Hi friends! I am thrilled to tell you about Kensey + Ian’s gorgeous May wedding. The photos are in, and they are all so stunning. And it took not being able to go out due to COVID-19 to get my blog back up to date. So, if you were a #owlcobride in 2019, chances are you’ll see your wedding here soon!
For those of you who don’t know, I had been working at UGA’s Vet School full time AND doing weddings…full time. I’ve since then stepped away from working at UGA to COMPLETELY dive into weddings. Kensey was one of my vet students, and one day in passing we were talking about her wedding and she mentioned she didn’t have a florist…and I slid her that business card! I was so excited to help her design her flower arrangements, and let me tell you – their wedding was GORGEOUS.
This was my first wedding showing up as a vendor and not the planner/coordinator, and though it felt so strange, I loved being able to work on the flowers. Their color palette boasted pastel pinks, blues, and purples, paired with rich greens. As interesting as that color combo sounds, I promise, as you’ll see, it was perfect.
Leading up to the wedding, all eyes were on the weather radar. There was a huge chance their outdoor ceremony would be moved inside, which would change the whole ceremony install. May 10th, 2019 showed off for us, though. The weather was perfect, allowing Kensey + Ian to say “I Do” outside at a white gazebo with garland, cream tulle, and blush roses.
Kensey was seriously one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen. Her dress was absolutely made for her, and the bliss of the perfect day radiated off of her.
And of course, Ian was a handsome groom, sporting a grey suit.
And let’s take a minute to appreciate their wedding party – all of them gorgeous and SO sweet.
Little River Farms has a beautiful indoor space. Kensey and Ian decided to do a combination of farm tables and round tables, which gave the room dimension and allowed us to create different centerpieces. They wanted to keep things simple – just to play on the beauty of the space. We used garland and candles with gold votives down the farm tables, and tiered floating candles with greenery on the rounds. The head table was so fun since they let me bring in various candle holders and textures to create one seamless design.
Grab your tissues, because these pictures are going to give you ALL. THE. FEELS. They opted to not do a first look, and both of their reactions of seeing each other for the first time surrounded by their family and friends is the real deal.
And talk about a stunning couple. These photos can just speak for themselves. Stunning.
Fun fact – did you know if you bury a bottle of whisky on the property you are getting married a month before your date that you will have flawless weather? That’s what they say, anyway, and it certainly worked for Kensey + Ian!
Their cake was one of my favorites, too! While we only used white roses and greens, the simplicity of it make the blooms pop and make a gorgeous cascade of dreaminess.
And for a few more fun snapshots from the night – their send off it my FAV.
As strange as it was to not coordinate as well as do flowers for this wedding, it was also a special experience for me and my team to truly watch the day unfold from behind the scenes. It was an honor to come in near the end of their planning process and make their floral dreams come true. Her bouquet is one of my favorites, forming perfectly to her personality. Here’s what she had to say:
“Okay, friends, our wedding flowers were PERFECT. We got endless comments about the absolute beauty of all the floral arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, wedding cake decor, etc. Danielle Swindle’s company Oakwood Lace + Co. helped make our wedding dream a reality and at the best possible price that we set. Danielle and her team are incredibly easy to work with (she gracefully coordinated with me while I was in my last semester of vet school) and undoubtedly the most talented group of women ever. If you are looking for a wedding coordinator or florist, or know someone who is, CALL Oakwood Lace + Co.! You will not be disappointed!”
To Kensey + Ian, THANK YOU! Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your day, and entrusting me with your wedding flowers. It was an honor, and I wish you both years on years on years of happiness and lots of puppies!
*Usually my picture with the couple would go here…But right as we went to take the picture my phone died, because sometimes that’s just how it goes.*
And to their vendors, it was an honor to work with you all! Here’s the line up:
VENUE: Little River Farms
FLORIST: Oakwood Lace + Co.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Angela Zion Photography
CATERING: Old Country Place
MAKEUP: Ruth Lam
HAIR: Melanie Sorrow
BAND: Atlanta Wedding Band
CAKE: Bakers Man
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