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Selby and Alex were wed in a stunning June ceremony in Athens, Georgia, the home of their alma mater and ages of memories between the couple. From the start, the design of this event was rooted in the beauty of a cool blue color palette, an air of elegance, and the playfulness of a summer fete. Planning and event design by Simply Charming Socials with florals by Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design and invitations by Charles Willis. Reception was at Athens Cotton Press and all the gorgeous details an moments were captured by Davy Whitener.

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From the planner: The ceremony took place in front of 300 guests on Herty Field, an iconic location on The University of Georgia’s North Campus. It was the very first football field, and as mentioned in one of their officiant’s tribute to them, a place of passion and glory. The large white tent entrance was draped and accented with greenery, greeting guests with lemonade and programs, while the aisle had growing boxed arrangements and candles every few rows, creating a gorgeous path for the wedding party to process. Other than some soft sheer fabric covering the tent poles, the wedding party was the centerpiece that set the altar area.

Selby was a vision in a dreamy Monique Lhullier bridal gown, with the bridesmaids in long dresses in shades of blue. Alex and the gentleman wore classic tuxedos, Southern-style as the groom wore his boots and a linen bowtie. The kiss was sealed with the customary ringing of the chapel bell, but in this case, a replacement bell needed to be used as the real bell was under construction. The last-minute hiccup didn’t stop the team from ringing in this marriage the proper way, with an old iron dinner bell driven in from miles away.

After the joyful ceremony, guests departed the lawn for the cocktail and reception venue, Athens Cotton Press. The converted warehouse was transformed into a magical dream venue. As guests arrive, they were greeted by with a show-stopping greenery arch and candle entryway, signature cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres from Epting Events. Notable details included an illustrated menu with sentimental selections (bison sliders reminding them of Montana, freshly shucked oysters like Florabama) and friend and mixologist creating signature cocktails on the spot. As guests entered the reception area for dinner and merriment, they looked up in wonder at the draped ceiling aglow with string lighting.

Florist Lindsay Coletta set the room so beautifully – a mix of long farm tables with cascading garland and low lush arrangements and round tables with soft flowy fabric, blooms, and candlelight filled the room for guests to enjoy a cozy dinner. This grand affair would not be complete without an incredible live band, Atlanta Rhythm & Groove, who graced the grand stage and had everyone on their feet. As guests mingled in and out of the venue, they passed the front entryway lounge boasting a commissioned art piece for the couple and enjoyed the fire pit as the sun set over Athens. Finally, the married couple was sent off into the night under a sea of sparklers, driving away in a very sentimental vintage getaway car. The groom spent months searching for the exact car his father and best man had in high school. And he found it. The gift to his father was presented that morning and a surprise to all as the couple rode away into the night.

Photography: Davy Whitener // Wedding Planner & Designer: Simply Charming Socials // Florals: Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design // Invitation Suite: Charles Willis // Ceremony Venue: Herty Field // Reception Venue: Athens Cotton Press // Cinema: Matthew Baxter // Wedding Gown: Monique Lhullier // Bridal Shop: Joan Pillow // Beauty: Hope Ferguson // Draping: Quest Events // Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Atlanta // Catering: Epting Events // Band: Atlanta Rhythm & Groove // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bhldn // Linens: @bbjlinen BBJ Linen // Welcome Bags & Decor: Simply Charming Socials // Officiant: Wes Van Dyk // Officiant: Darrell Huckaby // Ceremony Music: Athens Wedding Music // Rentals: Goodwin Events // Bar & Beverage: Farm 2 Cocktail // Transportation: Atlantic Limousine & Transportation

 

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It’s all light, bright and airy in today’s modern indoor garden-inspired editorial. Zurie Studio sets the industrial background for the gorgeous, delicate florals by Evergreen Flower Co. who incorporated tomato plants in the bouquet! Photographer Belinda Jean Photography was behind the lens captureing all the light and lovely details in these beautiful images.

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Photographer: Belinda Jean Photography // Floral Design: Evergreen Flower Co. // Invitation Suite: Wild Hearts Calligraphy // Venue: Zurie Studio // Dress: B Loved Bridal // Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry // Hair: Beauty Advisor, Sarah Whair // Ceramic Plates: Bomba Bird // Linens: La Tavola // Chairs: Something Old Dayton // Model: Julia Hollon

 

Chua Lee Photography and Enchanted Designs Weddings and Events  came together at Grant Humphreys Mansion to curate this Old World inspiration in a palette of yellows with pops of deep red. The florals by Ribbon and Twine Floral  and stationery by Katie Davis Creative is perfectly vintage. The film images by Chua Lee Photography perfectly encapsulate the vibes and you can see it all below.

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Photography: Chua Lee Photography // Planning: Enchanted Designs Weddings and Events // Florist: Ribbon and Twine Floral // Stationery: Katie Davis Creative // Venue: Grant Humphreys Mansion // Bridal Shop: Eleven Eleven Bridal // HMUA: Wedlocks Bridal Hair // Bridesmaid Dress: Bella Bridesmaids // Jewelry: Sarah Gauci // Rentals: Event Rents // Videographer: Katogenic // Film Lab: Photo Vision Prints

 

Marina and Jon celebrated their wedding with a personalized day at The Landing 1841, in Burlington Wisconsin. The bride loves to look back at pictures and spot the family heirlooms, like candlesticks and lace that were used throughout the gorgeous day. Florals by Pollen House  are super romantic in a dusty blush palette and touches of blue are woven throughout details like invitations by Wander by Hand. But—hands-down—the blush, three-tired cake by Julie Michelle Cakes steals the show. STUNNING, you guys and you can check it all out in these images byKendra Elise Photography.

 

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What made the wedding special and unique?

One of the many things I loved about the wedding was our Friends of Honor. We wanted our dearest friends to be a part of our special day but in a unique, unconventional way. We did away with the “standing up” part and instead had a reserved row for our honored guests. Everyone wore mix matched dresses and suits and it came together beautifully. It was a perfect, modern twist on tradition.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it! 

Oddly enough, my wedding dress was actually my second choice. There ended up being an issue with my first dress and I had to find a new one just 3 months before the wedding. Coincidentally, I found my dress by a post my wedding photographer had posted on her Instagram. It had exactly what I was looking for- swiss dots! I was able to contact a shop in Chicago, who contacted the designer, who put a rush on the dress and I was lucky enough to have it on my wedding day!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Several items used that day were family heirlooms and even personal items from our home. We placed pieces like candlesticks and lace throughout the venue and it gave it a very special touch to the day. I love that I can look back at pictures and spot them.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

For me, the most memorable moment was walking down the aisle and getting to see Jon’s expression. There was something both magical and beautiful about it. Watching his face as he saw me for the first time in the dress was a very surreal moment that I will always hold on to. ALSO- playing Kanye West as our recessional song, LOL.

Tell us how you met and became engaged. 

Jon and I actually met in none other than the dental office of all places. We grew up in the same town – only about 3 miles away from each other but never really knew each other. We dated for several years, moved in and out of several apartments, then finally decided to buy a house. A few weeks after closing on our house, Jon proposed in our hew home. It was the best few weeks of our lives – so many new beginnings.

Photography & Videography: Kendra Elise Photography // Florals: Pollen House // Invitations: Wander by Hand // Venue: The Landing 1841 / Burlington, WI // Wedding Dress: Ivy & Aster // Hair & Makeup: Blondie Bridal Artistry // Cake: Julie Michelle Cakes // Table Numbers: Sable Wood Paper Co // Calligraphy: Gun Powder and Ink // Caterer: Gooseberries / Burlington, WI // DJ: Midwest Best DJs // Rentals: Gertrude & Evelyn Vintage Rentals // Linens: BBJ Linens

In Love Photography and florist Fleur Weddings combined forces to create this elegant and romantic inspiration shoot in Ireland’s Markree Castle. The castle’s luxurious French style with gilded gold, paneling, and grey blue walls with natural light streaming through the large doors and windows overlooking sprawling gardens set the gorgeous backdrop while spring blooms and romantic sensibilities flow through the design details including calligraphy by Calligraphy by Laura. Check in all out in these gorgeous film images.

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Photography: In Love Photography // Florist: Fleur Weddings // Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Laura // Venue: Markree Castle // Bridal Dress: Que Va // Film: Platinum Pictures // Makeup: Sara Duffy Make Up // Hair: Polished Hair & Beauty // Suit: A Hand Tailored Suit