“Is that Carolina blue?” That’s all I had to ask to get the groomsmen on my side. Carolina blue was everywhere from the guys socks to the flowers to the bridesmaids shoes.
I could not wait for Allie & Robbie’s wedding day to get here! We had spent so much time together over the past year chatting, shooting engagement & bridal portraits and just sharing life stories as Allie planned the wedding while finishing nursing school at Carson-Newman College. (Proud of you, girl!)
When June 4th finally arrived, I was so excited that I arrived at Dara’s Garden before anyone else! It is a beautiful wedding venue with multiple sights for outdoor weddings and a huge bridal suite for the ladies to get ready–super important! Allie & Robbie chose the gazebo as their “I do” spot and made sure that guests stayed cool with a couple of misting fans flanking the ceremony chairs; a thoughtful idea for an outdoor summer wedding. Their reception was held in a ballroom at Rothchild Catering & Conference Center.
Allie was kind enough to share her vendor info and advice with me to pass on.
Congrats to you guys! xoxo
“I purchased my wedding dress at David’s Bridal. I actually did not use a florist. I decided that I wanted to use silk flowers because I wanted to keep them forever (if possible) and let my bridesmaids, mothers, etc be able to keep their flowers if they wanted. Plus I did not want the stress of trying to pick the flowers up, keep them refrigerated, and hope they look great through the entire day. I believe that our flowers were a lot more affordable too. I purchased all of our flowers at Hobby Lobby for great prices! A nurse that I work with knows how to do floral arrangements and said that she wanted to arrange our wedding for us as a gift which was AMAZING!! I found pictures online of what I wanted our arrangements to look like and she did it. I put together our centerpieces with their flowers for the reception the night before the wedding with the help of my maid of honor.”
“My hairdresser was awesome!! Her name is Susuan and her salon is Susuan’s Hair Salon. Her prices are super reasonable and she does wonderful work! I was actually planning to wear my hair down for our wedding day until Susuan put my hair up for my bridal pictures! I loved what she did so much that I decided to use that as my practice run and do the same updo for the wedding day! She is wonderful!”
“I did my own makeup as did all of my bridesmaids. My maid of honor treated me to get our nails done two days before the wedding and we had a manicure and pedicure done at Nail Spa off of Kingston Pike near West Town Mall. They did a fabulous job!”“We also purchased all of my bridesmaid’s dresses and my mom’s dress at David’s Bridal. All of the dresses that everyone wore were perfect for them. The bridesmaids wore the color ‘Cornflower blue’ from David’s Bridal.”“We had our ceremony at Dara’s Garden… It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! The owner is Dara Rothchild and she was so easy and wonderful to work with! Dara’s Garden is awesome because they have so many locations on site that weddings can be performed at for a very reasonable price. We chose to get married in front of the white gazebo there.”“The most memorable part of our wedding day was when our minister, Robbie’s uncle with the same last name, announced us before we walked back up the isle as Mr. and Mrs. Raymes however, he said, Mr.and Mrs. Weatherton!!!”“We rented all of the tuxes from Men’s Warehouse. We loved that the colors coordinated perfectly with the bridesmaids.”“Our caterer was Rothchild Catering where we actually had our reception at. Everything about our reception was AMAZING!! The food was great and they did a fantastic job with both of our cakes!! Robbie still is talking like crazy about the chocolate on chocolate grooms cake . The main person we corresponded through was Susan Rothchild who is the owner of Rothchild Catering. She was amazing. She was very professional and orchestrated the entire reception for us!”