There’s so much to love about planning weddings and events, particularly when you get the chance to work with amazing clients. Mandi and Ryan are one of the sweetest couples we’ve had the opportunity to work with. Their May 3rd shabby chic colorful wedding at the Brawley House was full of personal, touches, which captured their fun and creative personalities in an unforgettable way.
Mandi and Ryan’s dads were college roommates and fraternity brothers, but although their families had been friends for many years, they only met two years ago. On their one year anniversary Ryan popped the question with an intimate, at home proposal.
The couple gave guests a glimpse of their style with custom designed invitations and programs. Mandi is a graphic designer and took the delicate lace pattern from her gown and sketched the floral design herself. She and her sister hand painted all of the stationary for a colorful finishing touch.
Color continued to play a key role in Mandi and Ryan’s wedding day look. The ceremony was nestled in the home’s garden, with lush arrangements from Springvine Designs adding pops of pink and yellow to the ceremony arch. The bridesmaids wore a collection of dresses in vibrant hues, which were complemented by the varying shades of tulips, billy balls, peonies, and poppies. Abbi, the bride’s sister and maid of honor, also wore a necklace made of fresh flowers. It was a unique and stunning piece!
For the reception, each table featured a different look. Pieces of vintage lace were topped with mercury glass vases, letter Bs, candles, and an assortment of colorful arrangements from Springvine Designs. Guests were treated to a dessert table filled with handmade sweets from their family. The dessert table was complete with a collection of personal pictures on vintage shutters.
Mandi and Ryan made their grand exit under an archway of sparklers. Before guests left, they received favors of sweet potato, apple, and pumpkin butters.
We feel blessed to have been a part of such a personal and creative wedding, and we couldn’t wait to share these gorgeous images from Crystal Stokes Photography. Congratulations again Mandi and Ryan!
Photography: Crystal Stokes Photography
Stationary: Dry Ink Designs
Entertainment: Audio To Go
Venue: The Brawley House
Ceremony Musicians: Carolina Royal Strings
Florist: Springvine Design