If you do follow College Football, you know that Auburn won the SEC Championship game yesterday against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Nate went to Auburn, and Kelly had their wedding colors based on the university's colors! Loving the bridesmaid's dresses--very classic and fall-ish :)
Congratulations, Kelly and Nate!! Thank you for having us as your wedding photographers :) I'm very thankful that our mutual dear friend, Kim, introduced us to each other!!
THEIR LOVE STORY:
Nate watching the Auburn Football game before the ceremony :)
Kelly's Dad requested this picture as a joke--I love it, and it makes me think of the original "Father of the Bride" movie poster :)
How did you guys meet?
We met through mutual friends after Nate relocated to Jacksonville for his job.
Describe the proposal:
We took a day trip up to Savannah, Georgia and walked around the city all day. Nate had been looking for a good spot to propose in all day and when we walked into Forsyth Park with the beautiful fountain, Nate knew it was the perfect spot. I was taking pictures of the fountain when a lady walked by and said she was going to open the flower garden in the park. After taking a few more pictures, I turned and asked Nate if he was ready to go look at the flower garden. That’s when he pulled out the ring and said, “Yes, but before we go over there, will you marry me?”
What is your favorite thing to do on your date night?
We like to go out to dinner.
What is your wedding invitation like and where did you go to get it done?
We LOVE our invitations!! They are orange with a navy blue satin bow around the front flap and it opens up like a book. We ordered them through a shop in Merritt Island, Florida called “I Need a Favor.” The ladies there are very helpful and we are so pleased with how they turned out :)
What are your wedding colors and why did you guys choose that color palette?
Our wedding colors are burnt orange and navy blue. We chose these colors mainly to represent Nate’s alma mater Auburn University. I thought the burnt orange was a great color for a fall wedding.
Describe your wedding cake:
Very classic and simplistic. It has 3 tiers that are square with navy blue ribbon around the bottom of each tier and orange circus roses cascading down the side. The cake is sour cream pound cake with a filling of chocolate mousse and fresh sliced strawberries covered with French buttercream frosting. Yummy!
Describe your wedding flowers:
We’re doing a mixture of fall colors—the main flower is orange circus roses. We’re also using ivory and rust colored roses, cinnamon mini cala lilies, magnolia leaves, and penne orchids.
What is your First Dance song and Father/Daughter song at your wedding reception?
Our first dance song is “Two is Better Than One” by Boys Like Girls with Taylor Swift and I danced with my dad to “Cinderella” by Stephen Curtis Chapman.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
We went to the Sandals resort in Antigua.
What are you looking forward to in the future together?
We are looking forward to moving in together, starting a family, and just falling more in love with each other every day.
THEIR WEDDING INGREDIENTS:
Ceremony Location: Epping Forest Yacht Club Jacksonville, Florida
Reception Location: Epping Forest Yacht Club Jacksonville, Florida
Caterer: Epping Forest Yacht Club
Wedding Coordinator: Mary Daoud at Epping Forest
Cake: Chef Paul Collins at Epping Forest
Florist: Kelley’s Bloom Room
Officiant: Louis Tamburro III
Hair: Samantha Tripp (bride’s cousin)
Make-up: Samantha Tripp (bride’s cousin)
Entertainment: DJ Darrin with D’LAND Entertainment
Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groom and Groomsmen Wear: Men’s Wearhouse