Greenville Wedding at Honey Lake Plantation by Laura Yang Photography
July 2, 2012
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It pretty much goes without saying that we love ourselves some DIY goodness here on SMP Florida - and when a sweet homegrown affair comes our way, we get all kinds of happy.  And happy we were when we first laid our eyes on this darling Greenville affair by Laura Yang Photography.  It's filled to the brim with the loveliest of details, including a fab lounge made of hay bales, mason jars and brightly colored bridesmaid frocks.  This is definitely what we call country chic perfection and you can see every last moment in the full gallery.
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From Laura Yang Photography... Amber and Daniel's North Florida wedding at Honey Lake Plantation was not only the most uniquely personalized wedding I've ever been privileged to be a part of — from the location to the details to the multi-colored wedding party —  but was also, hands-down, one of the most beautiful. The weather forecasters called for it to pour on their wedding day, and the bride made the final decision to keep all the activities outdoors only two hours before the ceremony. It rained until 45 minutes before they exchanged their vows overlooking sparkling Honey Lake. Then the sun came out, and everything went off without a hitch.

From the wide variety of DIY projects the bride dreamed up or sourced on Pinterest (to name a few: handmade mason jar centerpieces with chalkboard hearts for guests to leave messages; a "love locks ceremony" inspired by the bridges of Paris; handmade doors for the bride to walk through into their ceremony in an alfalfa field, the handmade sapling ceremony arch; and cocktail hour drinks named for each bridesmaid in the color each she wore) to the stunning Maggie Sottero gown that the bride drove 12 hours round trip — twice — to have custom-redesigned in Atlanta and the heirloom family tractor that carried the bride and groom to their sunset reception in an oak grove, this wedding was all about who Amber and Daniel are and what they love: each other, their friends, family and a simple-but-chic country life.

Wedding Photography: Laura Yang Photography / Wedding Venue + Catering: Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa in Greenville, Florida / Floral Design: Missy Gunnels Flowers / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via The New Image / Custom Dress, Redesign + Alterations: TK Designs / Bride's Boots: Ariat / Hair: Fuel A Salon / Makeup: Randi Buchanan & Co. / Bridesmaids' Dresses: The Dessy Group / Men's Tuxedos: Sacino's by Vince / Men's Ties: The Dessy Group / Wedding Cake: Tupelo's Bakery & Cafe / DJ: North Florida's Express DJs