This outdoor vintage-inspired wedding was filled with personal details. The bride’s bouquet was filled with her grandmother’s costume jewelry as a way to honor the importance of family. They gave saplings to each guest as a favor to symbolize the way their love would grow over the years. They filled their reception with their favorite foods, including some Middle Eastern pastries to honor the groom’s roots and Coca-Cola Classic, a true Southern staple (and my personal favorite guilty pleasure beverage!)  I love all of the personal touches this couple incorporated.

From the bride:
We chose Japanese maples from a local tree farm to give as wedding favors. We wanted to dress them up a bit so we wrapped them in burlap sacks and tied ivory ribbons around them.  My favorite moment of the day was walking down the aisle with my Daddy, and seeing all of our closest friends and family, and my future hubby standing underneath the pecan trees at the edge of the orchard.  Ross and I chose to have our wedding at Pineola Farms because we loved the beautiful grounds and the restored barn. One thing that meant a lot to me was making sure I felt as if my late grandmother, Nanny, was part of my day.  We were very close.  I asked Delise to attach my grandmother’s jewelry to my bouquet.  It turned out absolutely beautiful and meant so much to me. Another thing we did to personalize our wedding, was to change up the groom’s cake. Ross doesn’t really like cake, but he loves baklava.  My mother in law ordered the baklava from a bakery in Chicago.

Reception Venue:  Pineola Farms  Photgrapher:  Jenny Evelyn Photography via Two Bright Lights / Dress Store:  Bridals by Lori / Cake Designer:  Anderson’s Bakery