Garden Wedding at the Botanical Gardens of the Coastal Plain

Today's real wedding was truly a family affair! The bride and her sister, Kate, planned and coordinated the entire event. Emma's mom stripped her own wedding dress and rebuilt it to become her daughter's dream gown and the groom built the ceremony benches and hearth shaped magnets for each guest! We're so grateful Christy from Colonial House of Flowers sent us the images A. Marie Photography captured of Emma and Larry's beautiful wedding day and even more grateful to be able to share them with you today. 

In my vision I knew flowers would play a huge role in bringing the garden theme together. They had to be done right and they were the element I was most concerned about. That is until I met Christy at Colonial House of Flowers. We literally knew each other the moment I showed her my “mood boards” and I never doubted her for a second.

Larry and I collected little jars and vessels for about 6 months for the flowers to go into. I would get texts from my mom and sister with pictures of the vintage jars they had just found and purchased. We used the bottles and jars to hold a lot of small bundles of flowers as the center pieces. I wanted it to feel put together but with a wild side and it turned out perfectly breathtaking. My bouquet was literally stunning! With tears and genuine emotion, Christy brought me my bouquet and told me how some of the elements had literally come from her grandmothers yard. I was beyond touched, she really got us and what our wedding represented.

Your main dish was soup. Tell us more!

Our main dish was soup. Soup?! Yes and it was perfect. The idea was born out of the love of comfort food. And knowing that the food had to be made, transported, heated, and served without a full catering crew. My brother is a talented chef and made 3 soup bases and prepared 20 “toppings” and “additions” that would work well with each base. It was so unique and fun, especially eating it from metal campfire mugs! I could never have pulled off this beautiful spread without my brother! 

Keeping with our desire for every thing to feel comfortable yet pretty we opted for several kinds of desserts. I knew I wanted pies since it was November. I also discovered I loved the look of several small cakes rather that one large one. We decided to keep the colors and design simple for these with the toppers being the stars of the show. Larry and I collected little vintage dessert plates for the pies and cakes and I just loved the way this turned out. - Emma, Bride

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Savannah Wedding Vendors: Catering: Josh Monopoli, Mountain Standard | Cake: Brittany Brant | Decor: Coastal Celebration Event Rentals | Coordination: Simply, Charlotte | Wedding Dress: Cheryl Tobey | Florals: Colonial House of Flowers | Photography: A. Marie Photography | Location: Botanical Gardens of the Coastal Plain