Southern Fried Paper

Have you ever heard of Southern Fried Paper? They have some of the cutest {and super festive} wedding stationery, little details {like laser-cut swizzle sticks}, and they’ll even do custom design work! There is just too much perfection to share in a post, so make sure you check our more of their custom work on Instagram!

Happiest Day Ever Sign

This art print would be perfect on a welcome table {just add a pretty frame}!

Gold Foil Beverage NapkinsGold and White Confetti Save the DateLaser Cut Swizzle Sticks

Mismatched Ceremony Seating

Okay, so we had to share just one more sneak peek with you from Ali + Leigh’s wedding! They featured a few of our antique settees + chairs, side tables, and trunks as their ceremony seating. It created such an intimate feel for their lakeside ceremony, and complemented the vintage vibe of the Cypress Grove Estate House perfectly.

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Happy One Year!

Our team is wishing Brittany + Eric a happy one year anniversary today! On top of celebrating 365 days of wedding bliss, their wedding was recently featured on The Celebration Society blog, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them – Brittany picked out so many elegant details, and we can’t wait for you to check them out!

Bride & Groom Portrait

Photo: KMD Creations


Guess where we went yesterday!? The styling team was on the hunt for some {amazing} new inventory at Renniger’s {a vintage + antique market}. There’s was SO much to rummage through, and we can’t wait to start showcasing some of the new pieces we found! Here’s a peek at some of the vintage books we found {Pride & Prejudice was the find of the day!}.

Vintage Books

Sneak Peek | Ali + Leigh

This super sweet couple flew from the UK to tie the knot at Cypress Grove Estate House just two days ago! They did such a fun + unique setup, and we can’t wait to share all the photos with you! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the blushing bride and her handsome groom!

Photo: Kristen Weaver Photography

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Hey DJ play that song

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

Keep me dancing.

Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue LED light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case.

All night long…

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.

Play me something for me and my darling, want you to make everything.

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

Engagement Session Planning

Celebrating your engagement should be fun and lighthearted, and we’re loving these e-session planning tips from our vendor pal, KT Crabb Photography!

Katie: “Date set, √. Venue booked, √. Wedding dress, √ (swoon)! Now it’s time to send out save the dates and you’re looking to book your engagement session. I imagine you have a slew of questions on how to go about setting up your session. From when to book to what to where, here are some pointers in planning your portraits!

  • Set a date – Will you be using your images for a Save the Date? Do you just want portraits to decorate your wall or reception on your wedding day? The purpose of your portraits will help to establish a time frame.
  • Set a theme – Just like planning a wedding, it’s a great idea to come up with a theme for your engagement session. Now, don’t fret, this doesn’t have to be anything crazy extravagant. I just suggest thinking of one word you would like to describe your session. This then helps the flow of deciding on a location and outfits. What do you want to remember about the two of you during this season of life? It could be general like: fun, romantic, adventurous or more specific like: camping out in the backyard, reliving your first date and so on.
  • Choose a location – When you came up with your theme, did you imagine yourself surrounded by city buildings and busy streets? Or maybe you saw yourself dipping your feet in the water during sunset on the beach? A location can simply be near and dear to your heart including your soon to be wedding venue!
  • Pick an outfit {or two} – Can I just tell you that this was the hardest decision for me when planning my own engagement session! Goodness! I went back in forth between outfits and finally settled on something completely different!! I realized that I just wanted to wear something I felt lovely in and would enjoy looking back on years from now.
  • KT Crabb Photography Engagement Session

    Photo: KT Crabb Photography

    Our favorite tip for e-sessions: Be yourself and have fun!

    Check out more tips from KT Crabb Photography here.

    Sneak Peek | Joy + Joey

    Our sweet clients Joy + Joey are married!!! They had a gorgeous jazz inspired wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House, and we can’t wait to share all the photos with you. Until then, here’s a sneak peek of the sweet couple, and some of the jazzy decor they featured!

    Bride & GroomJazz Decor

    Photos: ArtPhotoSoul