March 23, 2019
The Proposal: Chris planned to propose the night of a game night with friends, and he wanted to involve her piano, lovingly known as “Sam.” Once friends departed, he asked Laura Beth to play something for him and asked her to be his wife as she lifted Sam’s fallboard to find the ring perched on the keys.
Laura Beth’s Favorite Moment: I’m not much of a “flowers” girl, and when I mentioned that to Chris, he pointed me toward his friend Mary because she made paper flowers for her wedding. Many of the papers used had significance such as sheet music in my bouquet. We spent the morning decorating with our attendants. It was so special to have that time together with our closest friends to create and laugh before all the craziness of the day began.
Chris’s Favorite Moment: The final dance—we had just completed the send-off and had made our way unnoticed back to the reception area. The reception area was void of guests except for us and our photographer. It was wonderful to just quietly dance alone under the lights.
Favorite Details: The centerpieces had paper flowers and special items like Chris’s LEGOs and Laura Beth’s Tower of Terror memorabilia. Laura Beth’s bouquet was made using invitations from Chris’s parents’ wedding and his grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party and vintage buttons from Laura Beth’s great-grandmother’s collection. As to music, pianist Becky Thornton performed arrangements of John Williams’s “March of the Resistance,” Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (arranged by the bride), Earl Wild’s arrangement of “One Song” from Reminiscences of Snow White. The wedding cake was a scavenger hunt of images that held significance their relationship (such as Godzilla to represent the first movie seen together in a theater) and was designed by the groom.
- Venue: Anderson Gail Farms
- Caterer: Iz Café
- Cakes: Magnificent Cakes
- Invitations: Fine Paperwork
- Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
- Hair: Sha’ Wilson
- Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Azazie and Combat Gentleman
- Music: Becky Thornton and Ellis Piano
- Cake Topper: Jessichu Creations
- Lighting/Draping: OnSite Productions