Featured Wedding: Jessica Parramore & Kevin Hester

By Kay Meyer, Kay Meyer Photography

Jessica Parramore & Kevin Hester
Southwood House & Cottages
June 11, 2011

Newlyweds, Jessica and Kevin Hester, exchanged their vows at the historic SouthWood House in Tallahassee on a beautiful June afternoon. Jessica and her bridesmaids finished getting ready upstairs at the SouthWood House, while Kevin and his groomsmen got ready in the Magnolia Cottage behind the main house. The ceremony took place outside, under majestic oaks. Later, everyone enjoyed signature cocktails and delicious food at the reception in front of the house. The band had guests dancing for hours! At the end of the night, guests saw out the new Mr. and Mrs. Hester by throwing rose petals. Take a look at this gorgeous Tallahassee wedding!

TAWP Vendors:
Photographer: Kay Meyer Photography
Venue: The SouthWood House
Florist: Missy Gunnels
Caterer: Klassic Katering
Groom’s Tux Store: Nic’s Toggery
Rental/Tent Company: In Tent Events

Where/How did you meet?: We met in Tallahassee when we were both out with friends.

How did he propose?:  He cooked dinner for me.  After dinner, he dropped to one knee and popped the question.

How long were you engaged?:  13 months

What was the most important part of planning the wedding for you?:    I always knew I wanted an outdoor wedding, so picking the perfect location was very important.

What was the most difficult part?:  We had an outdoor ceremony and reception planned, so deciding whether or not we needed to put up a tent in case of rain a few days in advance was the most difficult decision.  We decided not to put up the tent, and the weather was perfect!

What was your theme, if you had one?: Birds (theme)

What vendors did you use?: Kay Meyer Photography, Southwood House and Cottages, Klassic Katering, In Tent Events, On the Rocks Bartending, & Missy Gunnels,

What advice would you give a current bride?:   To enjoy your day.  It flies by!

Would you change anything if you could go back?: I would have cut the cake earlier in the night

What was your favorite part of the wedding day?: My favorite part of the day was spending it with  my family and close friends.