Shelly + Beau | Apr 21, 2018
Shelly and Beau’s love story was a classic “girl next door” scenario. Shelly was checking her mail one day when her neighbor, Beau, and his friend spotted her while they were out enjoying a few Friday afternoon beers on their deck. With some encouragement from his friend, Beau got up the courage to ask Shelly to meet them out later that evening. The two remained friends for several years before officially starting to date.
After deciding he wanted to propose, Beau knew he had to bring Shelly back to where it all began. The couple no longer lived around there, but while they were in town visiting friends they made a pit stop on their way out for dinner. Of course, Shelly said yes and they headed to dinner to surprise their friends with the news!
When it came time to plan their wedding, the couple knew exactly what they wanted.
“We both love being outdoors and catching some rays, so we knew we wanted to have an outdoor wedding,” said Shelly.
Once they locked in the outdoor ceremony location, they decided on Traine for the reception. The mixed indoor / outdoor space at the venue was perfect for their vision. The whole day was lighthearted and full of love, fun and family touches.
After spending the morning getting dolled up, Shelly slipped into her embellished A-line gown. The dress had the most amazing V-shape neckline and back. She put on her tear drop earrings, matching bracelet and silver sparkle Kate Spade Keds, and was on her way for the first look.
Beau stood there in the gardens awaiting the moment he would see his soon to be wife for the first time. He wore a classic navy blue suit paired with a plaid pink and navy tie. As soon as Shelly tapped him on the shoulder, you could feel the emotion pouring out of both of them.
The two shared the private moment together and then were joined by their bridal party for pictures. The girls all wore light pink floor length dresses, each one slightly different from the next. They carried a small bouquet of brightly colored, tightly wrapped flowers that matched the bride’s bouquet. The bright oranges and pinks were the perfect pop against the pale pink dresses. The groomsmen all wore the same navy blue suit as Beau, but with a light pink tie to match the bridesmaids.
While the group finished pictures, guests began to arrive at the ceremony site and took their seats. The officiant, who was the groom’s cousin, took his place at the altar and the ceremony began. The tall green trees and perfectly manicured lawn and landscaping provided the perfect backdrop for the couple to say their “I do’s.”
After exchanging their vows and making things official, the couple and their guests headed over to the venue. When they walked in, everyone was wowed by the transformation of the space.Traine has an industrial style and with the vintage touches from the bride’s décor, it was a perfect look.
The room was set with round tables draped in floor length neutral linens and finished off with dark mahogany Chiavari chair. Each place setting had a simple white dinner plate wrapped in a matching neutral napkin. Some tables had a single floral arrangement in a clear vase and some had several vintage bud vases with a few blooms. Both arrangement types had the same vivid yellows, pinks and oranges as the bridal party’s bouquets.
There was a farm table for the head table, set with the same place setting as the guest tables but decorated with a runner and vintage blue bud vases from the bride’s grandmother’s collection. The bud vases had more of the same brightly colored florals that completely brightened up the space. The bride’s seat and the groom’s seat each had a wooden sign tied to it, one that read “better” the other that read “together.”
Before taking their seats, guests had to find their assigned table from the seating chart made out of a wooden frame, hanging twine and clothespin. Next to the seating chart, guests could also sign the couple’s wooden sign guestbook or drop their card off in the vintage white mailbox card box.
Once guests found their seats, High Impact Entertainment gave a warm welcome to all the guests just before Shelly and Beau made their grand entrance into the reception. After their entrance, they went right into their first dance as husband and wife.
To go along with the family feeling, dinner was served family style and that is one dinner table we wish we were a part of! After enjoying dinner served tableside, it was time for the best part – dessert!
Another thing the bride borrowed from her grandmother was the vintage sewing table the cutting cake was displayed on. It was such a cute way to tie in a family piece. The single tiered white cake sat on top of a white porcelain pedestal stand and had a cluster of flowers in the center.
We know what you’re thinking, that cake isn’t big enough for everyone to enjoy dessert, but that’s because the couple’s main dessert attraction was the ice cream cart with five different amazing sounding custom flavors. We’re not even sure what the Brookie or Saturn snack flavors are but we’ll take one of each please!
The ice cream was eaten, the dance floor was danced on and in the end, the sparklers were lit, before the couple was sent off in style. It was the perfect celebration for the couple.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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