Wedding Wednesday: The Ally Wedding

Shaun & Jodi Ally | June 28, 2014 Photography by William Mahone Photography

 Shaun knew he had his work cut out for him when deciding how to propose to Jodi. He knew she had a specific engagement ring in mind, so he consulted Jodi's best friend Kathleen to make sure he selected just the right one. As he had during their first Valentine's Day together, Shaun presented Jodi with a Coach purse, but this time there was more to the surprise. Inside the bag was a custom made ring to match the one from the picture Jodi sent Kathleen years ago. She was absolutely thrilled to see the ring of her dreams and to soon be marrying the man of her dreams. The couple found the perfect venue to help keep their rustic, vintage wedding simple yet beautiful. Because they let the mountaintop be their main backdrop, they were able to focus on more important decorative elements such as baby pictures of the bride and groom lining the aisle, wine from Chateau Morrisette used in the wooden wine box ceremony, and a guest book bench that Jodi's father handmade. The colors of the wedding were magenta, turquoise, and lilac, which were beautifully displayed in the "Best Day Ever" banner made by the couple, their parents, and the wedding party and hung behind the head table during the reception. Shaun and Jodi took the music selection at their wedding very seriously since Shaun is a musician. They found the perfect duo to perform songs during their ceremony such as "Let It Be Me" for Jodi's walk down the aisle and "You Are The Best Thing" for the couple's recessional. "Shelter" was the couple's first dance song, "Wildflowers" was sung for the father daughter dance, and Shaun and his mother danced to "How Sweet It Is." All these songs and more were combined to make a CD for guests to take as their favors. Food was also an important element for Shaun and Jodi. During the reception, guests dined on meatballs, veggie calzones, eggplant parmesan, and chicken bella. Their favorite memory of the night, though, was having a family friend read their responses to questions about their love for one another.

Be sure to see the Ally wedding on page 58 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography by William Mahone Photography
Dress: Bella Rosa Bridal
Florist: Best Wishes Flowers & Gifts
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Silver Hearth Lodge
Caterer: Mickey G's
Jewelry: DB Bowles Jewelers and Kent Jewelers
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Bella Rosa Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Marcia Meadows
Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Ceremony Music: Carrington Kay