Posts Tagged ‘southern weddings’

Jan
20
Lauren + Jordan: Sophisticated Chic Winter Warehouse Wedding by Lacey Gabrielle Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Lacey Gabrielle Photography; Ceremony Venue: Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church; Reception Venue: Summerour Studio; Planner: Kristine Cholakian of Simply Charming Socials; Gown: Venus VII from La Raine’s Bridal Boutique; Groom’s Attire: Bridals by Lori; Flowers & Rentals: Steve Bales of Bold American Events; Shoes: Kate Spade; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridals by Lori; Transport: Jack Shelton of Special Day Limos; Reception Music: Fountain City Players; Cake: Frosted Pumpkin

Lauren and Jordan were married at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church with a reception following at Summerour Studio in Atlanta, Ga. on December 29. Lauren stunned in an all-lace wedding gown with a Queen Anne neckline and a classic updo. She carried a bouquet of white hyacinths and hybrid tulips wrapped in lace. Her ‘maids donned long black chiffon dresses. The groom and his men opted for classic black tuxedos. The couple exchanged vows in a traditional church ceremony in front of 150 friends and family members. ” It was an abnormally cold, rainy and gray day for Atlanta. I loved it because it made it feel more like a winter wedding,” Lauren said. A reception followed at a refurbished warehouse where guests sat at long banquet tables in silver chiavari chairs. Some of the tables were lined with candlelit hurricanes, glass goblets, gold mercury votives, pears, and greenery. Other tables featured tall glass cylinders as centerpieces with branches and pears inside. “I tried to have our wedding be a representation of Jordan and I as a couple, so we decided to go with classic and timeless,” Laura said of her inspiration. After dinner and dancing, guests enjoyed an elegant four-tier cake with a giant fondant flower. Friends and family members were given boxed doughnut favors as a thank you from the newlyweds. The couple was sent off into married life with sparklers! “There will be so many ups and downs throughout the planning process, but you have to remember to let the down times go.” Lauren said. See the full board here.

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Jan
15
Katelyn + Matthew: Rustic Southern Barn Wedding by The Collection
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: The Collection; Venue: Events at East 96

Katelyn and Matthew were married at Events at East 96 in Lascassas, Tenn. Katelyn stunned in a ruched satin A-line gown and her hair softly curled in a partial updo. Her ‘maids looked gorgeous in short coral strapless chiffon dresses, while the groom and his men donned dark tuxedos with mint and dark-colored satin neck ties. Before walking her down the aisle, Katelyn’s father gave her a napkin with a sentimental note embroidered on it. Guests sat on colorful quilts atop bales of hay as the couple exchanged vows. A reception followed in the wood-paneled barn, where tables were covered in white linens and burlap and lace table runners. The centers of the table featured magnolia leaves arranged in a mason jar atop a wood slice. A wagon wheel hung from the ceiling decorated with greenery and mason jar candles, as well as string lights, to illuminate the reception space. Guests enjoyed dinner and dancing, as well as a single-tier cake decorated with lace, burlap rosettes, and a mirrored topper. There was also a dessert table featuring fudge and pecan pie, as well as cupcakes. See the full board here.

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Jan
12
Erica + Bill: Navy Peach-Themed Military Wedding in Georgia by Andie Freeman Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Andie Freeman Photography; Dress: Jim Hjelm; Shoes: Vera Wang; Ceremony Venue: Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden; Reception Venue: Terrace Room at the State Botanical Garden; Flowers: Georgia Blooms; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; Hair & Makeup: Bombshell Creations; Videography: Brody Bearden Films; Ceremony Musician: Catherine Rogers; Rentals: Barron’s Rental Center, J&L Party Rental; Catering: Campus Catering; Cake: Bill Rhodes Bakery

Erica and Bill were married in the Day Chapel at the State Botanical Gardens, with a reception following at the Terrace Room at the same location in Athens, Ga. on July 27. The bride looked radiant in a silk A-line gown featuring a ruffled halter, side pockets, and a chapel length train. She donned her hair in an updo underneath her cathedral length veil. She carried a soft bouquet of peach garden roses, anemones, white peonies, and seeded eucalyptus, which were tied together with lace from her mother’s wedding dress. Her best pals opted for short strapless navy blue dresses. While the groom was clad in a traditional military uniform, his men rocked classic black tuxedos. ” I loved the idea of working in a fruit with my florals and a peach was perfect because after all, Georgia is the peach state! I wanted to make sure that everything was southern and pretty,” Erica said of her wedding inspiration. The couple tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in front of 135 friends and family members. A reception followed at the Terrace Room at the State Botanical Gardens, which sits on the University of Georgia campus, where guests sipped on the signature cocktail, Georgia peach martinis. “I wanted to make sure that everything was personalized and reflected us as a couple,” Erica said. “I wanted to create small personal touches that our guests would remember for years to come.” Reception decor (much of which was handmade by the bride) featured peach bowls accented with white flowers, photos of family member’s weddings, candles, and peaches in a glass cylinder.  The tables featured iron branch centerpieces adorned with flowers and votive candles. The bride changed into a dress with special meaning for the reception, an updated version of her mother’s wedding gown from 30 years prior. The night continued on with dancing, and cutting the four-tier cake adorned with, you guessed it, peaches! Erica recommends that couples stay true to themselves during wedding planning. “Make your wedding a reflection of you. If you don’t like flowers – don’t have them! If you want ice-cream instead of cake – go for it,” she said. See the full board here.

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Dec
29
Sarah + Dave: Yellow Southern Springtime Garden Wedding by Audra Starr Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Audra Starr Photography; Venue: The Gardens At Great Oaks; Planner: Lisa Robinson of Memories Made Events; Gown: Justin Alexander from Bravura; Hair: Nicole McMinn at Aura Hair & Makeup; Makeup: Lindsey Morrissey at Aura Hair & Makeup; Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss; Flowers: Yuri Kim of Atlanta Wedding Designs; Ring: Shane Co; Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy’s; Reception Music: Hollon Yarborough of Amp’d Atlanta; Cake: Alpine Bakery; Officiant: Father Henry

Sarah and Dave were married at The Gardens At Great Oaks in Roswell, Ga. on May 3. The bride glowed in a strapless lace A-line gown accessorized with a pearl necklace, her hair in an elegantly curled side ponytail. She carried a bright bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses, and yellow calla lilies. Her ‘maids opted for blue and white lace v-neck dresses and partial updos. The groom and his men looked handsome in gray suits and pale yellow neck ties. As guests arrived they were given handmade yellow programs and greeted by a yellow and gray printed sign indicating to seat wherever they pleased. “Dave and I wanted our wedding to be an extension of who we are and what we love,” Sarah explained. 80 friends and family members sat in white folding chairs as the pair exchanged vows in the garden on a gorgeous sunny day. “As it turns out we had the most beautiful day… I wouldn’t have changed a single thing, especially the weather,” Sarah said. A reception followed at The Gardens, where guests signed a large framed photo of the couple in lieu of a traditional guestbook. “We created most of the decoration items ourselves which allowed us to splurge on some fun things,” Sarah said. The couple made the terrarium centerpieces, and the groom’s mother helped Sarah make table runners and ribbon wedding wands. Tables were also dressed up with mason jars of sunflowers and baby’s breath. Family and friends enjoyed a photo booth and delicious food as part of the celebration. There was also a popcorn station featuring a variety of flavors and served in mason jars. “I’m glad we spent the time creating an atmosphere full of details that reflected us as a couple,” Sarah said of the decor.  As a favor, guests received handmade trail mix, which the couple dubbed Haverkamp Happy Trails Mix. Sarah advises newly engaged couples not to shy away from asking for help. “We had an all-star group of people that made our special day come to life exactly the way we envisioned it,” she said. See the full board here.

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