Amidst the soft glow of the flickering candlelight and the warmth of the bonfire built to toast late-night s’mores, friends and family gathered to celebrate the marriage of Megan and Jon in the backyard of their first home together.
“I wanted it to feel like a backyard party that we just happened to get married at,” Megan said of their intimate celebration.
The décor was exactly what Megan had imagined - “old Hollywood glam meets vintage bohemian.” An eclectic mix of glassware and vintage brass dotted the tables with touches of uniqueness and caused each guest to be drawn into the beauty of the table setting.
The individuality of each drinking glass and character of the vintage brass candlesticks begged the question as to where one could find such beautiful treasures that had their own story, yet worked so well together.
Megan’s mom, Joy, had actually purchased the contents of an antique store prior to Megan and Jon’s wedding. Megan and Joy decided to pick out the things that they liked, which turned out to be geared more towards vintage items.
That love of vintage flair and desire to incorporate it into weddings quickly turned into a mother-daughter business that is known to locals as The Little Black Dog. Megan and her mom have since curated a collection of vintage home-goods, clothing and accessories for the shop, along with beautiful vintage items available for rent to add charm to your next big event.
“We found a niche that I don’t think was necessarily being filled at this point in time for fun, eclectic, one-of-a-kind pieces that were at a really affordable price,” Megan said.
To Megan and Jon, family is very important. Humbled by the fact that at least half of their 50 guests traveled from out of town to come and celebrate them, the two were delighted with the fact that their backyard ceremony could play host to a more intimate gathering where guests could (and did) stay and visit even after Megan and Jon departed.
“To have it at the house – our first home together – there was something really special about that. It was just this relaxed time for our families to spend together and make memories in our new home, which was really special,” Megan fondly recalls about the evening.
The evening sparkled, not only with twinkling lights and the soft glow of candles, but also with the warmth of celebration and the melody of backyard, bluegrass tunes.
“The tables were pretty on their own, but once everyone filled up the tables and the candles were all lit, it was beautiful. Everything just sparkled – the gold on the glasses and the brass candlesticks, the flickering light of the candles and the overhead lights – everything glistened and it was really kind of a fairy tale,” Megan said about their wedding day.
For Megan and Jon, there really is no place like home – for they can say that it’s the very place where they, in front of those that mean the most to them, committed to spending forever together.
Bride: Megan Cadmus Emmons • Photographer: Robyn Pizzo Photo • Wedding Gown Brand: Adrianna Papell from Dillard's • Shoes: Michael Kors • Groom's Attire Brand: Hart Schaffner Marx from Dillard's • Catering: Bride and family • Hair: Erileigh Phalen of Raven & Moth • Makeup: Face Makeup Artistry • Manicure: Martha Sue Yancy of Raven & Moth • Rehearsal Dinner Location: Mellow Mushroom • Ceremony & Reception Location: The Bride & Groom’s Home • Event Décor, Design & Floral Arrangements: Megan Cadmus & Joy Newberry of Little Black Dog • Band: Alex Coltharp and Justin Doss • Bridal Bouquet: NV Florist • Cake: Sugar Chrystals