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.

Short and Stout Mobile Bar wedding ideas

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

David + Jenna- Minimal Elegance in Cleveland

It doesn’t get more MFEO than David + Jenna. Two stylish people, with amazing hearts and a shared love of photography and the simpler things in life. Helping them style + produce their November wedding at The Red Space in Cleveland was a dream come true.   Featured on White Mag, here, and Brides.com, here. Read on to find out more about their amazing wedding and the incredible team of creatives that brought it together. David&Jenna-wedding-396David&Jenna-wedding-413David&Jenna-wedding-511David&Jenna-wedding-515David&Jenna-wedding-362The event featured breathtaking architectural florals from Columbus, Ohio based florist Evergreen Flower Co.  I loved how her whisps of ivy trailing from the ceiling created movement, and her use of oversized cement vessels with delicate white flowers and greenery seemed to anchor the space between heaven and earth. David&Jenna-wedding-555David&Jenna-wedding-572David&Jenna-wedding-491David&Jenna-wedding-589A minimal seating chart design made with laser-cut paper, softened by a strand of winding ivy

David&Jenna-wedding-922Assembled on an epic 10 ft. table, the bride sourced all of the amazing ingredients for the cheese board herself.David&Jenna-wedding-960Guests sat at handmade white-washed farm tables puncuated with black wood chairs for a minimal look with maximum effect. David&Jenna-wedding-965The white on white donuts signage was inspired by an image from wallpaper mag’s office (found here originally) David&Jenna-wedding-967David&Jenna-wedding-1025David&Jenna-wedding-1114David&Jenna-wedding-358David&Jenna-wedding-233

David wrote a song for Jenna and performed it before they took their steps down the aisle. Their love for each other is so servant-hearted and sweet, this moment brought tears to my eyes. David&Jenna-wedding-931David&Jenna-wedding-1242David&Jenna-wedding-992

A beautiful wedding with an incredible vision, surrounded by joy, love and the sweetest things that matter in life. All photos courtesy the bride, and amazing photgrapher Marisa Albrecht.

CREDITS

Photography Marisa Albrecht

Planning/Styling Auburn & Ivory Florals Evergreen Flower Co

Gown Bloved Bridal

Makeup Blushed by Victoria

Grooms Suit Pursuit

Grooms Tie The Tie Bar

Cinematography Alex Tan

Catering Barrio

Entertainment Columbus Event DJ