An upscale Southern wedding at an elegant outdoor venue is what these two musical lovebirds dreamed of for their big day, and with the help of family, friends and talented wedding vendors – including the amazing AUSTIN GROS who captured these delightful images – that’s exactly what they created. Their venue, a beautiful plantation home with full-circle views of the rolling Tennessee Hills, brought to mind the lake trips of their youth, while a firework show was a happy reminder of their July 4th engagement.
When it came to her stunning florals by LAUREN ATKINSONTaylor knew exactly what she wanted: café au lait dahlias, with astilbe, peonies and garden roses, as well as deep green foliage to reflect the tree where the romantic outdoor ceremony took place. Finding a caterer who could cook like her grandmother was another priority, and the spread of delicious Southern fare included banana pudding, macaroni and a biscuit bar. This gorgeous wedding also features in Issue 7 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE.
The beauty of the landscape in this Australian wedding by Chloe from WHITE IMAGES will have you sighing… it’s just so pretty! Emily and James held their wedding at SPICERS CLOVELLY ESTATE on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. I love that this gorgeous bride chose to have her brother as her ‘bro of honour’ in place of the traditional bridesmaids. He even accompanied her to go and try her dress on… how special is that?
Emily was inspired by all the lush bohemian style wedding flowers in vogue currently and it was this alone that led the style of the day. Once she met with her florist WILLOW BUD and stylist Ashley from LOVEBIRD WEDDINGS, the garden party style wedding was set, with vintage lawn games, a whiskey and cigar bar, and a beautiful swing in a Jacaranda tree to keep their guests entertained.
Their florals by WILLOW BUD were rustic and textured, full of ranunculus, hyacinths, sweet peas and David Austin roses, as well as hypericum berries, rosemary, dusty miller and jasmine. It must have smelt absolutely delicious!!
I had the honour of meeting RYAN FLYNN – the man behind the camera for this wedding – and his lovely wife Emily, on our recent trip to the US in their home city of Seattle. It’s so fun getting to meet the talented people whose work I’m lucky enough to feature and these two couldn’t have been nicer!! This wedding features in Issue 7 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE.
Jensine and Matt’s story began when they worked at the same restaurant. The two developed a tradition of stopping for ice cream at Molly Moon’s after hours, where time would slip by as they chatted, laughed and fell in love. And it was there, in their usual spot, that Matt proposed on a rainy Monday night, Jensine’s ring secured on an upright spoon in her two-flavoured single scoop. Needless to say, the Seattle ice cream brand made a reappearance at their wedding, providing the sweetest ending to a perfect day.
For their wedding they inspired by understated rustic style. “All the scenes and ideas we had in our minds came to life when we arrived at Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo and were greeted by a border Collie, Porter. It was everything we wanted in a venue and then some – the contract was signed before the tour was over! On the day, it somehow even managed to rain for a short time, producing a rainbow.”
At the end of the night, when we retired to our guest house at Farm Kitchen, we went through our guestbook containing everyone’s Polaroid and special message. It felt like an achievement to bring a mass of folks together and have them leave with such a feeling, Almost everybody danced at our wedding. From the little kids to the elderly, people were moving!