CHARMING SOUTHERN GLAM WEDDING | Also, Holy Bloggista, Batman! | Photography by Courtney Dellafiora

oh. my. balls. 

Ok, so I decided to put one up today, instead of continuing to obsess over your killer Bloggista emails.  Yeah, it’s 4:30 EST.  Whatevs I felt like blogging.  So what, who cares?  Aright LET’S GET STARTED…

My beloved boys and girls, as I squint through the opaque mist of Bambo’s fart cloud today (the peanut butter goes in, the peanut butter goes OUT), I don’t even seem to care all that much anymore about the skyrocketing number of succulents I’ve killed just this week, because yesterday’s announcement?  AMAZEBALLS RESPONSE.  I’ve seriously been sitting here since yesterday afternoon when we posted the news, snorting a veritable ‘blow’ of nonstop Knotty Bloggista applications.  We are like TOTES in love with each and every one of you so far.  So yeah, thanks for making it impossible to easily choose a select few bloggistas.  No but seriously, reading your emails = THE FUNNEST, and I kind of want them never to stop coming.  Clearly the demand is there, that’s f***ing clear as day, so, maybe what we need to do is make this bloggista thing indefinite/ongoing… which of course makes perfect sense since new brides “pop up” every day. ;)  It’s a thought.  Ok, tabling that for a moment since we’ve got other fish to bake-at-350-degrees-so-as-to-maintain-our-slim-figures…

So listen, I just came back from reading the most hi-larious thing I’ve ever read in my life, and aside from laughing to the point of asphyxiation and intense, debilitating stomach spasms, I was left with one nagging thought: “Who are these people who don’t proofread their texts in advance of sending them?”  Are you one of these people?  Do you know one of these people, who does this?  Even before I had a phone that autocorrected, I skimmed my texts for accuracy.  Granted I write for a living so it’s my nature, but still.  I feel like, if I was texting my mother and a word was replaced with p***y, I would be PAINFULLY AWARE.  the send button can’t be more than one inch away from the screen where you’ve written your text content.  Your eye is going to catch c**k.  It’s going to.  It just is.  Unless you text from moving planes immediately before jumping out of them, or you challenge yourself to write texts as quickly as effing possible so you can break personal records, or something.  No one does that, so WTF.  Whatever I’m glad there are people who create this stuff and submit it because that Top 15 List made my sides‘ sides split.


You guys, I love Courtney Dellafiora, for so many reasons.  Some might say myriad reasons.  Because some like to use that word.  Here’s the thing; Courtney is an incredible photographer, there is no disputing that.  But here’s why I, personally, loooove her – she tweets things like “I love laughing.  Laughing is the best.” and “Just looked at the galleries on my website for the 1st time in a while, and actually got emotional. Siiigh, love my clients.”  She’s not just talented, she’s kind.  She’s real.  Isn’t it grand?  Ok, without further adieu, ZEE WEDDING – oh no no no wait wait, wait.  A peek at Andrea and Blake’s gorgeous engagements first, which were taken at Nottoway’s famous “White Room” a location that, according to Courtney, is “DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL.”  We are in agreement there, Courtney.


The lovely bride is expecting (CONGRATS, LOVELY LADY!  I have a feeling that’s gonna be one of the most gorgeous babies on the face of this Earth…) so Courtney gave us her perspective of the day:

Andrea and Blake’s wedding was a true Cinderella story – like a fairytale. Every element was very elegant and glamorous, while still having the feel of warm Southern hospitality. On a perfect October day at Nottoway Plantation the two shared their loving vows in front of an intimate crowd. Afterwards heading to the infamous “white room” to enjoy cocktails while being serenaded by their musical trio of string instruments. Cocktail hour was then followed by a gorgeous reception in the grand ballroom. With the illumination of beautiful chandeliers and lit candles, the couple and guests enjoyed delicious food and joyous dancing all night. Overall Andrea and Blake’s magical evening at the breathtaking Nottoway Plantation in Southern Louisiana was a wedding any bride would dream of.

Le sigh, you guys.

And now, in honor of people who are *ALL. ABOUT.* those Harry Potter movies… here’s Bambo as “The Chosen One.”  I know, his lightening bolt is like so totally fancy.

Here were some “misses.”  He looks *corrupt* in this one…

“I’ma cut you, Jimmy.  I’ma CUT YOU!

How anime emo is he looking here?!!!!!

This one already has an appointment with my NIGHTMARES.

So, what think you?  The bouquets with an oh-so-chic (like many of us discussed earlier today on twitter) touch of feathery goodness – the good kind – and that ring pillow, those SHOES… listen, I could just go on forever talking about those detail shots, but I’ll be stopping here.  Do you love detail shots as much as I do?  I could stare at them allllllllll daaaaaaay.  Oh wait I DO. :)

xoxo!  – Alison

Courtney Dellafiora is a member of Vendor Love, The Knotty Bride’s Preferred Vendor Guide.  To view this listing, click here.

Photography: Courtney Dellafiora / Venue: Nottoway Plantation / Florist: The Plantation Florist / Cake: Fairy Dust Cakes / Catering: Nottoway Plantation / Gown: Maggie Sottero / Music: Pan String

Label(s): Color, Mr. McPuppyPants, Purple, White, {Real Weddings}

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  1. Leighann M. on July 21, 2011

    Okay, if you like DYAC… you NEED to frequent! Whenever I’m having a bad day, they make it all better. That or candy.

  2. Sarah on July 21, 2011

    oh my effing god in so many ways. The adopted one was my favourite. However, BLOGISTA? The things I miss when I go to bed early.

  3. Jessie S. on July 21, 2011

    I so wish they updated more often – hilarious! I love the purple; purple is just so elegant.

  4. Alison on July 21, 2011

    Leighann – Awesome, I definitely will check that one out. Thanks!

    Sarah – Yep, Bloggistas. TIS HAPPENING MY FRIEND. We’re excited. :) Wheeee!!!

    Jessie – I know, right?? Purple always comes off so elegantly in weddings. And deep purple rocks my socks off. And I adore the gradation going on in Andrea and Blake’s wedding!

  5. Mimi Tilton on July 21, 2011


    did you mean to type “plain” or….were….ya….texting?

    BTB – love that you wrote myraid without the article – you proper, proper gal.

    I might have to print up Bamber-Mc-Creeper-Pants….

  6. Alison on July 21, 2011

    Mimi – LOFL. Nicely caught, doll! To think, I misspelled a word in the paragraph DED-I-CA-TED to rereading things. Ohhh what am I gonna do with me. What am I gonna do? Bleh. ;)

  7. Mimi Tilton on July 21, 2011

    I”m pretty sure I’m going to be fired for laughing – almost to the point of passing out – just clicked on your link to DYAC….I can’t breathe….someone call 911…oh my biscuits that’s some funny business….warn a workin’-in-her-cubicle-gal next time!

  8. Caitlin on July 21, 2011

    Ignoring for a moment the hilariousness of this post and those autocorrect fails….let me address this wedding. It is, as you would say, BEYOND. Completely beyond. The images are so crisp, and I love love looove beautiful crisp photographs. Amazing. And the bridesmaids photo is by far my favorite, but I’m a sucker for bmaids photos, so that isn’t surprising. They’re always so pretty, but this one is extra special. It almost glows, you know?

    To wrap up, I love this wedding, love your blog, love this photographer, LOVE LOVE LOVE! (Hope that wasn’t too much;)

  9. Amanda on July 21, 2011

    Sooo gorgeous! I want to fly down and book a room for a romantic getaway with my honey right now. Simply breathtaking.

  10. Alison on July 21, 2011

    Mimi – hahhaaa I should warn you when things are gonna get too funny? Ahhh I see, interesting. Lemme think on that one. ;)

    Caitlin – Totally, completely, crazily BEYOND. ;) Right there with you!

    Amanda – SERIOUSLY. I can’t tell you how many times these weddings we feature make me want to book a flight to explore the venue. Ok I’ll tell you: EVERY DAY. :)

  11. Lena on July 21, 2011

    That garter hung on the chandelier? I want my whole LIFE to look like that one photo. Gorgeous. A lot like this couple, and no doubt their spawn. That is going to be one good looking baby.

    And these Bambino photos are exactly what I needed-half pup, half Dark Side of the Moon and all good.

  12. Cocroft & Delbridge on July 21, 2011

    Ok. I absolutely love the bride’s accessories…also I really hope that I look like that when I am pregnant…I am just so sure that I will waddle.

    Anyway…adoring the wedding from here…and the pup as always.

  13. emily on July 22, 2011

    I thought the Bambino pics were funny until I read the autocorrects. #1 thing I learned? Autocorrect on the iPhone is DIRTY! Why would it change coke to c**k and fizz to j**z?! So glad I have a Droid. ;)

    P.s. sorry for using the bad words in my comment. Ftr, autocorrect on my phone changed coke to coco and fizz to fuzz. Just thought I’d share. :)

  14. Jen K on July 22, 2011

    Laughing so hard I cannot breathe. TOo much funny to digest. Need a moment to gather myself here… :)

    I am in love with the bridesmaid dresses. Especially that they’re all long gowns instead of short. I like short but you just don’t see long bridesmaid gowns as much these days. At least on blogs I think. And the colors are incredibly lovely. I also love that shot at the top with all the gems and jewels!! So sparkly! The photographer did an amazing job and the bride looks beautiful in every photo! Hope I look half as amazing as that :)

  15. lesley on July 22, 2011

    I love Autocorrect, it’s great for those days when you need a good laugh!! And those shoes, gosh they are to die for!

  16. I love shots of the engagement ring and wedding rings. Just, I do, okay? Who doesn’t appreciate pretty bling-bling, right? This wedding is so fa~bulous!

  17. Steph on July 22, 2011

    OMG. I just read through that damn you autocorrect thing. TEARS RUNNING DOWN MY FACE I’m laughing so hard.
    Also I love the shoes. And all the detail shots. And everything else about this <3 <3

  18. Naomi on July 25, 2011

    What a gorgeous bride! I especially like the image of her sitting while her husband is looking at her like, “I am gonna tear that up when we get to the suite!” He can think that…that’s his wife!

    About Auto Correct…is that not the most HILARIOUS SITE EVER?? I have laughed a boat load of tears and snorted something awful after reading a few of their submissions! OK now I’m heading over to laugh some more! xoxo

  19. Nicole on July 25, 2011

    OH MY GAH! I am laughing OUT LOUD at my desk at work because of that Auto Correct list! The coming out of the closet is hilarious! and the adopted one – HAHA! seriously, how do people not notice when they are writing some of this stuff. there should be a way to delete a text immediately after you send it.

    also – love that ball of flowers hanging on the shepherds hook and that ring bearers pillow is so pretty!

  20. Veronica on July 28, 2011

    This wedding was absolutely gorgeous!! I love the fact the bridesmaids are wearing different color dresses opposed to matching. I used this same concept in my wedding. I think it brings so much more character to a wedding when you step away from the traditional trends.


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