Shabby Chic outdoor wedding for Samantha & Drew

 

 

Wedding festivities for Samantha & Drew started at the Rand-Bryan House with their rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for their wedding party and family. The rehearsing was pretty quick so everyone could enjoy drinks followed by a casual cookout with some cornhole on the side.  Thankfully, on the wedding day, the rain showers we were hoping to avoid stayed away so everyone could enjoy the outdoor ceremony under blue skies.  After cocktails and yard games on the lawn, the guests were invited into the house for a delicious southern buffet catered by Backyard Bistro.  The historic country home was the perfect setting for the shabby chic decor that the bride had been crafting for months.  An evening of dancing and fun (including a visit from Mr. & Ms. Wuf) ended with a bubble exit and the newlyweds were off to their new life. We loved having you at the Rand-Bryan House, Mr. & Mrs. Gay!  Thanks for sharing pictures by Tee Wayne Photography.


Rashida & Malcolm’s rainy/lucky day wedding

 

This spring’s weather has required more than the usual amount of contingency planning.  With a strong rain forecast, Rashida & Malcolm and their planner, Jocelyn with A Paradigm Shift Events, decided on a tent for their outdoor ceremony.  On a day that saw showers on and off, it was never wet at the critical times—dry for the ceremony, the cocktail hour and for the sparkler departure. Some sprinkles during the indoor reception didn’t interfere with the fun. Sometimes gray days provide the backdrop for the colors to shine and that was the case on this day.  The bright greens, blues and purples of the wedding party attire, the flowers by Fallon’s, linens  and the surrounding landscape all blended for a beautiful visual inside and out!  After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the porch and lawn, guests were delighted to find City BBQ  and their buffet inside.  A great day culminated with dancing to the always entertaining Jason of Styus SE and a sparkler exit.  Rashida & Malcolm, we’re hoping that it’s true for you that rainy wedding days bring good luck! Thanks to One Vision Photography for sharing these wonderful pictures with us!


Bride & Groom at Rand-bryan House

Colorful & festive outdoor wedding blends cultures for Nandini & Favian

 

We love sharing our venue with clients and guests from many different backgrounds.  It’s always such fun to see them honor the traditions of their native countries as the bride and groom bring their friends & families together.  After last weekend’s celebration representing the customs of Nigeria and Peru, we’ve been thinking back to a special wedding day on May 1. After lots of contingency planning for rain that was anticipated, Nandini & Favian got the break they hoped for and had their outdoor ceremony under blue skies.  Once the vows were said, the guests enjoyed cocktails on the grounds and then made their way to the tented reception for dinner and dancing. This celebration blended the cultures of both families with traditions, attire, menus and music from Mexico and India and was a fun-filled evening for all.  We’re wishing these newlyweds lots of happiness!


Sarah & David’s indoor wedding

Once again this past weekend, the forecast threatened rain for our wedding festivities.  As we planned, I reflected back on a wonderful “rain plan” wedding this spring for Sarah & David. They took advantage of Cinco de Mayo falling on the day before their wedding to begin their festivities at the Rand-Bryan House. After their wedding party rehearsed, everyone enjoyed appropriate food and beverages for their rehearsal dinner to celebrate the occasion (check out the colorful pictures of this fun evening).  With rain in the forecast, the decision was made to plan on an indoor wedding and reception and the wedding party and family did part of their set up that evening so there would be less to do on the wedding day. The arbor, made by the groom for their ceremony, was just as pretty at the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Rand-Bryan House sunroom as it would have been on the lawn.  The wedding day brought showers off and on with enough dry times to get wedding party pictures done on the grounds. Though it was pouring rain as guests arrived, a bright ray of sunshine managed to shine through the window on the bride & groom as they were saying their vows! The transition to the indoor reception went smoothly as tables were set and decorated in the colorful rustic decor that the bride had crafted while guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the porch.  A BBQ  buffet was a hit with the guests, followed by an evening of dancing and celebrating.  Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. White as they begin their married life!