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Kelsey & Michael {Citadel Chapel Wedding| McCrady’s Reception}

This is actually a repost! I thought of this couple today, who were married almost FIVE years ago and remember just how much I loved their day. Kelsey and Michael’s photos just make me happy! They went the same route that my husband Mat and I did – super simple….the focus was their friends, family and love for each other.

I remembered how Kelsey made these super cute bags for her bridesmaids and sewed them pajama pants out of seersucker. I loved how happy she and Michael were to be married! Oh how I miss the pre-Pinterest obsession days!

This is going to be another blog post but girls, if you are planning a wedding and feeling overwhelmed, this may help. Remember the most important part is the WEDDING itself – not making everything perfect. I think the more time people spend trying to make everything just “so,” we are missing out on really LIVING, loving and feeling real JOY. 🙂

Citadel Chapel Wedding-1

Ceremony Location: Citadel, Summerall Chapel
Reception Location: McCrady’s Restaurant
Officiant: Rev. Terry Wilson,
Cakes: Ashley Bakery
Flowers: Tiger Lily
Hair and Makeup: All about the Bride, (Jamie Leigh)

  • Kelsey Erin - Thanks Juliet! My mom did most of the planning for this wedding and is due most of the credit. Her strategy was to choose beautiful locations that didn’t need more that a few simple details to bring them all together. With a mid day wedding we saved at ton on the food and had tons of time to really enjoy our wedding day at the reception and afterward. And of course we selected an incredible photographer who could capture the magic we felt in the day. My advice to any bride would be to put the money into the photographs and keep everything else simple and affordable. At the end of the day all the other details will be consumed, packed away or thrown away; only the photographs will last to be enjoyed day after day. An amazing photographer like Juliet can take a dandelion in a mason jar on a table with a simple white cloth next to a slice of cake and make it look fit for magazine!