As you all know, it’s Tuesday, which means it’s detail day around here…and today, it’s all about boutonnieres! While the rules are flexible, most couples tend to accessorize any important person that is not part of the bridal party which a big, beautiful bout. Normally, this tends to include parents, grandparents, ushers and readers. While most leading ladies tend to stress over the style and look of the flowers they will carry down the aisle, few give much thought as to what their husband-to-be will be sporting. Our best advice is to let the your personal style, location and season lead the way and don’t be scared to utilize non-floral materials such as feathers, cotton, fabric and even buttons. Hopefully, this round up will get your creative juices flowing..
Oh yes, Stephen Gosling has done it again with this irresistible Southern wedding he shot this past September in the beautiful state of Virginia. The couple, Sarah + Tyler, went with a natural color palette that complimented their outdoor, rustic setting. Sarah looked like a sweet Southern Belle in her dainty strapless gown while Tyler looked handsome in his classic black tuxedo. While I may have been drooling over the simple, yet stunning, decor in this wedding, I’m really in love with the images of the couple. The weather and sunlight was perfect and I don’t think they could have asked for a more beautiful backdrop. Can we say frame-able!?
I’ve been soaking up loads of wedding inspiration today and thought who better to share the fruits of my labor with then my favorite Lowcountry brides and I have a sneaky suspicion you won’t be disappointed. While I’ll always love a gorgeous Fall or Winter wedding, truth be told, I’m more of a Spring/Summer gal…and I think it has a lot to do with the seasonal blooms. It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Pinterest and over the past few weeks it’s provided me with a wealth of soft Spring and Summer bouquets that I couldn’t wait to share with you!
Image via Jen Huang Photography
Image via First Comes Love Photo via Style Me Pretty
Tuesday is always ‘detail day’ around A Lowcountry Wedding and rather than jumping right into our normal post, I thought we’d mix it up a little bit and share a Nashville affair that’s just as sweet as pie! Ashley + Quinn were wed in an intimate, outdoor ceremony atop the soft, rolling hills of Music’s City’s most sought after wedding venue, Front Porch Farms (Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood got married there this past weekend!) and Wedlock Images was there to capture it all! This antebellum house and its picturesque scenery was the perfect backdrop for this Spring-y Southern soiree. What I love most is Ashley’s exquisite attention to detail on a small budget. She tackled the bouquets, centerpieces, homemade sweets and jams and, even designed and constructed her bridesmaids’ dresses! Impressive, eh? As you can imagine, the combination of the one-of-a-kind venue, the fabulous details and Mrs. J’s Baking and Catering the guests were raving and craving for more!
Oh, my! Never before have I wanted to don gorgeous red locks so badly until I laid my eyes on this garden themed inspiration shoot from Chris Cornwell Photography. This natural shoot is full of wedding day inspiration and includes a soft, whimsical color palette of blush pink and creams with an irresistible vintage ease. So, as I pick my jaw up off the ground, please feel free to get your swoon on with these stunning images…
Southern Wedding Vendors
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Cornwell Photography / SHOES: Feather Your Nest / HANKY: PJ’s Attic / BEADED NECKLACE, SALT SHAKER, MUSICALFIGURINES: Feather Your Nest / BRIDE ART:Feather Your Nest / DISHES: Casafina from Home & Garden Store / SILVERWARE: Something Borrowed / LINENS, DISHES & BIRD VASES: Home and Garden Store / VENUE: Private residence / FLORALS: Fresh cut hydrangeas from the garden & pale pink lilies MODEL/ BRIDE/MAKEUP ARTIST: Jemma Merrifield Gayheart / HAIR: Kayla Holbrook of Karma Spa and Salon, / DRESS: Alfred Angelo / EVENT STYLIST: Davida Patrick
You know I’m a big fan of an oceanfront wedding…and who could blame me? They’re simple, beautiful, brimming with character and charm and when you mix it with a little Lowcountry you get an ease you just can’t find anywhere else. Well, today’s Hilton Head nuptials took place this past Fall at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and it’s was just as gorgeous as it sounds. The couple, Brianna + Bob, brought along the talented duo at Scott Hopkins Photography to capture their vibrant October wedding while A Floral Affair translated their blue + orange color palette into a colorful soiree! Their coastal vibe was carried throughout the day as sand dollars were used for escort cards, beach chairs adorned the top of their cake and, naturally, guests were treated to a soft, ocean breeze!
I’ve always been a big fan of cocktail hour (and not just because I enjoy a good specialty drink), but it sets the stage for the entire evening. Cocktail hour typically begins as guests start to file into the reception venue and are anxiously awaiting the bride and groom’s arrival. As they wait for the celebration to kick off, it’s always nice to treat your guests to a preview of the menu to come. It’s a great way to get the party started and, let’s face it, who doesn’t love being greeted by servers with trays full of delicious appetizers! I’ve rounded up some of my recent favorites that are very fitting for a spring/summer affair!
Image by Serena Grace
Fish and Chips via Adeline and Grace Photography
Lasagna Cupcakes via Quick Dish
Mini Wine + Cheese by Peter Callahan
Mini BLT Bites by Sunday Supper
Antipasta Kebobs by The Hungry Housewife
Chili Lime Shrimp Cups by Inspired Taste
Okra Cornmeal Cakes by Annie's Eats
Mini Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Bacon by Jana Laurene