Monday, September 20, 2010

chris and christy, part III... the finishing touches...

bridal party


5. tell me about your wedding dress, you looked so beautiful! did you have to shop around a lot/ have it made, etc?


christy: (thank you!) One of my closest friends, Kari Green, made my wedding dress. She had moved to New York City for a job with Isaac Mizrahi right before we got engaged. It was difficult being 13 hours apart, but it made for three great trips to New York City and we had the week of the wedding to work on the dress. The dress was perfect for me. Kari completely understood what I was dreaming of: a healthy mix of 1920’s and 1970’s with different laces working together with a cape.


6. your wedding had so many personal touches and handcrafted elements, how did you organize it all during the preparation? did you use a big calendar, or a sketchbook, Ical, google documents... how did you get all your ducks in a row?!

christy: i kept a super fancy list of all the projects i had to do in my iPhone Notes. when i was bored at work, i would doodle my wedding visions on scrap paper and kept them in my day planner in my purse. my mom had an extremely organized notebook with all of the vendor information.

7. did y'all hire any sort of planner and if so, did you find it helpful?

christy: my mother and I designed and made almost everything. my family members and bridesmaids helped with my long list of crafts. we had an amazing on-site event specialist, brittany wardlow, who was a huge help on the big day.

cake topper

8. what kind of food/ cake did y'all have? tell me about the topper!

christy: chris and i really aren't formal people, and we didn't want to change that for the big day. we served roast beef, chicken fingers, mac n' cheese, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. our desert bar was filled with banana pudding, berry truffle, thin mints, brownies and four different flavor cupcakes. our wedding cake just HAD to be strawberry because that is both of our favorite cake flavor.

i made our cake topper from a really beautiful christmas ornament I had saved for years. it's the ornament from our save-the-date video. I mounted the ornament on a cardboard box base, and adorned it with little craft store goodies. It ended up being one of my favorite details and i will always cherish it.

the vows

9. what was your favorite moment of the day(other than the "I do" of course)?

christy: our goodbye was EPIC. we were moving to california the next day, so we played phantom planet's "california." everyone was screaming the lyrics at the top of their lungs and going nuts. it felt like a scene from a movie. i'm surprised i didn't cry. it still gives me goosebumps.

sending off!

10. what advice would you like to offer to brides-to-be? what do you wish someone had told you?

christy: when planning, stay true to yourself, but learn to compromise. make sure it is what y'all want, and don't worry what people will think. some of the older people that attended, who are only familiar with traditional weddings, said it was the best wedding they ever went to.

chris and christy's vendors:

Venue: John Oliver Michael House in Statham, Georgia

Photographer: Kyle Hale (

Flowers: Amanda Sanderfer

Wedding Dress: custom designed by Kari Green, NYC

Headpiece: both from Anthropologie

Shoes: Aldo

Makeup: me

Hairstylist: Nicole Gasaway

Groom's suit/look: the suit/shirt were from H&M, belt/shoes/tie were from Urban Outfitters

Soloist: Daniel Dewitt- soloist

DJ- Dave Gordon

Caterer: Twiggs Catering, Statham, Ga

Wedding cake: Cecilia Villaveces Cakes, Athens, Ga

Wedding invitations: Dave Greer ( and me

Wedding programs: Rachel Lasserre ( and me

Videographer: Brad Jordan, KTVideos, Atlanta, GA (

Photobooth: Our friends, Rhain and Zach, own The Majestic Photobooth Company (


Caddy said...

What a wonderful fun wedding!

Alyssa / A Muse A Day said...

Wow, I'm blown away. Every detail is gorgeous, but I'm especially obsessed with the holy matrimony sign.

Jen said...

what a cute couple!

Marcheline said...

Wicked cool. I also had a handmade southern wedding, complete with full pig roast and fireworks. Total bliss!

When I first looked at that top picture of Christy and her bridesmaids, I thought she had stomped in a mud puddle in her gown... but then realized the hem was higher in the front and that was the shadow. But for a second there I thought she had totally sacrificed fashion for effect! It was a Tori Amos moment.

Anonymous said...

oh such a wonderful photos !

Frankie said...

What a beautiful wedding! Her dress is just lovely!

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