Real Wedding Wednesdays: Sadie Warthen and Nate Speiser

Emma Frankart Henterly

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.

The Details

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