12.07.2017

Jen & Nathan // Sweet & Simple


I love this photo of Jen & Nathan.  Sweet, but a little sexy too, right? 



Purple callas, purple stock and foliage were the simple combination for the bridal party.





Sweet flower girl...


... and simple pew decor.


Sweet, once again.


You know that thing about "less is more" - yeah.  Jen's got it.

All photos courtesy of www.morgancorbett.com

8.29.2017

Brigid & Matt - A Classy BBQ


I just love Decatur weddings!

This one began at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  Brigid requested an elegant and simple bridal bouquet.  She loves asiatica lilies, which aren't used very much lately in bridal bouquets, so I was completely on board to do something different.


White asiatic lilies, white agapanthus and green pittosporum combined for a classic look.  The agapanthus are like millions of little lilies in one bloom!   She also wanted a loosely gathered design, not something symmetrical.  And her dress - gorgeous!

The bridesmaids held similar bouquets, just a bit smaller.  I love the sparkle of the blue/grey dresses.



Matt looked dashing in his tux with a ranunculus and agapanthus boutonniere.



After the ceremony and photos, the newly married couple walked down the street to The Marlay, an Irish Pub, to celebrate together with a pint of  Guinness!  

Then it was on to the Old Courthouse on the Square, one of Decatur's most popular wedding venues. 
Grey linens combined with mercury glass vases complemented the marble courtroom reception area beautifully.  It was very classic and elegant - but with a little twist.  The reception was catered by
Fox Bros. BBQ.    It's your day - do it your way!




Two different designs were used for centerpieces - a collection of clear glass vintage style bottles and lanterns with flowers surrounding the base.  




Reception flowers included lilies, agapanthus, snowy jewel roses, tulips,  ranunculus, and light blue tweedia with foliage accents of green pittosporum.  

Brigid and Matt are dancing off to a good start in their new life together!


All photos courtesy of Ann Parks Photography.

  




5.24.2017

Laura & Eli - Mazel Tov in the Garden!


So, this wedding story starts with my friend, Lyn.  That's her on the right.  Her son, Lucas, and my son, Boyd are good friends that went through middle and high school together.  They are great fishing buddies. Lyn and her husband own a lodge in Alaska where you can see bears, whales, bald eagles, glaciers, king salmon, and huge halibut.  It is completely remote - as in you have to take a float plane from a small town nearby to get to the lodge.  I have been there and can vouch that it is supremely beautiful. If you ever want to adventure in Alaska (perhaps for your honeymoon!), I can provide their information.

So.... Lyn's niece, Laura was getting married in Atlanta and we met in January for her October wedding.  She had some great ideas for her ceremony and reception at The Cator Woolford Gardens.
I've done many weddings at this naturally beautiful venue.  


Laura is extremely photogenic!


Laura and her sweet mom, Carol.


Laura's grandmother, Gami, attaches a handkerchief that was HER grandmother's to Laura's bouquet. She also attached a photo of Paul, Laura's stepfather, who had passed away a few years prior. 


Bouquets of calla lilies, polo roses, astilbe, godetia, hypericum berries, stock, and freesia in a sweet combination of ivory and pinks.








Love the braid.


Tucked amongst the flowers above, you can see the spectacular engagement ring.  An oval-cut emerald surrounded by diamonds.  The emerald and diamonds were from Laura's mom's engagement ring from Paul which Eli recreated for Laura's "princess ring".  A simple platinum wedding band completes the set.


Bridesmaids dresses were, of course, emerald green!  Perfect in the garden.


Eli is quite the fine young fellow and wore a boutonniere of calla lily and hypericum berries.

Theirs was a Reform Jewish ceremony held under a birch tree chuppah draped with jessamine vine.  The fabric for the chuppah was handsewn by Eli's mother, Nora, and represents the new couple's future home.






And success!


The newly married couple.  

Now, my favorite photo from the wedding is this photoshopped gem of the wedding party running from Laura's cat, Balthazar, with laser eyes.  Too funny!


The reception centerpieces were collections of emerald green glass vases and vessels filled with blooms in ivory and shades of pink.  




The party moved upstairs to the Atrium after dinner for dancing and dessert.


The band - Moody.


In lieu of a wedding cake, Laura and Eli served Eli's mom's famous trifle.  


Two Aunts and a Mom.  (The sisters!)

And, to top it off - the horah!  Hold on Laura!



A sparkly bubble exit and they are off to begin their marriage journey.  
I wish them all the best.

All photos courtesy of Brandi Sisson Photography.










1.30.2017

Jessica & William - Classically elegant


Jessica and William's wedding was an elegant, organic, classic beauty.  Just like Jessica!

Take a look at these photos from The Glenn Memorial Chapel and The Old Courthouse on the Square, Decatur.  I have worked with Jessica's mother in the wedding industry and was excited to be able to provide fresh, summery florals for her June wedding.


 Cream and silver bouquets of peonies, stock, dahlias, astilbe, ranunculus, dusty miller and eucalyptus.


 

Jessica and William embraced all their nieces and nephews and had a total of 7 children in the wedding party!  



And each flower girl wore a halo of white tea rose and boxwood.


They also carried sweet little wands that said "hooray"!


Floral clusters of eucalyptus, stock, babies breath and roses tied with cream ribbon beautifully lined the aisle.  I love the checkerboard floor in the Chapel.


Who doesn't love bagpipes at weddings!




Off to the Courthouse in style!


I love the simple niche decor of a eucalyptus and lemonleaf garland and candles.




Table centerpieces were collections of clear glass vessels which held pastel summer blooms.


A nice selection of spirits was available.

Guests names were written on wooden disks nestled in moss for a simple, yet elegant escort plan.






Sweet tiny cupcake desserts.


Love their cake topper with two kitties!


Here's to happily every after!

All images courtesy of Heidi at Our Labor of Love.