Strange, but when I think about it, I think this is the first time that I've had the opportunity to feature such a sweet, prim and proper Southern wedding on my blog! Hosted one warm, sunny afternoon at the classic, All-American Castle Hill Resort in Oxford, Mississippi, Whitney and Spencer welcomed over 130 guests to their big day, decorated in yellow, gray and white. The Spring wedding was photographed by Adam of Dodson Studio, who did a beautiful job of capturing all of the special moments of the day, in addition to the lovely wedding details, including an especially bright and happy assortment of spring flowers, like daisies, tulips and snapdragons.
Besides the flowers and the venue, I really loved the look chosen for the Spencer and his groomsmen - an elegant light gray suit, offset with a crisp white dress shirt and matching white tie. If I hadn't gotten married on the beach, I definitely would have gone with the look for my own wedding! The bridesmaids wore strapless yellow dresses by Anne Elyse from Bella Bridesmaid, with a simple, thin gray ribbon sash adorned with a matching yellow flower around their waists.
After spending the day getting ready and taking photographs together, the bridal party walked down the grassy aisle to "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles (which was actually mine and Dale's aisle exit song, too!). Whitney soon followed arm-in-arm with her father, and met Spencer at the end of the aisle, which was decorated with a garden arbor flanked by tall wrought iron candlelabras. After the ceremony, Spencer and Whitney snuck inside for some time alone while their guests transitioned to the reception. Described as one of her favorite memories from the day, Whitney fondly remembers how "...We got to have a glass of champagne, smile, breath and enjoy each other before talking with guests the rest of the night. It was our moment together, alone for the entire evening to just focus on each other."
The evening reception began with the bride and groom's first dance to "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton, outside on a big black and white checkered dance floor, surrounded by white circular tables. Soon after, guests enjoyed a dinner buffet of macaroni and cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and bacon dip, roasted red pepper hummus, crudites, pork tenderloin sandwiches and shrimp salsa. YUM! Whitney and Spencer each had their own wedding cakes, too! The bride's cake was a beautiful white four-tier Neopolitan flavored cake decorated with a few gray polka dots and small bunches of yellow roses, and the groom's cake was designed after a super cool BBQ charcoal grill, consisting of white pound cake and lemon buttercream.
Prim Southern Wedding in Yellow and Gray - Vendors & Credits
Photography: Dodson Studio
Floral Designer: Oxford Floral
Ceremony & Reception Venue, Catering: Castle Hill Resort
Bridal Dress Store: Brickhouse Bridal
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Cindy O'Brien from The Ritz in McKinney, TX
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaid
Save the Date: Zazzle.com
Invitations, Programs and Thank You Cards: Nest Paper Studio
Cake Designer: CAKES by Cory Lewis
Rentals: It's All in the Details
Ceremony Music: Dr. Robert Riggs String Trio
Reception Entertainment: Texarkana from Nashville, TN