it the most! So glad yโ€™all were able to get your special day as well! And happy almost 20 years of marriage!

  2. June 30, 2020 / 10:04 am

    Ah! So many beautiful details to comment on!! Happy 1 month anniversary!
    I am obsessed with the gator cake topper and the photos of your parents…just so many sweet, meaningful details! Looks like the perfect day.

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      July 5, 2020 / 10:16 pm

      It truly was a dream of a day! We are just beyond thankful for how it all turned out!

  3. June 30, 2020 / 10:41 am

    Everything was absolutely gorgeous, I’m so glad you guys were still able to tie the knot and celebrate with those closest to you on the date that meant so much to you both. Congratulations girlie <3

    Green Fashionista

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      July 3, 2020 / 9:16 am

      Thank you Kate! We are beyond thankful for our special day as well!

  4. July 2, 2020 / 11:15 am

    awwww everything turned out so sweet! love the magnolia leaves and TJs is always my go to for flowers, talented friend you have!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      July 3, 2020 / 8:28 am

      Thank you Lauren! We are definitely grateful for our talented friends!!

  5. July 5, 2020 / 5:23 am

    Oh Gentry this was the most beautiful poost ever! The love weaves through every details you wrote about. You blended the best of your personalities and histories with such creativity and beauty. I loved so many details of it – the tea light holders, the leaves on the cutlery, the chalice and bread. And you looked incredible! It looked very effortlessly chic – just stunning! Congratulations again to you – you are a gorgeous couple and I am looking forward to following along on your journey.

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      July 6, 2020 / 4:30 pm

      Oh my goodness- you are going to make me cry with your sweet comment!! It was the most precious day and it is a joy to get to share it with y’all! Thank you for your encouragement!

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