The Southern Wedding of Sara + Tyler

We tend to not get a whole lot of opportunity to showcase many things relating to babies since we’re a wedding blog, but today’s wedding offered us a great opportunity to highlight an event that had a gender reveal with the wedding cake cutting!

From the photographer: Franklin, North Carolina was the mountain setting for this handmade backyard wedding full of DIY projects. The bride Sara, an artist, worked with her close family and friends to create vibrant details that made the atmosphere feel truly magical. The Victorian bed and breakfast where the event took place was transformed with a backdrop of hundreds upon hundreds of colorful ribbon and hand torn fabric strips. The bride had the vision to create a dance floor out the the home’s carport by weaving ribbon along the ceiling and completed the look with a disco ball.
Loved ones also joined together to create all of the signs. The paper plate garland was a sweet pink and white pop against the green exterior.
The “wishes tree” was another DIY project completed for the wedding. Branches were painted white and secured into a sweet white metal bucket with craft cement.
The bride wore a 1930’s wedding dress from a consignment store paired with shoes from Aldo.
As guests arrived they found wedding programs rolled up in a hand painted mailbox.
Sara chose Peacock colors for her wedding day which were incorporated into the flowers, table scape, cake, and attire.

The most anticipated moment of the night was the cutting of the cake. Guests were treated to the sweetest surprise as the wedding cake doubled as a gender reveal cake as well – a baby girl due February 6.

Couple: Sara + Tyler Shook

Date: September 22, 2012

Location: Franklin, North Carolina

Photography: melissa marie photography

Venue: Victorian Retreat

Florals: April’s Flowers on Main

Cake: Ingles

Shoes: Aldo

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