Kelly and Wes’s Allan House wedding was a dream! This outdoor garden fairytale was brimming with classic, chic details. We were delighted to help this sweet couple with everything from their budget to their vendor selections.
The wedding day was incredibly Intimate (under 90 guests) - the ambiance was fantastic and there was no shortage of great food and fantastic music. We love that the couple prioritized having an amazing experience for themselves and the guests.
We had so much fun with Kelly and Wes at their tastings to design this menu!
For cocktail hour, Steak tartare spoons, Mushroom polenta cakes and Blackened shrimp tostadas were passed in the courtyard while we flipped the room (as we say in wedding world) from ceremony to reception set-up.
The plated dinner was either Texas Ribeye or Seared Redfish with Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus with lemon vinaigrette and Kabocha Squash with farro and parmesan. You’ll see the tiniest F or S at the bottom of each place card, which allowed the servers to know which mean each guest selected. Tip- an option is to switch up the colors or design on the cards or add some kind of embellishment (feathers, hand drawn detail, stamp, etc.)
As the cocktail hour came to a close, guests heard “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions in the Sky.
Mr & Mrs Wray were introduced to the tune of “When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin and the couple shared their first dance and husband and wife to "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison.
Kelly and her dad chose "How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor for the Father-Daughter dance, while Wes and his mom selected "Days Like This" by Van Morrison for Mother-Son dance.
A bit later in the evening the band surprised the officiant with their rendition of Happy Birthday.
To wrap up the night, Kelly and Wes shared a private Last Dance to "My First, My Last, My Everything" by Barry White performed live, once guests cleared courtyard. It was an ADORABLE moment that every couple deserves! If you want to have some private time with your sweetie during the wedding day, a first look and/or last dance is a great time to do it.
Be sure to check out the couple’s hashtag, #KellyGetsHerWray. Congrats again Mr & Mrs. Wray!
Wedding Planning: Something to Celebrate
Photographer: Julie Wilhite Photography
Caterer: Royal Fig
Cake: Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
Alcohol: Spec's 61
Florals: Last Petal Floral Studio
Rentals + Tent: Premiere Events
Lighting: Ilios Lighting Design
Hair: Erica Rae
Makeup: Nisa Nicole Makeup Artistry
Officiant: Carmen Armistead (bride’s high school principal!)
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: Musical Discovery
Reception Music: Love & Happiness Band