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There are some weddings that are just more special to you then others. I think, first and foremost, your own, and running a close second, the wedding of your closest friends. So, to end our fabulous wedding Wednesday series, we are featuring the wedding of my best friend. I was honored to be her matron of honor (as she was mine almost a year to the day before!) at a big Southern church wedding on a gorgeous day in June.

Beth chose to marry her groom Price at our alma mater, Sewanee: The University of the South.


The bright watermelon bridesmaids dresses Beth chose played off the summer greenery and the pink hues in the stone of the Chapel.


The inside of All Saints’ Chapel in Sewanee is filled with these gorgeous stain glassed windows that always look so breathtaking with the sunlight pouring through.


A big ole’ southern wedding is not complete without a big bridal party!


Beth chose a palate of pale summer flowers so as not to compete with the bright bridesmaids dresses.

Beth’s gorgeous gown featured a twist on a traditional lace dress. Instead of a traditional lace pattern, Beth’s Vera Wang gown had accent fabric that was lasercut into a floral pattern and then sewn on the dress. It gave the whole dress a fresh, modern lace feel.



A shot showing the detail on the dress.


Something borrowed! Beth wore a silk sash that I also wore with my wedding dress. The color happened to match both of our dresses perfectly!


All ready to go in!


And after! Making it official!


For their seated dinner, Beth chose a caterer from Nashville that she worked with in the past. Danni Kates of Danielle Kates Catering whipped up a classic southern meal of fried chicken. Dinner was served underneath a tent filled with twinkling lights.


Passed appetizers to start. Summer watermelon sprinkled with gray sea salt.


A family toast! 


A shot of the tent flanking the front of The Hurst Home, a old Southern home and venue for the reception.

One of the most unique aspects of Beth and Price’s wedding was the silhoutte artist they hired to cut their guest silhouette’s on the spot.

The groom taking a turn.



The bride and groom with their silhouette.

Each guest got to take home a copy of their silhouette and Beth and Price also got to keep a copy. Quite a unique guestbook!



And no Southern wedding is complete without a big dance celebration with all of your friends!


Such joy!


A special thanks to Jenny Cruger for sharing pictures of Beth and Price’s beautiful wedding!



*Of special note: In order to be married in All Saints’ Chapel you must be a graduate of the College or the Theological school, a direct offspring of an alumnus,  a member of the faculty, staff, or board, or a year around community member.


Be sure to check out our other wedding stories on StyleBlueprint today:

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