The seal comes from a ring I was given as a birthday gift one of my nearest and dearest friends, Laurel Dailey
There’s quite a story behind the ring and how I got it (involves
rifles, men in large trucks, a flat tire, grits & a lonely photog
stranded out in the middle of a gun range with only an open shutter and a
old issue of GQ) but that’s for another time. The ring became the main
symbol for the day, and whenever I see that ring on my finger I think of
everything that was my life up until that day. It holds some pretty
I was at such an advantage to plan this wedding. Not only am I
(obviously) a designer, but I’m also surrounded by very talented people.
My roommates, turned bridesmaids, were of great help to me. Jody Dailey
designed all of my bridesmaid dresses from scratch. I really wanted the
dresses to be affordable but unique to each girl. So we chose to make
the dresses out of different types of jersey. Each ‘maid was fashioned
after a different type of bird (loosely). The theme for the wedding, as
depicted above, was “love. doves, and all that falls on you from above.”
It was a saying that Tyler would tack on to the end of emails or phone
calls when we first started dating. So it only seemed fitting to center
the wedding around this phrase.
In addition to the dresses, I created necklaces for each girl to
wear. They were all based off of sketches that I found in one of Tyler’s
sketch books. You can see how they started out, and how they ended up.
These are the sketches of the two necklaces I created for my two maids
of honor (ones more of a harness), and then photos of how they ended up
looking on the day of the wedding.