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Rachel + Thomas | Garden Party Wedding

Apr 30, 2018

This blush gold and greenery garden wedding is a favorite for many reasons! It’s not every day that I get to plan a wedding for a bride of whom I’ve witnessed her love story unfold from the beginning. From helping her find the perfect dress to drooling over Publix cake flavors, this bride and her family make life a little brighter. Thank you, Rachel and Thomas for letting us help make your day memorable!

This couple had several things that mattered to them on their wedding day. Lots of friends and family present, a beautiful, Christ-centered outdoor ceremony, and a simple elegant garden party feel. Rachel was a bride with discerning taste. She had a love for a mixture of timeless class with modern flair (my kind of woman!!). Smitten magazine did a lovely feature of her day, which you can see here.

If you look closely, you can see that Rachel made the watercolor icon designs for all of their ‘hometown favorites’. Below, Thomas made this beautiful cross that served as a beautiful ceremony backdrop!


One more of their ‘first touch and prayer’ because it was beautiful, and her make-up by Clines Salon was stunning.

Gold tableware and blush accents, soft blooms and greens, and hand lettered magnolia leaves were the perfect look for a Springtime garden setting.


Rachel wanted a garden setting and Thomas wanted her to walk through doors. We found this adorable set of doors to surprise Thomas!




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The video guys did a great job capturing the day, watch below:


As always, it’s an honor and privilege to do what we do. It’s never possible without a team of people dedicated to exceptional service, and for this event I have the following people to thank for that:

Photographer: Jessi Nichols Photography | Event Design + Planning: Alyson Taylor Events | Venue: Robert Mills House | Rentals: Party Reflections | Rentals: 428 Main Vintage Rentals | Bride’s Dress: Adrianna Papell | Lighting: Ambient Media | Cinema + Video: Austin Koon | DJ: Best Carolina Dj | Rentals: Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals | Second Shooter Photographer: Courtney Price Photography | Catering: Ed’s Bartending Services | Floral Designer: Floral Elegance by Jourdain | Cinema + Video: Max Huggins |  | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Rentals: Snyder Events


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