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Our current Summer Love theme is all about revisiting childhood adventures, making new memories, and growing in love. We love the idea that you might even be inspired to take inspiration for your wedding day from some of those old (or new!) memories, and so when we saw this shoot, we knew we had to share! As you’ll read below, the details were directly inspired by designer Mobella Events‘ childhood memories of sitting under a tangerine tree eating one fruit after another. We love that such a simple and beloved memory was transformed into a beautiful (and meaningful!) wedding aesthetic!

Big hugs to Bumby Photography for sharing these photos!

From Mobella Events: When I was little, I used to sit in my backyard under our tangerine tree and eat one tangerine after another. I love everything citrus – the smell of a fresh peeled orange, the vibrant color when it’s ripe for picking, and the memories that come with it! Seeing the Peachtree House and its fruit trees brought me right back to those joyful moments and seeded inspiration for a nostalgic home-style Florida citrus photo shoot. To create the look, I traveled back to being that little girl and thought about my favorite childhood memories. From family dinners at our wooden dining table to playing croquet and going on picnics, this shoot includes elements of my story and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

The air was filled citrus from Two Sweets Bake Shop’s desserts, including orange marmalade naked cake, orange sweet rolls on sticks, lemon mini bundt cake favors wrapped in cheesecloth, lemon shooters, orange meringues, and lemon pirouette cookies.

See this inspiration come to life thanks to Riant Films!

Designer and coordinator: Mobella Events | Photography: Bumby Photography | Venue: The Peachtree House | Videographer: Riant Films | Florist: Bluegrass Chic | Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop | Hair and makeup: M3 Makeup | Models: Miranda and Adam Love | Tables, chairs, tableware: A Chair Affair | Lounge furniture, bicycle, tufted chairs and armoire: RW Events | Stationery: Dogwood Blossoms Stationery | Dress: Calvet Couture | Signage: Chalk Shop | Getaway car: Cole’s Classic Cars | Jewelry: Monarch Jewelry

Two Sweets Bake Shop is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Dana reply

    that puppy <3

  2. avatar Bumby G reply

    Oh I just adore this shoot. Thank you so much for featuring it and sharing it.

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This winter is making me eat my words, but usually we don’t get much snow in the South. So before we say goodbye to the colder months for good, we thought it would be fun to celebrate with a little sprinkling of the white stuff! We love all of the cozy, knit details that Mobella Events incorporated into this shoot as much as we love the soft and sweet photographs Bumby Photography produced. And the best part? The high school sweethearts who posed as our bride + groom just got engaged! Fingers crossed we’ll get to share their real wedding somewhere down the line.

This team came up with the sweetest story to inspire their shoot – I think y’all will love it!

Anna and Lucas’ first date celebrated their favorite time of the year – winter. They made dinner together, and while cozying up to a fire, something magical happened: it started snowing! When it was time for Lucas to be deployed, he couldn’t leave without marrying the love of his life, so he proposed on Christmas day.

The first day of their marriage was not only inspired by their first date, but also by the Bible verse, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). This verse was significant to these two, as in their relationship, they knew they would be separated by his overseas deployments — but they would always be woven together by God. This passage also provided the inspiration for our cozy, cable knit filled winter wedding filled with love, warmth and Southern comfort.

They got married in front of a wooden cross that her father hand made. During the ceremony, they braided three strands together – a white strand – representing the bride, a purple strand – the groom and a gold strand – God. This ceremony symbolized them weaving their lives together with God at the center of their marriage. As they walked down the aisle, guests made it “snow” just like their first date.

Then their family and friends went inside for a cozy family style dinner! The wooden tables and mismatched chairs were set with cable knit blankets and scarves, white china and deep blue glasses. The napkins were tied with soft velvet ribbon and candles and table numbers were wrapped in yarn. The centerpieces were placed in baskets collected from relatives.

The cake included fondant buttons molded from handed down vintage buttons. The bride and groom danced in the snow and ended the night cozying up by the fire enjoying hot cocoa and s’more pies!

Fun Notes: The bride and groom for this photo shoot are high school sweethearts. He flew from Pennsylvania just for the photo shoot. They hadn’t seen each other in months and their expressions were so sweet and genuine! The blanket they are wrapped in was made by the bride’s grandmother.

Thanks to Imprint Cinema for giving us the chance to see this winter wonderland in action!

Bridal gown and accessories: Malindy Elene | Cake: Everything Cake | China, glassware, and silverware: Dishie Rentals | Design and coordination: Mobella Events | Florist: Bluegrass Chic | Hair and makeup: Hairstyles and Makeup by Jackie | Handmade decor: Katie K. Franklin | Napkins: Kirby Rentals | Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony | Photography: Bumby Photography | Snow and cloud effect: Our DJ Rocks | Stationery: Nu.B.Era Paperie Boutique | Tables, chairs, and vintage rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals | Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club | Videography: Imprint Cinema

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    So gorgeous! I love the guests throwing “snow”–what a great idea for winter weddings in the South, especially!

  2. avatar Kat reply

    I just LOVE that wedding cake!!

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  6. avatar Bonnie Dutka reply

    It’s been surprisingly chilly in Florida the last couple of days on and off and it reminded me how much fun creating this love story was! Every time I see cable knit and anything cozy it makes me smile :) Thanks so much Southern Weddings for featuring us!

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