Christie + Jason – Summerfield Farms

Why did you choose the venue you chose?
“It fit our guests profile. With Summerfield Farms we got the whole property to ourselves, it was close, private, it fit our personality and our guests personality and the property is beautiful.”

Any other vendors you chose for a special reason?
“We chose Maxi B’s because we love their cake and the photos online of their wedding cake work is amazing.  We wanted a once in a lifetime cake and they absolutely delivered. And we didn’t pick 1618 because of this specific reason but on our wedding day my best man’s son said he was still hungry after he finished his food and 1618 brought him another plate of food.  I’m very happy they took care of our guests so great and small things like that may never come up in the planning but knowing they put taking care of our guests first made me very happy.”

What was your favorite part of wedding planning?
“Working with Carly to plan our perfect day.”

What was your least favorite part of wedding planning?
“Picking the venue by ourselves.  We didn’t realize venues book up so far in advance, we didn’t choose Carly first to help with this part and the sense of urgency when picking the venue set a sense of urgency that was’t needed in further vendor choices.  But we’re definitely happy we choose summerfield Farms and would definitely pick them again, but just the urgency and the fact they book so far out was kinda crazy. “

Did you have a theme or “vibe” that guided your planning?
“We wanted to bring our friends and family together in an intimate setting where they felt welcome and loved.”

What did you want your guest experience to be?
“One of our guests actually did a great job of explaining how the wedding turned out and how we wanted it to be.  She said “It was elegant but fun and inviting.”  And I think that’s a great line of what we wanted.  We didn’t want it so formal you didn’t feel comfortable to have fun.  But we also didn’t want it to be like a bar setting. “

What was your favorite moment of your wedding day?
“We loved it all!”

What was your favorite personal detail or item on your wedding day?
“Our cake.  It was beautiful and we sat it on a huge tree base we personally got from the farm we get our Christmas tree from each year.  So it was beautiful, personal and everyone said it was the best cake ever.  We’ve heard stories of some people having three and five slices!”

What was your favorite part of the décor on the wedding day?
“The sweetheart table.”

What was your first dance song?
“Alabama – Forever’s as Far as I’ll go”

Planning – Carly Marie Events
Venue – Summerfield Farms
Photography – Whitebox Photo
Catering – 1618 On Location
Flowers – Blooms & Thistle
Band – DJ Jason French & Sarah Sophia during Cocktail Hour
Rentals – Party Makers and Prettiest Pieces
Transportation – Smith Limos
Officiant – David Harrop, Westover Church
HMU – Blush and Bobby’s
Videographer – Whitewash Films
Bride Dress Designer – David’s Bridal
Groom + groomsmen outfits – Jos A. Bank
Dessert – Maxi B’s