Weddings to Celebrate: Kelly + Wes's Allan House Wedding

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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.

Wedding Menu

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.)

Music Choices

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

Transportation: Metrocycle

Weddings to Celebrate: M'Lynn & Matt, The Allan House

M'Lynn and Matt are one of those couples who radiate love for each other. It makes my job so fun! M'Lynn and I worked on the design together and we had so much fun creating a wintery, sparkly, gorgeous evening where their friends and family could enjoy good food, good drinks and good company. I think we did a fabulous job:).

M'Lynn paid attention to the details (you know I love that!)--for her something borrowed, she used a swatch of a blue and white striped shirt of her grandfather's, who had recently passed away, and for her something borrowed (and old) she wore an absolutely stunning Art Deco ring from Matt's mother's family. I love it when there are personal details that make the bride feel extra loved and special!

M'Lynn and Matt, I'm so glad I got to work with you, and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

Enjoy these photos from The Life You Love!



 Cast of Vendors:
Coordination and design: Katie Netherton, Something to Celebrate
Venue: The Allan House
Catering: Royal Fig
Photography: The Life You Love
Flowers: Last Petal
Rentals: Marquee
Lighting: Ilios
Bride's Cake: Sugar Mama's
Groom's Cake: Michelle's Patisserie
Ceremony Music: Mark A. Cruz
Reception Music: Strings Attached
Hair: L7 Salon
Makeup: Christy Edlin

Our brides are the best :)

I've said it before and I'll say it again, we are blessed with the sweetest brides ever! I am so moved when a bride takes time out of her honeymoon to send me a thank you note. Emily sent this three days after her wedding at The Allan House:

I'm not sure I'll ever be able to thank you enough for helping to make our wedding such an amazing, special day. Truly, from the moment you stepped in you were a tremendous help, and we really appreciated all of your hard work. MY WEDDING WAS PERFECT! I wouldn't change even one moment, second, song, ANYTHING about the entire weekend..... I think that makes it a huge success. We are so blessed to have had such an amazing tribute of our love/relationship. Thank you again and best of luck with the baby!

You see what I mean? So sweet! :) It's a pleasure to work for people who make us feel so appreciated. I can't wait until Emily returns to real life and we can talk more about her amazing day. Stay tuned for pictures!