Often times weddings planners spend their careers planning weddings and events for others, but when the time comes for their own special day, magic happens! Today we’ve got a treat for our readers as Jordan Sutton of Olive & Nine shares her Wedding Walkthrough for her own wedding day! Using the trendy dusty blue hue against the white space of The Nest at Ruth Farms, her own spring soiree with hubby Michael was picture perfect from top to bottom. Read on for her tips on creating an event that’s uniquely you!
Photos // Katie Lamb
From the planner: “Our vision was simple and thoughtful. We wanted each guest to know that we appreciated them. Time is a gift and we were grateful that so many traveled from far and wide, and even close, to make the wedding day perfect.”
“We incorporated hues of dusty blue and lots of greenery to add to the existing beautiful white space. The ceremony was outside near the pond and the reception was inside, so we had the best of both worlds!”
“We wanted everyone to know how much it meant to us that they were there, so our seating chart was a letter box filled with hand written letters of thanks to each of our guests with their table numbers written on the outside. As they walked into the space, we wanted everyone to experience a day as we would want it, so fittingly we had everyone eat cake first as they sat down for the reception. Our cakes were centerpieces in hopes that this would create community around the tables and encourage people to get up and move around to find other flavors and mingle with other tables. ”
“Considering this was a wedding planner’s wedding, I wanted to make it simple, and I wanted to throw myself into the little details. I think that’s what makes a wedding special!”
“Last but not least, since Michael works for Bell Helicopter, we wanted to leave in one! We arranged a helicopter exit and flew away in an aircraft that he works with day in and day out!”