A wedding in the winter.
When all is still and calm, even more serene are the secret moments a couple can sneak in away from the chaos of the day. In between the hustle and bustle of the ceremony and reception, there is a moment when they can be alone and relish in the intimacy of their new marriage. Even with a sprawling backdrop, a touch of grey in the sky and a chilly gust of wind, this couple is warm and cozy.
Tucked away, fireside, in the venue Cloverleaf Farm, Brittany and Greg were the perfect couple. You could feel their love for one another coming through the lens, and all of the details seemed to compliment their personalities. Greg was described to us an an outdoorsy type, and in keeping with the south, we knew we had to tie in antlers and the calm colors of greys and blues. Perno's Formal Wear provided the perfect grey suit, wool navy vest, and details. The Creative Porcupine helped us to form the theme by tying in the paper goods with custom invites.
Because Brittany is a natural beauty, so seemingly laid back with an easy style, she was a breeze. The dress that came to mind was the gown chosen from Athens' own I Do I Do Bridal, with the soft beaded detail and delicate flowing train. It was meant to be, fitting her like a glove! Jessie Jordan Jewelry was the ideal and simple complement. Jana with EliJana Cosmetics and City Salon came together to create the simple and clean make up and loose side swept hair. These girls can complete a vision like no other.
When it came to the table setting, we knew we wanted to keep it rustic and simple, but we also needed it to be feminine, fitting in with the surroundings and the couple. China was provided by Barron's Rental, and chairs by Oconee Events. The crowning detail was the touch of custom textiles, provided by Kristen of Alanah Textiles. We cannot get enough of her napkins, runners, and other decor!
Florals are always such a big chunk of styling, and we take great care in deciding which buds to use and the placement. We dressed up the antlers on the centerpiece of the sweetheart table, to balance out his and hers. Using trailing greenery and simple white flowers, we were able to create a complimenting bouquet for Brittany that only added to her dress and beauty, rather than stealing the spotlight. The details on the mantel and the fireplace came from our southern roots. Hydrangeas are undeniable, and milk glass will forever be in our hearts. Accented with mercury glass votive candles and a touch of 'the farm' with early winter cabbage, we felt like it was just enough.
All would have been for naught, had Chloe of Chloe Giancola Photography not been there to capture the day. Her images caught the love that Brittany and Greg exuded for one another, and we were just lucky to be there to add some pretty details. The use of easy natural light was key for this inspirational shoot, allowing for a certain amount of warmth to this winter wedding.
Talented vendor nods -
Venue // Cloverleaf Farm // www.cloverleaffarmevents.com
Design + Planning + Florals // Whitewood Events // www.whitewoodevents.com
China + Glassware Rentals // Barron’s Rental // www.barronsrental.com
Table + Chair Rental // Oconee Events // www.oconeeevents.com
Bride + Groom // Brittany + Greg
Bridal Gown // I Do I Do Bridal // www.idobridalathens.com
Groom’s Attire // Perno’s Formal Wear // www.pernosformalwear.com
Photography // Chloe Giancola Photography // www.chloegiancolophotography.com
Hair // Amanda Olive + City Salon Spa // www.citysalonathens.com
Make Up // Jana + Elijana Cosmetics // www.elijana.com
Jewelry // Jessie Jordan // www.jessiejordanjewelry.com
Textiles // Kristen Chandler of Alanah Textiles // www.alanahtextiles.com
Stationary // The Creative Porcupine // www.thecreativeporcupine.com