“Here’s to your first love being your last love.” How stinking cute is that? That is what one of the guests at this wedding wrote to the couple. They were wed in a sweet as can be soiree in Jackson, and our lovely LBBer Nathan Willis Wedding Films was there to capture the joy of the day in one of our favorite ways possible – with some extra fabulous wedding cinematography. So sit back and take it in this morning my loves, because it’s a good one.
Photography courtesy of Followell Fotography.
Trotter and I were headed down to New Orleansthe Mardi Gras Marathon and my 30th birthday. All I wanted to do for my birthday was to go to Jackson Square to have coffee and beignets. So that morning we walked to Cafe Du Monde and enjoyed our breakfast. Afterward, we walked around the square and as we passed the Cathedral, Trotter lead me into the park to a bench. We sat down and just took in the morning. Trotter asked me, “Do you know what I want?” I said, “No what?” He then got down on his knee and said “I want you to marry me!” At that moment I couldn’t even see my ring through my waterfall of tears.
We decided to have the wedding at The South because we thought it was the best location to hold both the wedding and the reception. It is a beautiful old warehouse that was renovated with exposed bricks and beams. We are Christians and wanted a church wedding but realized you don’t have to be in a church for it to be religious because the good Lord would be with us wherever we were. Plus Wendy Putt is the caterer for The South so it was a pretty easy decision.
I wanted an elegantly vintage wedding. I sat down with my sister Kendall Poole, who was my wedding planner, and her assistant Emily and we brainstormed. We looked through magazines, websites, and, of course, Pintrest. Being honest, I was not a traditional bride. I asked my sister to take care of all the details. I wanted to focus more on my groom and our marriage. I had a few things I really wanted but left most of it up to my sister.
Venue: The South Warehouse / Wedding Coordinator: Kendall Poole Event Planning / Photographer: Followell Fotography / Cinematography: Nathan Willis Wedding Films / Floral Design and Catering: Fresh Cut Catering & Floral / Lighting: Davaine Lighting / Cake: The Cake Diva / Miniature Cupcakes: Cakes by Iris / Ceremony Band: The Bellwether Worship Team / Reception Band: Chris Gil and the Soul Shakers
This Jackson wedding has mastered the art of light-hearted and fun-filled. Some flag waving here, a stop at the malt shop there and all in all a wedding that seamlessly blends great florals and styling by TULIP and lovely moments captured by Rachel Brooks. The head to head moment between the Bride and Groom in the church is heart-melting and reason enough to check out the rest of the wedding right here. And for all you cute detail lovers, there’s plenty of those too.
From TULIP… I met Mary Margaret a couple years ago when she inquired about working for TULIP. Although we were not hiring at the time, we stayed in touch and ended up working on some really fun invitation/print work projects together. She is such a talented designer, and I absolutely adore her work. So when she called to tell me she was engaged and wanted TULIP to do her flowers and collaborate on styling, I was obviously thrilled! I had SO much fun working on this wedding with her. The day was filled with elements of paper, wood, lace, muslin, burlap, succulents, garden roses and mercury glass. An organic palette of green and ivory was accented with coral for a splash of color. It was the perfect combination of DIY details, organic accents and a touch of romance. Rachel Brooks did such an amazing job capturing the love that day … and the details too!
Wedding Photography: Rachel Brooks / Wedding Venue: Duling Hall in Jackson, Mississippi / Floral Design + Styling: TULIP / Catering: Julep / Wedding Cake: Icing on the Cake / Wedding Invitations + Styling: Mary Margaret Harper (The Bride)
Southern style with a whole lotta sass – this photo shoot by MOLLYGEEdesigns and TULIP Floral Studio is like a cocktail party between the sweetest southern belles and the most fashionable modern mavens. Where styles mix and mingle and end up being the best of friends by the end of the night. The result? Pure photo shoot perfection. B. Mo Foto captured every pretty detail for us to devour in the full gallery – so grab a cocktail and we’ll meet you in there!
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From Molly of MOLLYGEEdesigns… A few of us creatives in the wedding industry decided we wanted to do an inspiration shoot that was not your “traditional southern wedding.” In the South, it can be extremely easy for wedding after wedding to be the same ole, same ole. We at MOLLYGEEdesigns wanted to show our brides how versatile the line can be for all wedding themes with birdcage veils, fascinators, sashes, and necklaces. We also styled a variety of bridesmaid and flower girl hair pieces, and even men’s bow ties! All accessories featured in this shoot were hand made by MOLLYGEEdesigns and available on our website. Our favorite local florist, Tulip, really outdid herself, from the flowers, to linens, to print work, to dessert tables, and backdrops! Beth Morgan of B. Mo Foto captured the wedding beautifully, and Antionique Battaglia and Bay Dewitt of Nathan’s Salon did an amazing job styling hair and makeup. Our favorite part of the shoot: a GLITTER filled goodbye!
Photography: B. Mo Foto / Assisting Photography: Anna Catherine Photography / Location: A Private Residence in Jackson, Mississippi / Floral Design, Decorations + Print Work: TULIP Floral Studio / Men, Women + Children’s Accessories: MOLLYGEEdesigns / Hair: Antionique Battalgia of Nathan’s Salon / Makeup: Bay Dewitt of Nathan’s Salon