With spring's arrival and warmer days finally here, I'm excited about my upcoming weddings this spring and into summer. But I also wanted to look back at another wedding from last season so that others can enjoy and be inspired too. Elizabeth and Josh had an intimate wedding at his parent's beautiful Greensboro home. They chose the garden for their morning ceremony and served a luncheon on the patio under a tent immediately following.
Close friends and family came to celebrate their special day with them. I loved how everyone came together to make Elizabeth & Josh's day wonderful. A friend officiated the ceremony, the groom's sister & niece sang during the ceremony and reception. During the reception, a long-time friend joined in playing music with them too. The groom's mother created all of the centerpieces from flowers she purchased at the farmer's market and from her own garden. And the flower girl was one of Elizabeth's students at the school where she teaches.
Elizabeth's mother & Josh's mother helped plan the wedding alongside Susan McCain. It was such a pleasure working with all three of these ladies. Susan retired a couple of years ago from her two businesses, Bella Weddings & Events and the Wedding Galleria, so it was wonderful to see her & such a treat working with her again! Since she is close friends with Josh's mother, she offered to help plan the wedding, recommend many of the vendors, and then coordinated the day of.
Before the ceremony, Josh and Elizabeth decided to do a first look in the garden. It was so special & sweet to witness this. I tear up every single time. They both agreed it helped ease the pre-ceremony jitters and they also liked that they had a private moment together to themselves. Elizabeth looked stunning in her one-of-a-kind tea length eyelet dress. It was perfect for their garden party celebration! Josh looked handsome in a suit - he even wore fun argyle socks, which matched his tie! Elizabeth's dear friend served as matron of honor & Josh's brother was best man.
After a very heartfelt ceremony, the newlyweds were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Strable and went right into their first dance. Following were the dances with father-daughter then mother-son. A luncheon was served buffet style afterwards then the toasts were made and then Elizabeth and Josh cut the cake. Each of the tables had a different centerpiece on them - Josh's mother really outdid herself with the flowers. There was also a beautiful arrangement she had tied to the tree where the ceremony was held & arrangements throughout the house. She's so creative and talented! Josh's sister and niece also sang during the reception, with their friends joining in on keyboards, banjo, and acoustic guitar. It was such a sweet wedding and I was so grateful to be a part of it!