Quite often, friends can know you better than you know yourself. Courtney Dialâ€™s best friend (and future maid of honor) knew that Chris Whitmore would be the perfect man for her when she brought both of them together at a party. Just under three years later, on June 23, 2012, this golf pro and stylist and blogger tied the knot (and lots of bows) not far from their home in Nashville, Tennessee.
The stationery by Amber Housley was kept simple, with a classic black-and-white combination leading the design. Stripes and accents of green were incorporated throughout. This introduced the color palette and the eventâ€™s Southern-meets-preppy style. A few whimsical touches were added in on the big day.
Menus calligraphed by Natalie Chang in white ink on vibrant green paper were set on the plates along with black napkins folded into the shape of a bow-tie and tied with a ribbon. They outlined the meal, whose three courses were listed as "First Kiss," "The Engagement," and "Happily Ever After".
Courtney's mom handmade pressed-sugar mini wedding cakes that opened to hold green candies inside. They were placed in a clear box tied with a striped bow and set above each plate.
Sweet treats were a must for this bride who writes dessert cookbooks. Vanilla almond cakes with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate fondant by Jay Qualls were on display throughout the reception.
Chocolate and vanilla push-up pops were served late-night as a nod to the bride's first book and Nashville's famous Donut Den doughnuts were given out in black-and-white striped boxes as guests hit the road.
Photography: Tec Petaja
Ceremony Location: Benton Chapel
Reception Location and Catering: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Mansion
Event Planning: Katie Saeger of Simply & Forever
Flowers: Brocade Designs
Stationery: Amber Housley
Calligraphy: Natalie Chang
Cake: Jay Qualls Cakes
Music: The Pat Patrick Band
Rentals: Music City Tents & Events
Hair and Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig
Videography: Cholin Boyd
Custom Cookies: Cookies Are My Canvas
Party Horns: Oh Goodie Designs
Moss Table Numbers: Katie Rebecca Events