Photos by Souder Photography
There are fewer things in life more precious that true love, faith, family, sense of humor, good wine and a sunny day. Katie Carter and JD Douglas enjoy the finer things together and never more abundantly than on their wedding day. Katie and Brenda Burroughs Douglas (JD’s mother) are creative powerhouses, and we enjoyed the special touches they added to express Katie and JD’s personalities and country chic wedding style. Sophisticated rustic elements like mason jars and vintage crocks filled with wine corks (Katie and JD have corks from every bottle of wine they’ve drank together!) and a family photo ‘clothes line’ were tributes to their relationship. Styling with candle chandeliers, burlap, hand stamped muslin and organza made decor both rustic and romantic.
The most romantic moments of the day were Katie and JD’s exchange of personally written wedding vows. Originally Katie and JD planned to use traditional vows their pastor provided, until their friend Josh Souder confided that sharing personally written vows with his wife Meg was his most precious wedding memory. Katie says, “JD was on top of it; he carried his vows in his pocket and wrote down little notes here and there, eventually coming up with amazing vows in his own voice. I, on the other hand, finished mine the morning of our wedding! But when my mom (Paula Holloran Kennedy) read them and cried, I knew they were the perfect message for my husband-to-be.”
Josh and Meg Souder, of the amazing Souder Photography, were able to witness their influence when they photographed Katie and JD’s October 16 morning wedding. Enjoy these lovely images and more wedding style inspiration and commentary coming up!
Katie and JD personalized their wedding in so many big and small ways. Decked out in cowboy boots, they enchanted Katie’s west coast family with a little Nashville flair. Filet Mignon and champagne with a gourmet grits bar by A Dream Come True Catering was pure upscale southern goodness. Custom signs are always classy additions, but we must say the “Bottles of Love” Katie and JD gave guests are among the most personal and creative favors we have seen.
Katie and JD, we love the way you cherish each other, the bond you share with your family (we love them!) and the intimate way you promised your lives and hearts to each other. Thank you for allowing Cedarwood to be part of your wedding day cast. And thanks to our friends Josh and Meg of Souder Photography for sharing these photos!
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team