When Jen sent me an email last week filled with her lovely wedding images, I immediately asked her if she would come on Once Wed and share more. Not only is her wedding absolutely precious, but she got married at the oh-so-lovely, Serenbe. Brett and I got married at Serenbe, so of course any time I see a wedding from there I am immediately taken back with so many happy memories. Jen owns a paper company, Miss Pickles Press, and as you will see in the feature below her paper goods are sensational and I’m amazed she put everything together herself. Jen was kind enough to share details from the day…

and I met in December of 2005, while I was living in Boston working as
an art director in advertising. I had been on a series of hopeless
dates and had pretty much sworn off the horrid dating scene when we
met…and the rest if history! We were married in October 2008. The old
adage “love happens when you least expect it” is cliché for a reason:
it’s true! He’s the scientist: an
IT-computer-engineer-self-proclaimed-geek, and I’m the artist. His
logical side balances my creative side. Having such disparate
professions helps us complement each other quite nicely. Now if I could
only get him to switch over to a Mac…

I draw inspiration
from all over. Vintage treasures at flea markets, turn of the century
packaging (I seriously love packaging), textiles, patterns. I truly
don’t draw from just one constant source. The things that do, however,
remain constant for me are my love of typography, paper and color. I
get lost in color. I also get inspired by great attention to the
smaller fine and fabulous creative details – the little things that put
someone’s invitation or guest favor over the top. Smaller details can
have huge impact.

When we got engaged there was no
question it would be an October wedding, as it’s my absolute favorite
month of the year. I am a sucker for Fall – pumpkins, cider, crisp
autumn days, the changing of the leaves…the whole bit. Being from the
South, I also wanted a “southern” wedding but not a frou-frou wedding.
My husband is an overgrown Boy Scout, so something outdoors seemed
right for us. We wanted a wedding day that didn’t take itself too
seriously in terms of everything being so formal, so a BBQ reception
with a bluegrass band seemed like a natural fit. It was also really
important that our guests have FUN and enjoy themselves. I think we

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Reception details coming up next…
[Image c/o Martha Manning for Missy Mclamb Photographers and Ashely Blencoe of Studio Blencoe]


Comments (4)

TS | Reply

What an amazing and colorful bouquet!

Caroline | Reply

LOVE. The dress, the colors, the venue, the adorable details, the whole thing. All of it — genius! Thank you for posting these images — this is definitely one of the most inspiring weddings i’ve ever seen!

jeska | Reply

Lovely wedding details. I especially like Jens necklace.

Jessica | Reply

I love your color scheme! Where did you find your bridesmaid dresses (or did they all pick their own)? I’ve been looking for that exact shade of brown.