Trees drenched in Spanish moss, wild horses roaming, and one of the most beautiful bridal bouquets I’ve ever set my eyes upon. This Southern springtime celebration hit all the right notes and more. Virgil Bunao captured every picture perfect moment and after going through this gallery I’m pretty sure I too caught a bit of this couple’s infectious joy.
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From Virgil Bunao… I love these two! Christian is just a guy you want to be around and kick back with, and Lytle is a sweet girl with a vivacious personality. I arrived on Cumberland Island to shoot their entire wedding weekend, and there was never a dull moment with these two. Together with their families, it was a weekend packed with fun and non-stop excitement. Their laid-back take on life was definitely infused throughout their wedding. Don’t be fooled by the tuxedos and the stunning formality; this affair was chock-full of family-centric themes and the idea to enjoy each beautiful experience to the fullest. This certainly complemented their classically-rustic wedding style and The Greyfield Inn was an excellent backdrop for the neutral grays, whites, and greens. They paired these shades with an excellent shade of natural woods and that tied everything together. As for the landscape photographs, centuries-old oak trees and sprawling, deep South land was all you could see for miles. To say that I had fun snapping away is an understatement.
Aside from taking pictures of the oaks dripping with Spanish moss and the wild horses running freely on the island, I had the most enjoyment taking pictures of the Cannons and the Fobers. They were all about the love that day, the joining of their families; and everyone’s smiles were infectious. Most of all, the bride’s and the groom’s! Please enjoy the photos and catch on to the smiling bug that bit Lytle and Christian on their perfect spring wedding day.
Photography: Virgil Bunao | Videography: Bill Grant - Cinema Couture | Event Planning: Coastal Engagements By Lisa Presnell | Floral Design: Island Flower & Garden | Wedding Dress: Judd Waddell | Cake: Karen Ray - Bliss Cupcakery | Ceremony Venue: The Greyfield Inn | Reception Venue: The Greyfield Inn | Catering: The Greyfield Inn | Hair & Makeup: CorMieR | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Ceremony Music: Terry Thrift - Resort Talent | Bowties: Brackish Bowties | Bridal Boutique: Bridals By Lori | Reception Music: Atlanta Showstoppers
Truly breathtaking, Ashley Seawell captured every detail of this chic Sea Island affair. Starting with the Bride’s Christian Louboutin heels, to her open-back Monique Lhuillier gown, every detail is what bridal dreams are made of. A perfectly planned day by Easton Events filled with The Vine Garden Market blooms is all the more gorgeous (and delicious) with that Sea Island cake. More right here!
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From Easton Events…After seeing a Sea Island ad in a magazine, Whitney’s mother planned the first family vacation to Sea Island when Whitney was a little girl. The family fell in love with Sea Island and returned year after year. One of Whitney’s favorite memories is swinging with her father on the tree swing in the Cloister garden. Naturally, Sea Island was a sentimental wedding location for Whitney and Trey.
Whitney and Trey were a dream couple to work with! Their vision was clear and their relationship was rock solid. Together we created an environment that married eclectic elegance with the traditional glamour of Sea Island. We intentionally incorporated some subtle masculine elements like farm tables, zinc top tables, and neutral tones with the feminine romance of full-bloomed summer florals and tons of candle light.
Celebrating friends and family was at the heart of their wedding, and because of that, we decided to serve a wonderful all-embracing family-style dinner. Guests were welcomed to their seats with an abundant cheese and charcuterie board and later indulged in platters of local favorites. We embraced this farm to table element with our escort card display of the seasons best – cherries and peaches!
The tent design was intentionally neutral and breezy –creating a feeling of relaxed elegance. We dimmed the lights soft and low to create the perfect atmosphere for seaside dancing!
Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography | Event Design: Easton Events | Event Planning: Easton Events | Floral Design: The Vine Garden Market | Cake: Sea Island | Invitations: Sugar Paper | Ceremony Venue: Sea Island Resort | Reception Venue: Sea Island Resort | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Sea Island | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Rentals: Sea Island Event Design Team
Now that our bellies are stuffed with turkey and our hearts full of thanks, we’re holding on to the last bits of autumn before winter hits the scene. And what better way to savor the season than a bridal shower centered on just that. It’s an outdoor gathering of girlfriends coordinated by Candice Beaty and blooms by Rebekah Clark Moody. More from Kathryn McCrary in the pretty gallery right here.
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From Kathryn McCrary…With fall in full swing, crisp colors and warm afternoons are to be cherished and savored. Candice Beaty (of Chancey Charm Weddings) used this as an excuse to pull together some of her favorite vendors and create an autumn themed bridal shower. Using ruby reds, cozy sweaters and the ever-lovable golden delicious apple as her inspiration, she styled the photo shoot to be carefree and intimate so that no maid of honor or bridesmaid would feel threatened to throw a similar shower for their bride-to-be.
American Threads provided the girls with fun and casual fall clothes that Molly Webb used to style the girls effortlessly. Claudia Mejerle topped off the looks with soft makeup and flowy hair to give the girls a polished yet fresh look for the shower.
Beautifully customized place settings (by Jenn Gietzen) adorned with an apple favor welcomed the girls into a yummy luncheon in the autumn daylight. Crisp bourbon cocktails, delectable plum and apple treats after a scrumptious and yummy feast (from Heirloom Café and Shae Rehmel of home.made catering) all filled the guests tummies as they laughed together.
Breathtaking florals (by Rebekah Clark Moody) dreamily captured the essence of fall’s warmth in a natural way. A stunning fabric hanging (another Jenn Gietzen stunner) with a quote to celebrate their friendships was the perfect addition to an already gorgeous ivy backdrop. Kathryn McCrary was able to capture all of the gorgeous details of the day and the celebration of the shower to showcase all of the wonderful inspiration for the autumn themed bridal shower.
Jenn’s banner reads “You’re pretty much my most favorite of all time in the history of ever”, which perfectly sums up how all of these vendors feel about this day spent together creating this beautiful fall photo shoot.
Photography: Kathryn McCrary | Floral Design: Rebekah Clark Moody | Catering: Heirloom Cafe And Fresh Market | Hair And Makeup: Claudia Mejerle | Coordination: Candice Beaty | Desserts: Shae Rehmel Of Homemade | Fashion Styling: Molly Webb | Outfits: American Threads | Paper Goods And Hand Lettering: Jenn Gietzen Of Write On! Design | Private Home: Candice Beaty