A southern inspired garden wedding at Bryn Du Mansion

Rachel and Stephen’s outdoor wedding at Bryn Du Mansion had all the charm and style of a classic southern inspired garden wedding. Because Rachel spent her post-college years living in Atlanta, she wanted to bring the romantic aesthetic of the south to her big day. Bringing a bride’s vision to life through design is a favorite aspect of my job, and this was no exception. Read on to see how photographer Addison Jones captured the heartwarming details designed for this central Ohio wedding.

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Drawing inspiration from the Magnolia trees of the south, the couple chose a green and white color palette, accented with tawny gold and blush. Lush florals and fresh peaches wowed wedding guests at long white farm tables in an untraditional silk tent. Consequently, Rachel + Stephen’s garden wedding at Bryn Du truly stands out from the crowd.

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Throughout the decor, touches of magnolia evoked Southern charm. Pictured above are escort cards calligraphed on magnolia leaves. In addition, the invitations (designed by the groom!) and programs featured the southern bloom, as well as the ceremony floral designs.

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Romantic garden style florals played up the bride’s stunning gown from La Jeune Mariee. Similarly, long silk ribbons from The Lesser Bear provided the perfect touch to the bouquets by Evergreen Floral. Meanwhile, the groom and groomsmen wore floral ties for a pop of color alongside their classic navy suits.

Perhaps one of my favorite moments of the day took place during the ceremony. Following vows, Rachel + Stephen took a moment to step beyond the lush ceremony arch to pray and take communion privately.

Confetti cannons ushered the newlyweds down the aisle in a stunning ceremony exit.

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While guests mingled, Short and Stout served delicious southern inspired cocktails between giant trees on the mansion property.

the gorgeous southern inspired reception

If you’re looking for elegant but relaxed inspiration for your summer wedding, stop here. Without a doubt, Rachel + Stephen’s reception was full of gorgeous southern garden inspiration.

First, we enclosed the space in an open-air silk tent with greenery chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. After that, gold flatware and gold-rimmed china topped long, whitewashed farm tables. Likewise, the florist placed organic floral arrangements and cascading greenery down the length of the table. Finally, we styled fresh peaches, strawberries and champagne grapes into tiny gold bowls on the table, resulting in the ultimate summer garden appeal.

gorgeous outdoor reception decor at Bryn Du Mansion by Auburn + Ivory

Organic summer floral designs included garden roses, cosmos, and ranunculus. Pops of blackberry vine made for a particularly fresh take on summer wedding florals.

southern inspired garden wedding portraits to swoon over

Rachel + Stephen slipped away during sunset for an unforgettable wedding portrait session with Addison. Their portraits in a secluded part of the Bryn Du gardens especially remind me of old romance movies. However, my favorite photo of the day is the one below, capturing the new family as they join hands together. All in all, it was a beautiful wedding full of southern charm and joyful laughter, but the love between Rachel + Stephen and their new blended family made it truly exceptional.

Southern inspired wedding at Bryn Du brought to you by these talented vendors:

Planning and Design: Auburn + Ivory | Photography: Addison Jones | Venue: Bryn Du Mansion | Tent: Advantage Events | Catering: Metro Cuisine | Floral Design: Evergreen Flower Co. | Bride’s Gown: La Jeune Mariee | Silk Ribbon: The Lesser Bear | Stationary Design: The Groom/ Auburn + Ivory | Bar Tending: Short and Stout Mobile Bar | Cake and Gluten Free Desserts: Bake Me Happy

Elegant Spring Wedding at the Estate New Albany

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For their spring wedding at the Estate New Albany, Mallory and Kyle chose an elegant garden-inspired theme. The Estate New Albany is a beautiful venue that lends itself to a timeless aesthetic, and Mallory hoped for just that. We created bespoke, garden inspired details that set Mallory + Kyle’s classic wedding apart from other typical spring weddings in Ohio. Read on to see more elegant details from this Columbus, Ohio wedding.

all photos by the amazing Leigh Elizabeth

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Spring wedding at Estate New Albany- The Details

Classic pink garden roses and spring hellebore were the focus of these spring floral designs. One of the most memorable details of the day was creating this custom floral shadowbox welcome sign for Mallory + Kyle. After we built the frame and mounted the wedding welcome sign, the Estate New Albany florist filled it with 250 garden roses in various shades. A true design challenge with a big payoff! In keeping with the garden theme, guests found their designated place on beribboned handmade paper, mounted on a garden hedge. Likewise, this stunning seating chart led guests to tables with hand-painted ceramic tiles with floral motifs serving as unique table numbers.


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Mallory made a stunning bride. I loved her classic ponytail bridal updo. It was especially fun to see former brides in her wedding party, too!

A flower covered fireplace mantel with glowing candles welcomed guests into the cocktail area.

A chalkboard bar with custom florals mimicked from the bespoke stationary, served guests throughout the reception. The floral motif was carried out in every small detail. As a result, the aesthetic of the wedding felt thoughtful and cohesive rather than random design elements chosen without thought.

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Late night reception fun

Finally, Mallory and Kyle treated their guests to some amazing late night fun. A Photo Booth ran all evening through the reception, while pretzels and Handel’s Ice cream showed up to dish out late night wedding snacks. Last but not least, pretty bags of popcorn were set out for guests to travel home with, or to enjoy on the dance floor. Anything to keep the party popping! Above all, it was a joy to create garden-inspired details for this sweet couple and their elegant spring wedding at Estate New Albany!

all star Columbus, Ohio Wedding Vendors Team

Photography: Leigh Elizabeth | Styling + Design: Auburn + Ivory | Venue: Estate New Albany | Florist- provided by Estate New Albany | Makeup: Cheek by Lindsey | Silk ribbon: The Lesser Bear | Band: Blue Water Kings | Late night snack: Handel’s Ice-cream | Chalkboard Bar rental: Aiden & Grace with art by Auburn + Ivory | ring box: The Mrs. Box | Signage, Table Numbers, Programs etc. : Auburn + Ivory

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Summer garden inspired wedding in Columbus, Ohio

Kathleen and Braden were such an incredible couple to style for. From the start, Kathleen hoped for a summer garden inspired wedding in the alleyway of Via Vecchia. With a green and white color palette, we set out to bring her vision of a summer garden inspired wedding to life. 

First, Katie Reed of Old Slate farm used mock orange and unripe strawberries to create the perfect early summer vibe. Likewise, I opted to print Kathleen’s wedding signage on handmade cotton paper. I then mounted it to linen for a particularly fine art appeal. Finally, we added fresh greenery and florals to the signage to evoke a summer garden vibe. I especially loved the table numbers, complete with sprig of olive.

Read on to see how Katie’s vendors produced a gorgeous, garden inspired wedding in the middle of downtown Columbus, Oh. You’ll love Henry Photography’s beautiful images of Kathleen and Braden’s wedding day.

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Summer garden wedding inspiration brought to you by these amazing vendors:

photography: Henry Photography// venue: Via Vecchia, Columbus, Ohio, USA. // event design: Auburn + Ivory // planning: Auburn + Ivory // florals: Old Slate Farm// catering: Milo’s Catering // wedding dress: Miss Hayley Paige// wedding dress boutique: Hyde Park Bridal //  hair stylist: Sarah W. Hair // makeup artist: Mukha Spa// paper goods: Auburn + Ivory // cake:  Short North Piece of Cake // seating area rentals: Aiden + Grace ribbon and silk table runners: The Lesser Bear

An earthy autumn wedding at Oak Grove, Jorgenson Farms

 

Aimee + Andrew’s earthy green and white autumn wedding at Jorgensen Farm’s Oak Grove was a beautiful, joyful event.  I loved creating bespoke details for Aimee’s earthy, bohemian wedding vision. It was important to infuse the day with as many thoughtful details possible, because Aimee is a wedding photographer herself. For the escort cards I carefully calligraphed in white ink, filled with sprigs of fresh greenery from State + Arrow. Real, stretched leather canvases were used for signage elsewhere. Above all, the earthy green and white color palette was highlighted by gorgeous harvest golds sprinkled throughout. For instance, the rich tones of The Lesser Bear’s hand dyed silk created a gorgeous pop of color on the ceremony arch.

As a result, this October wedding felt autumnal, but  still fresh!

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Photography: Ashley Wallace | Florals: State & Arrow | Styling: Auburn & Ivory Creative | Day of coordination: Tara with Perfectly Planned Weddings

Venue: Oak Grove at Jorgensen Farms | Makeup: Kristina Slemker at Glam Bar | Hair: Sarah at The Bride Bar

Dress Shop: B.Loved Bridal | Dress Designer: Daalarna Couture | Jewelry: Bohindi | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

Suit: Men’s Warehouse – Tie: The Tie Bar |Rentals: Something Old Dayton | Silk Ribbon: The Lesser Bear

Bride’s bouquet Silk ribbon: Tono & Co | Coffee: Blank Slate Coffee Macaroons: Michelle’s Macarons | Cake: Piece of Cake

Catering: The Berwick |Bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu |Paper: Inkwell & Co. | Shoes: Bella Belle

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Springtime Farm Engagement session: Steffi + Hosain

A sweet, fine-art engagement session in Ohio

This springtime farm engagement session took place at Old Slate Farm in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Collaborating with Jenny Haas and Katie Reed was an incredible experience. Jenny Haas captured the sun-soaked, windswept images all on film, so the results are simplistic but stunningly romantic.

There are so many details to fall in love with, such as a beautiful dress from Free People, enchanting florals, and above all, baby lambs. In short, Midwest brides will be fawning over this springtime farm engagement session. Read on to find more inspiration from Steffi and Hosain’s fine-art engagement session at Old Slate Farm. 

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The Lesser Bear’s layered silk ribbons swirled romantically in the wind. 

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The sun was gorgeous and bright, however the wind was chilly, so cuddles between the engaged pair were not only cute, but necessary! Consequently, it made their engagement all the sweeter. 

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Springtime farm engagement session created by these amazing Ohio wedding vendors:

Photography : Jenny Haas

Concept + Styling : Auburn + Ivory

Florals and venue: Old Slate FarmOld Slate Farm

Dress + Hat: Free People

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Silk Ribbon: The Lesser Bear 

Hair and Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry

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Cozy, authentic wedding inspiration in Columbus, Ohio

Cozy, authentic wedding inspiration for a heartfelt gathering

When Eva from Eco Flora asked if I’d like to do an editorial inspiration shoot at Anderson Farms, I was ecstatic. Anderson Farms is a beautiful property in Granville, Ohio and a wonderful setting for any heartfelt wedding or gathering.  The owners are kind and authentic people, therefore we wanted the scene to reflect the type of gathering one would find in their home: warm, cozy and authentic.

The color palette of saffron and blood orange perfectly complimented the lush greenery covering the table.  A glistening slice of citrus fruit at each place setting symbolized the transition from winter to spring. The pop of color against the white plate adds a bright, graphic element to the table design.

Photography by Kari Bowman of Karime Photograpy. Keep scrolling for gorgeous inspiration and the rest of the team that brought it all to life.

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Michelle + Jon, summer wedding Pinnacle Golf Club

A romantic summer wedding at Pinnacle

Michelle + Jon had a sweet and genuine love, and their romantic summer wedding day at Pinnacle Golf Club reflected that.  Michelle chose a timeless color palette of grey blue and palest lavender, with accents of berry and navy. Thoughtfully curated details were a perfect compliment to the timeless elegance of the ballroom. The paper goods and signage featured line drawings from Ellsworth Kelly. As a result, their wedding will stand the test of time. Read on to learn about the vendors helped it all come together, and see more of the day, beautifully captured by Ashley Wallace. 

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Photography : Ashley Wallace Photo | Gown: Luxe Redux | Venue: Pinnacle Golf Club | Stationary + Styling : Auburn + Ivory | Floral Design : Evergreen Flower Co. | Ribbon : Frou Frou

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Jenna + David, White Magazine’s #1

Words cannot describe seeing White Magzine announce that David + Jenna were their number one most viewed post of 2017! I am overjoyed! Check out the styling work Auburn + Ivory did for them in White Magazine’s published article, here!

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Be sure to check out the other talented vendors who came together and made this wedding the beautiful experience that it was

Photography- Marisa Albrecht | Florals- Evergreen Flower | Bridal Shop- B.Loved Bridal | Gown Designer- Pronovias | Groom’s Attire- Pursuit | Beauty- Victoria Moore 

Noah + Abigail’s romantic midwest summer wedding

Narrowing down the photos for Abigail + Noah’s blog post was nearly impossible, I just love this little lady and her family so much (and now her husbands family, too!) She first saw Noah at a mutual family friend’s wedding. The two were 17 and in High School- but Abigail still remembers to this day what he was wearing: a black suit and a light green tie (of course he chose something a bit more streamlined for their wedding day.) Abigail’s vision for the aesthetic of their wedding day was simple and sweet with a bohemian vibe; lots of greenery with moody touches here and there, and it came together beautifully. Read on to see some of my favorite details from their day, including a cool plot twist to their planning!

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Abigail’s dad built the arbor entrance and the beautiful triangular altar and platform as a visual reminder of Ecc.4:12, “a cord of three strands is not easily broken.”

 

 

 

 

The live-edge table that served as an altar and holding place for communion was hand-crafted by the groom, Pathway Tables

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The perfect summer wedding cake- two tiered chocolate bundt cake covered in the best flora summer has to offer

 

View More: http://hancapuano.pass.us/noah-abigail-marriedAbigail’s stunning Karen Willis Holmes gown purchased from B.Loved Bridal

 

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I loved Abigail’s sweet words about her wedding day when I asked her what her favorite part was.

“I loved absolutely everything of the wedding, but I would have to say one of my favorite things of the day is seeing what God had in store for our wedding day. 3 months prior to the wedding we ended up switching venues from a beautiful barn church due to feeling led that we were to get married somewhere else. My family, sisters in laws, and mother in law paired with God & just traveled around the small town of Upper Sandusky to see where our wedding would be. It was such a fun process to rely on guidance from God completely! Hannah ( my sister in law & the photographer of the wedding ) sent many ideas of places that would be fun to try, this included: the museum in upper, an alley, & the park. Noah and I had complete peace over the venue situation and I remember saying a prayer about where God would want us to get married to glorify Him & a field came to mind. No coincidence we ended up marrying in a field at a golf course 🙂 Crazy how God works!”

Such an amazing story- and the wedding truly reflected the joy this amazing couple had found in each other and in God’s purpose in their life! Each time I remember it it brings happy tears to my eyes. Congrats Abigail + Noah!

Photographer- Hannah Capuano |  Venue- Lincoln Hills Golf Course | Wedding Planner / Stylist / Stationary- Auburn and Ivory Creative | Florist- Schuster’s Flowers | Ribbon + Velvet Table Runner- The Lesser Bear| Brides Gown- B.Loved Bridal | Dress Designer- Karen Willis Holmes| Alterations- Sew Cora| Rug Rental- Addison Jones| Cake- Nothing Bundt Cakes | Caterering- City Barbecue |

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Brides will love this Rockmill Brewery Summer Wedding

Nick + Allie’s bohemian summer wedding in Lancaster Ohio

Brides, you will love this Rockmill Brewery summer wedding. First of all, Rockmill Brewery is one of Central Ohio’s best wedding venues, hence it was the perfect locale for this bohemian summer wedding. Because Allie has incredible taste (she’s a store director for Madewell) packing her wedding full of unique details was essential. Bespoke white farm tables, dancing in the grass, and eating churros out of pretty paper cups are just some of the details that elevate this wedding above the rest.

It’s all in the wedding details

Due to the wedding being at the end of August, we chose to infuse the day with “back to school in the 70’s” vibes here and there. Their seating chart was made from a letter folk letter board, and stadium marquee cards were used as table numbers.

We decided against using any specific wedding color palette, opting instead for black and white, accented by greenery. For that reason, Adria from State + Arrow incorporated whatever colors felt right into the floral designs.

Read on to see how Allie + Nick’s full team of vendors made their wedding an unforgettable, magical night.

A friend of the bride and I collaborated on these perfect watercolor wedding invitations. Aggie turned my simple watercolors into incredible, hand-lettered works of art!

The bride’s gown and topper came from BHLDN

View More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnick   State + Arrow  made stunning summer bouquets in blush and mauve tones that stood out against the bridesmaid’s all white gowns. Likewise, simple floral crowns added a summery, bohemian touch. 

View More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnickBeautiful first-look portraits by Jenny Haas

View More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnickFor a unique wedding send-off, I created a “just married” banner the groom  to carry. Guests also had individual “yay” flags to wave as the bride and groom raced back down the aisle after saying “i do”

Table assignments were listed on this unique seating chart on a letter folk letter board. It was probably one of my favorite details due to its obvious nod to the back-to-school season.

An alternative to wedding cake that complimented the taco bar menu? Churros! The bride + groom shared a small cake with their wedding party from Blush Arrow CakesView More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnickMacramé table runners from Anthropologie, alongside his and her plants from Stump. View More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnick

Conclusion

Above all, these two sweet souls wanted to put their value of a Christ-centered marriage above any other detail. Seeing this wedding featured in The Knot was amazing, however I am more thankful for the lifelong friendships formed with Allie and her vendors as a result.  Its why I love what I do!

This gorgeous Rockmill Brewery summer wedding made possible by:

Photographer: Jenny Haas Photography | Makeup: Blush Columbus | Venue: Rockmill Brewery | Wedding Planner / Stylist / Stationary: Auburn and Ivory Creative | Florist: State + Arrow Design Co. | Ribbon: The Lesser Bear| Brides Gown: BHLDN | Groom’s Suiting: J.Crew| Cake: Blush Arrow Cake | DJ + Ceremony Performers: The Wild Path | Catering: Two Caterers | Churro:- Charritos | Macrame: Red Van Collective | White Farm Tables: Auburn + Ivory

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