Real Wedding: Katelyn and Clayton – Pure & Simple
When wedding planner Becca Taylor met with Katelyn and Clayton, she said she knew that their relationship was a special one. She had a feeling that their wedding day would be equally special, and she wasn’t disappointed. “Katelyn has this way about her that makes everyone feel so welcome, and Clayton is a steady rock and gentleman,” Becca said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that their relationship will be long lasting and full of meaning.”
Katelyn and Clayton were married in April at the All Saints Chapel in an intimate and meaningful ceremony officiated by Ward Page. Katelyn walked down the aisle in a strapless gown with a sweetheart necklace and lace overlay. It had a full skirt with multiple layers of sheer fabric that fell behind her. She wore her hair in a low chignon and carried a bouquet of cream, blush, and pink roses and other blooms. She kept her accessories simple with a pair of drop earrings. Her bridesmaids wore long, sky blue gowns with an asymmetrical neckline. They carried smaller versions of the bouquet that Katelyn carried. Clayton wore a navy suit with a navy tie and a small boutonniere of a blush flower. The deep blue was so dark that it almost looked black, except when the fabric caught the sun. The dark suit created a nice contrast with the light colors in the bouquets and the gown fabrics. There were several special moments and personal touches during the ceremony. Friends played the music for the ceremony, from start to finish. At one point during the ceremony, Katelyn and Clayton’s parents circled around them and prayed over them for their future happiness and the success of their marriage.
After the ceremony, guests went to the elegant Merrimon-Wynne House for the reception. The tables were dressed in white and gold linens. One long table featured a continuous garland of greenery dotted with gold votives interspersed with very tall, white candles. Some tables were dressed with smaller centerpieces of cream, pink, and blush florals. A few key tables were adorned with tall, silver vases filled with an opulent display of cream, pink, and blush flowers. Other décor included white lanterns with candles inside. Small name cards with elegant print were placed at each table setting.
Delicious Southern cuisine was served at the reception, including some favorite staples and comfort foods. After the meal, Katelyn and Clayton cut the cake, and family and friends toasted the newly married couple, making the audience alternately laugh and cry with their special words. Wedding planner Becca said that the reception was vibrant and full of life. A live band created a high-energy atmosphere that made it impossible for guests to avoid the dance floor. The close-knit bunch loved celebrating together in honor of Katelyn and Clayton.
It was a special day for Katelyn and Clayton, marking the perfect start to their marriage. It also gave them a special opportunity to be with their loved ones.
Planner: C&D Events
Design/Florals: Bushel and Peck – Julie
Rentals: CE rentals
Music: Ceremony – friends Reception – Hipshack (band)
Videographer: Morgan Scott Films
Cake/Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Hair/Make-up: WINK HMU
Officiant: Ward Page