We’re entirely in love with Jonathan and Emmale’s romantic fall wedding in Church Hill, boasting swoon-worthy autumn details you’ll adore!
Emmale Yeary + Jonathan Salyer
Featured in the Winter 2013 Tri-Cities Pink Bride Magazine
WEDDING PLANNING: We were engaged seven months, and our friends and families were such a blessing to have during that time. I’m an only child, so I had no one to ask about what it was like to walk down the aisle. Luckily, three of my four bridesmaids were already married, so I had plenty of guidance.
We didn’t hire a planner because it was very important to me that I be involved in every single part of our wedding planning process. That is, I didn’t ever want to reach a point where I said, “Sure, whatever you think is best.” I was so grateful that Jonathan was so involved in our wedding planning process and a lot of our vendors seemed to be quite shocked when he showed up to most meetings. That’s one of the many things that I love about my husband. What’s important to me is important to him.
I was so glad that our wedding photographer, Miranda Harris, took photos of even the smallest details at our wedding such as the decorations, food, scenery, etc. Especially since we opted not to hire a videographer. The pictures of the smallest details at our wedding will mean so much to us later when, maybe I can’t remember exactly where we put a decoration at the reception.
Our wedding coordinator, Janie Kincheloe, did such a great job in helping us to know when certain things were supposed to be done. Especially on the day of the wedding, ensuring that everyone knew exactly what they were responsible for, she was a real lifesaver! I think the most important thing to us about our wedding was that we wanted our wedding to be as stress-free for everyone else as possible. I think that we worried about that more than anything else. We didn’t want the planning, finances, or any other part of our wedding to be stressful for anyone but us, if it had to be at all.
WEDDING DETAILS: I knew that I always wanted a fall wedding. I love the fall. Everything about the fall is so beautiful. The colors of the leaves, the smells, the flowers, the decorations, etc. I wanted everything that represented fall to be included in the wedding somehow. I already knew that I wanted the colors in the wedding to be chocolate brown, sunflower gold, pumpkin orange, and auburn/ red. I also knew that I wanted to include the other things that represented fall, such as pumpkins, mums, gourds, candy corn, and pine cones. We had a twine picture display that was two clay pots (painted with our names and wedding date) filled with stones and a bamboo rod in each, then twine strung from one side to the other, then mini wooden clips with pictures of us strung along them that Jonathan and I put together. The party favors were fixed by myself and my bridesmaids.
Caterer: Pratt’s Catering
Invitations & Calligraphy, Bridal Shop, Bridal Party Attire: David’s Bridal
Photographer: In A Mother’s Eye Unique Photography
Wedding Planner: Janie Kincheloe
Florist: Rainbow’s End Floral Shop
Cake: Generation Cake Company
Formalwear: LaLonde’s Bridal Boutique
Ceremony & Reception Location, Rentals and Décor: New Canton Plantation
Officiant/Minister: Rev./Dr. Chris Carter