A garden full of flowers is an indicator of many things: good soil and roots, sunshine and rain, and plenty of careful tending. In the same way, the celebration of a wedding recalls a few things of its own: the love that brought the bride and groom to this day, their ability to weather good times and bad, and the community that surrounds and supports them. On a hot August day in Serenbe, Georgia, a talented team of vendors helped us bring our ode to summer’s sun-kissed hues, and the collective love that allows a romance to grow, to life. We’re so grateful to Ali Harper for capturing every detail, and Krista of Blue-Eyed Yonder for styling such a magical day!
Paper cuts were a huge source of inspiration for us. Yes Ma’am Paper Goods created this beautiful invitation suite and wildflower favor packets, using vintage botanical prints as a guide.
Our bride’s Lela Rose gown could not have been more perfect for this shoot if we designed it ourselves! We had so much fun pulling together floral-inspired fashion, including the groom’s bow tie, the floral bridesmaid dresses, and sweet flower girl dresses.
Serenbe is full of lovely views, perfect for a ceremony backdrop. A wildflower clippings toss when the bride and groom walk back up the aisle is sweet and environmentally friendly in an outdoor space.
We love this idea for creating a new tradition–pressing a flower from the bride’s bouquet into the pages of a family bible, and then passing it down for the next generation of brides to do the same.
Sun in My Belly whipped up the most colorful food and drinks, which were explained on the oversized table runner menu. Such a show-stopping piece of decor!
Making the bouquets and arrangements for a wildflower-themed editorial is a tall order, and Victory Blooms delivered in every way. We couldn’t stop raving about her creations, which this shoot truly would not have been complete without!
We can’t forget about the sweets! We served up berry ice cream and a hummingbird cake, with decorations reminiscent of the invitation suite.
Stay tuned for behind the scenes photos of this lovely day by Anna K. Photography!
Photographer: Ali Harper / Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab / Prop Styling and Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder / Videographer: Before Your Eyes Cinema / Florals: Victory Blooms / Bride’s Gown: “The Forest” by Lela Rose / Bridesmaid Dresses: Charlie Jade from ShopBop / Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Flower Girl Dresses: J. Crew / Bow Ties: Stag Handmade / Hair and Makeup: Claudia Mejerle and Raney O’Keefe / Catering: Sun In My Belly / Cake: Sugar and Slate / Paper Goods and Table Runner: Yes Ma’am Paper Goods / Venue: Serenbe
Ali Harper and Blue Eyed Yonder are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!