Kelly + Adam | Christos Wedding from Kim Box Photography

Music, soft-feminine floral arrangements, a stunning wedding party and an outdoor tented reception that Kelly + Adam aimed to be  “comfortable and fun!“. Kelly explains, “Weddings can be so scripted and stuffy, which is not us as a couple. So we threw tradition to the wind in just about every aspect… from the music to the food, to the arrangement of furniture.” I love that! Fun details not to miss: real southern fair (served throughout the entire night), a simple, yet truly enchanting floral altar for the I Do’s, and Kelly’s Christos sweetheart strapless lace gown with an illusion one-shoulder sleeve style and crystal beading at the waist. Perfect!

Kelly + Adam | October 20, 2012 | The Waters, Pike Road, Alabama

The Ceremony
Our goal for our wedding was three-fold: that everyone feel a part of this great love that we have been blessed with, to feel a part of the worshipful experience of joining our lives together, and that everyone have fun! Weddings can be so scripted and stuffy, which is not us as a couple. So we threw tradition to the wind with just about every aspect… from the music to the food, to the arrangement of furniture. What I was most proud of was the music. The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to my favorite song “Love Is Not a Fight” sung by one of my best friends, Tiffany McCauley. The whole congregation took communion to the song “Wonderful, Merciful Savior” sung by Tommy Newman. Adam and I walked out to the song “Oh Happy Day” sung by Troy University’s Gospel Choir.

The Reception
The food was all very real, southern, identifiable food that we like to eat. We had a southern station with fried chicken fingers, mac n cheese and fried pickles. We had a shrimp and grits station with different types of salads. There was a Mexican station with made to order fajitas and chips and cheese dip.  Adam is a professional baseball player so we had a baseball table with hot dogs and hamburgers and a server dressed in Adam’s Troy University baseball jersey. At cocktail hour there was an old-fashioned popcorn maker and toppings station and BLT’s and Conecuh sausage. We had cupcakes and later in the night the caterers brought out ice cream stations and passed out ice cream sandwiches and more on silver platters. The furniture, all centered around the dance floor (so as to encourage people to dance) varied from tables and chairs to hay bale couches with old handmade quilts on top.  It was just comfortable and fun! The photo booth was also the hit of the night! I, along with my bridesmaids had to be kicked out so that more people could get in!

Kelly’s Dress Search
I knew that I did not want a strapless dress and I knew that I wanted something unique. I never thought I would choose a lace dress, but I knew when I saw this dress that this is what I was looking for without even knowing it.

How Kelly Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Comfortable, Elegant

Why Kelly Decided To Sell Her Wedding Dress
I adore my dress and the way I felt in it, it really helped make my day the beautiful day it was. Thus, it felt almost unjust to store the dress in a box and stuff it in a closet. This dress is just too beautiful and should be worn by another who will create more memories wearing it.

Wedding Dress: Christos | Photography: Kim Box Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Waters Meeting House | Event Planning: Evan & Co | Floral Design: Evan & Co | Cake: Alyson Gramley