By Janecia Britt
Most brides fret over the details of their wedding for months, sometimes years. Summer Rawlins is not most brides. Soon after she received the ring, everything was in place for her big day.
“I did all of my own wedding planning. I actually had about 90 percent of my planning done within the first month of being engaged,” she said. “I’m not kidding, I bought my dress, picked out bridesmaid’s dresses, booked the venue, a photographer, a florist, a DJ and my cake lady within the first month.”
“My wedding day was amazing,” Summer said. “Planning my entire wedding was a fun adventure. The weather on my wedding day was gorgeous, all my family and friends were there and I got to marry my favorite person. I love that my dog was also able to be a part of my special day.”
“My favorite moment,” Summer says, “Was taking pictures with my husband. It was a nice chance to focus on just him and I. Many of the vendors I chose were based on recommendations. I absolutely loved my photographer and videographer from Taylor’d Southern Events. They did an amazing job and were so fun to work with.”
“As crazy as it sounds, we actually met online,” said Summer. “After we got to talking more and getting to know each other, we found out that our families lived in the same community — maybe 5 minutes from each other. His aunts and my aunts went to school together, and they were pretty close.”
Summer obviously has impeccable taste and a good eye for detail; Summer’s wedding to Jimmy Rawlins at Lewiswood Farm was the perfect blend of rustic charm and Southern class.
“I did not realize the old phrase of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ had another verse,” she says. “The last verse is ‘a sixpence for your shoe.’ My grandmother found six sixpences to give to each of her grandchildren.”
“This table has pictures of my Aunt Ruth Ann, who passed in 2001, my maternal grandparents, who passed away before I was born, and Jimmy’s grandfathers,” Summer said. “Also on the table was a poem called ‘Only God Could Love You More.’ My Aunt Ruth Ann wrote this for my Uncle Scott and said them as her vows on their wedding day. My Uncle Scott was the one who gave me away on my wedding day, so having that poem incorporated into my special day made my wedding that much more special.”
Photos courtesy of Taylor’d Southern Events
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