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Y’all already know I love plantation weddings, and it’s safe to say that Celeste and Michael’s wedding takes said planation love up a notch! Nottoway Planation was the perfect combination of classic Southern charm and relaxed elegance that these two were looking for. Since Celeste grew up on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, the cane fields reminded her of her home and her roots, making this place extra special. With the help of their planner, Leslie Campbell, these two created a Louisiana wedding I wish I’d been able to attend, if just for the spread! A beignet bar? You’d know where to find me! To top it off, I’m not sure a more Southern phrase has been written in our interviews than “with a New Orleans-style medley playing as we walked out to the front of the plantation, facing the Mississippi River, and watched an amazing firework display over the levee.” Truly magical, indeed!

Thanks to Dark Roux for sharing such a sweetly Southern day with us!

My bridal bouquet was a cluster of white tulips. I’ve always loved the romantic, cascading element of the tulip, and February was the perfect time of year for them. My bouquet was perfectly executed by my florist and exactly what I had envisioned in my head. My bridesmaid bouquets were clusters of beautiful white flowers, including tulips, hydrangeas, and leafy greenery. I wanted them to look organic and cascading–not too structured or perfect. The table arrangements were tall vases with white french tulips and curly willow with hanging votives.

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? No! We are traditionalists. I wanted his first sight of me to be walking down the aisle of the beautiful church.

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? As the ceremony ended and we finished the recessional, Michael leaned over and kissed my hand. We had our family, friends, and this beautiful celebration behind us, and we were finally able to share in the special moment for ourselves. The photographers happened to capture the beauty of the moment and it’s our absolute favorite picture!

What made you choose your ceremony and reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you? I chose Nottoway because of its beauty and Southern charm. I grew up on a sugar plantation in Houma, Louisiana, and the cane fields reminded me of home and my roots. I wanted the day to be full of Southern elegance, and to have a relaxed and casual feel.

I made a lot of the special details myself. My mom is an incredible seamstress, so she and I created custom monogrammed linen pillows with a “V” crest gilded on them. We placed them on all of the lounge furniture arranged throughout the tent. It really helped cozy up the venue and added a very personal touch. I also made the cake topper, and brought a lot of decorative items from home, including the candelabras and picture frames to decorate the tent and lounge seating areas. Guests joked that I brought my living room to Nottoway!

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. We chose our first dance and song based on the style of our band, which we picked even before the venue. It was a cover of Audra Mae’s cover of “Crazy Love.” Michael arranged for dance lessons specific for our band’s version of the song. We already love to dance together, but to have choreographed moves together made for such a transcendental moment. Our band, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, had authentic soul and passion that truly helped define the event.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. I was going to church regularly with a friend of mine who had just met this “good Catholic boy.” He set us up in a very casual manner, but didn’t tell either of us about it! He met both of us at a local hot spot, made the introduction, and then disappeared. Michael and I came by deep conversation easily and three hours flew by. Very quickly into our conversation, I wanted Michael to ask for my number, but he never did! I took it as disinterest, but if you ask him, he’ll tell you he REALLY wanted it, but couldn’t work up the nerve! At the end of the night, we walked out together, and right outside the entrance, Michael asked to walk me to my car. Without thinking about it, I said, “Not necessary, I parked right over there.” Walking away, I realized the opportunity I had just missed. The next day, I asked my friend more about Michael, and he responded, “Are you kidding? You kicked him to the curb, I thought? He was pretty dejected.” I didn’t delay–I asked for his number and, against my upbringing, made the first move. We had dinner, and our love story began.
Tell us all about the proposal! It was our second anniversary, and Michael had everything planned out. He started by playing the game, “let’s see how much I can frustrate Celeste before I propose” – of course unbeknownst to me. He had me at the absolute breaking point by first “forgetting what day it was,” then not reacting appropriately and making dinner plans after he was “reminded,” and then, the coup de grâce was that he wasn’t dressed when I got to his house, even when he had insisted I drive! This was all very out of character for him, and he had never treated an occasion this way. After he eventually got ready for the evening and I was boiling mad, he led me outside to his patio. As it turned out, Michael had written detailed accounts of the best dates we had experienced in our first year together, and he recreated some element from each of them in a wonderful candlelit setting in his backyard. Much to my surprise, everything was in place and he then walked me through each of the date memories. As I began to tear up, he got down on one knee and told me this was just the beginning of our lives together. Of course, I said yes!
When did y’all get married? February 15, 2014, our three-year anniversary
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 275
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? There was a cocktail hour serving mint juleps on the veranda of the plantation. Some Southern treats served at dinner included a beignet bar, which included traditional, red velvet, and a savory option topped with crawfish etouffee; a grits bar with toppings of shrimp Creole and traditional grillades; and boudin-stuffed chicken. We did a traditional second line. The band unplugged and performed a New Orleans-style medley as we walked out to the front of the plantation, facing the Mississippi River, and watched an amazing firework display over the levee. To top it off, there was a full moon that appeared as the lights and smoke faded. It was truly magical.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? The guest list. We both have large families and Michael makes friends with everyone he meets! We wanted the day to be intimate, but still wanted to celebrate with everyone who is special in our lives. We finally gave in and the numbers just kept growing.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $75,000-$100,000
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Trust your instincts and do what you love. Be true to your style and don’t do things purely because you think it’s what “should” be done at a wedding. It’s your day and should reflect your style and your relationship. Focus on the important aspects, like celebrating with your love and your family and friends. In the end, that’s all that really matters.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We want our love and commitment to grow stronger each day as we ready our lives to brace for the increasing soft sound of little feet in the house. Ten little feet, to be exact!

Photographer: Dark Roux Photography / Videographer: JCW Productions / Planner: Leslie Campbell Weddings / Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church / Reception Venue, Catering, and Rentals: Nottoway Plantation / Florist: The Plantation Florist LLC / Cake Baker: The Ambrosia Bakery / Band: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue / Paper Products: The Keeping Room / Bride’s Gown: “Style 432” by Martina Liana / Veil: Bustle / Hair Stylist: Bliss Hair Salon / Makeup Artist: Olga Longoria / Bride’s Shoes: David Tutera / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: “Style 771” in Latte by Bill Levkoff / Men’s Attire: Ralph Lauren

Dark Roux is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Emily reply

    Such a simple and stunning bouquet. I also adore the shot of Celeste outside the church!

  2. avatar Cassidy reply

    10 little feet?

  3. avatar Brianna reply

    Hi there- where are these mauve dresses from? I love !

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After meeting as camp counselors one summer (and officially becoming a “kanakouple!”), Katie and Adam spent their courtship and engagement in a long distance relationship. While distance can be a challenge, these two put their experience to good use when planning a wedding while both sides of their family were dispersed geographically. After making, borrowing, or thrifting all of the decor, Katie and Adam made BoBrook Farms feel like it had been in their family for years. Obviously, with our love for farm animals here at Southern Weddings, the livestock on site might be one of our favorite parts, but personally, I’m smitten with Katie’s baby’s breath flower crown!

Big SW hugs to Kati Mallory for sharing this fabulous farm day with with us!

P.S. Be sure to read Adam’s favorite moment from their wedding! Y’all, I swear these grooms are trying to make me cry! ;)

Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I made an appointment at a cute bridal shop in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, where I’m from. It was such a great experience! My mom and sister came with me. I tried on a few dresses and fell in love with my beautiful dress, especially the soft lace details. We all knew it was the one!

Adam and I didn’t think we would do a first look, but after talking to my photographer and Adam about it more, we decided to do one. I am SO glad we did! It was such a relief to see him before the wedding. The day went smoothly because I was just so happy. Everything felt more casual and there really wasn’t any stress. It didn’t help with the tears though! It was definitely still a challenge to hold it together when I saw him waiting for me at the end of the aisle.

Describe your wedding flowers. I’m so thankful I had Tanarah doing my flowers because I couldn’t really picture what I wanted. They turned out so beautifully though, and were exactly what I wanted, even though I didn’t know it. They all coordinated with the mauve bridesmaid dresses and included peonies, spray roses, veronica, white wax flowers, ranunculus, stock flowers, and dahlias.

From Adam: I will never forget the first look. The actual wedding flew by, but the moment when I turned around and saw my future wife for the first time felt like it lasted forever. I was so excited and nervous, and she looked so beautiful. We were standing alone between rows of berry bushes with only the photographers sneaking around us, and in that moment, in the midst of all of the chaos and excitement, it felt like we were the only people in the world. It was an incredible feeling. I knew she was everything I had ever dreamed of.

What made you choose your ceremony and reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you? We picked Little Rock, Arkansas, because it was a central location for our very dispersed family. I didn’t know the area well, so I spent a whole day looking at different venues, and BoBrook was the last one on the schedule for the day. I loved the outdoor space and I just knew it was right for Adam and me.

I really liked the Southern feel of our wedding. It was on a farm that had ongoing livestock and farming operations, the aisle was covered in hay, the reception beverages (including sweet tea) were served from a barn, the groom’s cake was hunting-themed, and we exited in Adam’s four-wheel drive truck. Adam and his groomsmen wore their favorite boots and new leather suspenders too, which was pretty fun.

Describe your wedding cake. The wedding cake was a delicious, rich vanilla cake with vanilla frosting, covered with flowers. The groom’s cake was a surprise for Adam. Since he loves to hunt, we surrounded a chocolate cake with deer antlers. He loved it!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. We met when we were camp counselors at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, Missouri during summer 2010. One day on the dock, Adam sat next to me, introduced himself, and gave me his snacks. Little did he know, the way to my heart was through my sweet tooth! The little free time we had that summer was spent writing each other letters, going on walks, and hanging out on group dates. By the time the summer ended, we were an official “kanakouple.” After that, we spent four long years dating long distance between Florida and Arkansas. We fell in love through weekend visits, long Skype dates, phone calls, texts, and joining up for holidays or vacations anytime our schedules aligned. It was so worth it.
Tell us all about the proposal! On December 2, I read an email from my sorority announcing that we were having a Candlelight that night. A Candlelight is a way for a sorority member to announce to all her friends that she got engaged. Everyone stands in a huge circle and passes the candle around three times, and the girl who is engaged blows out the candle on the third round. It’s always a big surprise and lots of fun! All day, girls were asking if it was my Candlelight (since they knew Adam and I had been dating for a long time), and about half of the time I joked around and said yes. Little did I know, it actually was! During all of this, Adam was on a fishing trip in Arkansas, or so I thought. At the Candlelight, everyone began to sing the song, and the candle started to get passed around the circle. On the third time around, the candle got to me, and I tried to pass it on, but Hillary, my best friend and Kappa Delta big sister, would not let me. After a moment of feeling awkward, whispers from the circle make me look up. Adam was walking towards me, and then, in front of 200 of my friends, he got down on one knee.
When did y’all get married? May 17, 2014
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? Over 250
Did you write your own vows? It was a pretty easy decision for us not to, actually. We are both in the health care field and have always been more of the science type than the writer type. We knew how we felt about each other and what we believe the covenant of marriage entails.
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? I had three of my really good friends (who drove all the way from Florida!) read some of our favorite Bible verses about marriage.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. One of Adam’s friends sang “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” as I walked down the aisle. During the ceremony, my aunt sang “Be Thou My Vision.” Both songs really echo what we believe about God and how we want Him to be the center of our marriage. For the recessional, I had the DJ play “When I’m With You” by Ben Rector as a surprise to Adam. He always used to tell me to listen to it and imagine he was singing it to me. Our first dance song was “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith. He actually used to sing that one to me!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We really loved the colorful handmade pennants Adam’s cousin let us borrow from her wedding!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Relinquishing control. I wanted to DIY and book everything myself. Finally, I realized I couldn’t do it all, and my mom graciously took over. She also had a ton of help from Adam’s mom, my dad, and our wedding coordinator. I am so thankful for all of them!
What was one way you saved money or cut costs at your wedding? I either made, borrowed, or thrifted all of the decorations. We also used a DJ instead of a band, and there was still plenty of dancing!
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Honestly, every detail and vendor was perfect in my eyes. More than anything though, I am thankful for my parents. I don’t even think the wedding would’ve happened without my dad. He was at the venue all day setting up and fixing every problem that popped up. My mom was with me all day while we got our hair and makeup done. She kept the mood light, got us everywhere on time, and was just a lot of fun.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? One thing people constantly told us, which brought us comfort, was that at the end of the day, no matter how the decorations look, or how the music played, we would be married and that’s what it was all about. That advice helped us enjoy the process instead of stressing.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We just moved into our new house in Memphis. Adam is in dental school, and I am a nurse. We are most looking forward to just doing normal, everyday things together. We weren’t ever able to do that before since we were long distance, so to us, it seems like an exciting adventure!
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your wedding? From Adam: With Katie and I coming from two different churches in two different states, we were having trouble choosing a minister to officiate the wedding. Thankfully, I had the idea to ask one of my mentors at Kanakuk, Tyler Holland, if he would be interested. He was already getting ordained for another wedding and said he would love to. He was there on the dock the first time we met and he was there to marry us on our wedding day. He is a great friend and person. It was really special for us to have him officiate his first wedding with us.

Photographer: Kati Mallory / Planner: Mary Elizabeth Events / Venue: BoBrook Farms / Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral / Wedding Cake: Tracy Cakes / Caterer: Simply the Best Catering / Rentals: Party Time Rental and Events / DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment / Succulent Favors: San Pedro Cactus / Bride’s Gown: “Deidre” by Lis Simon / Paper Products: Wedding Paper Divas / Bride’s Floral Crown: Tanarah Luxe Floral / Jewelry: Nordstrom / Hair Stylist: Salon Avatar / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Liquid Jersey dresses in Wild Mushroom by J. Crew / Men’s Attire: Bonobos / Suspenders: NoSlipSuspenders

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Ahhh, they are SO cute together! They look like they’re really soaking in every single sweet moment :)

  2. avatar Emily reply

    This wedding makes me SO happy. That photo of them and their friends celebrating after the ceremony is perfection!!

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    Such lovely and beautiful wedding! Loved beautiful details of this wedding.

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    beautiful wedding, any idea where the engagement ring is from?

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    Where are her light blue shoes from?

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    Where are those blue flats from?! I LOVE them!

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    Where did you get the light blue flats from?

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    Hi, where did she get the blue flats from? I love them!

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    Where did you get the suspenders for your wedding? Love the colors and was thinking about doing a mauve/dusty rose for my bridesmaids… but was struggling to find a suspender that matched! Those are perfect! :)

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Katie and Mark’s story has my “hopeful romantic” (as Lara calls it) heart skipping a beat! After being set up by Katie’s friend, who Mark met at a party he almost skipped, they had a wonderfully successful first date, and four years later, Mark proposed while on a trip to Paris. With a story like that, it was only fitting that their wedding exemplified the sweet romance of their love story, combined with the down-home Southern feel Katie grew up with. Simply Bloom Photography did a beautiful job capturing the start of their next chapter!

P.S. Recognize Katie’s stunning dress? We used it in our Berry Bliss shoot! We also loved working with the florist behind these beautiful blooms, Lindsay Coletta, on Fine Feathered Fete. As much as we love our gorgeous editorials, it is even more fun to see some of the elements really come to life in real weddings!

Mark proposed on a trip to Paris in October 2012. We were in the Notre Dame Cathedral and it was absolutely beautiful. We both sat in front of the Pieta and said a prayer, and then he pulled out the ring and said, “Mary Kath, I wanted to ask you, in front of God, if you would spend the rest of your life with me?” I was so amazed by the beautiful ring and the feeling of the moment, I forgot to answer! It was only after he asked if I needed time that I said “Yes please! Yes please! I want to marry you!” It was one of the most beautiful, perfect moments of my life.

Describe your wedding flowers. I wanted my wedding colors to be neutral with pops of color. Since we were outdoors, I didn’t want to compete with the setting and nature. Lindsey Coletta was brilliant. The beautiful draping effect of the bouquets were my favorite detail. I had no idea what the flowers would look like and I was beyond thrilled with the results. They added so much to the environment and brought in a soft, ethereal, vintage feel that was so romantic!

After trying on dresses everywhere from Los Angeles to Orange County, I finally found a beautiful dress right down the street from the hotel I work at in Beverly Hills. When I went in to show my maid of honor a dress, I saw that they had a few new dresses for a Hayley Paige trunk show they were having over the weekend. My bridesmaid and I were on either side of the dress rack and pulled my dress out at the exact same time. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was “my” dress! It was the most stunning gown I had ever put on and it made me feel beautiful!

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We decided to not write our own vows. I really wanted to stay present with Mark in that moment, rather than in my head, hoping I was getting the words right. I loved the words of our hand fasting ceremony. My husband is Irish, so we wanted to honor his heritage by having our hands tied together with a Celtic woven rope from Kerry County, Ireland. The prayer talks about how our hands will be the same hands we hold our children with, build a life together with, and hold one another with, and in many years, though withered and aged, will still be reaching out for one another. It was so beautiful and meaningful for us.

Living in L.A. has made me pretty homesick for my roots. We knew almost immediately that we wanted a down-home Southern wedding. After five days of driving around Georgia with my wedding planner and seeing different sites, I was almost in a panic. Mark came down for the weekend and we went to go check out a farm in Madison called the Farm House Inn at Hundred Acre Farm. As soon as we drove up, a collie came to greet us, and we immediately knew we had found the place!

What was one way you saved money or cut costs at your wedding? We did quite a bit of DIY. I did a lot of the signage, as well as collected some of the vintage decor. We were not extravagant on the linens; for us, it was just about enhancing what was already there. Nature speaks for itself, and boy, our venue was phenomenal!

Describe your wedding cake or dessert. My cake was pretty simple, but delicious! A small bakery near my home made a three-tiered buttercream cake that was decorated by my floral designer. It was all gone by the end of the wedding, so I think it was a hit!

Our first dance song was to “Passenger Seat” by Death Cab for Cutie. We heard it at the first concert we went to together and it was so moving and beautiful. It has been our favorite song throughout our relationship and just reminds me of us. We had a variety of music played throughout the reception, and our band was amazing! They came from North Carolina and played a ton of Southern rock and country–best dancing ever!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Mark decided last minute to go to a Christmas party that my best friend and her husband were attending. Her husband had been friends with Mark for years, but when my friend met him, she insisted on setting him up with me. He emailed me and we met for coffee. When he walked me to the car, he hugged me and said, “Well… I love you.” I laughed so hard, and said “Okay!” and the rest is history. For our fourth anniversary, he framed our first email, so now I see it every day. Mark gave a speech at our wedding saying he hadn’t planned on going to that party, but decided “Why not?” Every important moment happens in seconds and inches!
When did y’all get married? October 5, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 80
Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? We did not do a first look. I wanted Mark to see me for the first time as I walked down the aisle and I’m glad that’s what we did–it felt more traditional that way.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: One of my favorite details was an old ladder that had vintage pictures attached to it. All of the pictures were of members of Mark’s family and my own who had passed on. I even have a picture from the early 1900s! Having all of that history on display to honor those who came before us was very meaningful. I am making an album that we will pass along to our children someday.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Everything about my wedding was Southern–just the way I wanted it. Getting married under an oak tree with a tire swing was so romantic, and it was my ultimate dream to have a Southern reception under the stars, complete with string lights and good Southern music! The menu was also extremely Southern–braised short ribs, parmesan fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, collard greens, and sweet tea, of course! The beer was all local Georgia beer from Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta and Terrapin in Athens, which was about 20 minutes away.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Many details and vendors changed at the last minute. We had to get a new officiant a week before the wedding because the one we had originally booked was no where to be found. The videographer cancelled a couple of weeks before as well, but in the end, everything worked out just perfectly. Truly better than I had expected!
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? I fell in love with Simply Bloom Photography before I even knew where I was getting married. Being able to have them shoot my wedding was a dream come true. Also, A Divine Event Catering was phenomenal–people could not stop talking about the delicious food!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The laughter during the ceremony! My husband and I always laugh together, and it is one of the best things about our relationship. A fly kept landing on Mark’s face while our hands were bound, and it wouldn’t go away! I kept blowing at his face to make it fly away, but it kept coming back. We couldn’t stop laughing! I hope we laugh like that forever.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Take a deep breath and realize that it will be beautiful and wonderful, no matter what. If all of the details aren’t exactly the way you want them, it’s okay. Also, things are most likely going to change at some point during the planning process. People will get sick, vendors may cancel, and it’s best to just ride the wave. One of my bridesmaids told me right before the wedding to take in every moment. It is going to go by fast, so stay present and enjoy it!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We have quite a bit going on, so our focus for this year is spending quality time together. It can be difficult with our opposite schedules, but it is important. Time can go by so quickly if you let it. We are enjoying our first year of marriage, our three dogs, and our little house.

Photographer: Simply Bloom Photography / Planner: Marisa Negri for Chancey Charm / Venue: The Farmhouse Inn At Hundred Acre Farm / Florist: Lindsay Coletta / Cake Baker: Rhodes Bakery / Caterer: A Divine Event / Rentals: CRUSH Event Rentals / Band: The Several Devils Band / Bride’s Gown: “Guindon” by Hayley Paige / Bride’s Jewelry: XIV Karats Ltd. / Hair Stylist: Lorenzo Andarza / Bride’s Shoes: Boot Star / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August / Men’s Attire: The Modern Gent

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  1. avatar Stephanie reply

    The flowers in this wedding are unreal!! I love the colors and textures used – what a stunning Southern wedding with a sweet love story!

  2. avatar Judene McCalla reply

    I’m so in love with Southern charm theme weddings and this is no exception. Love the decorated door. Every detail stands out.

    P.S. Lisa, you’re not alone. I’m a hopeless romantic as well.

  3. avatar Rachel reply

    I love the traditional wedding. You can tell from the officiant

  4. avatar Occasions In Print reply

    I am so in love with this wedding! Just gorgeous!

  5. avatar Christina Charlton reply

    We loved styling this pretty wedding at Boho! http://www.loveboho.com

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