Jason and Katie were married on a perfect day back in July. Their ceremony was sweet and intimate and fully encapsulated who they are.
Katie designed all of the paper things: invitations, programs, etc. They were so pretty!! And here’s Jason killing it at being dapper. We set up a little First Look for Katie and her dad. It was such a special (and teary!) moment. Sometimes you show up at a wedding and feel like you’ve known a bride for years. That’s how it was with Katie. She’s a beautiful person, inside and out. ❤
Katie’s mom put together all of the floral arrangements! So much talent in that family!
Congrats again, you two! Love and blessings!
Hair: Jesten Myers, friend of the bride and groom
Florist: Jacquie Young, bride’s mother
Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Weddington Way, we provided the jewelry as a bridal party gift
Tuxes: Groomsmen wore their own black suits; we provided their ties as a bridal party gift
Ceremony site: The Morton Arboretum, Sycamore Room patio
Reception Venue: The Morton Arboretum, Sycamore Room
Caterer: Ginkgo Catering at The Morton Arboretum
Cake: Whole Foods Market
DJ: Just Press Play
Signage & Stationary: Designed and made by the bride
What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
Jason: When we got to kiss and be introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Fox!
Katie: It’s hard to pick just one. Favorites are seeing Jason for the first time that morning for first look photos and walking down the aisle to him with our closest family and friends looking on.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
I wish I wouldn’t have stressed so much about the music playlists. We hired a company that set up the sound system so we just had to plug in iPods with playlists. I was so worried the music wouldn’t be liked but in the end, no one seemed to pay attention as it was just in the background as everyone chatted.
Best piece of advice for brides and grooms?
Jason: Don’t sweat the small stuff!
Katie: I totally agree with Jason. Pick what’s most important to you and just go with the flow on the rest of it. Organization along the way while planning does pay off though. 🙂 Being on top of details and communicating those details clearly to our family and friends who were helping that day allowed me to minimize stressful decision making the day-of so I could just enjoy it!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We did a week-long west coast tour of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. We love exploring new places!
Anything else you’d like to say about your wedding day?
We did exactly what was perfect for us. We kept it small (about 55 people) and had it in the morning with brunch following. It was beautiful and perfect for us, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share our marriage celebration with our family and friends!