Wedding Wednesday: The Eckhardt Wedding

Todd & Grace Eckhardt | July 27, 2013 | Photography by Schaffer Photography

Grace and Todd spent a few months eyeing each other across the room at Sunday School before finally talking at bible study. About a year later, Todd proposed as they were exchanging Christmas gifts. Grace says her favorite moment of the wedding was the ceremony, where they stood before God, friends, and family to vow to love each other for the rest of their lives. There were several unique aspects to their day: Grace's wedding dress was her mother's, redesigned on the top while the rest "fit like a glove"; Grace walked down the aisle to a song her father wrote for her mom for their wedding in 1983; cake toppers were Grace's childhood toys; Grace lined her veil with flowers from her mother's veil; and Todd gave Grace a necklace to wear made with diamonds from his grandmother's ring. A color scheme of celestial blue, white, black, and hitns of green, plus gold and silver added to the timeless, whimsical theme Grace wanted for her wedding day. Centerpieces were small floral arrangements with fun facts about the couple and their relationship; Grace created the guestbook, a Virginia dogwood tree on canvas where guests could sign the leaves. Guests received favors of personalized "Forget Me Not" seed packets. Grace and Todd traveled to St. Lucia for their honeymoon where they enjoyed activities such as snorkeling, biking through the jungle, touring an active volcano, and couples massage.

Be sure to see the Eckhardt wedding on page 70 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Schaffer Photography
Florist: Best Wishes
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Ceremony: St. John's Episcopal Church
Venue: Charter Hall
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Leigh Jay Nacht Inc.
DJ: East Coast Entertainment
Attendants’ Dresses: Houston Bridal Gallery
Groomsmen’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Photobooth: Star City Photobooth
Videographer: East West Productions
Transportation: Star Line Trolley