Ali + Chris

Oh, my heavens! We're back with more of Ali + Chris' wedding celebration, and we are aiming to please. We filled you in on the basics of this extraordinary celebration at Lullwater Estate last week, but this is the real-deal, no-holding-back, gush-fest, about all the gloriousness that filled Ali + Chris' special day. The gorgeous images, courtesy of Heidi at Our Labor of Love, are so lovely and take us right back to this intimate and tender day. So special for us!
Dreamy, huh? Heidi's shots are nothing short of spectacular. Really, such a talented lady, and always a treat to work with, it's no wonder Heidi's images of Ali + Chris' wedding were recently featured on Weddings Unveiled.  Take an already ridiculously beautiful property, and fill it to the brim with the most amazing details from vendors that are beyond our wildest dreams, and what do you get? Ali + Chris' wedding! Amy Osaba created the most amazing lush bouquet for our statuesque bride, and adorned the farm tables with fresh produce, bright buds, and fun textures to create whimsical and elegant centerpieces. Blue Eyed Yonder's vintage lounge pieces and farm tables where the perfect fit for Lullwater's historic setting, and Event Rentals Unlimited's vineyard chairs and Goodwin Event's bistro lights created the perfect ambiance for an intimate dinner.
When your life revolves around good company and great food, you definitely know how to host a party. As SIMB's founder, head chef, and co-owner, Alison Lueker-Ritter surely didn't disappoint, filling every nook and cranny of her and Chris' wedding day with delicious food. As guests arrived, they noshed off a beautiful charcuterie display, deviled eggs, and nippy dip, a family recipe that is a staple at Ali's family gatherings. After the sun-kissed ceremony, butternut squash soup shots with miniature grilled cheese and smoked trout served atop beet chips with creme fraiche were passed to mingling guests. Ali designed a four-course meal that featured some of her favorite flavors for dinner, and encouraged guests to swap stories and sip wine for hours under the twinkling lights.
The happy couple skipped the traditional wedding cake and filled their guests bellies with an assortment of pies from Southern Sweets and Sun in my Belly. After guests couldn't bare to eat another bite, they made their way to the patio dance floor and boogied down to Yvonne Monet's mixes. Between piling into the Smilebooth and cutting a rug, Ali + Chris' evening was jammed full of fun, family, friends, and the fondest of memories.
To this fabulous couple and our fearless leader, a million congratulations to you and a wishing you an amazing life full of love and adventures, of the everyday and the epic.

Check out more from this unforgettable day on Weddings Unveiled's blog.



Sneak Peek-- Ali + Chris

Very few weddings are as precious as this one is to the SIMB family: our very own executive chef, and co-owner Alison's wedding to her love, Chris and oh boy, it is a doozy! The intimate ceremony, dinner, and dance party were held at Lullwater, a gorgeous estate and private venue managed by Sun in my Belly, and Ali + Chris's home. Beyond being incredibly sentimental for the location, Ali had a hand in every element of the wedding's design, filling every detail with thoughtfulness and love. We are so thrilled to share some of those details with you today and can't wait to bring you more of Ali + Chris' wedding celebration in the coming weeks.
Ali grew up in New Mexico, so the subtle turquoise accents, brought in with family heirlooms like this necklace, were full of nostalgia.
We are just bursting at the seams with joy and pride. What an amazing day! And this is only the beginning. Sit tight and get ready for round two of Ali + Chris at Lullwater, coming soon!

Vendors | Creative Direction + Styling: Alison Lueker-Ritter at Sun in my Belly | Photography: Heidi Gelhauser at Our Labor of Love | Venue: Lullwater Acres | Wedding Cordination: Emily Gomez at Sun in my Belly | Floral Design:  Amy Osaba floral.event.design | Catering + Honey Pies: Sun in my Belly | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Bistro Lighting: Goodwin Events  | Lounge Furniture + Farm Tables: Blue Eyed Yonder | Linens: Party Tables | DJ: Yvonne Monet | Paper Goods: Yes Ma'am