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Holly & Trey: A Winter Wedding in Southaven, MS

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Holly & Trey in Southaven, MS
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For their early-December wedding, Holly and Trey chose a holiday theme with a modern twist, using sage green with cranberry red accents for the flowers, bridesmaid dresses, decorations, and invitations. Candles created a soft, warm glow in the cold winter night, and the ceremony and reception spaces were adorned with handmade pearl wreaths and a re ...
Aria Bridesmaids, Los Angeles, CA
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Holly not only designed the remarkable wedding invitations herself -- she printed them herself too. "I wanted the expensive look of letterpress but could not afford to order them from an invitation company," the resourceful bride says. "So I researched the papers and technique, and one of my former professors in college allowed me to use the school ...
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Holly's lustrous matte satin Pallas Athena dress featured a chapel train with a long line of fabric-covered buttons, which were imitated on the wedding cake as an icing detail around each tier. The bride wore ivory satin slingbacks, freshwater pearl jewelry, and a cathedral-length veil trimmed with a broad satin ribbon -- a detail that the wedding  ...
Low’s Bridal, Brinkley, AR
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Winter-themed floral arrangements helped Holly and Trey's Christmastime wedding glow with rich color. At the bridesmaid luncheon the day before the wedding, attendants and family all pitched in to make the bouquets and centerpieces, using roses, berries, holly, and winter greenery. White snapdragons (a favorite of the bride) were also incorporated  ...
Costco, Memphis, TN
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After the ceremony at an intimate country chapel decked with evergreen wreaths, Holly and Trey's wedding party moved to the reception at The Club at Northcreek, which Holly describes as "resembling an old cabin in the woods." A last-minute band cancellation required some fast thinking, but fortunately the band from the rehearsal dinner the night be ...
Miller Oak Band, Nesbit
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Holly and Trey rolled away from their winter wedding in high style, thanks to a generous stranger. "We rented a 1926 red Model-T Ford from a gentleman I flagged down on the street one day in the summer to ask if he ever rented his car for weddings!" Holly says. The vintage car owner was so thrilled to show off his pride and joy that he even put a w ...
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Holly & Trey in Southaven, MS

Design-savvy bride Holly Cresswell created a warm, rollicking winter wedding with help from her groom, pro-baseball player Trey Lunsford. Together they treated friends and family to an evening overflowing with handmade details. The Bride Holly Allyson Cresswell, 26, graphic designer The Groom Trey Lunsford, 26, professional baseball player The Date December 3 Before Trey had to leave for spring training, he and Holly made plans to go out for a special dinner. Holly didn't suspect anything out of the ordinary, but Trey had privately made reservations at her favorite restaurant, bought a ring, and asked her parents and sister for their blessing. Trey brought the restaurant staff in on the surprise, too. "The waiter came over and said he needed to set something down on our table for a minute," Holly remembers. "It was a dozen red roses!" The waiter then brought over an "extra dessert plate" -- bearing a beautiful ring box containing Holly's dream bauble.
- Siobhan Adcock
Their Ingredients
  • Ramblin Rose Photography, Memphis, TN
  • Kate Wagner of the Kim Dawson Agency, Dallas, TX
  • The Club at Northcreek
  • Aria Bridesmaids, Los Angeles, CA
  • Low’s Bridal, Brinkley, AR
  • Costco, Memphis, TN
  • Miller Oak Band, Nesbit

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