Shelby and Eric – Woman’s Club of Portsmouth Wedding

I met Shelby and Eric in April when they were our sweet model couple for a styled shoot of a Woman’s Club of Portsmouth wedding! They were SO stinking cute together and I had so much fun getting to know them. So, you can imagine how excited I was when Shelby wrote to me after the styled shoot and asked me to create her day of details!

Shelby and Eric officially became Mr. & Mrs. on August 27th at the beautiful Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, and included SO many personal details and aspects of their love story in their big day. A HUGE thank you to the lovely Crystal Belcher Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

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While working with Shelby, one of the things that became so clear was how much she loved her friends and family. She spoiled her bridesmaids with these gorgeous robes from Pretty Plum Sugar wrapped in sweet little bags topped with custom calligraphy name tags!

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calligraphy poem

One of the most beautiful details in Shelby and Eric’s big day was the poem that they had me calligraph to honor Shelby’s grandmother. Shelby was so close to her grandmother, and they actually got engaged on her birthday. When their wedding day came around, Shelby knew she wanted to include a sweet but subtle tribute to her love for her grandmother. After hearing just a little bit about how amazing of a woman her grandmother was, I am sure she is a lady that we would have all loved to meet!

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My absolute favorite part of her wedding day details was her calligraphy sweetheart table linen. As soon as she told me that she wanted to include lyrics from Dan + Shay’s “From The Ground Up”, I was squealing with joy! Not only is it one of my all time favorite love songs, but it is the perfect heirloom detail to celebrate the commitment of marriage, and how love continues to grow every passing day.

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Seriously, how cute is this little bar cart by Mad Hatter Vintage? Shelby and Eric had a sweet little bar cart outside during their cocktail hour, decorated with sweet drinks, a pineapple (can you tell she’s the perfect southern belle?) and of course, my favorite, a wine bottle with “Mr. & Mrs. White” and their wedding date calligraphed in white!

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ceremony calligraphy backdrop styled seating area

Shelby and Eric, thank you so much for not only allowing me to play a part in your special day, but giving me the opportunity to get to know both of you better! It is so clear how much you love each other, and that the only thing more beautiful than your wedding day will be your marriage!

The Fabulous Vendors Who Made It All Happen:

Venue – The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Photography – Crystal Belcher Photography

Videography – Delta Studio Productions

Coordination & Styling – Kelsey Ann Events

Vintage Rentals – Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling

Blue First Look Backdrop – Bluebird’s Garage Vintage Rentals & Styling

Blue First Look Backdrop Lettering – Amanda Krovic

Event Rentals – Waterford Event Rentals

Invitation Suite & Seating Chart – BlueGreenAqua

Calligraphy – Lauren Perry Studio

Florist – Jeff’s Flowers Of Course

Hair & Makeup – Jessica Davis & Jenni Di

Dress – Ava Clara Bridal





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