Matthew & Alicon Part 1

June 14, 2011 } Blog, My Franklin Favorites, Real Weddings, Wedding inspirations { by Kelly | 3 Comments

I love planning weddings, but I really love planning weddings for friends.  My friend Courtenay introduced me to her brother Matthew and his fiance Alicon a few months before their wedding.  At that time they were talking about a private ceremony on a beach far away and maybe a send off party here for Franklin friends.  No need for a wedding planner….just some friendly advice and suggestions.  Over the next couple of months plans slowly changed (two or three times) and then it was time to roll up my sleeves and help them bring their unique vision to life on a conservative budget.

Once they decided exactly what they wanted I knew it was going to be just perfect!  A small intimate ceremony at Matthew’s parents house (a beautiful historic home in downtown Franklin) and a larger reception at The Red House, a favorite venue of mine!  I was so excited about the red and turquoise color palette, which fit the couple’s personality and style!

The dusting of snow was perfect….just as I planned it!

A private wedding ceremony is incredibly intimate and meaningful.

A sake toast!  I ordered personalized shot glasses for the favors.

During the set up someone knocked the sign off the table…it is a little crooked.

A special venue in downtown Franklin, Tennessee.

So many fun details to show you…stay tuned for Part 2!

Wedding design and planning – Perfectly Placed

Photography – Kristen Steele Photography

Venue – The Red House

Rentals – Southern Events


Plan on,


  • Matthew Rogers, June 14, 2011 3:04 pm

    Man… I have a hot wife! That is all.

  • Jonte Gaines, June 14, 2011 6:16 pm

    Black people!!!!!

    • Kelly Spalding, June 14, 2011 10:02 pm

      Jonte….now you’re up to the big leagues, get your turn at bat….hahaha!

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