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 | Coordination: Candice Beaty | Desserts: Shae Rehmel Of Homemade | Fashion Styling: Molly Webb | Hair And Makeup : Claudia Mejerle | Outfits: American Threads | Paper Goods And Hand Lettering : Jenn Gietzen Of Write On! Design | Private Home: Candice Beaty
This wedding is so incredibly special. Special in the way that it is gorgeous, but also in the way that it is meaningful. It’s glamorous, but filled with so much heart you can’t help but feel something when pouring through Amy Arrington‘s stunning images. It’s warm, it’s cozy, it’s elegant, it’s filled with love – it’s absolutely perfect. See just what I mean here.
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From Amy Arrington Photography
…The couple, Megan Loflin + Joe Sommers, were married at Vinewood Plantation on November 22, 2013, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We loved their “glitter + gold glam” theme at their reception. Fun fact about their “get away car” … it makes an appearance the Zac Brown Band’s music video called “Sweet Annie.”
From The Bride…My now husband, Joe, popped the question while we were visiting New York City, where we’d met while residing there two and half years ago. Having grown up in North Carolina and Georgia, we felt a strong calling to begin our next chapter in the South.
Friends and family were coming from all over the country for our wedding, so we really wanted them to experience a southern affair at its finest! We served apple pie moonshine during the cocktail hour, BBQ, for dinner and southern inspired confections for dessert. We danced the night away to an awesome, classic southern rock band!
My gown was my Grandmother’s, which had also been worn by my Mother and Great Aunt on their wedding days. With the help of a fantastic seamstress in Atlanta, we were able to redesign the gown into a style that better suited me. The gown turned out beautifully and the sentimental value of it is worth its weight in gold (which I used as my core color!).
Even though we chose a beautiful, rustic venue, I really wanted to create a glamorous setting inside the stable. With the help of some of the most talented people I have ever met, including my wedding planner, Eva Clark, this was accomplished. The best part is that our photographer captured our wedding perfectly and I can almost relive the day every time I look through the photo gallery!
Photography: Amy Arrington Photography | Event Planning: Belle Of The Ball Events | Floral Design: Gertie Mae's Floral Studio | Catering: Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q | Band: Rockasaurus | Ceremony + Reception: Vinewood Plantation | Ceremony Musicians: Celebration String Quartet | Dessert Bar: Blooming Flour Bakery | Dress Restyling: Gizzelle James | Hair + Makeup: Claudia Merjerle | Linens: Hero Linens | Rentals: Crush Vintage Rentals | Veil: Fabulous Frocks