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Casual Elegance at Serenbe Farm from Carla Gates Photography

The moment I laid eyes on this stunning Serenbe Farm wedding by Carla Gates I knew it needed to grace the pages of SMP Georgia ASAP. It has that level of lovely that is sure to inspire everyone who scrolls through this gorgeous gallery of images, and it’s topped off with so much sweetness you can’t help but smile. It’s pure prettiness from start to finish, and you can see why I was so excited to share it right here.

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As we eagerly began planning our wedding day, we knew we wanted a location that would give our family and friends a chance to get away for the weekend and enjoy spending time together. When we visited Serenbe it was love at first sight! From the beautiful Inn and cottages that made it easy to have our friends and family stay for the weekend, to the on-site locations available to host our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception, as well as activities like daily animal feedings and bonfires, it was perfect! Michael and I love being outdoors, and were thrilled to find a venue that allowed us to host the entire event outside. Our vision for the wedding was “casual elegance” to maximize the natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere of the venue while incorporating beautiful romantic touches throughout the décor. I love neutrals, but also wanted to add a splash of soft pink to the color pallet to match the pearl design on my dress, so we added it in with the bridesmaids’ dresses and subtly into the flowers, invitations and programs. It came out so lovely!

We were so fortunate to have such wonderful family and friends to help with the planning and decorations as the wedding got closer! My mom and sister added so many sweet touches by putting ribbon around our invitations, creating bags for the guest rooms, creating labels for the favors, making hanging flower vases for the ceremony and much more. My dad even designed a wedding themed corn hole game for use throughout the weekend and purchased glow stick necklaces and bracelets, which were a huge hit at the reception! We were also blessed to have creative family friends to help with the artwork for our guestbook and signage!

Before long, the wedding day was upon us and the weather was absolutely amazing! The morning of, Michael and I were able to separately enjoy a relaxing breakfast with our family and friends at The Inn, and then spend more time with them getting ready. I had been a little concerned about being nervous when walking down the aisle, but seeing the faces of so many family and friends instantly calmed me and made me excited to have so many of our loved ones in one place. It was such an amazing day, even down to the reception where everyone danced all the way up until the sparkler exit, and we were so fortunate to have an incredible photographer who helped us capture beautiful pictures to remember it by forever.

Photography: Carla Gates Photography | Event Design: Gloriosa Design | Floral Design: Gloriosa Design | Wedding Dress: Watters | Wedding Dress: Bridals by Lori | Wedding Cake: Gloriosa Design | Invitations: Paper Daisies Stationery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup Artist: Veronica Sitterding | Band: Francisco Vidal | Groom's Attire: Allure Bridals | Grooms Attire: Savvi Formalwear | Bridal Shoes: L.K. Bennett | Bride's Veil: Something Tulle Bridal | Confetti, straws, and fondest memories cards: BHLDN | Garter: Something Tulle Bridal | Hairstylist: Alixx Hetzel | Placecards: BHLDN | Programs & Table Numbers: Paper Daisies Stationery | Wedding Coordination: Ashley Baber Weddings | Wedding Venue: Serenbe | Wishing Tree: Etsy

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Soho House Wedding from J Morgan Flowers

Sometimes the shortest engagements yield the prettiest weddings. And this next wedding, sent into us by J Morgan Flowers proves just that. Pay close attention my friends because this gorgeous and intimate penthouse wedding for 10 was planned in just two weeks! We can’t help but fall fast in love with this romantic and spontaneous display of love. Join us in the gallery for even more.

From J Morgan Flowers… Eun planned her wedding in two weeks. Yes, you read that right — two weeks! After a whirlwind romance with Daniel and a ring on her finger, Eun called her family in Korea, and a wedding date was set! She booked the penthouse at The Soho House in South Beach as her wedding venue because it was the perfect space to hold her and her 10 guests. With Daniel’s Chinese roots, they kept with tradition and did a tea ceremony to honor the parents.

The ceremony was held with just the ocean view as a backdrop and those closest to them to witness. The table for the celebration dinner was adorned with three taller vases and topped with a lush, modern arrangement of hydrangeas, roses and lilies. The base was set with a collection of vases of various sizes, each full with lush florals and candles in between. Each napkin was adorned with a yellow rose to welcome the guests to this special occasion.

We wish Eun and Daniel a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness as they start out on the journey of husband and wife.

Wedding Photography: Gesi Schilling / Wedding Venue: Soho Beach House in Miami, Florida / Floral Design: J Morgan Flowers / Hair: Cowshed Miami Beach at Soho Beach House

Fashion Shoot by Jeremy Harwell, IV

Thank you so very much to the fabulous Jeremy Harwell for sending us today’s first bit of inspiration. It has been a total treat and will definitely go down in our favorite SMP features!

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And to the genius that is Joy Thigpen…I hope that I get to work with you one day! I am forever floored by your styling adventures!

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And by the way…I really think that SMP brides need to bring back the going-away outfit. There is something so undeniably chic about changing into your travel clothes, jetting off to some fabulous honeymoon. Love, love, love.


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