A Sweet, Vintage Summerour Wedding: Jane + Kav
First, I will always have a special place in my heart for anyone with the name “Jane.” I’m positive that was one of the first things I exclaimed to my bride when we first spoke! I worked for Jane Bennett, who owns Plainjane Designs (a paper + gift shop), for a while in Athens after college. My time working with Jane was during one of the most transformative times in my life. I started my business while I worked at PJD, and I truly can’t believe all of the amazing celebrations I’ve gotten to be part of since then. Jane Bennett is a dear friend and encourager of mine, so anyone else who bares her name becomes an immediate favorite! Of course, we had to use Plainjane for this wedding. It was a no-brainer.
Disclaimer: You might recognize this wedding. These two married in April 2015, and this wedding used to be in our galleries. I felt like it needed its forever home on the blog. I have an issue letting weddings go without being saved forever somewhere on our site. I truly love them all, and every wedding becomes my new favorite one.
Prior to getting to know one another, I had already fallen in love with Jane’s Pinterest board, full of twinkling lights and just a touch of vintage charm. She loved all things white and green (this was before Pantone’s “Greenery” took center stage in 2017). I adored the organic, simplistic style she was going for! Her casual and fun demeanor was easy to love, and I’m so glad Jane decided to choose to work together.
Jane and Michael, also known as “Kav,” married at Inman Park Methodist Church. The church was perfect for the smaller guest count. The stained glass windows and textured walls create an old world European feel, the perfect counterpart to a Summerour reception. Their ceremony was short and sweet, and afterwards, guests waited to wish the couple off in their trolley. A short April rain shower later, and both guests and the wedding party were off to the cocktail hour at Summerour Studio.
Upon arrival, guests were welcomed with passed wine and champagne in the Italian-inspired courtyard. Upon entering the main room, they found their names and table assignments on a classic boxwood seating chart installation. Food was especially important to Jane and Kav, so they hired Dennis Dean Catering. This was actually the first wedding we did with our dear friends at Dennis Dean, and I loved their suggestion of doing a cheeseboard at each table. After a delicious Southern-inspired dinner, late night cannoli’s from Mike’s Pastry in Boston made an appearance in honor of the groom. They were shipped on dry ice overnight for the wedding. It was totally worth it.
Greenery hanging from the ceiling, paired with soft champagne drape, softened the warehouse interior of Summerour Studio. Victory Blooms created lush, greenery-heavy arrangements for Jane’s tables, along with incorporating some of Jane’s personal BHLDN purchases. One of my favorite touches has to be the swiss dot linens and lace runners provided by I Do Linens, which provided the perfect vintage touch. Lounge seating and a round bar from Crush Event Design completed the look.
I hope you enjoy reliving this wedding as much as I did. Congratulations on almost 4 years of marriage, Jane and Kav! Thank you, Haley Sheffield, for sharing their beautiful photos.
Photography: Haley Sheffield // Ceremony Venue: Inman Park United Methodist Church // Reception Venue: Summerour Studio // Planning + Design: Molly McKinley Designs // Florals: Victory Blooms, currently Dianthus & Co. // Rentals: Crush Event Design // DJ: Black Tie Events // Catering: Dennis Dean // Drape: Event Drapery // Linens: I Do Linens // Paper: Plainjane Designs // Signage: Kate Turner Studio // Vintage Glassware: Southern Vintage