Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Some brides lament their mothers’ involvement in wedding planning, but not Sadie Speiser. Her mother—self-described artist, stylist, florist, decorator, pretty much “do-it-all wedding gal,” sign painter and porcelain maker/china painter”—owns the eponymous Pat Warthen Design, and Sadie used nearly every one of those talents in planning her wedding.
Sadie and Pat made the decorations and signage for the entire event, and Pat further acted as wedding planner and florist for the big day.
For a couple with a run-of-the-mill “how we met” story—Nate works with Sadie’s best friend—the newlyweds sure had a memorable reception. Most memorable, says Sadie, was the trebuchet that shot watermelons and fireworks across a field toward the end of the night.
Wedding date: June 18, 2016
Wedding colors: Tan, beige and blush pink
Attendants: Eight bridesmaids, six groomsmen, a flower girl and a ring bearer
Bride wore: Sarah Seven gown from Lace Bridal Couture in Cincinnati, shoes from Target, accessories from BHLDN and Nordstrom
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Brittany Egan, hair by Stephanie Delozier and Ashlee Brink
Groom wore: Balani Custom Clothiers custom ensemble
Rings: Farah Jewelers
Rehearsal dinner: Warwick Farms in Mount Vernon
Ceremony: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Reception: Warwick Farms in Mount Vernon
Caterer: The Grill Family Catering
Cake: McClain Creations
Florist: Pat Warthen Design
Photographer: Martin Digital Photography
Videographer: Martin Digital Photography
Consultant: Pat Warthen
Invitations: Leader Printing, designed by Kate Carpenter
Reception tunes: Full Tilt
First dance: “You Are the Best Thing” performed by Timothy Paul
Guest favors: Handmade boxes with an oatmeal cream pie, a spice jar and a votive candle
Registries: Crate & Barrel and Target
Transportation: Cardinal Transportation
Guests stayed at: Mount Vernon Inn, Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express
Honeymoon: The Bahamas