Oh sweet southern charm, there really isn’t anything like you. As someone that grew up in the heart of such southern goodness, my heart always does an extra flutter when I come across sweet soirees like this one by Mi Amore Foto. It’s like a little piece of heaven complete with warm breezes, bow ties, and all the sweet simplicity the south takes pride in. It’s charm, it’s style, it’s tradition – and it’s all sitting pretty right here.

From Mi Amore FotoThis wedding in Tallahassee was as southern as you can get. The bouquets and centerpieces were gardenias that smelled like heaven. The bride’s cousin made all three of the wedding cakes. Shrimp and grits, succotash and watermelon salad were just some of the home-style dishes they served. Jessica’s dad grew huge ferns on his farm and brought them in for the ceremony. They bought an old bed spring from Thomasville, Georgia, and clipped vintage post cards to it — the same cards they had sent out for their RSVPs. Jessica is not only in medical school, she is also an amazingly talented writer and the programs were written as a five-act play. The whole wedding was just so warm and beautiful, and Nate couldn’t have been more in awe when Jessica walked up behind them during their first look. I was totally smitten with this couple and their charm. 

Wedding Photography: Mi Amore Foto / Wedding Venue: Goodwood Museum & Gardens in Tallahassee, Florida / Wedding Planning: Karen Skilling + Sheila Melton / Floral Design: Ram Singletary of Singletary’s Flowers and Gifts / Catering: LaGran Saunders /Wedding Cake: Olivia Scarborough + Julia Ruskin (The Bride’s Cousin & Friend) / Bartending: Chris Geib of On the Rocks Bartending / Wedding Invitations + Save-the-Dates: Rock Paper Scissors / Wedding Calligraphy + Programs: Judy Lecke / Band: Crystal Clear Band / Wedding Dress: J.Crew / Bride’s Second Dress: Chris Hanna