Kicking it with the Kahns

Summer has been good to One Fat Dove as we have continued to thrive with 2019 and for future 2020 events. For today’s blog post I wanted to feature one of my beloved newlyweds Nina and Chad Kahn. Back in December Nina, hired me within only a few minutes of talking. From start to finish she was easy and a joy to work with.

For the wedding colors, she decided on having soft colors of blue, white, greens, and subtle details of gold. There was a simple elegance to the wedding as there were small details radiating throughout the venue. For starters, Chad (the groom) made the cake stand and the wooden signs!

One of the newer trends I have started seeing is coming up with a creative way to escort guests to tables and seats. Even though there wasn’t a huge number of guests all the little details were very important to Nina. So finding some old window blinds was perfect! It was so easy to setup as they folded in and a BIG plus they were light weight.

Decorations for the outdoor ceremony was classic with chair markers and petals cascading down the aisle. With the wedding being in August, it was absolutely a gorgeous day. With it being hot there was complimentary waters for guests to stay hydrated and to cool off with program fans. Joined one as family, the happy couple wanted to commemorate a loved one who was watching over them. During the ceremony there were happy tears and giggles as everyone was ready to celebrate the unity of Nina and Chad.

Look at that dip though…… We see you!!!

Inside the reception hall tables were dressed with blue table clothes instead of the simple white. There was also a beautiful spread of greenery with candles, lanterns and white chavari chairs. The guest book matched the wedding invitations and programs with a water color piece of the venue. Cheesecloth table runners were able to be draped on the wooden parson tables and the sweet heart table. As a gift, guests were able to take home koozies with a drawing of the couple’s four-legged friend Colt.

Not going to lie during the reception, I was balling! The groom was having a sweet moment with his mother during their dance and he started crying. Needless to say I am a softy for a man who cries and it was precious. For the father, daughter dance the bride did a choregraphed dance routine that had everyone up on their feet. Side note: one of my favorite catering companies is Patriotic Pig who does BBQ. Literally everything that I have had is stellar and they have such a cute catering setup to match the guest decor. Guests were able to have some amazing sweet treats of cake and late night popsicles. There was a photoset of an old vintage truck with the sign of #kickingitwiththekahns. As the night rolled around, the truck was able to be used as the getaway car as bubbles were blowing saying some sweet goodbyes.

Let me make a statement… when you have a nice venue, you don’t have to have a lot of decorations! This is fact people and the Kahn wedding surely proved this. The venue was a beautiful, blank canvas. With the details Nina wanted, it highlighted the features of the venue. All vendors did a wonderful job making sure the day was ran completely smooth. Vendor list is below with direct links to instagram:

Venue: @springsvenue

Coordinator: @onefatdove

HMUA: @baleighkerrmakeup
Photography: @kalynshaephotography

Videography: @4500films

Florist: @trfloral

Bakery: @backhomebakery

Sweet Treats: @steelcitypopsfw

DJ: @allaccessdj

Catering: @patrioticpigweddings

Linens: @amlinenrental

Bridal Gown: @blissbridal @morileeofficial

To Nina and Chad, I pray you have a marriage full of love, hope and compassion. Stay patient in times of worry and to be kind in times of sorrow. I am so happy for you both and thank you for the opportunity for me to be apart of your happily ever after.

Love you bushels,


All photos used for this post is by Kalyn Shae Photography. Kalyn is one of my favorite photographers to work with as she is personable and honest. Thank you Kalyn for the beautiful images.

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