Tuesday, October 15, 2013

home is wherever I'm with you

One of my best friends growing up, Kat got married this weekend in an absolutely beautiful ceremony held in her parent's backyard.

Kat & Sadler
Before I even begin this post I have to tell y'all that Kat's home, affectionately referred to as "The Drake Estate" by all of our friends, was practically our second home in high school. All our friends spent more time in that place than we spent in our own houses. Their house, back yard and farm was the place to go and hang out whether it be after a football game, before a soccer match, after soccer practice, or just a regular weekend. It was the absolute perfect back drop (along with its barns, fields and pool area) for the occasion.

Kat, along with her family & friends, did EVERYTHING for this wedding themselves (except for the delicious catering). From her daddy (a farmer) purposely planting his cotton crop in the fields beside the house and a family friend constructing a great bar to use for the reception out of an old barn, to her family and friends hunting yard sales for decorations and the mother of the groom sewing table runners from tobacco sheets. It was seriously one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever had the pleasure to attend.

Check out the amazing printables that went into this event:

The Save-the-Date magnet along with the invitation & information sheet...

Close-Up of the Save-the-Date

the program front & back (complete with awesome itinerary - check how it says ""Awkard Public Kiss" and "hopefully" under "Flowers Girls & Ring Bearer enter") - it got a little wet while I was in the photo booth, oops.

The menu and thank you cards that were waiting on our tables at the reception...

And thank goodness for Facebook & Instagram (#katandsadler) because that is how I came up with most of the rest of these pictures...

Isn't it beautiful!?! Those doors actually came from Kat's family's first home (which sat behind their new house for a LONG time)

the gorgeous bar created from an old barn

the cake and pictures of the bride & groom's parents on their wedding days

fabulous wedding party in front of the barn and more wedding area shots

Kat & Sadler chose amazing music for the ceremony too. From the Beatles to "Home" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, it was everything it should have been.

My favorite decoration of the evening was definitely the mason jar chandelier hanging from the big tree over the gift table.

After the wedding, we of course did things like pose in front of cotton fields and climb in the photo booth.
me and Joshua looking nice and demon-eyed

I swear Hope & KG were checking out my boobs in this one...

I can't seem to find the photo booth strip where we all have the props on, but here's the one where we went prop-less.

And then we called it a night since my & Hope's husbands were obviously down trodden after our Pirates lost...

It was a gorgeous affair and you could truly tell how much love, hard work and care that was put into each cotton boll, burlap creation and carefully placed candle. 


  1. OMG this looks amazing!! Congrats to your friend!

  2. haha my boys were sad after the loss too. what a gorgeous and fun wedding! :)

  3. This is beautiful!! It is such a great mix of country and classic. I love it. Does it have your creative juices flowing?