I’m so glad I finally get to share this amazing rustic wedding with yall. When Alex, of AlexM Photography, recently sent over these images, I couldn’t get enough of all the character and awesome details the bride + groom incorporated. The darling couple, Kim + Chris, wed this past June in Hooks, Texas on the grounds of Ramage Farms. The picturesque North East Texas venue was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception and made for gorgeous images. Kim donned a vintage layered gown for her big day that she paired perfectly with silver and turquoise jewelry. As she made her way down the aisle towards Chris, she carried a bright colored bouquet of calla lilies and roses made by the fabulous Twisted Vines. Enjoy!
Story time! I grew up outside of Atlanta and after graduation attended the University of Georgia. One summer during college I moved to Charleston and met a studly Citadel cadet who hailed from the Sunshine State. As our relationship blossomed, it quickly became very apparent we had a serious issue on our hands…he was a huge University of Florida fan (insert Gator Chomp here). Uh-oh.
A few years ago, bets were made on the Georgia/Florida game (which, if you’ve never been it’s a fantastic time) and I lost. As punishment, I was suppose to sport orange and blue at the following year’s game. Well, being the poor sport (and Georgia grad) that I am…I pouted and didn’t do it Since I politely declined, my now-husband has decided I need to make up for it by attending a game at “The Swamp” and at this point we just haven’t made it down. So, I figured, until we’re able to plan a fall weekend to Gainesville, I’ll just live vicariously through Sarah + Patric as the spend an afternoon trouncing around the UF stadium with the lovely ladies of Stay Forever Photography for a killer Engagement Session.
Does this not make you excited for football season or what?
Does this not make you excited for football season or what?
You may remember that at the beginning of the summer we started our Lowcountry Plantations series (Check out Part I and Part II) to assist you ladies in finding your perfect wedding venue. Well, today we’re back with three more of our favorites that are capable of hosting both your ceremony and reception on-site…
Honey Horn Plantation
Situated on the Jarvis Creek, Honey Horn Plantation is 68-acre property full of Lowcountry allure. (Check out Jennifer + Rob’s Honey Horn Plantation Wedding. Isn’t it gorgeous?) It has both indoor and outdoor locations for private events. So if you’re looking for a Hilton Head venue with a lot of Spanish moss, salt marsh and a beautiful sunset, I’d push Honey Horn Plantation to the top of your list.
If you’re looking to incorporate the Old South into your wedding day, look no further than Drayton Hall. It was once used as a staging ground by both Colonial and British forces, has withstood numerous hurricanes (and even an earthquake!) and still stands in much the same way it did in the 18th century. Simply put, it’s just fantastic. The plantation home ranks as one of America’s finest examples of Pre-Revolutionary War architecture and will provide a truly stunning backdrop for your Lowcountry Wedding. Oh, and just wait til you see the inside.
The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a gorgeous venue just north of Charleston in Awendaw, South Carollina. The Pavilion itself can accommodate up to 300 guests but make sure you take into consideration the season because it is not air conditioned. With breathtaking views, a spacious porch (4,000 square feet of outdoor covered space!) and a serene surrounding, the Pavilion is the perfect space for a Lowcountry Affair.
Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. I can’t believe it’s already Monday morning again I swear these summer weekends just keep flying by. I wanted to kick off this week with one of the coolest engagement sessions I’ve ever seen. The gorgeous couple, Aubrey + Jeff, share a love of collecting random things (Jeff may jokingly refers to his bride-to-be as a hoarder) and they plan to incorporate many of the treasures they’ve acquired into their upcoming wedding. Jeff compares Aubrey’s hobby to their five-year relationship saying, “If you keep something around long enough, you end up never wanting to let it go.” So, it made perfect sense they chose the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas as the backdrop for their eclectic engagement session. From the natural light and beautiful couple to the mounds of vintage finds and mustaches, photographer Caryn Wood of Love Caryn Photography, did an AH-mazing job capturing these two in their element. I still can’t get over how Aubrey’s dress pops in every picture? Love it.
Hey everyone! My name is Brit and I’m abloggerand wedding stylist. I was thrilled when Erin invited me to guest post while she’s off on vacation. I have been itching to share this latest color board with readers. Yellow and gray are two colors I never tire of. There is just something modern, yet classic and antique about them together that I really love. With this palette I added a splash of olive green, for added freshness, and a touch of white gives it a great backdrop. This is one of those versatile palettes that can carry from Spring to Summer to early Fall.
Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! Even though, I’m pretty excited about the idea of cooler weather (and football season), I can’t believe the summer is wrapping up. One thing I love just love about Southern Weddings, and the South in general, is the vintage feel. You know that a Southern bride is going to look classically beautiful. She’s not going to overdue it with too many accessories or crazy hair and make up. It’s more about her personal style then the current trends and fads. She has a timeless appeal in every aspect of her wedding day, from her flower selection to the choice of music and the end result is always a stunning affair. That’s what I love about Shannon’s Orchard House Bridal Shoot from our friends at Connections Photography. I’m pretty sure I was gasping as scrolled through every image.
Her hair – perfect. Earrings – love ‘em. Setting – Nailed it. Go ahead…get your swoon on!