Doris + Kendal

She’s a city girl that loves pink and peonies and a good party. He’s a country boy that loves spending time outdoors in his beloved Jeep. Doris is an 8th grade Spanish teacher and Kendal is a Navy vet. And they couldn’t be more perfect for each other! The couple waited a year to wed- they wanted to wait for Doris’ Marine Corps brother and their Navy friends to return from deployment. Doris and Kendal couldn’t get married without their biggest supporters there!


The atmosphere was relaxed and sweet for the ceremony as Guatemalan traditions were infused to honor Doris’ heritage. And for the party favors, a family friend who grows coffee sent small bags of the coffee in traditional Guatemalan textiles. How awesome is that?! Shades of pink roses and peonies lined tables and jars, with gold votives to accent. They wanted their reception to be a kind of party theme, and it totally was! Pink and gold are such fun party colors! The pink was inspired by Doris’ love of the movie Steel Magnolias. If you haven’t ever seen the film, do yourself a huge favor and watch it asap!

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 The reception also had a more manly visual appeal: Kendal’s sports photos, photos of his time in the Navy, along with other personal trinkets, sat on a table in a sort of Man-Cave corner. And right in the middle of said table sat a bada** groom’s cake from Delicious Desserts. They made a 1/43 replica of Kendal’s very own jeep climbing a mountain. So. Cool. And for the wedding cake: an artistic take on the NY skyline. I’m obsessed with that cake. Also, Kendal made the table numbers out of logos. Isn’t that a fun idea?!

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 I really love how these two exhibited this sweet “city girl meets country boy” story for their wedding! They even represented their roots down to their shoes: Kendal donned cowboy boots and Doris wore customized Nike Uptowns! Personal, inside-story touches are so special and definitely one of my favorite things about weddings. Here’s to Doris and Kendal and their many adventures to come!

xo, Gina

Event Coordination and Design: Breeze // Ceremony & Reception Venue: Magnolia Carriage House // Officiant: Rev. Kristin Barner //  Photography: Sara Bee Photography // Rentals: EventHaus //Florals: Branch Design Studio // Catering: Duvall // Cake: Delicious Desserts // Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston // Reception Music: Plane Jane

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