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.

designing the details

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.

southern inspired bridal look

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.

a touching garden ceremony

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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