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Happy Anniversary

WOW!  My Memorial Day weekend looks a lot different than it did last year!  At this time exact moment last year, I was running, sweating, and probably dropping a few curse words (sorry Mom)!  I think Leah may have even been shedding a few tears.  I put in over 80 hours that week but I wouldn't change it for the world!  It was one of the most EPIC Le Rae weddings to date.  Thanks so much to Casey and Jeremy Pruitt for trusting us with your day!

Over two years ago, I was honored when I got a "top secret" phone call from a bride to be.  Our first order of business was to find the perfect setting for what would be an elegant, southern soiree.  I think we can all agree by the picture below we nailed that task!  Hello Winton Blount Estate!

There is a gorgeous little chapel on the property that looks as if it was airlifted from Europe and dropped in a field in Montgomery, Alabama. This is where they had their first look and ceremony.

After the ceremony, guests strolled up the driveway and were greeted by tufted couch filled with yummy mini BLTs, fig and goat cheese bruschetta, and a tea cart filled with flavored waters.

The rest of the menu by Red's Little School House didn't disappoint either.  It was A blast to design and style each of these stations.

Fruit, cheeses, homemade pickles, seasoned crackers (Jeremy's favorite), and more looked great under served under these custom boxes made by my hubby!  I'm obsessed with the gold molding.

A south of the border station with fresh tortilla chips, a variety of salsas, queso.  it also included a chef preparing fresh guacamole for guests and was made complete with red and white wine sangria.

GUESTS ENJOYED A DELICIOUS BUFFET OF BAKED HAM, SMOKED TURKEY, SCALLOPED POTATOES, VEGETABLE MEDLEY, FRIED CORNBREAD, AND ROLLS.

That chandelier from Special Events Lighting was insane!

The mint mirrors were perfect for some of the round table centerpieces.

We created a secret dinner for two for them after the ceremony.

Whitlee Lusk knocked it out of the park with all of the signage.

Peggy McKinney combined with fresh flowers and La Tavola linens equals HEAVEN!  Don't you agree?

Jeremy isn't a big fan of cake but he does love pecan pie.  We created a pecan bar with mini pies, pecan candy, and salted pecans.

Can someone say perfection?  


Planning, Florals, Styling, Custom Pieces:  Le Rae Events | Photography:  Wes Roberts Photography | Venue: Winton Blount Estate | Gown:  Heidi Elnora | Hair:  Kamee Kwak of Kamee Style | Make Up: Rebekah Edwards of Lush MakeUp Art | Catering:  Red's Little School House | Wedding Cake:  Peggy McKinney | Rental:  Brendle Rentals | Lighting:  Special Event Lighting | Vintage Lounge Furniture:  A.G. Lighting | Ceremony Coordination:  Morgan Drinkard | Videography:  Holloway Productions | Invitations and all paper pretties:  Whitlee Lusk Creative

Wes Roberts Photography Newsletter

It's no secret around here that we heart Wes Roberts Photography!  I recently did a Q&A with him about our business for his newsletter.  Y'all show him some love!  You'll want to subscribe since he gives great photography tips, as well as showcases some of his outstanding work!  Thanks so much Wes!

(BTW - how awesome is his new logo?!!!  Can you guess who designed it?  Yep, the super, talented Whitlee Mullis!)

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A Southern Shindig

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TA-DA!!!  We are open for business y'all!  To celebrate and to show it off, last month we invited local (and some not so local) wedding vendors to a Southern Shindig.  

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We had a blast!  But seriously how could we not?  Yummy, soul food, great music, and cool folks is always the perfect recipe for a great night!


Thanks to a "not so" local wedding vendor and new friend  Christina  for IG'ing our invites.  

Thanks to a "not so" local wedding vendor and new friend Christina for IG'ing our invites.  

Our invitations were designed by our friend, Whitlee Mullis.  Have I mentioned how talented this girl is?  I know I have and I'm sure I will probably say it a million more times.  Through the rebranding of Le Rae's, we have become BFFs.  She is one of my sounding boards for most, if not all, of my "big fat dreams".  This chic is  always honest, brutally at times.  One of the first people I called about the shindig, was Whitlee.  Our chat went something like this... ME:  "I want to have an open house for wedding vendors.  What do you think?".  Whitlee:  "Do I get to do the invites?"  Me:  "DUH!"  Whitlee:  "I think it's a great idea."  

Aren't they adorable?!  They turned out great!  Just look at that envelope liner!

 

My next call was to the other member of what we like to call #teamawesome....Wes Roberts.  Him being there was an absolute MUST!  Thanks so much to him for these amazing images.


A big fat thanks to my mom and the Red's crew for cooking this delicious southern spread.  

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My brother, Bert frying cornbread and green tomatoes.  Hey Bert, where is your bow tie?

My brother, Bert frying cornbread and green tomatoes.  Hey Bert, where is your bow tie?

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Our dessert table consisted of 'nana pudding bites, pecan pie, caramel apples, mini apple tarts, and mini cherry crunch (aka the star of the show).

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Of course, I didn't want to do anything "normal" and decided instead of having regular tables we could hang pallets from the 16" ceiling to use as food stations.  Poor KC!

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Whitlee designed these adorable "Hey Y'all" prints that we used everywhere!  What about linens you ask?  We made them from painter's drop cloth.  Turns out they were the EXACT match to all of our paper pretties!

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So many great folks joined us!  This guy below may have been the most popular person there.  This is Jay Mullis (Whitlee's brother).  I could listen to him play for hours!  Watch out Ray LaMontagne!  Check him out on YouTube.

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AND A WHOPPING THANKS to Mr. and Mrs. Hicks for letting us borrow their gorgeous car.  

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I am so thankful for each and every one of you that helped, supported, and cheered us on through the entire process.  And to everyone who came and partied with us!

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

When Lacy May and John Andrews set their wedding date of April 28, 2012, Lacy gave us 3 words; water, vintage, and fried okra.  I knew the spot.....Pisgah Hill.  It was the perfect setting.  I remember taking them over to see it for the first time.  I couldn't help but be nervous!  Would she like it?  Would she see what I see....the possibilities?  But, the second we turned in the driveway and headed toward the pond Lacy made her all familiar noise "ooohhhhhh" and I immediately knew this would be our first wedding on the land! 

Our house is 300 feet away from Pisgah Hill so it was a great spot for the bridal party to get ready.  This is one of the many AMAZING shots by Wes Roberts.

Our house is 300 feet away from Pisgah Hill so it was a great spot for the bridal party to get ready.  This is one of the many AMAZING shots by Wes Roberts.

Lacy arrived at the ceremony in style in this gorgeous antique car.  Thank you Mr. Sanders.

Lacy arrived at the ceremony in style in this gorgeous antique car.  Thank you Mr. Sanders.

Guests first glance at gorgeous blooms was this lilac filled birdcage at the sign in table.

Guests first glance at gorgeous blooms was this lilac filled birdcage at the sign in table.

The nuptials took place in nature's cathedral complete with antique doors that opened for all to gaze upon the ceremony, the sunset, and their reflections in the nearby pond.  

Don't ask KK about these wreaths!  I don't remember what the "tiff" was about...all I remember is eyes were cut and their may have been snarls!  LOL!

Don't ask KK about these wreaths!  I don't remember what the "tiff" was about...all I remember is eyes were cut and their may have been snarls!  LOL!

OH the lighting in this picture!

OH the lighting in this picture!

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In order for guests to get to the reception, we knew many would have to walk around the pond dam.  It was important to us for it to be an enjoyment rather than a chore.  SO, what'd we do?  We got creative with it!  We created 10 frames with letters and pictures from friends and family of the couple.  While sipping lemonade, guests strolled across the memory adorned trail to the tented reception area.  

The reception was “vintage-ly” fabulous; from the antiques, to the lace linens, to the fried okra and cornbread by Red's Little School House.  

Loved the arrangements we did in antique silver punch bowls.

Loved the arrangements we did in antique silver punch bowls.

We HAD to have lounge areas with antique furntiure!  We found this set for a BARGAIN and it was probably our favorite!

We HAD to have lounge areas with antique furntiure!  We found this set for a BARGAIN and it was probably our favorite!

Pancake Bar

Pancake Bar

Krispy Kreme and Milk

Krispy Kreme and Milk

Oreos and Mini Pecan Pies

Oreos and Mini Pecan Pies

It's all in the DETAILS!

The custom made bar front.

The custom made bar front.

Kraft bags with beautiful stamped scripture for guests to take home a treat.

Kraft bags with beautiful stamped scripture for guests to take home a treat.

Gorgeous centerpieces in antique silver tea sets.

Gorgeous centerpieces in antique silver tea sets.

Look at that garden rose!

Look at that garden rose!

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Happy anniversary to our great friends John and Lacy!  We were thrilled at how beautiful it all turned out 1 year ago today.  Not only did we come away with beautiful pictures and memories we made some amazing friends!   Below is the video clip by The Bearded Man Film Company.

 

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