Jena and Trent were married surrounded by friends, family, lots of good food, and bright colors all held at The Governor’s Club in Tennessee. A carefree venue that made all their whimsical wedding could flow free. A stunning photo booth by Nashvegas Photobooths, moonshine jelly favors from The Honeybee Farm and Pantry, and our favorite aspect – an outdoor espresso bar from Beve Mobile Coffee maximized the fun for both the couple and their wonderful guests.
From the Kennedy Occasions:
Planning my little sister’s wedding was an incredible labor of love! As Maid of Honor, wedding planner, and floral designer, I had my hands full. Ribbon chandeliers, bold colors, beautiful blooms, and paper pinwheels were some of the highlights of this brunch DIY wedding! This sweet couple chose incredible vendors, unexpected extras and beautiful decor to entertain and wow their guests!
Beve Mobile Coffee, a mobile coffee service, set up an incredible coffee bar on the lawn so the guests could enjoy a bit of caffeine AND the lawn games! Although Trent is from Tennessee, he lives in Utah and the couple planned to move to Utah after the wedding. They incorporated their love for their home state with their excitement for new adventures in Utah and created custom corn hole boards for their big day. A custom paper pinwheel backdrop was created by the bride for the photobooth so guests could take home a memento of the day.
Yes … you need to have your own pinwheel backdrop at your wedding! Click here for step by step instructions on how to make your own DIY pinwheel backdrop.
Deciding upon a brunch wedding was simple and once colors were selected, we were in business! As a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, Jen was excited about the menu and the treats her guests would enjoy. Under the tent, we hung ribbon chandeliers, hand-crafted by the bride to correspond with the wedding colors. Textured orange linens draped round dining tables and were mixed with wooden farm tables and benches. Trent, Jena and family members searched high and low for mismatched milk glass, clear vases, and brass pieces to create the colorful centerpieces.
The most unexpected element of the day: Frederick. A plastic dinosaur. John, one of Trent’s groomsmen, decided the wedding needed a mascot. What better mascot than a plastic dinosaur?! Frederick dressed with the boys, enjoyed cake, stole the rings and ‘photobombed’ a few formal shots! He was a huge hit and now enjoys life in Utah with the newlyweds!
Event Designer & Flowers: Kennedy Occasions
Photography: Krista Lee Photography
Coordinator: Last Minute Planners
Venue & Caterer: The Governor's Club
Makeup: Stephanie Harrison
Groom’s Attire: Street Tuxedo
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Southern Events
Photo Booth: Nashvegas Photobooths
Musicians: Mockingbird Musicians
Baby's Breath Wreaths: Melissa Marie Floral Designs
Coffee Service: Beve Mobile Coffee
Gelato: Legato Gelato
Favors: The Honeybee Farm and Pantry
Stationery: Groom | Cake: Jenifer Goode | Hair: Gail Harrison & Ashlea Hunter | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Veil/Hair Accessories: Mother of The Bride | Event Designer & Flowers: Bride | Dress Shop: White Lace and Promises
Read on to see helpful wedding tips from the beautiful bride...
Advice from the Bride: I can honestly say I don't have many regrets. I would have moved the time back a bit so that the morning didn't start so early and I could have had a bit more time visiting with my bridesmaids. Overall advise... enjoy planning your big day! It goes by in such a flash! I would highly recommend hiring a planner. Other than butterflies, I knew my day would go off without a hitch and I could enjoy my time with friends, family, and my husband! If you want to tackle DIY projects, be realistic with your time. Don't bite off more than you can chew and start early! The last thing you want to do the night of your rehearsal dinner is still have the hot glue gun out finishing up favors for your guests. We worked closely to understand the most important elements of our special day before working through the budget. I would make this suggestion to any bride. Select the three things that mean the most to you on your special day. We both agreed food, decor, and flowers. That's where we spent our money. Be honest with each other if invitations, ambiance, and your cake is what you want to remember most than don't feel guilty putting your money towards those things. We were fortunate to have the support of friends and family. Our parents helped support some of the elements of our big day and then we were able to determine after their support, where we would like to spend our money for our special day. We were able to find a venue that provided tables and chairs which reduced the cost of rentals. We were extremely fortunate that our venue came with staff to support all the elements of our day. Trent has a background in design and was willing to tackle both our save the dates and invitations and my sister tackled our vision for bright fall/late summer floral designs which reduced our expenses significantly and allowed us to splurge on 'extras' for our guests. It truly was a team effort!