southern wedding

Southern Plantation Wedding

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Being able to work at such uniquely southern venues has been an unexpected perk of this job. I grew up in southern California so every time we roll up to a traditional plantation home, I get all googly-eyed at the sight of it.

Quinney Oaks Plantation didn’t need much as far as floral accents go. It was cleanly overgrown with English ivy and Spanish moss hung from the grandiose oak trees. Our bride was all about textural elements so we focused on bringing those into the bouquets and simple bud vase centerpieces using thistle, brunia berries, and Queen Anne’s lace.

The highlight for me, design-wise, was a massive pergola that the bride and groom were married on. Y’all (I can say that now, right??), we used a total of 32 feet of garland on that baby! Shoutout to my work husband/real husband that climbed atop and was perched like a freakin’ gargoyle tying it to the border, while my mom and I alternated holding my little one as it was drizzling on and off most of the morning (because why wouldn’t it be?).

The end result was a beautifully modern take on a traditional wedding scene. Scroll through to see the work we put in on this one.

I N G R E D I E N T S

Escimo + vendela roses, ivory spray roses, white ranunculus and hydrangea, disbud mums, silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus, variegated pittosporum, Italian ruscus, Queen Anne’s lace, gypsophila, dusty miller, brunia, and blue dynamite eryngium (thistle!).

C R E D I T S

Photography: Ivey Gibb Photography
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Bouquet and Boutonniere Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
Venue: Quinney Oaks Plantation
Cake + Desserts: Summer’s Temptations
Bride + Groom: Savanah + Brandon Price
Wedding Gown: Lovely Bride Charleston
Bling: Windsor Fine Jewelers
Groom + Groomsmen’s Clothing: Simon’s Formal Wear Augusta
Hair + Makeup: Bella Faccia LLC
Videography: Lamar Haaley Wedding Films
Invitations: K Creatives
DJ: Amplified Events

Gallery is below, as usual!

A Rustic Spring Wedding

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This wedding was so fun to work on! I met Holly and Jamie over a year prior to their wedding date at My Unreal Wedding Expo in 2018, and soon after we sat down to talk over their wedding vision in its entirety. They worked so hard to make their wedding unique and personal.

They had handmade lanterns stained to match their wedding entrance and arbor, honey from the groom’s father’s bees as wedding favors, and a plethora of goodies they collected and customized in the months leading up to the big day. It was an honor to help bring Holly’s vision to life with flowers, foliage, and other accents like the feathers and cotton you’ll see throughout.

I N G R E D I E N T S

Vendela roses, ivory spray roses, white hydrangea, sword and leather leaf ferns, silver dollar eucalyptus, myrtle, pittosporum, pom daisies, scabiosa pods, gypsophelia/babies breath, pheasant, duck, and turkey feathers, antlers, a skull, cotton stems, burlap, and twine.

C R E D I T S

Photography: Dailey Alexandra Photography
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Venue: The Ashton Cole Place
Cake + Desserts: Hey Honey! Cakery
Bride + Groom: Holly + James Byrd
Wedding Gown: Tiffinie Bleu Bridal Boutique
Groom + Groomsmen’s clothing: Simon’s Formalwear
Hair + Makeup: Kristyn Tucker Smith
Invitations: The Art Studio Collective
DJ: Amplified Events

Their heartfelt gallery is below! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.