“Bryn and Dylan met during their freshman year at Vanderbilt University while attending school for their engineering degrees. Since that fateful meet, their lives have taken them on amazing adventures from Nashville to California to Chicago. They knew they wanted to get married at the Inn at Perry Cabin where her aunt had been married years before. Bryn initially sent me a wooden menu that she found and we used that as the inspiration for her entire event. She wanted deep burgundies and nudes with absolutely no pink and lots and lots of greenery. Magnolia leaves were a huge inspiration as were chocolate artichokes. Of course despite verifying their availability in advance before pitching the design, due to the rainy season that year chocolate artichokes weren’t available so we painted every single one for each guest’s place setting. The bride wore her family six pence in her shoe and carried her family heirloom handkerchief down the aisle. The flower girl dresses were custom made by a local seamstress based on a design we found online. The pleats on the back were a must have! The fabric for the bowties was also sourced and we sent them to the The Tie Bar to have them made. The ceremony program was hand painted by Poppy & Scooter. Family traveled from all over the country and stayed at various bed and breakfasts on the island.” –L. Hewitt Photography
What is your favorite wedding day memory?
Towards the end of the night, our band played an amazing rendition of Proud Mary. I still remember standing at the stage, singing along, and looking out at all the people we love dancing and enjoying each other. That moment was so fun and made me so grateful for all of the family and friends in our lives.
What did you DIY for your wedding?
I created welcome boxes for the groomsmen out of cigar boxes purchased on Amazon. They contained socks and belt (so that the groomsmen could match) and were tied up with some string and a mini bottle of Gentleman Jack (my husband is from Tennessee so I knew a local bottle of whiskey would make him happy).
Did you have a something old, new, borrowed and blue?
I think I did, technically, but it was the things that were old + borrowed that meant the most. I wore a ring from my husband’s grandmother and earrings from my maternal grandmother. I also had a family hankerchief and lucky six pence with me on our wedding day. It meant so much to me that all of our family offered up treasured heirlooms!
Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?
Don’t sweat the small stuff, during planning and especially during the big day! My husband and I still laugh at our 6-month-long disagreement over the exact color of the groomsmen shoes. In hindsight, something so minor really shouldn’t have created so much stress. – Bryn, the Bride
Photography: L. Hewitt Photography // Venue + Catering: Inn at Perry Cabin // Wedding Planner: Eventi Floral & Events // Invitations: mlc designs // Music: Rollex Band // Videographer: Clickspark // Transportation: Reliable Limo // Rentals: Sugar Plum Tents // Bride's Attire: Francesca Miranda // Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch // Bridesmaid's Attire: Jenny Yoo // Bridesmaid's Shoes: Jack Rogers // Bridesmaid's Jewelry: Kate Spade // Hair + Make-up: Behind the Veil Beauty // Groom + Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A Bank // Ties: The Tie Bar // Groom's Shoes: Nunn Bush // Cigar Boxes: Amazon