Real Wedding Wednesday: Kate and Sheldon

Kate and Shelton said “I do” on Ocober 11, 2014 and the day could not have been more perfect. The two incorporated personal details that made their special day so meaningful. To top it off, the nuptials were captured by Mark Williams Studio who did a fantastic job! Enjoy!

Photographer: Mark Williams Studio
Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church
Reception: Westin
Hair and Make-up: Skinzin
Florist: Harvey Designs
Videographer: Haint Blue
Rentals: Savannah Special Events
Ceremony music: Perez Strings
Cocktail hour music: The Rosies
Reception music, lighting, and photo booth: All About You Entertainment
Cake: Sally Nicholson
Custom signs: J Leslie Wedding Decor
Transportation: Southern Comfort Limousine, Coastal Georgia Trailways

Categories: Florals, Inspirations, Planning, Real Weddings

Age is just a number.

I always treasure trips to JB’s warm, welcoming childhood home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Each time we stay over I learn more about the younger, sometimes rebellious and always adorable version of John Benner Peterman III.

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The future of the Unites States Military! (I guess he always knew)

On our last visit home, JB’s mother handed me a timeline that she had saved from one of his precious assignments during freshman year of high school. As expected, he scored 15/15. Aside from his A+ grade JB had perfectly projected his future, or at least thus far. For one of JB’s major milestones, he predicted that he would be a married man by the age of thirty. Remarkably, three days after our wedding, on June 23, 2015, my groom will turn the big three zero.

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JB’s milestones- so far, so good.

My future mother-in-law allowed me take home this piece of paper as a reminder of her son’s goals. Although I certainly cherish JB’s life predictions, I do hope he will “be happy with family” before the age of fifty as documented on the lifeline. As of matter of fact, I will make sure he is.

I revisited JB’s lifeline earlier this week as I began to think about age and the modern day perception of when couples should marry. When I look back on my grandparents weddings, I almost cannot believe that they were wed in their early twenties, if not before. I will be a bride at twenty-four, which seems to be very young compared to the current trend of marrying and starting a family well after college, building a career and years of living together.

As I fall more in love with JB everyday and smile over the excitement of exchanging vows with my best friend, I have learned to tune out comments about age as they are insignificant to our story. As a young bride-to-be I can attest that age is truly just a number. Some of the happiest couples like my mother and father found each other in their early years of junior high school. Others, find true love in their later years of life. It doesn’t matter when, it hardly matters where, and it only matters WHO you marry.

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Happy New Year!!

Wow, where did 2014 go?!! It was an amazing year for Posh Petals and Pearls. We are beyond thankful to all of our clients that entrusted us with their wedding day. We are looking forward to 2015 and doing great things in Savannah & Charleston!! Looking back at the year, here are a few of the weddings we were blessed to be a part of!!

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2014 blog review

Photography Provided By:

Becca Price Photography, By the Robinsons, Christine Hall Photography, Erin Rene Photography, Hopkins Studios, & Kelli Boyd Photography

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Married with a touch of Military

When I first saw my fiancé in his dress whites uniform I was smitten…

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Who wouldn’t be?

A few months into wedding planning, one of my bridesmaids asked me whether or not JB would wear his uniform to the ceremony. Although unfamiliar with the many wardrobes for Navy Officers, I immediately imagined us both in our “whites.” Wasn’t white reserved for the bride? After coming to terms with such a selfish remark, I approached JB with a question much larger than the color of our fabrics: What role would the military play in our wedding?

As a future wife to a very impressive Navy Officer, I have come to realize the limitations of a bride-to-be expressing her desires in the face of the military. Some things are simply beyond the control of the bride, groom, and the wedding planner.

Here’s the good news for brides-to-be who are in a similar boat: you’re marrying the sailor and not the system.

Over the past few months, I have learned about traditional aspects of a dedicated military wedding, some of which we plan to incorporate into our ceremony as we see fit.

Will there be swords?

We have chosen to marry in an old, charming chateau in my hometown, rather than downtown Annapolis, the historical location for Navy weddings. When I looked at various traditional ceremonies, I learned of a famous tradition known as the Arch of Swords. As the bride and groom exit their ceremony they walk through a man-made arch held up by about eight commissioned officers who stand in formation opposite of one another.

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A serious strut into married life!

Photo credit: http://baysidebride.com/2013/03/military-wedding-traditions-and-etiquette/

Although this tradition is iconic and picturesque, it’s a bit too serious for the softer scene I imagine at our wedding. I would rather make use of JB’s fellow officers in a different way. Perhaps they can surround us with our family as we walk down the aisle into the reception area. I imagine our first steps into marriage being welcomed by rose petals and cheers, rather than officiating an entrance into a Navy lifestyle. Can you imagine men in uniform throwing petals? Now, that’s a picture!

A Call to Arms to Cut the Cake.

As of right now, the Arch of Swords has been vetoed from our wedding. With that said, I am not opposed to a touch of a sword, if used in a considerably very different way. I have heard of grooms who hold a sword with their bride to cut the wedding cake together.

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I’m leaning more toward this tradition.

Photo credit: http://www.theknot.com/weddings/photo/cutting-the-cake-with-a-navy-sword-141660

Clearly, there are several ways to incorporate the Navy into a civilian ceremony without shifting the main focus of the affair.

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We are set to marry in June, with or without his “whites.”

In the coming months we will see how Navy traditions fit more clearly into our ceremony. Although military commitments can definitely add to the stress of planning a wedding, I always make an effort to remember the heart of my love story: I’m marrying JB first and a Navy Officer second.

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