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Elegant + Eclectic Farm Wedding Inspiration

If you are in the throws of planning a gorgeous Southern affair, then this shoot photographed by Jess Hunter with design and styling by Martha McIntosh is so up your alley. It pairs eclectic pieces with gorgeous blooms and a beautiful charm that Southern weddings seem to have in abundance. And even if you’re wedding doesn’t have Southern roots, you’re sure to find a little something to love here.

I currently live in Washington state, but grew up in Georgia. This time during my visit home I knew I wanted to put together some inspiration for a Southern wedding-something that would resonate with Southern brides yet have a little different feel to it. This is how this shoot was born. I wanted it to have gorgeous, yet unique florals, along with eclectic elements that you wouldn’t see all the time in the South, while also allowing some traditional Southern elements to shine through. At the same time, I wanted it to be outdoors to have an organic and rustic feel, and the gorgeous farm venue definitely lent those two things which paired great with the elegant and eclectic elements. Southern Vintage helped tremendously with finding the perfect pieces for the shoot-down to a very specific array of tableware-each place setting was different along with the glasses, and chairs. Everything was mismatched-but in a complimentary way to provide visual interest and to keep the eclectic feel. Also, Martha Macintosh decorated one of Southern Vintage’s wagon wheels with greenery which makes a great ceremony or even reception decor piece. The ceremony seating was to die for-a perfect timeless, eclectic blend of old wooden chairs and stately upholstered pieces provides a refreshing option from the same old ceremony seating.

Photography: Jess Hunter | Wedding Dresses: Ivy And Aster, Sarah Janks From Ivory And White Boutique | Cake: Lisa Mae Cakes | Hair & Makeup: Signature Salon | Decor, Props, And Tabelware: Southern Vintage | Florals & Styling: Martha McIntosh | Jewelry And Hairpiece: Ivory And White Boutique | Paper And Calligraphy: Laura McCarty Of Marked | Wedding Venue: Morgan View Farm

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Custom Suits + Tuxes by Alton Lane

When it comes to making sure your groom and his guys are perfectly outfitted for you big day, look no further than custom clothier Alton Lane. Offering beautifully made — and amazingly affordable — suits, tuxes and shirts, Alton Lane makes shopping for wedding attire totally convenient and honestly fun!

Starting with laid-back + fun fitting appointments for your groom and his guys, there’s just so much to love about Alton Lane. The process couldn’t be easier as everyone is measured in one of their showrooms located in Dallas, NYC, DC, Boston or Richmond using high-tech 3D body scanners, which cuts down the number of fittings! Alton Lane makes sure the process is as enjoyable as possible offering the guys drinks, comfy couches and sports on big screen TVs. A personal consultant will give recommendations on gorgeous personalization options such as cut, vents, pleats, monograms and lining color – all of which is included in the base price! With shirts starting at $89 and suits at just $595, custom has never been so affordable.

Alton Lane offers an incredible selection of fabrics and colors perfect for every big day, whether it’s a beach side soiree or a black tie affair. Head over here for personalized recommendations in the Looks Guide and don’t miss some of Alton Lane’s real featured weddings!

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Classic Southern Wedding at Home

Put on your designer shoes — you’re about to be an honorary guest at one of the most beautiful (and of course, charming) Southern Weddings you’ve ever seen, courtesy of Liz Banfield and Tara Guérard. Everything an at home wedding should be…  contained in a gallery to keep you enthralled and looking for more! Sweet love, of course, is at the center — to the absolute core.  ps …  the cake from Jim Smeal is one to die for! Our thanks to Tara & Liz for sharing!


From Tara Guérard Soirée… Few things are more classic and southern than a wedding in the garden. The bride’s parent’s turn of the century Georgian home and it’s surrounding gardens provided the perfect backdrop for the hometown nuptials. The Augusta Symphony Orchestra played Bach and Handel as the five hundred guests took their seats at the ceremony. The family’s silver service was used to present hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour. Servers passed trays of azaleas as a nod to nearby Augusta National Golf Course where the drink is a crowd favorite. Guests dined on Carolina quail, shrimp and grits, beef tenderloin, crab cakes, grilled lamp chops and pan seared scallops. I sought to enhance the garden’s natural beauty using design elements that would traditionally be found in that setting – wrought iron furniture, market umbrellas and black and white awning stripe fabric. Shepherd’s hooks with hanging candles led guests from the cocktail hour to the dance tent and lounge area hidden under a giant live oak. The color palette was based on the blueish-purple hues found in their blooming hydrangeas. In southern fashion, the groomsmen wore white dinner jackets. A six-tier wedding cake, featuring over seventy handmade sugar flowers, was placed in the garden folly at the far end of the property. Bistro lighting kept the main bar lit from above well into the evening. Hot pretzels, the groom’s favorite, and fresh donuts were served late night.

Photography: Liz Banfield | Cinematography: Artistic Eye Productions | Wedding Gown: Anna Maier | Cake: Jim Smeal | Invitations: The Paper Lady | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Aberdeen Catery | Hair: Elements Salon | Band: Atlanta Party Band | Ceremony Music: Augusta Symphone Orchestra | Ceremony Music: Augusta Symphony Orchestra | Bar Service: Spike By Synder Event Rental | Cooling Fans: All Mist Outdoor Cooling Systems | Event Planning & Design: Tara Guérard Soirée | Golf Carts: Transportation Solutions | Gown Boutique: Gabriella New York | Groomsmen Attire: Simon's Formal Wear | Just Married Sign: The Lettered Olive | Makeup: Beauty Mark | Restrooms : Nature's Calling | Save The Date, Programs, Guest Booklets: The Lettered Olive | Tents & Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Transportation: Horizon Motor Coach | Transportation: Southstar Trolley

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