Jen and Michael’s Ford Plantation wedding began with a word…”nostalgia”. This word then inspired the couple to start pulling images that included scenes from the Great Gatsby and almost all things southern. We then translated these images into details seen in almost every element of their wedding. The specific southern elements included, mason jars, fireflies, oaks with Spanish moss, magnolias, oysters, and of course pie! The invitations had their own letterpressed magnolia folder that held together the contents, the escort cards were placed in sand attached to oyster shells, oyster shells also adorned the table sign stands, and a large sugar magnolia was seen gracing the top of the couple’s cutting cake while mini pocket pies were offered as an additional dessert. Southern hospitality was a must and offered in the form of several comfortable lounge areas where a guest might catch the relaxing smell of lavender while enjoying the monogrammed pillows. Then when done with the lounge areas, they could throw on a pair of dancing shoes and dance the night away under the collection of twinkling wicker balls. Jen and Michael were such a unique and caring couple so we choose to include several elements that were extra special to them. They are the happy parents to an adorable dog and bunny and they included them by having cake toppers made that sat atop their sweetheart table. The dessert table also had an extra special item which was a tea set that belonged to Michael’s mother. Guests danced the night away to the fabulous band and even joined them on stage several times. As guests lined up for the sparkling exit at the end of the night, the skies began to rumble but guests got to say goodbye just in the nick of time! Overall this was the most wonderful wedding one could imagine from a Northern couple who love everything Southern!
Tune in tomorrow for the portraits.
Designed and Coordinated by Alysse, Photos by Mackensey Alexander, Paper Products by Emma J Design, Flowers by Garden on the Square