Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Brittany and Chase: The Wedding Ceremony

Last May two junior high sweethearts tied the knot and became husband and wife in a true hometown celebration. Brittany and Chase were wed at Central United Methodist Church on Dickson Street, a downtown Fayetteville icon {if you ask me} because of its beautiful, traditional architecture and its steeple that stands tall in the downtown district. Here are a few of my favorite details from their wedding ceremony.

Brittany's flowers were some of my favorite from the entire year of weddings. The cream and pink peonies were a delightful nod to her Spring wedding date. They are classic, feminine, lush, and oh so Southern in the best way. We incorporated them in the bride's bouquet, the bridesmaids' bouquets, and simple pew markers to note the honored guests' seating at the church. Jules Design was the mastermind behind the floral loveliness!

The altar arrangement was simple and stunning. The church, whose natural beauty, size and scale are phenomenal, doesn't require much when it comes to making things beautiful. We chose tall, all white and cream arrangements and an assortment of candles for some softness at the altar.

The flower girl carried a sweet pomander ball of all pink for a monochromatic look with her soft pink dress. What a doll!

The wedding programs were printed on the sweetest shimmering pink paper and showcased a hand drawn icon of the church, previously seen on the couple's adorably personal Save the Date. All of their wedding paper lovelies were created by none other than Amy Hannon of Sincerely Yours Paper, Inc.

Time to get married! I love this image of Brittany and her father, Trevor, walking down the aisle. To me, it shows that even though they saw each other prior to this moment, the emotion and feeling of walking down the aisle to your groom is still there. Brittany cried all the way down the aisle and through the personal ceremony as they promised their vows to each other. I loved her sweet demeanor all through the day.

And here they are just seconds before being pronounced husband and wife. Brittany's lifelong pastor, HD McCarty, was praying a prayer of blessing upon their marriage just before they left the church.

Special thanks, as always, to the talented Benfield Photography team for their beautiful way of capturing Brittany & Chase's wedding day and for sharing their images with us. Come back this week for a glimpse into the backyard reception of these two lovebirds.


Shawna Young said...

Great post!!! Love the flowers :)

Wenni Donna said...

Hey!! Such a beautiful couple. You both are looking made for each other. Want to hire a professional wedding planner for my wedding that will be arranged at one of NYC wedding venues. Hope will find a reputed planner for the day in budget.