Saturday, May 10, 2014

{SIMPLY WED} Kate + Zach

When Project Runway contestant + bridal designer of Elaya Vaughn, Kate Pankoke, contacted me interested in Day Of Coordination for her wedding I was seriously thrilled... especially because when she first contacted me the preparation of our business plan was underway. So not only did our first meeting include talk of her wedding to Zach, but I also got to talk to her a little bit about the bridal industry and the possibility that I may be opening a bridal boutique next year with Adrienna. It was so fun getting some inside scoop from Kate and some positive feedback and we even talked bridal market in October, which is where I saw Kate for the second time... this time with Adrienna and instead of talking weddings we were picking out the dresses from Kate we wanted to add to Ivory + Beau. It has been so amazing working with Kate. She is so sweet and down to earth and an amazing supporter of us in this adventure. So we feel really grateful that instead of saying bye and never seeing Kate again after the wedding like so many of our brides, instead we get to now continue our relationship with her. And she's a ginger so it's really super cool. Anyway, now about the wedding...

Kate + Zach's wedding at Brockington Hall was absolutely beautiful... and most of all her dress was incredible. Of course the bridal designer made her own gown (7 days before the wedding) and it was just phenomenal. Shannon Christopher captured every last detail of the wedding. Kate's headpiece was a gorgeous hair vine by Twigs & Honey. The wedding ceremony took place on the front porch where we set up vintage mismatched chairs from Ever Thine Vintage Rental. Now for a little story from the ceremony that Kate + Zach had no idea had happened until Kate visited this past February for our Trunk Show. We lined the bridal party up underneath the porch. The ringbearer was not happy that his mom was in the bridal party and was walking away without him. He of course started crying hysterically and would not move when it was his turn to walk... Well, I went to pick him up so I could walk him over to the stairs and accidentally knocked him right over.......... and of course he starts crying even harder. Picking him up for real the second attempt I was able to get him over to the stairs where, thank goodness, he saw the other bridal party members and finally calmed down. Seriously thank goodness. Anyway moving on, the wedding was catered by Paul Kennedy and the cake was from Tier Luxury Cakes. Other rentals were provided by In Any Event and First City Events provided entertainment for the night. Another super cute detail was the tea favors, a DIY by the couple, from The Spice and Tea Exchange in vintage tea jars from Merchanstyle.

All in all this wedding was awesome. And Kate and Zach are awesome, seriously the sweetest ever!! Huge congratulations to the happy couple + thank you so much for choosing us to help out with your big day!! We look forward to having you both back in Savannah soon!!!!

{Photo Credits} Feature via Style Me Pretty // Photography: Shannon Christopher // Day of Planner: Ivory and Beau // Second Shooter: Alison Epps // Gown, Veil + Garter handmade by Kate of Elaya Vaughn, available at Ivory and Beau // Hairpiece: Twigs & Honey, available at Ivory and Beau // Venue: Brockington Hall // Flowers: Sam's Club // Cake: Tier Luxury Cakes // Catering: Paul Kennedy // DJ: First City Events // Table Rentals: In Any Event // Vintage Chair Rentals: Ever Thine Vintage Rentals // Vintage Tea Jars: Merchanstyle, Tea: The Spice and Tea Exchange

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