Life is full of milestones, all worthy of a good celebration…or that’s my theory at least! I loved having the opportunity to help the Wager family plan the perfect southern celebration to mark a big milestone for their son – and for them! – his first birthday!

When we were trying trying to determine the best place for mom and dad to host the party, I knew the Duke Mansion would be the perfect fit. Family and friends gathered at the historic mansion over Memorial Day weekend where they enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch, lawn games, and an appearance by Mister Twister. Bennett, the guest of honor, dove right into his smash cake…and almost got it all over his dad!

A special thanks to Nicole and Jeff for the opportunity to help you celebrate your {little} southern gent. And a big thanks to the below vendors for helping make everything possible:

Venue: Duke Mansion
Photography: Amy Kolodziej, Sunshower Photography
Stationery + Paper Goods: Deb Hall, Olive Paper
Flowers: Lily Greenthumb’s
Cakes + Cookies: Suarez Bakery
Linens + Napkins: La Tavola