October 24, 2010
When I think of this couple I think of a Romantic Comedy. Wendy and Ramey met while serving in the Army and since that day, Ramey has vowed to make Wendy laugh. When this couple is together, you can see how much they love each other and just want to have fun! They called Details by Margaret to help make their wedding day special and stick to the budget. Both Wendy AND Ramey were very involved in the planning process. Ramey wins the “Groom of the Year” award! He never missed a meeting, tasting, or venue tour. They were a blast to work with!
Wendy had so many great ideas for her wedding. She found ways to make it “her” day and handmade special touches. The couple had a small intimate wedding in the herb garden at Cheekwood. The reception was in the ballroom at The Standard in downtown Nashville. Black, red, and ivory were her colors. The richness of the colors made everything so romantic.
Margaret being a goof while putting on the finishing touches to the flowers! The bride hand-made her invitations, place cards, card box, programs, and even favors!
Favors! Wine and labels made by the couple and their family.
Tables were named after their dogs and favorite sports teams.
Details by Margaret arranged all the flowers for the ceremony and reception. We used deep red roses, callas, and white hydrangeas. (Callas do not come naturally in a deep red color so we learned how to paint them to match Wendy’s colors! Thanks for the tip Geny’s Wholesale Flowers!)
The reception was a blast! Wendy and Ramey had several surprises up their sleeves…or in Wendy’s case, up her dress! For the garter toss Ramey pulled out a rubber chicken, ball and chain, spider webs, and many more fun stuff from under Wendy’s dress! When it came time to feed each other cake, Wendy and Ramey turned to smash the cake into the Best Man and Maid of Honor’s face! In lieu of a Money Dance, Wendy and Ramey did what they called a “Money Scramble.” They had 1 song to run around and collect money from their guests. ALL of the money was donated to a special organization that helped military families who lost soldiers at war. What a thoughtful couple!!!
Stay tuned for an Aisle Runner blog post from Wendy. She is going to share with you about her experience planning her wedding and how she did her DIY projects!
Ceremony Site: Herb Garden at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens http://www.cheekwood.org/
Reception Site and Catering: The Standard http://www.thestandardnashville.com/
Photographer: Joe Hendricks Photography http://www.joehendricks.com/
Wedding dress: Atlas Bridal Shop (Toledo, OH) http://www.atlasbridalshop.com/
Bridal hair & makeup: Wedlock’s http://www.wedlocksllc.com/
Bride’s cake: Cakes by Rebecca http://www.cakesbyrebecca.com/
DJ: Chuck Roberts, All Night Long Productions http://www.djallnightlong.com/
Trolley: Fadd’s http://www.nashvillepartybus.com/
Getaway carriage: Sugar Creek Carriages http://www.sugarcreekcarriages.com/
Coordination & Florals: Details by Margaret http://www.detailsbymargaret.com/
Flowers purchased from Geny’s Wholesale Florals http://www.genyswholesale.com/
Wendy and Ramey’s wedding was the first of 2 in one weekend.
Gotta run and get blogging on the second wedding for that weekend!