This is the final post of my three part series on our wedding in honor of our 1 year anniversary this Sunday. You can check out my previous posts on the history and the food and drinks. For this final part I wanted to share how we incorporated our two cultures in all of the little details of the day. The little details made such a huge difference in making the wedding really feel like us. Huge thank you to everyone who helped make so much of this possible! We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family. If you would like to see more, we were published in Virginia Bride Magazine! You can get your copy from their website or retailers throughout Virginia. Thank you so much to Rebecca Keeling for the beautiful photography!

California Meets the South

  • Our wedding logo reflected a traditional silhouette, but we did fun nontraditional touches like including a personalized word search for guests while they waited and a custom Instagram hashtag on our programs.
  • Our very Southern signature drink was “The KGB” (our married monogram) and was made with sweet tea vodka and lemonade, but we included a nod to Ben’s hometown of Chico with Sierra Nevada beer, and a nod to our engagement by serving the wine that Ben proposed over.
  • Our dinner menu was very Southern (shrimp and grits, biscuits and ham), but we served Chico, CA (Ben’s hometown) almonds to start on each table.
  • We did a country twist on the usual photo booth by setting up everyone’s name on an old fashioned clotheswire.
  • The wedding venue was a traditional Southern plantation, but guests were transported by a San Francisco style trolley!

California Meets the South

Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling

The Photo Booth

Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Rustic Southern Wedding Apple Butter Favors www.sweetteasweetie.com
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Rustic Southern Wedding www.sweetteasweetie.com
Photography by Rebecca Keeling

 

Photography by Lisa Doney
Photography by Lisa Doney
Photography by Rebecca Keeling
Photography by Rebecca Keeling

For those of you who are already married (or those of you who are dreaming of it), what little touches did you add to your wedding to make it special?

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