Google+Nate Henderson Photography Archives - Southern Weddings

Southern Weddings

Tag: Nate Henderson Photography

This wedding was a full on Southern celebration! A look of “easy, boundless happiness,” as the bride calls it, was created by colorful wildflowers from Harvey Designs, strands of ribbon hanging from above and everyone’s favorite mood-setter, string lights! Good ol’ bluegrass from Triple Lindy had the crowd dancing while a table full of sugary bliss sat nearby in case anyone needed an energy boost. And who wouldn’t want to dig into some pecan-topped cookies or a wedding cake decorated with rock candy?? Two Cakes made the chic and sparkly confection and topped it with spun sugar. It looks just like cotton and fits perfectly with the Southern charm of Towne + Andy’s wedding. Thanks again to Nate Henderson for sharing this colorful wedding!

See all the photos from Towne + Andy’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: It was meant to be. I had searched Chicago and Savannah for something gorgeous and sample-priced but was quickly running out of time and luck. Then, during a snowstorm, I got the notion that I could go to Vera Wang and somehow barter for one of their exquisite dresses. In a most unexpected twist of fate, the gown I fell in love with happened to have a twin… a sample! With no bartering necessary, I practically floated out of the dress shop knowing that a bargain had been found in the most unlikely place and it just so happened to be for my dream dress!
Describe your wedding flowers: Nothing says easy, boundless happiness to me quite like a bouquet of wildflowers. Amy Harvey, our floral designer, interpreted that notion with elevated bouquets of garden roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, sweet peas, double blooming tulips, viburnum, freesia, scabiosa, craspedia and phlox in shades of peachy pink, green, soft yellow, coral/orange, blue and white.
Describe your wedding cake: We opted for three smaller cakes over one grand tiered confection. The main cake was butter pound cake with buttercream icing. Our baker and I worked together on the idea to adorn the cake with light slate gray colored rock candy bits. Instead of the traditional topper, I asked that she make an organic shape from spun sugar. It was delicious! The other two cakes were vanilla and chocolate options with corresponding butter cream icing and a few select wildflower blooms to top them.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? We were most concerned with the communication and all that goes with each of us having two sets of parents coupled with a somewhat poor match between our vision and that of the original planner’s. It was a balancing act, but it all worked out wonderfully.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The live band!
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Yes. We kept them similar in style and cadence to traditional vows. My favorite part was that we made our promises to be kept “through all the changes of our lives”.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Hopefully a lifetime of fabulous adventures! We are both looking forward to the possibility of grad school. We will definitely world-travel whenever possible, and want a family, for sure!

Photographer: Nate Henderson // Planner: Morgan Gallo Events // Ceremony venue: Greene Square // Reception venue: Cha Bella // Florist: Harvey Design // Wedding Cake Baker: Two Cakes // Caterer: Cha Bella // Band: Triple Lindy // Paper Products: The Happy Envelope // Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: handmade by the bride //Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Tadashi // Accessories: bride’s and bridesmaids’

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
10 Comments
  1. avatar Sarah reply

    We are so in love with this invitation! What a joy and delight… thanks for letting us help you make your day special, Towne.

  2. avatar Lydia reply

    I love all the hanging ribbon! It’s a beautiful touch and incorporates all the colors to pull everything together!

  3. avatar Natalia reply

    The swings are such a darling touch! The love between the bride and groom are obvious. Precious!

  4. avatar Thursday Love List | Something Pretty reply

    […] love the look of this rainbow ribbon backdrop on Southern Weddings. Ribbons are so whimsical and girly, and they can be completely customized to your wedding color […]

  5. avatar Panda Pez reply

    The rainbow of ribbons is glorious! WOW…

  6. avatar Top 10: Ribbon details | Brooklyn Bride – Modern Wedding Blog reply

    […] 1. Ribbon garland via The Sweetest Occasion | 2. Invitation from Cheerup Cherup | 3. Cake bunting from Somewhere Splendid | 4. Ribbon necklace from Leif | 5. Ribbon bouquet from Burda Style | 6. Ribbon wrapped favors from MSW | 7. Ribbon weave tabletop from MSW | 8. Ribbon cake via SMP | 9. Ribbon wreath from The Long Thread | 10. Ribbon table decor shot by Nate Henderson via Southern Weddings […]

  7. avatar Friday Funday « My Friend Staci reply

    […] I find a way to incorporate some kind of ribbon art installation (scroll down a few pictures, you’ll know it when you see it) into my […]

  8. avatar I Can See a Rainbow – Beyond Beyond | Beyond Beyond reply

    […] Roman (see full wedding on Style Me Pretty), Jose Villa, Nate Henderson (see full wedding on Southern Weddings), Hip Hop Hooray Blog  Tags: […]

  9. avatar V4 Feature :: Mini Southern Desserts « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] dessert goodness: Hummingbird cake and peach pie Strawberry shortcake cake Mini key lime tarts Divinity xo Emily December 21, 2011 | view Emily's blog 0 viewcomments hidecomments What doy'all […]

  10. avatar Floral Cotton reply

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Southern Weddings reserves the right to delete comments which contain profanity or personal attacks or seek to promote a business unrelated to the post.  And remember: a good attitude is like kudzu – it spreads.  We love hearing your kind thoughts!

Reply to:
close

I think working with many different colors in a wedding can make it difficult to keep the look consistent, but Towne + Andy pull it off marvelously! A pair of Kate Spades and multi-colored bouquets by Harvey Designs were a vibrant pop against Towne’s Vera Wang dress and her bridesmaids’ grey Tadashi frocks. The strands of ribbon flowing from garden hooks were a bright and modest lining to the aisle in the middle of Greene Square in Savannah. Put together, the details made for a whimsical but refined ceremony. Take in all the pretty colors and then read on to find out about Towne + Andy’s sweet love story, their 2.5 engagements (That’s right, there was more than one!), and a special family heirloom. A big thanks to Nate Henderson who shared this with us!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Andy’s sister just so happened to also be a friend of mine from our days at the Savannah College of Art and Design. When I moved to Chicago, her matchmaking intuition kicked in. As it turns out, she had come up with this idea that Andy and I should be together back during our college days, but had never mentioned it because, at the time, Andy and I lived 800 miles apart and were in other relationships. After many months of us both politely refusing her attempts introduce us, we finally gave in. We met blindly at a bar aptly named “The Union” and it was about as close to love at first sight as I think anyone has experienced! Several days later, we had our official first date. After Chicago style pizza and dancing at a Reggae bar, Andy asked me, “So, what are you doing for the rest of your life?” I responded by saying “hanging out with you!”
Describe the proposal. Well, over our 4 years together, there were sort of 2.5 proposals! The first occurred after only 2 months of dating. One evening after work, Andy lovingly presented me with his great grandmother’s wedding set. It was a beautiful ruby engagement ring along with her gold wedding band. When he proposed officially, we were simply at home. It was morning. We were just waking up for brunch and he knelt beside the bed and re-presented me with his great grandmother’s ruby ring. Saving yet one last surprise up his sleeve, the week of our wedding, he asked me to marry him for the second time in a beautiful Savannah square. This time it was in the moonlight, which showcased a very sparkly new engagement ring.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Blissful, exuberant, amazing
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: All of the elements came together so perfectly that everything was our favorite! The food, the band, our amazing loved ones; it was fantastic.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Oh, we knew all along that no matter where our wedding was held, that we would have Southern food. Raw oysters on the half shell, low country-inspired pairings of BBQ brisket with stone ground grits, and heirloom tomato sandwiches, to name a few. Of course, the music was Southern, too! Triply Lindy out of Charleston, SC set the tone of our semi-formal, cocktail-party-style reception perfectly.

Photographer: Nate Henderson // Planner: Morgan Gallo Events // Ceremony venue: Greene Square // Reception venue: Cha Bella // Florist: Harvey Design // Wedding Cake Baker: Two Cakes // Caterer: Cha Bella // Band: Triple Lindy // Paper Products: The Happy Envelope // Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: handmade by the bride //Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Tadashi // Accessories: bride’s and bridesmaids’

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
5 Comments
  1. avatar Sarah reply

    It doesn’t get much more southern than a wedding in a Savannah square! Absolutely beautiful.

  2. avatar teresa reply

    truly the best photographer in savannah.

  3. avatar Laura reply

    Not a southern woman, but I do love southern weddings…so charming. This bride is super gorgeous and is in a super gorgeous town. What can be more perfect?

  4. avatar Stephanie Elizabeth reply

    I love all the color…it just works so well together. Beautiful images of what looks like an amazing day!

  5. avatar Colorful Old Edwards Inn Wedding by Gina Zeidler « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] past posts: Emily’s visit to the Old Edwards Inn Towne + Andy’s ribbon-adorned wedding here and here xo Nicole January 19, 2012 | view Nicole's blog 0 viewcomments hidecomments […]

Southern Weddings reserves the right to delete comments which contain profanity or personal attacks or seek to promote a business unrelated to the post.  And remember: a good attitude is like kudzu – it spreads.  We love hearing your kind thoughts!

Reply to:
close
Top