Wedding Wednesday: The Polson Wedding

Andrew & Ainsley Polson | September 23, 2013 | Photography by K.D. Burke Photography

Brought together by a love of 80s music, Andrew and Ainsley became a couple after six months of friendship. They later became husband and wife after a beach proposal on an annual Outer Banks trip with Ainsley and her college roommates in Avon, NC. Their wedding was vintage garden themed featuring lanterns, bird cages, and many plants and garden elements. The colors of the wedding were gray and fuchsia, which were carried throughout the wedding even in the paper straws accompanying the monogrammed mason jars given as favors. The couple chose to write their own vows and have the bride's father be the officiant to keep the wedding funny and sentimental. A friend read the couple's son's favorite book about love, and a second friend read a poem by E. E. Cummings during the ceremony. Another unique element of the wedding was the "Bury the Bourbon" tradition where Andrew buried a bottle at the wedding site months before to ensure good weather for the big day. After digging it up, the wedding party all enjoyed a sip. Ainsley loved that The Trivium offered a photo booth for their guests to enjoy at the reception where they also dined on traditional food. A fun memory of the reception was when the couple danced to "Come on Eileen," which has been their song since the night they met. The couple chose Ochos Rios, Jamaica as their honeymoon destination where they relaxed, snorkeled, and swam with dolphins!

Be sure to see the Polson wedding on page 119 of the second issue of bridebook!

Photography by K.D. Burke Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: The Arrangement Company
Cake: Ivy Point Catering
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Ivy Point Catering
lanner: Heidi Baker
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Decorations: Studio Eleven