The couple commissioned a watercolored crest from Cheree Berry Paper, which became the guidepost for much of the wedding, from the invitations to its colorful palette and more.
“When you get engaged, right away people ask, ‘What are your colors?’” says Calder. While she admits color has its place (like in this wedding with its blues, greens, and pinks), Calder’s focus goes elsewhere.
A silk banner in French blue with white lettering read, “Please be seated” and beckoned the 100 guests from the cocktail party to the reception. Escort cards were tucked into the boxwood entrance that was made especially for the evening.
“I like to think about how we can use different layers and contrasting textures in everything from materials like wood and laminate to fabric via table linens and draping,” she says. “Layer those elements in a gradation of hues and a day anchored by pastels goes from looking like a little girl’s bedroom to a sophisticated wedding statement.”
“People forget how much can be digitized these days,” says Calder, explaining you can purchase chair adornments like these online, and take them, along with a scan of your wedding crest or monogram, to a local screen printer.
The serving plates echoed the scalloped motif on the cake. “I love a good scallop,” laughs Calder.
“Once it came down to the cake, I was over making decisions,” confesses Morgan. “I told everyone I just wanted something simple in hummingbird. I love the way the design turned out!”
The bride’s family owns a whiskey cream brand called Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, which is named after her brother. Not only was the whiskey given out for favors, it also spiked the late-night milkshakes that were served as a surprise treat. Perhaps that was behind the couple’s chauffered exit?
Photographs by Tec Pataja