It’s not often a couple decides on the overall look and feel of a wedding together and sees the process through to the very end. But Mary and Dave did. They knew what was and what wasn't important to them and were determined to stay within their budget while making it all happen.
With the help of their planner, Sarah Willard of Music City Events, Mary and Dave’s dream wedding came to life — a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme that was centered on what’s most important: closest family, friends and each other.
Mary & David
Wedding Date ~ July 26, 2011
Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ The Red House, Franklin, TN
Guests ~ 70
Tell me about Mary and Dave’s ceremony.
Sarah of Music City Events: Their wedding was at The Red House in Franklin. The ceremony was on the front porch in front of the door. The guests were seated in the front yard and the small wedding party was on either side of them. The stone walkway was their aisle.
It had rained all morning on the day of their wedding and we rearranged everything to bring the ceremony inside. We were keeping our eye on the weather and saw that there was going to be a break in the rain 20 minutes prior to the ceremony. We moved everything back outside and wiped everything down with paper towels. We had 40 minutes of clear weather. As soon as the ceremony ended and everyone was inside for the reception, it started raining again for the rest of the afternoon.
Wow! That’s so great the way it all worked out in the end! From the pictures, everything looked beautiful. What was the couple’s wedding style?
Sarah of Music City Events: Mary is an extremely artistic person. She wanted to stay within her budget, but still have the look and feel of the 1960s Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme they were going for. Mary wore a tea-length dress and pearls, while Dave went with a retro white suit jacket. Mary wore magnolias in her hair when the ceremony was over, something you don’t see brides doing very often. The brooch she wore in her hair, which was from Tiffany's, belonged to her grandmother and was what her grandmother also wore on her own wedding day.
We were also able to incorporate the 60s feel of The Red House; they had furniture already there and artwork on the walls that complemented the theme perfectly. Mary and Dave had wildflowers for centerpieces. The colors were all white, Tiffany blue, a little fuchsia and cornflower blue.
How large was their guest list?
Sarah of Music City Events: Mary decided to go with a smaller guest list to have everything she wanted without giving up anything. They had a total of 70 guests at their wedding. She didn’t want to have the experience of a wedding guest list that was so large the bride and groom would only be able to talk to each person for a few minutes.
I can’t stress enough how important it is for brides to know that it’s OK to have an intimate wedding. It’s a great route for most people.
That was really important to them and the wedding turned out so beautifully. It was a really great wedding!
The Wedding Team:
Wedding Planner | Music City Events
Hair & makeup | Amy Lynn Larwig
Flowers | Belles Fleur
Photography | Twine & Twigs Photography
Venue | The Red House
Rentals | Southern Events Party Rental Company
Catering | Constant Cravings
Cake | Signature Cakes by Vicki
If you enjoyed their wedding photos as much as we did, visit Twine and Twig, the perfect photography choice for their wedding style.