Perfect Outdoor Setting for an Elegant Southern Wedding

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A modern take of the verse Love Never Fails, this wedding shoot portrays an elegantly southern vow exchange at Southern Waters, a hidden gem tucked away on the west coast of Florida with acres of land and Spanish moss hanging from old oak trees along the river.  Foregoing the southern tradition of boots and hay bales, pops of sparkly gold elements, soft blush tones and hints of emerald were used to create a colorful masterpiece.  A mishmash of event accents like antique heirlooms and chevron linens topped off the unique decor proving that you can just about mix anything to create a very personal wedding day.  Produced by Sweet Southern Charm and captured by Hunter Ryan Photo.

A mix of French tulips, peach garden roses, ranunculus, spray roses, hand picked white bougainvillea and the long spray tails made for a beautiful bouquet for the bride. Instead of your bridesmaids carrying a bouquet, put their flowers in a cute bag that they can use for years to come.

Make a dessert display that wows guests with options.  Include treats like assorted candies, monogrammed sugar cookies, vanilla cupcakes, emerald sea glass candy, mint and blush meringue kisses, and custom favors of monogrammed chocolate-sealed mini fondant cakes. This cake was an elegant three tiered design by Sweetie’s Custom Cakes with mint fondant ribbon and gold chevron fondant, punctuated with sweet little fondant flowers.

Add colored sugar to the rim of your glass and a stirrer with rock candy to sweeten up any drink.

Isn’t She Lovely Florals created the lamp shade chandeliers for the reception which were strung from the limbs of a giant mossy oak with fishing wire.  The table runner and fireplace mantle runner were made up of seeded eucalyptus.

Among the mix of vintage, DIY decor and splashes of emerald elegance, an antique bicycle for your getaway after the celebration is just the thing.  Put your bouquet between the handlebars and you are on your way.

Shoot Professionals
Venue: Southern Waters | Planning, Design & Rentals: Sweet Southern Charm | Photography: Hunter Ryan Photo | Floral: Isn’t She Lovely Florals | Stationery: DM Paper Designs | Dessert Bar Styling: Let’s Set a Date | Cake & Sweets: Sweetie’s Custom Cakes | Hair: Thairapy Salon | Makeup: Dermaloft

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  1. Hollie Raulerson

    Thank you Occasions for featuring our amazing shoot! It was truly a labor of love with an incredible group of vendors.

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