Kolonis Wedding / by Kendall Whiteley

There really isn’t one “right way” to describe this wedding day. This couple wanted fun, whimsical, and boho (yes, even with it being during fall season!), and we truly feel that they nailed it. They wanted it to feel more like a party than a spectacle, and between the Big Love Bus chauffeur, donuts and champagne pre-ceremony, vintage lounge inspired cocktail hour, and the perfect reception dance playlist, they accomplished that goal! 

Here are a few words from the gorgeous bride, Madii, describing her wedding in her own words- "When A.J. and I first got engaged and started wedding planning, we knew from the start we didn’t want a typical wedding. We already knew this was inevitable because we come from completely different religious backgrounds, but we wanted it to be a day that completely reflected who we are. I’ve always been the type of person to do the exact opposite of whatever is “on trend,” and our wedding was no exception. Owning a wedding and lifestyle blog, working at a bridal boutique and simply being detail and wedding obsessed, I completely ignored all advice I was given. Less was not more, in my opinion, and every single detail was thought out. We did spend almost two years planning, after all.

We had a mixture of old and new throughout the entire day. I wore my grandmother’s ring given to her by her husband over 70 years ago on my pinky, and I also wore a garter that had been in A.J.’s family for generations. The earrings for my ceremony look also belonged to A.J.’s grandmother. These small heirloom pieces were our way of incorporating our dearly missed loved ones into our special day. The newer aspects of our day included two Hayley Paige gowns from the most darling Memphis based bridal boutique, Maggie Louise, a custom “re-made” version of A.J.’s grandmother’s garter by La Gartier, a stunning emerald The Mrs. Box, and beautiful diamond earrings (a first look gift from A.J.) for my reception look."

Venue | Dara's Garden // Coordinator | Vera House Events // Hair +  Makeup | Bangs & Blush //Florist | LB Floral //Chaffeur | Big Love Bus // DJ | Music and Motion // Video | Milestone // ALL Dresses | Designer Hayley Paige/Maggie Louise Bridal // Tuxedos | Prestige // Shoes | Jimmy Choo | Live Painting | Hannah McCormick // Script | Erin Breann Creative // Ribbon | Silk & Willow | Catering | Rothchild // Cake | Sweet Beginnings by Elaine // Rentals | Sweven Rentals & Rustic Rentals, Above the Rest