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The first weekend of May is here, and it can mean only one thing: spring wedding season has arrived! And for all you brides-to-be on the lookout for the a perfectly unique locale to marry your one and only, let me introduce you to St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra, Florida. This gorgeous spot on Florida’s historic coast is adorned with charming inns dripping with Old World detail.

Whether you’re choosing St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra as the perfect destination locale or as a getaway after you’ve tied the knot, you’ll find a unique twist on romance in these Florida gems. With incredible venues boasting romantic balconies, gorgeous greenery and offering customizable packages perfect for every couple, you’ll want to learn more about saying “I Do” on Florida’s historic coast. Head over here for details or call 888.898.1710.

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Organic Evergreen Wedding Inspiration

Organic elegance is without a doubt a my personified dream, especially when said dream includes a gorgeous Sarah Seven gown and Sawyer Baird behind the lens.  With handfuls of foraged florals, these betrothed beauties prove that an elegant outdoor setting is sure to beckon magic and merriment. In the hands of Marilisa of Chancey Charm every detail is darling and you can see it all, here!

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From Marilisa of Chancey CharmThe Founders Memorial Garden in Athens, Georgia holds a special place in many hearts as the setting for proposals, engagement shoots and weddings themselves. It’s private patio and boxwood garden provided both an intimate and inviting setting for our “Evergreen Inspired Shoot.” We were inspired by the idea of evergreen not only because the shoot was taking place in the middle of winter, but because a bride, in preparation for her big day is in a continuous state of growth and life despite what harsh surroundings she may endure.

Our couple (who are currently engaged and dear friends of photographer Sawyer Baird) was dressed in classic, but effortless elegance. The bride, dressed in Sarah Seven’s Violet Hour from The Sentimentalist, exuded gentleness and humility. Claudia Verduzco made this young bride look mature but not overdone with soft make up and a simple half-up hair style. Our groom, dressed by The Modern Gent, was charming and comfortable in his black tux and gray Cole Haan dress shoes. Jewels for the bride came from Trumpet & Horn and the velvet ring box was a vintage find from Athens Antique Mall.

Sarah Ingram of Brush and Petal created the custom invitation suite and flowers. Her calligraphy, created on paper in the softest shade of light blue, was a perfect compliment to the rustic dinner setting. Our farm table setting was complete with a sheer runner by I Do Linens, personal vintage china and cross back chairs from Goodwin Event Rentals which Sarah adorned with a simple garland. The bride’s bouquet was an organic mixture of greenery and foraged hellebores while the groom had a single white ranunculus for his boutonniere.

With an outdoor setting like the Founders Garden, we imagined guests enjoying southern hors d’oeuvres like a fig & goat cheese crostini from Epting Events and a water-color inspired wedding cake from Classic City Confections. Being able to create this inspired shoot with Sawyer Baird was a dream come true and she captured the details, emotions and setting perfectly.

From Sawyer BairdWhen being approached by Marilisa of Chancey Charm approached me about working together I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I have admired her work & the work of her company for some time now. This was not an opportunity that I would let pass. After a few meetings and realizing our vision for what we were going to do we collected some amazing vendors & went to work.

This session is so special for me because two of my closest friends were the Bride & the Groom. It means the world to me to be able to capture them in such a pure way. Just them two, together, sharing their love.

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Event Design: Chancey Charm | Floral Design: Brush & Petal | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Classic City Confections | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Catering: Epting Events | Hair & Makeup: Claudia Verduzco | Calligraphy: Brush & Petal | Groom's Attire: The Modern Gent | Bridal Attire: The Sentimentalist | Chair Rental: Goodwin Event Rentals | Linens: I Do Linens | Ring Box: Athens Antique Mall | The Founders Garden: The Founders Garden

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Bohemian Jewel Toned Savannah Wedding Inspiration

An autumn wedding wouldn’t be complete without warm jewel tones and soft lighting, which is why this gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot in Savannah, GA is just what we were looking for. Sweet Tea Photography captured the essence of fall with bohemian details and floral arrangements from Colonial House. This outdoor shoot will have you pinning every detail and then some. Don’t miss a second here!

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From Sweet Tea PhotographyWhen I found out I was going to be in Savannah, GA at the end of August for my close friend’s wedding,  I wanted to take advantage of my time there and plan a styled shoot!  Luckily my friends have a new southern art & style magazine, called Paprika Southern, which is based in Savannah, GA.  I was so thrilled to find out that they were interested in collaborating on the shoot! These talented friends of mine, Siobhan and Bevin, both went to Savannah College of Art & Design with me and I can’t tell you how much fun we had working together.

That was a busy week for all of us, especially Bevin. We did the shoot on Wednesday and that Saturday was Bevin’s wedding day! We chose September Oaks as the location for both and it proved to be an excellent decision. We managed to have excellent weather throughout both days and we didn’t even get tired of being in the same place for two days. September Oaks is special in the way that it has so many spots that you can choose to host your ceremony or reception at. It’s a family-owned winery located in the historic Low Country of South Carolina, just outside of Savannah, Georgia. They just recently opened their doors to weddings and special events.

As a whole we were hoping to appeal to more of a bohemian rather than preppy bride. We chose a gorgeous Lena Medoyeff gown from a playful new bridal boutique in Savannah, called Ivory and Beau. The owners are young and excited about showing off their hand-selected gowns. 

We pulled Candice Hilse and Grace Jennings of Yoj Events on for the styling. They came up with the jewel toned color scheme, which really catches the eye in the florals, linens, accessories, and dishware Grace chose.

Grace said “I tried to focus on rich jewel tones and dark fruits which both remind me of Autumn.  I love all things vintage, especially juxtaposed with the golden flatware. The lace pattern in the bridal gown emulates leaves on a vine, and I wanted the groom to be rustic yet polished. The linens used on the exposed wood table with folded napkins were Aubergine, the full purple table with green bench was Plum, and the two-top Adirondack setup under the tree was Lime Green.”

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography | Event Styling: Yoj Events | Coordination: Paprika Southern | Floral Design: Colonial House | Wedding Dress: Ivory + Beau | Groom's Attire: Charleston Tuxedo | Bridal Boutique: Ivory and Beau | Make-up And Hair: Megan Mateo | Rentals : Snyder Rentals | Shoot Location : September Oaks | Wedding Gown Designer: Lena Medoyeff

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Rime Arodaky

Loves, if you haven’t yet met Rime Arodaky, it’s soooo time you do.  Because this talented French designer knows a thing or two about making you look all kinds of beautiful.  Imagine a breathtaking collection of gorgeous gowns + honeymoon attire that will completely change your wedding world.  It’s boho chic meets rock ‘n’ roll for your big day and beyond… and we can’t get enough.

Known for her intricate lace detailing, stunning silhouettes and bohemian-inspired stylings, Rime Arodaky’s fabulous new line, “La malle de la mariée” (“The Bride’s Suitcase”), brings a sweet Coachella meets Californian vacation vibe to your honeymoon… and beyond.  Think gorgeous lace cover-ups, beautiful gowns and uber-chic swimwear, all with that dash of rock ‘n’ roll that appears in every fabulous masterpiece Rime Arodaky creates.  Which means that you’ll look just as amazing saying “I do” as you will frolicking on the beach post-wedding with your sweetie.

To start your wedding journey with Rime Arodaky, visit her website for more information on her breathtaking + custom-fit gowns, or to make an appointment.  And for that perfect honeymoon or summer look, visit the Rime Arodaky eshop.  And for your daily dose of inspiration, follow Rime Arodaky’s Instagram NOW!

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Get the Look: A Palm Beach Inspired Brunch

As the wether warms up, we can’t help but dream of all the outdoor brunching in our future. It’s a favorite past time and one that the colorful surroundings of Palm Beach know all too well. So when this team of vendors, including Design Studio South + Kato Floral Designs, decided to showcase the beauty of a modern, Floridian inspired brunch, you bet Lily Pulitzer, flamingoes and mimosas were involved. Click through the slideshow for all the fun details captured by Rach Lea Photography.

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From Design Studio South We toured the new Brice Hotel and were immediately inspired to do a super fun modern twist on a Palm Beach inspired shoot. From the hot pink brunch invitations, to the flamingo coasters, we had nothing short of fun that day. 

Photography: Rach Lea Photography | Event Design: Design Studio South | Flowers: Kato Floral Designs | Wedding Gown: Bleu Belle Bridal | Invitations: Cake Design | Venue: The Brice Hotel | Dresses: Lily Pulitzer | Hair + Make-up: Beyond Beautiful By Heather | Macarons: Maison De Macaron | Paper Goods: Cake : Press, Papier + Design | Vintage Coup Cups: Reinvintage

Colorful Southern Spring Wedding at UGA

With spring in the air, these diehard University of Georgia fans returned to their collegiate roots (they got married in the UGA Chapel!) for this colorful, family-filled wedding in Athens. While the Groom and his groomsmen rollicked around the campus, the Bride looked stunning in crystal-embellished Maggie Sottero, offset by the bridesmaids’ coral Bari Jay gowns, with Brita Photography capturing all the pretty for us to share with you, here!

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From Brita PhotographyMorgan and Drew are loyal University of Georgia fans and alumni so it only made sense that their wedding would be in Athens, GA! When I arrived at the Georgia Gameday Center where all the bridesmaids were getting ready, I was greeted with big smiles and warm hugs. I couldn’t wait to get started! All of her bridal details were stunning: Her teal wedding invitations, coral wedding shoes and coral bridesmaids dress, and beautiful teal, ivory and coral bouquets (with peonies – my favorite!). Drew wrote the sweetest note for his bride inside the ring box, too: “Because you are my best friend.” It just melts your heart!

Morgan and Drew’s ceremony was at the gorgeous white Chapel on North Campus and their reception was held at the UGA Classic Center. We took the shuttle bus all around campus and stopped at several important places to them: North campus, the UGA stadium, the grand staircase, Magnolia’s, and behind the Chapel (to ring the bell)!

It was the perfect day to get married. Spring was in the air and we were able to capture so many beautiful pictures and moments!

Photography: Brita Photography | Videography: Advanced Video Productions | Event Planning: Events By Kimberly Jan | Flowers: Gardenia Floral | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Wedding Cake: Cecilias Cakes | Ceremony Venue: University Of Georgia Chapel | Reception Venue: University Of Georgia Classic Center | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bari Jay | DJ: Special Event Productions | Bridal Shoes: Bamboo Shoes | Groomsmen Attire: Joseph A. Banks | Hair & Makeup Artist: Flawless Finish

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