Wedding Wednesday: The Hofnagle Wedding

The Hofnagle Wedding | October 4, 2014 | Photography by Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Malaina met Eddie through a mutual friend. They both felt an instant attraction and wanted to know more about each other. After a few chance meet ups, Eddie insisted that Malaina go out to dinner with him, and they've been together ever since.

The couple was packing to head to Knoxville, TN for a weekend with family when Eddie got down on one knee. He had planned to propose while with Malaina's relatives, but he couldn't wait.

Malaina and Eddie had an intimate, family-oriented wedding. Though Malaina's family is from St. Louis and Eddie's is from New Jersey and Arkansas, everyone came together to celebrate the couple's union. This made the wedding particularly special, Malaina recalls.

The vows were officiated by Malaina's brother, with whom she is incredibly close. To add to the intimacy of the moment, there was no wedding party involved in the ceremony: the focus was entirely on Malaina and Eddie. Malaina wanted everything to be "simple, pretty, and classic" so there was no theme or particular wedding colors in mind when planning. Most of the decorations were light and minimalist. The couple wanted most for everyone to have a fun and relaxing time, so they downplayed cliché's and formalities.

Malaina and Eddie's wedding was filled with personal touches. The couple's cake was expertly made to match Malaina's elegant floral dress, and her bouquet was crafted with classic beauty in mind. Though Malaina originally wanted a very simple nosegay, she couldn't turn down the beautiful arrangement Caroline LaRocca made for her out of stephanotis flowers, crystals, and snowberries. The couple also created their own playlist, which ended up being very popular. And, for favors, Malaina and Eddie gave out Italian Jordan Almonds to pay homage to Eddie's Italian heritage. They represented "health, wealth, and happiness" for the couple as they began their lives as newlyweds.

Be sure to see the Hofnagle wedding on page 117 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Maggie Sottero from AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: First and Sixth
Jewelry: Fink's
Groom's Attire: Tallia from Men's Wearhouse
DJ: Quest Entertainment - Kelly McMurray
Hair: Salon VeLuxe - Matt Cannoy