Wedding Week: Us

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

I mentioned before that Parker and I felt strongly about spending the whole day together, and not waiting until the ceremony to see each other.  This meant we got to have some uninterrupted quality time with our photographer too to get some great shots before the wedding and didn’t have to miss much of the party later.

I especially wanted to get some pictures out in front of these tiger lilies that my grandparent’s planted about 20 years ago.  My grandma says they stopped by the side of the road on their way back from visiting the beach in North Carolina one year and dug up some of these flowers to plant in their yard and they had spread like crazy every year.  In the summer, the entire embankment is covered and it makes the most beautiful entrance when you pull up to the house.

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

I had Devon Baltimore come to the house to do my hair and she did a great job of interpreting what I wanted (“a braid somewhere, but down with curls, and room for my flower crown”).  She and Ryan Krasney from Blend who did my makeup did such a good job of making me feel pretty and natural and were a blast to work with.

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

The blue ring I’m wearing here is my mom’s, but it originally belonged to her grandmother.  My great grandfather gave it to her as a promise during World War II that he would marry her when he got back.  I used it as my something old, borrowed and blue :)

77Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

I was fortunate enough to pose next to the wedding dresses of my mom and grandmothers and I felt pretty special – like I was joining the ranks of happily married women in my family.  :)

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K PhotographyAin’t he cute? :)

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K PhotographyWe had to get a family portrait, of course.

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

My flower crown is one I made in about 20 minutes after I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted (for a price I was willing to pay) and I figured since I was DIYing everything else, why not?

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K PhotographyDuring dinner, we snuck across the road to frolic in this field and shoot some pictures while the sun was in that perfect golden hour, right before sunset.  We let loose and just goofed off mostly – you can tell these are taken after the ceremony and we were just so happy and having fun.

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Funny story: because Parker is so tall, the vest that came with his J. Crew suit was way too short – as in, came up well past his belly button.  So we had to improvise and we found one that fit, in a contrasting color, at the mall one day.  I actually really liked the darker vest better than the matching one that was supposed to go with it.Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K PhotographyWhen we were done taking pictures, like any girl, I couldn’t get enough of twirling in my dress.  So Nessa took me to another field to twirl in while Parker went back to our guests.

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K Photography

Katy and Parker Wedding | All Sorts of Pretty, photo by Nessa K PhotographyCan you tell I had a good time twirling in that field?  It was so exhilarating!   I didn’t care about getting my dress dirty or messing up my hair – I just went with it and had a blast while our guests watched from dinner and probably thought I was a little crazy.  :)

Check out the details, the ceremony, and the reception if you missed them!

All photos by Nessa K.

My dress is Watters Davenport (purchased at Bridals by Lori in Atlanta), Parker’s suit is from J. Crew (Ludlow).

My bouquet of coral peonies by En Masse Flowers.

6 Responses to “Wedding Week: Us”

  1. cheyenne

    Gorgeous wedding! Did you use real or silk flowers to make the crown? I’ve looked all over but I can’t seem to find any that have stolen my heart!

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    • Katy

      The flowers in my crown are silk flowers! I was too afraid of bugs flying around my face while saying my vows since I was outside! :)

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  2. luiza

    Please tell me how the flower crown is made. Is it with real flowers?Did you have to fix it?
    I have the same problem, I see nice crowns but too expensive and I fear on my day I will have one, and it won’t be as I imagined it, and it will me either too small, wither too big…

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    • Katy

      Hi Luiza! I made my own flower crown with fake flowers because I was afraid of bees buzzing around my head while I was trying to say my vows :) I just went to the craft store and bought wrapped floral wire, some floral tape, and flowers. I just played with it until I had it the way I liked. And it’s great because it can be made in advance, for very little money, and you can make sure you love it.

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