Ever wonder what the wedding of a floral industry insider looks like? Well look no further than Shelby and David’s day at Providence Hill Farm. The bride’s sister, and owner of Tulip, filled the day with burgundy dahlias, apricot ranunculus, king preotea and romantic antique garden roses and accented with gorgeous rentals from Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals. The details were completed with flea-market-finds by the mother-of-the-bride (think hundreds of antique glassware and brass candlesticks). Lucky for us, Beth Morgan Photography was on hand to capture all the lovely boho vibes.
What made the wedding special and unique?
Well for starters I work for a floral design company, Tulip Floral + Goods, and it was pretty special to be a part of something that I’ve become so passionate about. Burgundy dahlias, apricot ranunculus, king preotea, romantic antique garden roses were just a few of my favorites. So Lesley Frascogna, my mentor/best friend/sister & owner of Tulip made it happen. She absolutely knocked it out of the park with florals.
We tried to source a lot of the unique decor ourselves. My mom started thrift shopping the second I got engaged. I’m not joking when I say that everyday for almost a year she was in every single flea market remotely close to Jackson. She collected nearly 100 vintage colored drinking glasses & a ridiculous amount of brass candlesticks for the seated dinner at the reception. We indigo dyed table runners the day before the wedding because that’s just what you do, right? The rest of the unique pieces came from Lovegood. I knew from the moment I saw Lauren’s collection of beautiful furniture/decor that she was my answer for everything I envisioned on my wedding day. The antique rugs, lounge furniture, and handmade wooden tables played a huge role in the overall feel of the reception. It was a total dream.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I knew I wanted different. I knew I wanted long sleeve. So I was casually stalking Pinterest looking for wedding inspiration when I first found out about BHLDN. The rest is history. I immediately found the dress I wanted and wouldn’t even consider looking around at local dress shops. It was a dusty rose color. It had a high neckline. It had intricate beaded embellishments. It was the one. I made an appointment with a stylist for the following week. My mom, my sister, and I drove to the nearest BHLDN location in Atlanta and the rest really is history. (Adona Dress from BHLDN)
My bridesmaids all wore Show Me Your Mumu in different styles & colors. My bridesman wore a beautiful blue suit with a floral printed tie to match the wedding flowers.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
Aside from all of the boho/antique touches, the thing that stands out the most to me is the ceremony & reception music. My husband and I are both huge music people. We followed a band all around the country at one point. (Note: We didn’t have our basset hound or bills to pay at the time). So music played a huge role in the feel of the entire day & night. I knew I did not want traditional wedding music. So I put together a playlist on Spotify for the ceremony music, which included Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles. I walked down the aisle to Louis Armstrong’s version of La Vie En Rose. We had The Patrick Harkins Band out of Jackson, MS play at the reception. They even learned our first dance songs beforehand. Our first dance: Widespread Panic’s version of Genesis and the father daughter song: Bob Dylan’s slow version of Forever Young. It was so so special.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
The most memorable part of the day for me would probably have to be when our photographer (Beth Morgan) sneaked us away after our first look to take some pictures of just us two. I could never have imagined how intimate and special those moments would be. Simply just being together away from all of the wedding day chaos, and completely forgetting the camera was even there turned into pure magic.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
We met at a local outfitters shop here in Jackson. He sold me a pair of shoes and somehow got my number shortly after.
We planned a trip to Telluride, CO for a music festival in the summer of 2015. After a missed flight and a few minor meltdowns, we made it to Colorado. We pulled over at a rest stop overlooking a beautiful mountain range somewhere in Buena Vista, CO. Before I knew it he was on one knee asking me to do life with him forever. I laughed, he cried, and we celebrated with our favorite band in the cutest little mountain town.
Photography: Beth Morgan Photography // Florals & Design: Tulip // Furniture Rentals: Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals // Venue: Providence Hill Farm, Jackson, Mississippi // Wedding Dress: BHLDN // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Tables/Chairs: Mississippi Tent // Linens: La Tavola // Lights: Davaine // Catering: Mangia Bene // Cake: For Heaven’s Cakes // Makeup & Hair: Molly Gee Styles // Film Lab: TheFINDlab