Ashlee Omar & Robert Webb IV
Featured in the Summer 2013 Memphis Pink Bride Magazine
We were married at Mom and her family’s land out in Eads. I always knew it was where I would get married. Not only is the property breathtaking, but I also have many childhood memories there. We both knew we wanted our wedding to be about our families and us. We tried to incorporate them as much as possible, even if it was small touches that only we knew about. I have a five-year-old son, Braxton, so we really wanted to make sure he was included as much as possible. He acted as the “little best man.”
The ceremony was very emotional for me because it was more than just two people getting married. It was not only about marrying my best friend but also about us becoming a family of three. My son walked me down the aisle with my dad, and we also had him participate in our sand ceremony, and then he walked back down the aisle with Robert and me! I wanted a very Southern, chic wedding so I chose pale pink for the bridesmaids’ dresses, and all flowers were pale pink and white. My something blue was a pair of blue cowboy boots my mom gave me! I incorporated pearls and lace to give it a Southern feel. I wore my aunt’s veil, which again added another touch of family. Our guests were given sunglasses as they arrived even though the sun wasn’t out, and everyone still enjoyed them.
For the ceremony, we chose to have songs that were meaningful to us instead of traditional wedding music. Our families were seated to Amazing Grace, which is a favorite of our grandmothers, and I walked down the aisle to “When You Say Nothing at All.” During our sand ceremony, Matt (the ceremony musician) played and sang “Old Rugged Cross,” which was my grandfather’s favorite song. We also chose to have a cross that Robert built instead of an altar, in memory of the loved ones that couldn’t be there with us.
I did most of the planning with the help of my mom and grandmother. I don’t mind DIY projects, so there were lots involved! I hand-painted wooden signs to hang on the chairs down the aisle, I made hanging mason jar lanterns wrapped with lace to mark the walkway to the ceremony and the reception, and I covered the frames used for printed signs with pearls!
Photographer: Christen Jones Photography
Florist: Kacie Cooper
Caterer: Chef Seth Krasnove, BB King’s Blues Club
Cake: Shannon Taylor
Invitations & Calligraphy: Documart Collierville
Bridal Shop: Unique Boutique & Bridal
Formalwear: American Tuxedo
Bridal Party Attire: All About Weddings
Ceremony & Reception Location: James’ Lake (private residence)
Transportation: Premier Transportation
Videographer: Starlife Studios
Music/Entertainment: Matt Tutor, John Williams and the A440 Band
Rentals and Decor: Amerispan Tents
Officiant/Minister: Rev. Mike Sadler, Hope Church
Day-of Coordinators: Martha Morris and Caren Vincent
Printed Signs: Annie Winningham, Paper Jam
Hair: Capelli Salon
Make-up: Gia Marina