Kailey and Billy Godley, September 12, 2015

When you have a bride who was a former wedding planner at A Southern Soiree (who also helped plan her wedding of course!), you know her wedding is going to be something uniquely hers. That was Kailey and Billy Godley’s wedding on Saturday at The Sutherland.


Although the weather threatened to rain on the couple’s parade (literally), nothing could stop these two from having the perfect ceremony.


The atmosphere of the reception was matched by the cloudy skies and soft winds billowing through the sheer white fabric hanging from the ceiling of the pavilion, the same fabric that was featured in the alter accompanying florals by Watered Garden Florist.

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A family style dinner left guests cozying up to one another as the rain came down outside, and some comfort food from Rocky Top Catering such as chicken and waffles and mac ‘n cheese served as some serious energy food for the dancing that was to come.


Brides shouldn’t be afraid to skip some of the more traditional parts of the reception if it’s what they want; Kailey was more interested in having ample dance time than devoting precious time to a bouquet or garter toss. As always, we at The Sutherland believe that the bride is always right!


And don’t forget to display engagement session photos or bridal portraits. Guests love to ooh and aah over them, and you want them to be seen!