Happy Friday darling SMPers! Before you head off into the beautiful weekend ahead, we’ve got a pretty little seafoam and blush number from Brita Photography that will have your heart a-racing. Layered with flowy bridesmaids dresses, the cutest bubbly favors bow-tied with polka dot straws and blooming perfection, I’ll bet my bottom dollar that this gallery will have you grinning ear to ear.
From Brita Photography… We are thrilled to share this elegant and sweet wedding in Augusta with you. It’s not just because Cheney and Adam’s wedding was stunning, but also because they are 2 of the sweetest and kindest people you’ll ever meet! When we first photographed Cheney and Adam during their engagement session in South Carolina, I knew we’d become friends! We hung out afterwards, enjoyed a few drinks, and chatted for a while! I even learned what chow chow sauce was…thanks to Adam! And when we arrived to start shooting on their wedding day, it truly felt like we were hanging out with our friends. It was so fun! All of the girls were in the beautiful Penthouse suite of the Partridge Inn. When I arrived, they were were wearing the cutest shortie set by Plum Pretty Sugar. We scheduled Cheney and Adam’s first look to be at the Old Medical College and it was perfect: The weather, the location, and the love between Adam and Cheney. After saying “I do,” they danced and celebrated all night long at the Old Medical College. And, their getaway car was a golf cart! It was such a great time!
Photography: Brita Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Rachel Lyn Events | Floral Design: Lisa Rhodes Floral & Interiors | Wedding Invitations: The White Crane | Reception: Old Medical College Of Georgia | Wedding Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Tastefully Done | Hair Stylist: Retreat Salon | Band: Playback "The Band" | Church: Warren Baptist Church | Getting Ready Penthouse: The Partridge Inn | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Make Up Artist: Sephora | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Wedding Dress Boutique: Wedding Angels | Wedding Dress Designer: Lusan Mandongus
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 Symphony Orchestra | Ceremony Music: Augusta Symphone 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: Southstar Trolley | Transportation: Horizon Motor Coach
I’m a girl who loves tradition. It warms my heart, and is one of the many reasons classic weddings like this beauty captured by Ashley Seawell Photography make me weak in the knees. It’s timeless perfection – with the Bride’s gorgeous lace veil and elegant bridal style – and it perfectly proves why a classic soiree will always hold a big spot in my wedding-loving heart. See it all here.
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From Ashley Seawell… Rebekah and John invited their guests to celebrate in the bride’s hometown of Augusta. Their meaningful ceremony took place in her home church and a lovely reception followed at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (the bride was actually their director at the time of her marriage). This art museum was the perfect choice for their desire of a thoughtful and intimate reception. Peonies and garden roses were used throughout the day. After the couple’s engagement, Rebekah’s family collected vintage dessert plates. They were a beautiful addition to the cake table and will continue to serve as an heirloom for their family.
Wedding Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography | Ceremony Venue: Covenant Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art | Event Planning + Design: Charleston Street Fine Flowers | Floral Design: Charleston Street Fine Flowers | Wedding Cake: Something Sweet Bakers | Catering: Tastefully Yours, LLC | Wedding Invitations: Arzberger Stationers via Charleston Street Fine Flowers | Calligraphy: Ann Erickson | Wedding Dress: Lee Ann Belter | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lazaro | Wedding Rings: Solomon Brothers | Makeup: Jen Paulos | Hair: Glorious hair design studio | Welcome Bags: Cowart Design