December 18, 2017
A concern we hear from many brides early on is that they’re planning their wedding from out of town and are worried about having eyes and ears locally during the planning process. The beauty of having your wedding at The Sonnet House is that you have a built in planner to assist with vendor recommendations, etiquette guidance, menu selection, timeline creation, vendor confirmation, directing the rehearsal, ceremony and reception, and so much more. This was the case for Skylar + Patrick who were living in Baltimore throughout the planning process.
The two love birds hired Cotton + Clover Photography to capture the big day and these ladies are no strangers to The Sonnet House. We always love having them out because it’s a given that we will see stunningly perfect photos from our couple’s wedding. Local videographer and close friend of the bride, Kai Irwin shared this lovely video of their wedding day which we will gladly share for years to come. Skylar chose traditional white flowers for her decor. Corey Daniel Florals used a mixture of hydrangea, baby’s breath and white roses were used throughout the wedding from bouquet and boutonnieres to ceremony decor and centerpieces.
Skylar shone in an Essense of Australia gown from Diane’s Formal Affair in Jasper. Many of our brides have heard me tell them that we had a bride recently that never put shoes on during her wedding and Skylar is that bride. From the beginning of their engagement she told us she was a country girl that loves to be barefoot and once we received their wedding photos back and saw that she held true to her word, it was a detail that made their wedding that much more personal. Her bridesmaids wore floor length slate colored dresses from David’s Bridal while the gentlemen wore black tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse.
Instead of a traditional bride and groom’s cakes, the newlyweds opted for a small wedding cake surrounded by baby bites, and for the groom’s dessert table a medley of donuts from The Heavenly Donut Company were available for guests to enjoy. If you’re looking for a great cake alternative, we strongly suggest checking out Heavenly Donuts. Their owners, Kimberly + Brock, tied the knot here years ago and we’ve enjoyed seeing other Sonnet House couples delight in their confections. Did you notice that Skylar also displayed her grandparent’s wedding topper?
On Site Productions took care of the ceremony music and sound while Rick Henson and his band, Soul Tide kept guests on the dance floor throughout the reception. I’m not sure that Skylar + Patrick ever left the dance floor! We’re also pretty certain that we’ve never heard a better version of Prince’s Purple Rain than Rick’s. We’re so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with these two and can’t wait for our paths to cross again. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell!
Q&A with Skylar + Patrick | December 2017
Tell us a little bit about yourselves. | Patrick and I met in college through mutual friends. We both love to travel and are big adventure and thrill seekers so we love to go hiking anywhere in the country as well as skydiving, snorkeling, and surfing. We plan to travel more in the next year while he finishes his medical school rotations.
Patrick is in the military and you planned most of your wedding from the other side of the country, how was it helpful having The Sonnet House assist with the planning process and coordination of the wedding day? | Planning a wedding out of state wasn’t difficult at all with The Sonnet House staff helping. They were able to answer every question and take care of all of my requests within the time frame I was available for meetings! They even allowed me to make changes through e-mail and gave helpful recommendations when I was unsure of something.
I feel like you felt at home the minute you toured The Sonnet House, what about our venue fit your personality and what made you choose us? | The first thing that caught my eye about The Sonnet House venue itself is the authentic simplicity! I love the barn and the trees that surround the farmhouse and all the characteristics it offers. I am a small town girl with very simple taste, so I loved that I didn’t need a ton of decorations to show the true beauty of the venue. There are so many features like the fireplace, barn, field, chapel and reception spaces. It has everything!
You wore a stunning Essense of Australia gown from Diane’s in Jasper. Do you mind telling us about your dress shopping experience? | Shopping at Diane’s was a dream come true! Luckily for me, I was the only appointment for the entire morning so I had help from Diane’s amazing staff as well as Diane herself! I told them exactly what I was looking for and they pulled four dresses for me. The Essense of Australia gown was the second I tried on and I knew immediately it was the one. They definitely listen to every detail you desire for your dream gown from veil to toe.
The last question is for both of you: You had an awesome band and neither of you are strangers to the dance floor. What was your favorite part of the reception? | It is hard to say we had one favorite part because the entire night was a blast! I would have to say our favorite was when our guests entered the dance floor for “Shout!”, I even saw our bartenders dancing to it! Both families came together just having a blast and I love that everyone enjoyed it together!
Wedding Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ceremony: 5:30pm The Fireplace
Reception: The Courtyard
Venue, Catering, & Coordination: The Sonnet House
Florals & Styled Details: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Cotton & Clover Photography
Videographer: Kai Media
Ceremony Music: OnSite Productions
Reception Music: Soul Tide Band
Groom’s Dessert: The Heavenly Donut Company
Bridal Salon: Diane’s Formal Affair
Bridal Gown: Essense of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
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