Bride and groom with mountains in the background
David + Drew Photography
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Windy Country Wedding

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Courtney and Jim met through mutual friends while attending college together and have been together since. Courtney enjoys the winter; it even is her favorite time of year. On November 27th it happened to be snowing on Buffalo Mountain and Jim wanted to take her to see the snow. They climbed the up the fire tower that was there so they could see a full view of the city. Courtney had even forgotten how terrified Jim was of heights. He was so determined to get all the way up to the top. Once they reached the top, Courtney was in such awe of the view she had no idea Jim was on one knee behind her! The moment was so peaceful and perfect. Jim overcame his fears and also got himself a fiancé. 

The vision for the wedding was to have mountains as the main backdrop. Their main color scheme was different shades of maroon. The feel was more vintage and simple to tie the mountains in. The bridesmaids wore dresses in different shades of maroons to light pinks. The groom and groomsmen wore grey suits with maroon pocket squares. The flower girls wore ivory lace dresses to match the bride's gown that also had ivory with lace overlay. The bouquets were made from an arrangement of different flowers, Courtney wanted it to feel as if they were freshly picked from a field. The cake was made to fit their theme with fall colors, trees and they even added a red bird nest at the top. Cardinals, or red birds, symbolize our love for nature and represent their grandmothers.

A special family heirloom was a pearl necklace and earrings that Courtney's dad had given to her mom as an anniversary gift. They were able to also incorporate a self-service flower truck in which they got to make their bouquets. Some décor included was one of Courtney's bridesmaids made their guest book and sign. Another friend made a remembrance candle and sign for family members who were no longer with them. Some of their favorite parts of the day were the first look, getting ready before the ceremony and reception. Some advice from the couple for newly engaged couples that are planning is, "Our advice would be to be sure you give yourself enough time to plan and don't be afraid of asking for help and delegating tasks to people on the day of if you do not have a wedding coordinator. If people offer to help, take them up on the offer. People like to feel like they are apart of your day, so let them! We are so thankful to have had so many friends and family members help before, during and after our wedding."


Photography: David & Drew Photography | Ceremony Venue: Mockingbird Farm | Reception Venue: Mockingbird farm | Event Planning: DIY by bride | Floral: Charlotte's florals | Stationery: Vistaprint | Wedding Cake: Art of Cakes | Rentals: Anderson Rental | Hair: DIY by bride | Makeup: DIY by bride | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bride's Shoes: DSW | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Veil: David's Bridal | Submitted via: Matchology

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