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Garden Glam Wedding Inspiration

Mix one part romantic fairy tale, with one part old hollywood glam…and then sprinkle TONS of gold all over it. That’s the recipe for this delicious delight, crafted by Bella Joviality and Simply Elegant Floral Design, and it’s a real stunner. Click here to feast your eyes on more from Lauren Jolly Photography.

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From Lauren Jolly PhotographyThe moment we saw the breathtaking handmade gates at The Leaning Tree, we were inspired to create this styled shoot. “Garden Glam” came naturally as a theme especially since a glamorous 1921 Georgian style home was the backdrop of the ceremony. The remainder of the shoot took place amongst the incredible walled gardens the venue has to offer. We chose a palette of gold, fuchsia, and magenta, as working with such bold colors is always a fun challenge.

For the florals, Anna went over the top with fragrant garden roses, giant peonies, and lush greenery. The bride’s dramatic bouquet was the first component of the shoot she designed and everything else flowed from there. Anna made the bridesmaids bouquets similar to the bride’s, but with a simpler arrangement and, to top it off, she created a floral crown for the bride that complemented the groom’s perfect garden rose boutonniere. An antique mahogany table owned by the venue made a perfect garland-draped guest table. We tucked the sweetheart table under the branches of an original Deodar Cedar tree, giving us quite the light show at sunset. The last shots of the evening were of the wedding cake, and we must admit they are some of our favorites. Anna covered each layer with peonies, garden roses, stock and jasmine, literally dripping in flowers.

Sarah created the invitation suite based off of the garden theme and added a touch of glamour with the gold envelope liner. She also hand-lettered the signage seen throughout the shoot and created the beautiful die-cut place cards for the guest table. All of the details created by Sarah at Bella Joviality were completely perfect and custom-made for the shoot. Top Sarah & Anna’s creations off with beautiful gowns, lovely hair and makeup and an inspirational venue and you’ve got some to-die-for inspiration!

Photography: Lauren Jolly Photography | Florist: Simply Elegant Floral Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Badgley Mischka | Hair Stylist: Chris Phillips At Tanas Hair Designs | Bride's Gown: Liancarlo Via Alexia's Bridal | Linens: CE Rental | Makeup: Tiwa Lawrence | Outdoor/Garden: The Leaning Tree | Rentals: Table Of Contents | Stationery Design & Hand Lettering: Bella Joviality

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Vibrant Raleigh Fiesta Wedding

With the most vibrant arrangements by Fresh Affairs, this wedding at The Sutherland was boho chic meets Mexican fiesta – and the result was one insanely beautiful party. From the stunning grounds to the eclectic decor, see how this couple celebrated in the happiest of styles in the gallery by Three Little Birds Studio.

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From Three Little Bird PhotographyThis eclectic and colorful wedding combined class, boho chic, vintage glam, and a Mexican fiesta all in one! The bride wanted the wedding to encompass all themes and colors, and it resulted in a gorgeous day!

As soon as you enter the grounds to The Sutherland you can not help but be inspired! The perfectly trimmed bushes, the manicured gardens, and the stunning old plantation house tie together to create the perfect wedding day atmosphere.

The grooms found themselves enjoying a few drinks, and getting ready in an old building on the property that just oozed manliness with its antique wooden frame, and hunting inspired decor, while the ladies were primping themselves in the main house. Here the bright rooms filled each space with happy sunshine, and the colorful flower bouquets, that featured hand made paper flowers, could be spotted around the home, almost as happy reminders.

The ceremony was in the most peaceful alcove, with absolutely stunning light! It was just a dream to witness.

The reception was held at The Sutherlands new and awesome open-air pavilion. Hung from its rafters were twinkling bistro lights, and delicate paper banners that swayed in the breeze. Chandeliers hung elegantly above the head table, as well as from the giant tree…a whimsical nod to all things elegant. Each table setting had admixture of colorful plate settings, as well as a collection of various vibrant center pieces. Although there was no rhyme or reason for the colors and decor, it all tied together so perfectly, and resulted in a vibrant, fun and romantic flair.

Photography: Three Little Birds Studio LLC. | Floral Design: Fresh Affairs | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Rocky Top Hospitality | Hair And Makeup: The Junction | Location: The Sutherland

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Classic Spring Wedding at Vanlandingham Estate

Soft. Pretty. Delicate. It’s a design inspiration we’ve heard time and time again from brides all over, yet it never seems to get old. And, judging by these beautifully arranged florals, it’s a look Lily Greenthumbs is definitely no stranger to. With The Vanlandingham Estate as the perfect backdrop, this fairy tale wedding is a fresh take on a timeless combination for pretty. Get a glimpse of the gorgeousness (thanks to Jim Trice Photography!) in the gallery here.


From the Bride… My wedding day inspiration didn’t come to me all at once. It developed and transformed into what it was little by little along the way. I knew I wanted to have the overall feeling be very soft and fairy tale-like with delicate textures and colors. It was important to me that nature be a big part of the design– it’s natural beauty doesn’t cost anything! Having the reception outdoors under an open-air, twinkle-lit frame was my first decision. I knew I had to find the right venue to make this happen, but also somewhere to accomodate the dance party that would ensue shortly after dinner.

The VanLandingham Estate was the perfect backdrop. There is something so special about being in an old home that dates back to the 1800′s. The elegant details and nostalgia added a vintage element to my wedding inspiration and the gardens spoke for themselves. I knew the venue would then help with pulling together the other pieces. I focused my attention next on the bridesmaids’ dresses. I knew I wanted to have each girl in their own, unique dress. It was important to me that they be comfortable and feel beautiful. I cringe at spending money on something I will never wear again (aside from my wedding gown!) so I hated the thought of each of them buying a dress and shoes that they would donate or toss shortly after. I told them the color scheme and sent a few examples from the Internet and then left the rest up to them! I wanted them to have different textures and colors so that each one would stand out. And they did– each girl looked so gorgeous.

One of the main resources that I used for inspiration and for purchasing decor items came from Anthropologie’s bridal site, BLHDN. I fell in love with all the sweet, vintage-y decor and accessories. As many of their items can seem outlandishly pricey, I just kept checking their sale page on a weekly basis to see if my favorite things were listed. And many times they were! The first thing I bought from them were my shoes. I was able to get them on sale and they were perfect! From then on I gathered up other items here and there: a birdcage for the cards, a mix of pennants (lace, floral and gold) to use throughout the reception, mini antique cake stands for my bridesmaids, the table number cards, and a chalkboard sign to name a few.

The dress. I’ll never forget how it happened. As I was walking back to the room to try on one of the other five or six I had selected, there it was, hanging all by itself on a random peg- as if someone just hung it there until they had time to figure out where it really belonged. I pointed at it and said, “I think I want to try this one.” I came out, steped on the block, turned around a few times and started to cry. I knew this was the one. I didn’t think that feeling really existed, but for me it did– and it felt really good!

The flowers literally took my breath away. This is the one area of the planning that you really don’t get to see until the day of your wedding, and to me, one of the best parts! I knew I wanted a mix of blush and ivory flowers with soft greenery accents. From the start, Karen Grennoe, owner of Lily Greenthumbs, was able to see my vision come to life– soft, vintage, candle-lit mercury glass, and low profile flowing centerpieces. When I walked into the reception I felt like I was in my own fairy tale.

As my vision was starting to become much more clear, I couldn’t have pulled it all together without the help of my wedding planner, Ginger Hussey, owner of HeyLove Events. Not only did she seemlessly coordinate and execute all the events of the day, I was able to rent several items of hers to complete my look. I rented her beautiful farm tables, vintage china, market street lighting and chandelier, and the old door for the polaroid guest book. The menus, name cards, and invitations were designed by her talented daughter, Lauren Calnin. I was so impressed how perfectly the menus matched my flowers, without having seen them together first. The lace table runners were made by Marilyn, my step mother, and the cork table number holders were made by my mother-in-law, Linda.

Our wedding day wouldn’t be complete without a solid rave party… and so we made sure to throw one! Corey and I love Electronic Dance Music and so we sought out our amazing DJ, Brandon Willett, who tailored the dancing to match our favorite tracks and mash ups. All our guests raved with us adorned in neon glow, head to toe. We wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Photography: Jim Trice | Videographer: Timm Young Films | Wedding Planner: Ginger Hussey, Hey! Love Events | Floral Design: Lily Greenthumb's | Wedding Dress: Vanessa By Watters Wtoo | Cake: For Goodness Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Myers Park United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Vanlandingham Estate | Catering: Vanlandingham Estate | Make Up: Lovely By Lindsey | DJ: Brandon Willett | Rentals: Party Reflections | Transportation: Ballantyne Limo

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