Just Married + Featured: Keely + Hill

This couple just puts a huge smile on my face! And to see their gorgeous wedding and beautiful story featured on Southern Weddings, which is one of my absolute favorite blogs, makes me SO happy!! Working with these two was such a blast, and it was a very rewarding experience because I gained a wonderful friend throughout planning for this wonderful day.

I know I say it all the time but getting to know my brides and grooms in order to give them the wedding of their dreams is so important to me. Keely and Hill were every bit a dream couple - and it really starts with their absolute 110% love and devotion for each other. Y'all, these two are smitten! And, their love story is probably one of my favorites. We worked hand-in-hand to plan for each detail of their wedding... and there were a lot of details, which is just the way I like it! Starting with the stunning wedding location - which was the ultimate Southern venue called Boxwood Estate in Mocksville, North Carolina - we planned each detail of the wedding day with the inspiration of "southern charm" in a gorgeous color palette of blush, ivory, gold and a hint of black.

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An amazing team of vendors came together to bring this bride's dream wedding to life. These photos by the incredibly talented Lauren Friday Photography are beyond amazing! I could seriously stare at them all day - and narrowing down which photos to post was so difficult! Melanie with New Creations Flower Company took my designs to a whole new level with her creativity and endless talents. I am so obsessed with all of the gorgeous bouquets and amazing centerpieces! Deb Hall with Olive Paper designed some gorgeous paper goods and created two lovely custom monograms for this sweet couple, which we added to pillows, cocktail napkins, signs, and even late night snacks! And to each of the other vendors that bent over backwards to give our bride and groom best day ever - thank you so much! Catherine with Something Classic Catering & Cafe, Shamus Coney Films, Loose Chains via East Coast Entertainment, Wow Factor Cakes, Lynsey Party Reflections, Party Tables, Bellissima of Salisbury, & Salisbury Trolley Tours.

I am seriously over the moon with excitement to see Keely and Hill's big day featured on Southern Weddings! Thank you so much for featuring this amazing couple! Be sure to hop on over to see the full feature and read about all the special touches these two planned. Here are a few of my favorite images that I've been so anxious to share with you!

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Aren't these bouquets amazing?! They were so fragrant and absolutely perfect.

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Isn't this bride stunning?! I am in love with each of these portraits... Keely looks so incredible!

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This was one of the most fun weddings we've ever planned, as I'm sure you can see from some of the reception photos! With a fun loving couple like this, I could expect nothing less. The bride and groom partied with guests all night until their big sparkler send off... It was an unforgettable night for these two! I'm so excited to be able to share it with y'all and the readers of SW Magazine!

I cannot even begin to say enough about this couple, y'all. Keely, you are without a doubt one of the most selfless, sweet, genuine, and amazing people I've ever met! Not to mention so beautiful, both inside and out. I am so honored to have been a part of your wedding day, and to have had the chance to get to know you and Hill (and your families!) like I did. Thank you for letting me into your lives and hearts, and for allowing me to design and plan your special day. I'll hold you both close to my heart always! I am SO happy for you  - Cheers to a lifetime of wedded bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Hudson!

Wedding Planning and Design: The Graceful Host
Photography: Lauren Friday Photography
Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company
Ceremony and Reception: Boxwood Estate
Catering: Something Classic Catering & Cafe
Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Entertainment: Loose Chains via East Coast Entertainment
Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Ensembles
Tent and Lighting: Party Reflections
Linens: Party Tables
Hair and Makeup: Lisa Freeze
Wedding Dress: Bellissima of Salisbury
Bride's Shoes: Valentino
Videography: Shamus Coney Films
Transportation: Salisbury Trolley Tours
Paper Goods: Olive Paper
Pillow, Koozie and Napkin Printing: Mom N Pop's Print Shop

XO,
A.