Born and raised in Kentucky, these two UK alums fell in love with The Apiary as their reception venue. Not only was it the perfect size for their guest list, but it was also within walking distance of the ceremony site, St. Paul Catholic Church. They loved the hidden oasis ambiance of The Apiary, which is tucked away in the downtown area.
Julie attached a coin to her bouquet featuring Man o’ War that had belonged to her grandfather, allowing her to keep a little piece of him near her throughout her special day. Seth’s tuxedo had their initials on the inner lining and the inside of the collar was embroidered with their wedding date. The bride and bridesmaids carried bouquets featuring white flowers and succulents.
Though Julie and Seth consider themselves to be a more traditional couple, they chose to do a first look moment. They were glad because the moment helped calm their nerves and provided a little moment for the two of them to take a moment to themselves.
Because the church was so beautiful, Julie and Seth kept the décor very simple. Eucalyptus lined the pews and the flower girl tossed eucalyptus leaves as she made her way up the aisle. Though Seth flubbed his vows twice in a row and Julie put his wedding band on the wrong finger, they loved their intimate ceremony and wouldn’t do anything differently.
Inside of The Apiary, the décor carried on a fresh, bright feel. Each guest table bore a unique flower arrangement that featured greenery and white blooms. Simple white plates rested atop silver chargers, paired with green velvet napkins. Acrylic signage helped keep the look as light and airy as possible.
Farm tables served as the head table with contrasting velvet blue napkins and a leafy garland stretching the length. Mismatched gold and brass candle holders held up steel blue candles.
The rustic cake featured more succulents. Gold leaf detail brought in the luxe element of the decor. For a touch of fun, Julie changed dresses for the reception. Guests danced, dined and signed a guest book made of a white globe. At the end of the night, everyone lined the walkway, holding sparklers to give the couple a bright send off into their future.
You can have a fall wedding without the dark palette. Incorporating patterns and color, this bride showed the perfect recipe for a beautiful whimsical garden wedding in October.
A fun way to add some uniqueness
to your vision is to incorporate mix- matched bridesmaid dresses. Whether it be in the color, style or pattern, this trick will allow your tribe to bring out their own personal style while staying within your wedding palette.
To add those eye-catching details that your guests are sure to notice, go for a fun patterned plate design or romantic velvet napkins in varying shades. This bride chose to use dusty blue for the head table and emerald green for the remaining tables; what a perfect pair!
To help keep the look grounded and not overly summery, this bride chose to incorporate wooden chairs, leaving some of the tables bare without tablecloths. This helps pull in natural elements that vibe well with an early fall wedding.
Shades of dusty blue and gray paired with classic black tie. Staying in the same color family, emerald greens
and sage accompanied pops of blue throughout the decor.
PHOTOS: Created with Grace Photography
VIDEO: White Owl Weddings
VENUE: St. Paul Catholic Church The Apiary
FOOD: The Apiary
SWEETS: Martine's Pastries
PLANNER/FLOWERS: White Cat Weddings
RENTALS: Bryant's Rent All
BRIDAL GOWN: Modern Trousseau
BRIDAL PARTY: Jenny Yoo
GROOM/GROOMSMEN: Groom - Crittenden Rawlings Men - The Black Tux
HAIR: Hair by Maddie Woff