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Edward Anne Estate Wedding | Cali & Matt

Jun 10, 2024


Cali & Matt’s Edward Anne Estate wedding… where do I even begin!? Cali took such creative joy in designing, crafting, and writing her heart into her wedding. So many personal touches! It felt as if every guest was given an all access pass to the touching, hilarious and quirky moments of Cali & Matt’s story. From the speech given by Cali’s best friend officiant, to the father of the bride’s toast, to the Best Man’s (brother of the groom) toast (or shall we say roast?), everyone present was absorbed – and often laughing with sides aching. It’s such a wonderful gift to know and love a couple better by listening to their story, and wow was it a joy to experience!

Design Elements At Edward Anne Estate

Cali is truly a master planner. Even her father mentioned this in his speech – it was clear that she and Matt had a connection when she changed her flight (something she never did) in order to have more time with him. And so of course, Cali’s elaborate plans and designs for this wedding day were laid out in organized fashion, and accomplished with great success.

Her idea to build an escort card wall would have been a mean enough feat, but it wasn’t just filled with place cards directing guests to their tables. No. This design featured a handwritten note made out to every guest. Yes, you read that right! The sage ombre color tones of the sleeves spoke to the beautiful tones in the invitation suite, tied together with florals by Artful Events & Design. With loving hands of family and friends, the escort card wall was a dream come to life!

Personal Touches

The style of Cali & Matt’s day was also matched by their stunning wedding attire! I would be remiss not to mention Matt’s custom Josh Kercher tux – an absolute epic look (Matt, you just can’t help but look classy!). Cali wore her Justin Alexander dress complimented by her grandmother’s diamond ring. Their sweet dog Louis wore his sage bowtie 🙂

I mentioned before that so many personal touches marked this wedding day. The couple dressed even simple spaces of the grounds with special touches: large prints of Cali & Matt’s engagement session lining a hallway, and a sip and solve crossword offering guests a chance to prove their knowledge (it was almost completed!). Snapshots from Cali & Matt’s younger years graced the tables and brought smiles to the guest’s faces as they found their tables.

One of my favorite personalizations was Cali’s secret voice message to Matt which began to play just before she walked down the aisle. So sweet!

Cali & Matt,

This might sound odd, but I am so thankful for Cali’s love for redheads – not only because it drew her to you, Matt, but also because my daughter’s photograph stuck out to her as she considered my work before selecting a photographer. It was so amazing to hear you tell me this story on our timeline phone call, Cali! What pleasure and honor it is to see you both wear your hearts on your sleeves and invite such a grand group to witness the beginning of your marriage. I’m so glad that Louis was able to participate in your special day (and thoroughly enjoy a romp in the tall grasses!). I hope that scrolling through these images washes you with the same joy you felt the day you said, “I do!”

I’ll always be Team Dollinger!!



Edward Anne Estate Wedding at Bavaria Downs

Cali & Matt’s Vendor Team

Venue: Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs

Coordination: Sweet Daisy Events

Catering & Cake: Damico Catering

Beauty: Lady Vamp Artistry

Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu

Boutique: Our Shop Bridal

Florals: Artful Events Design

Custom Tux: Josh Kercher

Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux

DJ: Bellagalla

Pet Attendant: Doggy Social

Photo Booth: The PhotoBooth Unlimited

Photography: Jennifer Sanders Photography

Rentals: Apres Event & Tent, Earthly Events

Video: Bellagala

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