Gabbi and Will’s first look in the chapel at American Village was their favorite moment from the big day. It was such a special time to be able to have to themselves and enjoy what was about to come. They exchanged letters and gifts that they’ll cherish for a lifetime.
the wedding dress:
When looking for a dress, Gabbi found one that she loved on Pinterest that was elegant, classy and flattering. At Diane’s Formal Affair, she tried on many dresses, but still none were what she had in mind. Her consultant suggested a strapless dress with a bolero. Gabbi was skeptical of the idea until she put it on. This was the dress for her. She was able to have the off-the-shoulder look with a mermaid style for her pictures and the ceremony. At the reception, she took the bolero away to surprise her husband and guests in a strapless dress with a beaded sash, and she danced the night away.
One of the bride’s favorite wedding details were the white lilies that were in her bouquet and on her cake. These flowers bloom every spring by the creek on the farm where she was raised. Her dad would pick these for her and her mom. Seeing them always reminds her of him. The second detail was the bracelet Gabbi shares with her mom. Gabbi’s bracelet has a small heart, and her mom’s bracelet is the negative image of that heart.
MEET THE TEAM:
Venues: Providence Baptist Church (wedding), Liberty Hall at American Village (reception)
Wedding Planner: Kelsea Torres with Southern Styled Events
Florist: Mary-Noel Sellers
Caterer: Bryon Rickard Catering
Cakes: Magic Muffins
Invitations: Designed by the bride, paper/envelopes from LCI Paper online
Wedding Dress: Diane’s Formal Affair
Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ’s House
Hair and Makeup: Jill Campisi
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Ceremony Music: Cathy Moxley (pianist), Sarah Kincade (soloist), Syd Weeks (sound)
Reception Music: Emerge
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Barn, American Village
Reception Decorating: Friends for Life Group (groom’s parents)