We ended our 2011 wedding season with one amazing wedding! We have been anxiously awaiting to blog Kirsten + Russell and their big day. They planned for their wedding to have personal, historic, and traditional elements, all of which came together so beautifully and cohesively. The ceremony was held at Wren Chapel of their alma mater, William and Mary, in historic Williamsburg. Since they are both members of the Army they exited the ceremony with a traditional saber arch. The combination of a mild November day with soft light and the leaves still on trees tied in perfectly for Kirsten + Russell’s color palette. We absolutely flipped over the soft and muted tones. Their reception took place at Ford’s Colony and was styled with plenty of antique elements and gorgeous florals provided by Janie Medley. Lastly, we had the opportunity to work with the amazing Amber Karson Events, an incredible team of two twin sisters who executed and coordinated Kirsten + Russell’s wedding flawlessly. Brides-to-be, you must look into this duo, they are definitely one of our favorites, so professional and passionate about their work!
Everyone knows my cameo obsession, so Kirsten’s gorgeous cameo had me swooning! The cameo was a family heirloom from her grandmother.
Kirsten wore two strands of pearls, one from her mother and another from Russ. They were both connected with her cameo. Kirsten’s mom made a lot of beautiful details for her daughter’s wedding, including this adorable hanger.
Russell is a part of the 101st Army airborne division and one of their traits that is still retained in their dress uniform is a pair of rugged boots
One of our favorite aspects of Kirsten + Russell’s wedding was how family centered it was. Russell’s groomsmen consisted of family, including his father and grandfather!
Kirsten’s sisters and her sister-in-law made up her side of the wedding party
We were blown away by their gorgeous florals which the talented Janie Medley created so perfectly!
another cute detail made by Kirsten’s mom, the ring pillow
Both Kirsten + Russell are avid readers and in lieu of a guest book, they had their guests circle words in a dictionary
Kirsten + her mom collected all of their china! Her mom started up a business, Decorous Dishes, renting eclectic wedding china…wish we would’ve known about that when we got married!
Our favorite detail of their wedding…a Send Off Station! Amber Karson Events put together this beautiful station for guests to fill up doily cones with an assortment of tossing items
styling/coordination: Amber + Emily of Amber Karson Events
florals: Jane Medley of JM Flora
china: Decorous Dishes
cake: The Buttercream Bee
caterer: Ford’s Colony
details: Kirsten’s mom
invitation suite: Lucky Luxe
hair/makeup: Sara Vockrodt, family friend
bridesmaid dresses: assortment-Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Lela Rose
groomsmen attire: Jos. A. Bank
ceremony musicians: String Quartet of William and Mary
DJ: East Coast Entertainment