Wedding Date: September 29, 2012
Engagement Length: 6.5 months
Colors: Black, White & Hot Pink
Theme: Black & White Damask with Hot Pink accents
Wedding Party(#s): 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 1 junior bridesmaid, 1 flower girl, and a miniature bride & groom
Ceremony (where, time): Rippavilla Plantation, just south of Nashville, TN
Reception (where, time): A local banquet hall, a mile from the plantation house.
Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Gwenyth
Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Professional Makeup, including airbrush foundation and false lashes
Honeymoon Location: A week in Aruba! We cannot wait!
Flowers: My bridesmaids are carrying bouquets of hot pink roses. My bouquet contains hot pink roses, orange roses, hot pink mini cala lillies, and green cymbidium orchids. This was the inspiration, but mine will contain hot pink roses instead of the red pictured below:
First Dance Song: “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
Centerpieces: Half the tables will have a black ceramic cube filled with short hot pink roses. The other half will have a candle centerpiece surrounded by hot pink rose petals. Hot pink votive holders with also be on every table.
Food/Menu: Cocktail Hour: Gourmet cheese station, with several dips, crackers and crostini. Chips, queso and fresh salsa with cilantro. Dinner: Southern themed buffet, including southern crusted chicken breast, pulled pork with BBQ sauce on the side, mashed potatoes, 4-cheese mac & cheese, southern style green beans, salad, biscuits, cornbread, rolls served with butter, peach and strawberry preserves. Fruit tea and unsweetened tea. Individual banana pudding cups served in lieu of a groom’s cake.
Cake Flavour: 360 mini cupcakes in 8 different flavors, including Mississippi Mud, Southern Comfort, Wedding Cake, Kentucky Bourbon Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Pumpkin Cream, Red Velvet, and Chocolate Top Hat.
Favours: There will be a photo booth so each guest may take home a photostrip. In lieu of a traditional favor, we are making a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN. (Note: I have been a Big Sister for 6 years and my Little Sister will be speaking at the wedding.)
Bachelorrete (when/what): Two bachelorette parties — one was July 21 in my hometown, the day before our shower in Michigan. We rented a party bus, went out to dinner, and then went to my favorite local dive bar to sing karaoke and consume cheap drinks! It was a blast! My second bachelorette party will be here in Nashville on September 8th. Several friends and family members from other states are coming in. We’ll be going around lower Broadway and hitting up the honkey tonks!