I am fairly certain that if you looked up the word “romance” in the dictionary, you’d see a photo of this gorgeous wedding courtesy of Dana Goodson Photography.  And if you don’t, well, there’s a problem.  It doesn’t get much more romantic than an elegant garden wedding with lovely florals by The Conservatorie Floral & Event Design, charming milk glass centerpieces and a simply awesome getaway car.  And let’s not forget the uber-stunning bride and her Officer husband.  Yes, this wedding is the absolute definition of romance.  And I am loving every last beautiful detail.  See even more in the full gallery!

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From the Bride…The style I was looking for was eclectic.  I wanted it to be elegant but charming, with playful colors, feminine and fresh, with some masculine nautical touches as a nod to the US Navy (The groom is an officer). I love texture and contrast, so I incorporated that into every aspect of the wedding, from the dress and shoes to the gorgeous floral design by Conservatorie.  My mom, Chris and I met with Amy, and together we picked all of the flowers, keeping their unique textures in mind.  I also loved the visual contrast of the white milk glass vases, crystal and glass with the rustic wood and glass pane lanterns.

The favors were special to me. My mom and I made and preserved Spiced Blueberry Jam from the blueberries my family grows in Georgia. My mom and I also bought simple glass votives and attached white lace around the top, which was a fun and simple DIY project, and added a little soft candlelight wherever needed.

The guest book was a cool yearbook from 1922 that my mom picked up at an antique store and was made by her friend, Kimberly.  It turned out beautifully, and I loved the touches she added, the lace and the button bookmark.  I stamped our names and date on the cover page with sepia ink for a final touch. The toasting glasses were a gift to us, handmade by a friend of my grandmother’s, who owns FlameTree, Inc. in Georgia.  I loved the delicate vintage goblet-style of the glasses.

My dad’s hobby is restoring vintage cars, so when my dad began restoring the 1960 MGA, which has always been my favorite, I asked if it could be finished for the wedding.  He took on the huge project, and with the help of everyone involved, it was restored back to original condition in nine months!  It was meaningful to me to ride away in it, plus, it’s beautiful and so much fun.

Wedding Photography: Dana Goodson Photography / Venue: Club Continental / Floral Design + Event Planning: The Conservatorie Floral & Event Design / Guest Book: Kimberly’s Eclectica / Toasting Glasses: Flame Tree Glass / Reception Music: DJ Connection / Wedding Cake: Kakes by Katie / Bride’s Hair and Make-up: the SPA at bartram walk