STEALING A MOMENT: Kris (in an Ian Stuart gown) and Jacob posed for portraits on the Cotton Dock.
SIGN OF THE TIMES: The chalk for the handmade reception sign showcased the lilac and plum palette.
THE PERFECT TOUCH: Jacob’s simple thistle and astilbe boutonniere accented his charcoal J.Crew tux.
VERY RASPBERRY: Boldly colored cocktails complemented the rich menu by Granville’s Catering, which included hangar steak and seared scallops on creamy faro.
THIS SEAT’S TAKEN: Satin ribbon in lilac added sheen and tone-on-tone depth to the napkins.
HANG ON: Mason jars hung with lavender ribbon and filled with white roses, silver-green dusty miller, and purple delphinium graced the ceremony aisle.
PASTORAL SETTING: Framed by the colorful green pastures of Boone Hall and some horses trotting by, the outdoor ceremony was one with nature.
STUNNING STATIONERY: The couple’s ceremony programs, printed by Studio R Design, featured deep purple ink and a rustic emblem.
SUPPORTING CAST: The groomsmen awaited Kristin’s arrival down the aisle in charcoal-colored J.Crew tuxes.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE: Kris’ cathedral-length veil, which was gifted to her by Jacob, trailed behind her as she processed the grassy aisle on her father’s arm.
IN NATURE: Jacob and Kris’ altar? Century old oaks and draping Spanish moss.
DIVINE INSPIRATION: Kris says the most unique element to their ceremony was the washing of each others’ feet. The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom each poured a glass of water into the basin from which they used. “We really wanted this part to be a witness to others of the love and commitment one should have and work for in a marriage,” she says.
HEART-TO-HEART: The bride, who is a writer, and groom, a vocalist and touring musician, also work together for a nonprofit that focuses on counseling youth.
SMILING PRETTY: Junior bridesmaid Lucy, Kris’ youngest sister, glowed in a purple satin shift.
TAKE A SEAT: This comfy rental from Ooh! Events was dressed in fabric to match the Cotton Dock.
FULL OF LOVE: “Jacob asked me to be his girlfriend every day for a month, and although I was weary of being in a relationship with a touring musician, he finally won me over,” says Kris.
BRIDAL BEAUTIES: Kris posed with her bridesmaids, Katie, Kerriann, Dana, and Lucy, radiant in their lilac European satin dresses from Demetiros Bridal in NYC.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: The newlyweds kissed for the camera on the oak-lined dirt drive of Boone Hall Plantation.
LOVELY LANDSCAPE: The venue’s natural greenery played up the evening’s palette.
COME ON IN: Drawn draperies and a handwritten sign welcomed guests into the Cotton Dock for the reception.
DELIGHTFUL DETAILS: Using spray roses and Dusty Miller, WED packed plenty of texture into the men’s boutonnieres.
AMETHYST LUXURY: Emerald green wine bottles placed next to centerpieces of maidenhair fern, roses, raspberries, sweet peas, and thistle and chandeliers from Technical Event Company upped the romance factor in the rustic Cotton Dock.
TABLE FOR TWO: The couple’s sweetheart seats faced the tables set for their 100 guests.
LIGHT BRIGHT: When the sun set, crystal chandeliers and spotlights, provided by the Technical Event Company, lit the Cotton Dock.
BOTTLE SERVICE: Emerald wine bottles and rose arrangements accented the bar.
FLOCK OF FLORA: WED used thistle, lambs ear, Dusty Miller, and sword fern throughout the evening’s floral décor.
SIMPLY EXQUISITE: White hydrangea married leaf-less branches of un-ripened figs to create tall textured arrangements.
PURPLE POW: Mason jars held garden roses, Dusty Miller, and raspberries for an earthy, romantic effect.
LOVE IN BLOOM: Lush centerpieces featured garden roses, bullet allium, sweet peas, sword fern, and globe thistle.
BEAUTIFULLY UNVEILED: Purple velvet-covered chairs and a couch with ivory pillows surrounded the brick hearth as an inviting lounge area.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTH IS: Votive candles filled the fireplace and, alternating with hydrangea-filled vases, dressed the mantle, as well.
GRAPES OF WRATH: The wine-loving couple had Granville’s Catering serve wine and cheese pairings throughout the reception.
MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE: Green wine bottles, topped with raspberry branches and adorned with handwritten quotes from the couple’s favorite authors, served as table numbers.
AMUSE-BOUCHE: Hors d’oeuvres from Granville’s Catering kept guests well fed during cocktail hour.
FOR NAME’S SAKE: Kris and Jacob embossed their name logo on the purple menu.
THE MUSICIAN AND HIS BRIDE: The bride and groom hit the dance floor for their first dance to “Fake Empire” by the National.
A PERFECT SOUTHERN EVENING: Strings of bulb lights and white draping fancied up the wooden Cotton Dock.
TAKE A LOAD OFF: Plush wicker couches from Ooh! Events offered weary dancers a place to rest their feet, with plenty of light to still enjoy the festivities.
TASTE QUARTET: The cake, from Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal, featured four flavors: red velvet, pistachio, blueberry buttercream, and pecan praline.
ALL ABOUT THE OMBRE: Once the sun had set, the couple cut into their ombre-ruffled wedding cake.
SOMETHING SWEET: Small bowls of macaroons from Granville’s Catering were the perfect late-night treat.
LIGHT UP THE SKY: Wedding guests illuminated the bride and groom’s departure with a sparkler sendoff. One crafty guest used his sparkler to light up a celebratory cigar.
SPARKLING EXIT: For their honeymoon, Kris says she and Jacob traveled to Oahu, Hawaii, where they vacationed for eight “glorious” days and “celebrated this new chapter” of their lives.