Woohoo! We finally did it! After 8 years of dating (to the day) and a 16 month engagement preceeding it, Mr Liddabits and I finally tied the knot. It was absolutely magical, and every element was exactly what my super-amazing mother and I envisioned. And Danny too.
There to capture the perfect day — it was 75, mostly sunny, absolutely perfecto weather y’all — was none other than Whitney Huynh of Tulle & Grace Fine Art Photography. She gave us the idea for the triangle confetti at our engagement shoot and I basically ran full speed with it and slathered color on everything I could find. So here’s the gallery you’ve all been waiting for — how Liddabits would do (and did) our own wedding:
Ever since I started Liddabits I’ve wanted to have these yay flags at my wedding. I even made sure to encourage people to use them by writing directions in the program! It was the most magical moment of the wedding for me, and exactly as I envisioned, which brought me to tears as my dad walked me down the aisle.
These stunning florals for our ceremony were a collaborative concept with Juli Vaughn Designs, who also did the brilliant flowers below, and of course our bouquets and boutonnieres.
Our dear friends Andy & Augusta performed after the ceremony while we took family photos and after our first dance for a few songs… I couldn’t resist joining in.
My super-handy dad built the amazing dance floor, made the giant wooden ampersands, and even rebuilt the dock so we could use it for pictures, among a million other things!
It was very important to both Danny and I that we get to eat the amazing food we had selected. So we created a sweetheart table and made a bee-line for it right after our first dance. Cal Berry of Berry’s Catering did NOT disappoint. Everything was so delicious, especially the mac and cheese bar which was by far the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had. Ever.
We had one end of our shed as the dessert room. I love sweets and couldn’t commit to just one cake! So we had our dear friend Heather Ulmer make the most delicious hummingbird cake for the base tier and a strawberry spice cake for the top. The rest of the room contained a mixture of desserts made by my mother and some of her friends.
The milk glass plate wall was definitely the centerpiece of the dessert room, and one of my favorite funky little details of our wedding. It represents a little bit of traditional southern and a little bit of my crazy artistic impulsiveness.
The other side of the shed was the bar and lounge. We pulled my parents couches out from our sun room and I did my favorite piece of the whole wedding behind them – a beer and wine bottle installation. We saved the bottles we drank during our first year of engagement, decorated some of them and hung them with fishing line. My amazing mother did the decorating and tied 140 pieces of fishing line to a board filled with hooks. We screwed the board in and then I spent 5 hours hanging the bottles. It was exactly how I envisioned it in my head and truly represented both Danny and I.
Danny is very passionate about beer, so we also selected three craft brews and created a hanging information system for when people were ordering at the bar that included IBUs (how hoppy it is), ABVs (how alcoholic it is), name and location of the brewery and the style of beer. It was one of the most talked about details from the wedding!
Our amazing friends Allie & Jon Flaishans custom built a corn hole set for us as our wedding gift, which got lots of use in the beautiful weather!
Our cake maker and bridesmaid MVP Heather Ulmer also helped us make these delicious chocolate covered peanut butter ritz crackers. We used white dipping chocolate and gel food coloring to die them to match our palette.
Our photographer Whitney had the brilliant idea of the triangle confetti we used in our engagement photos, so we decided to incorporate by doing a geometric edge to all of our designs. We came up with gold shimmery cones for our guests to toss the confetti out of, and the result was pretty awesome!
We drove over to the neighbors where Whitney spotted this GORGEOUS tree. And some little purple flowers!
And of course, we had lots of Liddabits everywhere.
When Danny and I got in the car, I high-fived him and said “best wedding ever–accomplished!” — it really, really was.