Holly and Jacob chose the beautiful Grandeur House for their fall wedding and the all-white farmhouse was the perfect backdrop to highlight all of the personal details they chose for their event. Dusty blue tablescapes were warmed by centerpieces from A Pocket Full of Posies in hues of rust, burgundy, and orange, reflecting the fall foliage outside, and Holly’s mother used stained glass from churches hit by Hurricane Katrina to make beautiful glass flowers for the tables. Small magnolia and Japanese red maple trees were even placed in the space for the evening but then brought to the couple’s home to be planted as a memory of their big day! They did an amazing job incorporating family heirlooms into their celebration while also creating new heirlooms and Jessica Brown Photography captured each of those details perfectly!
In their own words
How did you meet?
We initially met when Jacob and one of his best friends (who was a groomsman in the wedding) knocked on Holly’s dorm room door passing around cookies and snacks trying to meet people. They lived in a separate dorm building across the street and were just going around to all the different buildings just saying hi. We had a rocky and rough start to our friendship, where he briefly dated my sister, and we did not like each other at all. After an argument, his best friend’s girlfriend, who is also one of my best friends, made him apologize which led to us talking more and getting better acquainted and the rest is history.
What is your proposal story?
Jacob first asked Holly out several years at the Hot Springs Mountain Tower, down in Hot Springs. While hiking in the woods with the dog, they came upon a path near the exact same spot that was a little more private where he first asked her out. This is where they sat down and he popped the big question.
Tell us about your wedding cake.
Our wedding cake was vanilla with strawberries mixed in it, with champagne icing. For the grooms cake, instead of cake, he had an ice cream bar with brownies and other various toppings.
Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
Holly had her maternal grandmothers gloves that her and her mother used when they got married. She also had her paternal grandmothers handkerchief wrapped around her bouquet and pinned with an inherited butterfly pin.
What did you do for favors?
For wedding favors, Holly’s mother made glass flowers in all of the colors of her wedding, ranging from solids to mixed colors, resembling actual flowers.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Hire a wedding planner and coordinator! It makes everything so much easier and run so much smoother! We didn’t notice any delays or issues because of this! Don’t try to make everyone else happy either if you’re worried about them, because it is your special day, and no one will complain anyways! Also, do not over think it when picking out the small details; pick something you like, get a second opinion and move on to the next thing.
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