Louella Reese Wedding: Personalized

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Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing some sweet and fun details from our wedding. Yesterday I shared memories and photos from the getting ready portion of our day. While Style Me Pretty featured our full wedding. If you missed either you can take a look back at yesterday’s post here and Style Me Pretty’s feature here.

So at the end of yesterday’s post I hinted at where we were going with today’s post. Special little moments with my parents. As well as some monogramming touches we added to our wedding thanks to Mark & Graham.

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After getting ready, I had a couple of minutes with each of my parents. I had written them each a letter and wanted to gift them something to celebrate the day as well as our relationships. I first sat down with my mom. If you know me at all, you know I’m a total momma’s gal. She has been my absolute best friend since day one. Our relationship is incredibly strong. With that said, writing a note about our relationship and the day I would marry my soulmate left me a crying mess! So much emotions to cover in a 5×7 card. I also wanted to give my mom something really sweet, meaningful, and would remind her of our relationship.

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My mom purchased us matching rings when I was in my teens. Sadly after about two years I misplaced the ring. My mom till this day, still wears the ring. When I reflected on that memory and story, I decided a matching piece of jewelry would be perfect. I was now responsible enough to hold on it! With that said, matching dainty initial necklaces was the item I chose. These sweet necklaces could easily be worn everyday. Being a constant reminder of our relationship and the special day. My mom received a T and myself an L. I absolutely cherish mine, which now makes me reflect not only on our relationship, my wedding day, but also our initial mother daughter rings.

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For my dad, I also wrote a letter. Which I knew would make him cry and in turn have me crying. So there I went again! As with my mom, I wanted to gift him something sweet, memorable, and personalized. Since I knew he’d be a crying mess all day {aren’t most dads?} one easy choice was monogramed handkerchiefs. After that decision I wanted another item that would be a little more unique and personalized to my dad. My dad and I share a love for accessories, mainly watches. But he also wears a ring and has items in his pockets at all times {what guys don’t}. So a personalized valet for him to place his watch, ring, and other items seemed perfect. Instead of going with a traditional monogram, I had it engraved with daddio. The smile on his face when he saw that was priceless.

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Aside from these personalized gifts, we also added some personalized touches to our wedding. We obviously couldn’t wait to show off our new monogram! For the bar it was a bowl of matchbooks. We went with a wreath crest that went right along with several of the custom wooden signs created by one of my bridesmaids. We have a couple left over from the wedding that now sit on our bar at home. Another great reminder of the day!

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Lastly, we had a lot of fun on the game lawn. We had corn hole boards, lawn dice, and bocce ball. Joshua and I really wanted our guests to enjoy the wedding. For it to be a time to celebrate our love and union but also to catch up with friends and family they hadn’t seen for awhile. To soak in the October weather and feel right at home. A game lawn created a wonderful atmosphere for that. And having our monogram on these beautiful games was icing on the cake {which will come later!}.

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Next week I’ll be diving into our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. So stay tuned!

Photography: Faith Teasley

Venue: The Arbors

Hair & Make Up: Sweet Magnolia Beauties

Dress: Modern Trousseau

Flower Crown: Lily Greenthumbs

Parent Gifts, Matches, & Lawn Games: c/o Mark & Graham

xo Laura Leigh
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