Chelsea and Matt were hoping for beautiful weather and perhaps a snowfall for their Winter wedding at The Ryland Inn. Their wishes came true as their wedding day was warm and sunny with an evening of thunderstorms. It rained at all the right times and gave the inn that cozy feeling Chelsea envisioned for her big day. We arrived at the hotel to find all of the girls glammed up in their long sleeved matching pajamas. Chelsea was just finishing writing her vows into her tiny little notebook for the ceremony. We popped open another bottle of champagne before the girls got dressed and headed towards the limo. Chelsea went into full on cozy mode to the ceremony wearing her pj’s and bringing her own glass of champagne. A girl after my own heart. :) The guys were down the way getting themselves together with matching Alabama socks and probably one of the most unique wedding gifts to date- Make Marriage Great Again hats! Ha! We loved getting to know the wedding party. They all had so much love for Matt and Chelsea and a great sense of style. One of the great features of The Ryland Inn is the Groom’s Cottage nearby where the gentleman can play a game of pool and sit on the front porch to watch the storm roll in. The rain held off until right before the ceremony when loud claps of thunder rolled through the inn. Chelsea was so excited that it was raining for good luck, a cozy feeling, and for fertility. Ha! We joked with her dad that the weather system blowing through would bring him some grandchildren.
The intimate ceremony with a blazing fire was the start to an amazing evening. The reception space was filled with gorgeous florals, lanterns, gorgeous table garlands and exquisite candelabras. Each guest could find their table with a little gold lantern to light the way. At their seat, they would find their name etched from wood on their table. The smallest details were creatively thought through with detail and great taste. It was a beautiful celebration for a truly deserving couple. The father of the bride gave one of the best toasts we have heard to date. It was thoughtful, detailed, and gave a shout out to Alabama where Matthew grew up. The night was filled with dancing to the incredible band, Nation. We were stoked to find out two of the members were from Texas, too! Represent!! One of the highlights of the reception was having Chelsea’s grandfather hit the dancefloor with his kids and grandchildren. He was such a ray of sunshine and we were so happy to celebrate alongside him. Such a cutie! Later in the evening, the rain stopped and the cold air rushed in. The fire pits were lit and s’mores were in full swing. Chelsea had prepared for everything and had warm blankets for the ladies to wear outdoors while making the perfect marshmallow treat. What is the perfect way to end a day like this? A grand sparkler exit, of course! Chelsea rocked her beautiful fur with her new husband on her arm and made their way down the brightly lit path to their new marriage.
We wish you all the best as you start this chapter in your lives. Cheers to all of your new adventures! Congrats newlyweds!
Leaha + Jeffrey
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Thank you to all of the incredible vendors for making this a night to remember!
Venue: The Ryland Inn
Hair & Makeup: Nicole Makeup & Hair
Floral: Magnolia Floral & Event Decor
Cake Artist: Palermo’s Bakery
Entertainment: Nation Band– Elan Artists
Bridal Gown: Pronovias
Bridesmaid Dresses: Calvin Klein