The story of Kellye and Dustin is absolutely precious. They've known each other their entire lives, and grew up near each other as next-door neighbors. When we witnessed their wedding day, we walked away with certain stories echoing in our minds: this is a family and a couple that truly delights in showing affection toward each other, and that is what we tried to capture in this film.
"I promise to kiss you
first thing each morning,
and last thing each evening,
so long as we both shall live."
From the relaxed atmosphere with dogs roaming around to the luscious cocktails and food spread, Dustin & Kellye's day was full of fun stories, smiling conversations, and sassy dancing late into the night. We'll never forget Kellye's expressive kindness to everyone that she saw, or the way she choked up during their (incredibly) unique vows.
If you haven't read our introduction to Dustin & Kellye, read about their modern eclectic backyard wedding here. Also, click here to see the perfect rustic wedding photos that Genya from Vue Photography took at the event. Genya and her husband are a photography team duo, and they were such a treat to work alongside. They're based in Atlanta, Georgia, so we enjoyed their southern charm.
Austin-based band The Good Nights really helped to set the tone for the film with their performances of their original tunes (they also have a band called The Roosevelts, and two of the songs in Kellye & Dustin's film are going to be on their new album this next year). So, you are getting the sneak peek here!
The famed Tara Wilson (who has been featured on morning shows like the TODAY show and manymore!) of Tara Wilson Events coordinated and designed this backyard soirée--complete with an indoor furniture lounge set up out doors, reversed magnolia leaf garlands, and a large grey & white striped background for the dance floor. Guests were also treated to jalapeno cocktails, chicken-fried steak, and fried okra strips from Sissy's Southern Kitchen.
Perhaps our favorite part of the film is the moment at the end where Kellye tears up during the speeches and suddenly exclaims, "it doesn't get any better than this!"
We agree, and we wish Kellye and Dustin many, many more years of love, happiness, and lots of dogs, too.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Home
Event Design, Styling & Coordination: Tara Wilson & Lee Anne Jackson of Tara Wilson Events
Florist: Branching Out
Reception Band: The Good Nights
Cake: Cake Walk Bake Shop
paper goods: Blue Eye Brown Eye
Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin