I was so honored and excited to plan Katie and Patrick’s wedding, especially because Katie and I have been best friends for over fourteen years, which made the planning process even more special. The couple met at Vanderbilt University, moved to Chicago post graduation, and were engaged just a few years later.
Katie and Patrick really wanted their wedding day to portray their personalities, relationship, and family traditions and that’s exactly what we did! Patrick is from New Orleans so incorporating some southern traditions was a must!
Katie and her wedding party got ready in the gorgeous Elizabeth Taylor Suite at the Public Hotel. Katie looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress, which had an adorable custom bow in the back!
The ceremony took place at St. Michael’s Church in Old Town and the reception was at the Germania Place. Virginia Wolff Florist took Katie’s vision of spring elegance and made it a reality with her lush bouquet of peach David Austin roses and pink tulips for the bridesmaid bouquets.
After a beautiful ceremony, guests entered the Royal Ballroom where they enjoyed passed champagne and fried green tomato shooters. After the cocktail hour, guests were escorted to the Grand Ballroom for dinner and dancing. The tables were covered in candlelight, white hydrangeas, garden roses, stock, and lilies.
Greenlight (Rendezvous Music) stole the show and had guests up and dancing in no time! One of the many highlights from the wedding day were the food stations that Katie and Patrick designed with Kenmare Catering & Events. Each station was customized to represent the cities that Katie and Patrick met and grew up in. The first station was the Nashville “where they met” station which included braised pork shoulder and truffle mac and cheese. The Chicago “Katie’s hometown” station included a chef carving station, and the New Orleans “Patrick’s hometown” station had cajun barbecue shrimp and grits and a fried oyster bar – delicious!
The wedding day was perfect from start to finish, and we wish Katie and Patrick many many years of love and happiness!
Wedding Day Details:
Wedding Date: April 12th, 2014 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Day of Coordinator: Ashley Miller, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Church: St. Michael’s / Venue: Germania Place / Catering: Kenmare Catering & Events / Photographer: Gerber + Scarpelli / Videographer: Poetic Productions / Entertainment: Greenlight Band, Rendezvous Music / Florist: Virignia Wolff / Invitations: Magnificent Milestones / Hotel: Public Hotel / Wedding Cake: Creme Bakery / Brides Dress: Augusta Jones / Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Brides Headpiece: BHLDN / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lula Kate, Bella Bridesmaid