Shannon + Jared (8.22.2020)

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

The Planning Process

Unfortunately like SO many of our 2020 brides, Shannon had to postpone her June wedding to August and lost her original florist due to availability. Although it wasn't in her plans, being a part of her day meant the WORLD to me - between her spunky style and the sweet memories of her mom she incorporated into her day. Just wait until you see all these beautifully captured images from Aurora Photography.

In Memory of Shannon's Mother

Honestly, so many of us take our mothers for granted, especially on our wedding days. No matter if it's zipping up your dress, wiping away your tears or being there to adjust your veil, our mothers are one of the most integral parts of our wedding day. In her mother's memory, Shannon requested a single rose with a ribbon to walk down the aisle with and to place in her chair during the ceremony.

I was already choked up watching Shannon lay that rose down on the chair, but after the ceremony, I overheard one of her bridesmaids say to Shannon that the perfect weather was her mom smiling down on her. I left out the part that some heavy rain showers were in the forecast all week leading up to her ceremony, but luckily they held off and I truly believe it was her mom holding off those storms, whew, still gives me CHILLS!

The Bridal Bouquet

Shannon wanted a clash of a boho design with mixtures of pink hues. Her bouquet consisted of a centerstage King Protea, David Austin Keira roses of our DREAMS, Shimmer Roses that had just enough touches of peach, Quicksand Creme Roses, light and airy pink Astilbe, dyed Seeded Eucalyptus, Baby Blue Eucalyptus and touches of Pampas plumes. I just LOVE when our couples think outside the box and this design hit that mark exceedingly well!

The Details

Some of my FAVORITE parts of a wedding gallery are the detail shots and flat lays. It's just those pictures that catch your eye when you are first pinning for a wedding and looking at palettes, so seeing them come to life is just such a joy. Rachel, their photographer, captured and styled them all so beautifully!

The Ceremony

It is no doubt that The Barn at Tatum Acres is a beyond GORGEOUS backdrop for a wedding day. Our first time working at this venue was for a styled shoot and I had dreamed about the day on returning back to design again because the views are INCREDIBLE!

Shannon opted for the standard rectangle arbor look, but with a modern floral design that was a full look with tons of blank spaces between. The design was one of my favorites just because it looked so effortless and natural. For the aisle, she went with a compote design that was repurposed to reception tables after the ceremony. Seriously, HOW DREAMY?

The Reception

Once the aisle compotes were placed in the center of the tables, all candles were lit and the lights dimmed, reception was ready to welcome in Shannon + Jared's guests to enjoy a wonderful meal!

The room design was really pulled together with the venue's new, modern whitewash metal chairs! Their head table had 3 large Harlow Stand arrangements with a garland design through the center with repurposed bouquets. Just see for yourself the beauty in this color and design palette!

Introducing the Newlyweds!

Shannon + Jared, it was such a pleasure designing for you both and I am so excited to see your love flourish! It means the world to me and my team to have been a part of your special day!

Their VENDOR Team

Photography | Aurora Photography

Venue | The Barn at Tatum Acres

Florals, Decor + Design | Your Best Guest

Bridal Gown | Carrie's Bridal Collection

Bridesmaid Bouquets | David's Bridal

Coordination | Erin Waits (@erinawaits) with Ivy Marie Weddings

Hair + Makeup | Nicole Chatham (@makeupbynicoleatl) + Lacey Volpe (@_stylesonsite_)

Catering | Center Cut Catering

DJ | MSA Entertainment

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