This Couple Spiced Up Their Industrial Southern Bleachery Wedding with an Autumn Color Palette

September 9, 2018 | juliette

Leah and Mike’s South Carolina wedding Southern Bleachery has us ready for these final days of summer to come to a close so that warm colors and fall-inspired décor can take over! The couple wanted a day that was as relaxed and fun as their relationship, so they hired Coordinate Your Date to create an informal brunch wedding that was bursting with jewel tone florals designed by Kate Asire Flowers, fruit and veggie tablescapes, and vintage-inspired copper accents that instantly warmed up the industrial venue. Their goal was to create a boho feel with a classy twist, and we think they nailed it! From the sweet first look to the human pyramid and piñata at the reception, Sophie Brendle Photography captured every unforgettable moment of this fall wedding!

The Couple:

Leah and Mike

The Wedding:

Southern Bleachery, Taylors, South Carolina

I knew my then-fiancé loved lace so that was really my only inspiration aside from the fact that I knew I didn’t want anything strapless. I loved my wedding dress because it was comfortable and I didn’t want to take it off the first time I tried it on. Also, my bridesmaids teared up when I tried it on and I just knew it was the right one.

We are both pretty relaxed and so we knew we didn’t want to go formal. We also both like bright colors as opposed to softer more classic wedding colors. We played off of Fall jewel colors and then threw in a little bit of California boho vibe. The flowers played into the style with colors and a more whimsical playful look and feel. I would like to describe our style as boho with a touch of class.

We did a pretty traditional ceremony and gave the pastor freedom to say what he wanted as long as it was short. We also had my 1 and 3-year-old nephews in the ceremony which made it feel more relaxed as the 3-year-old dumped all the flower petals in a pile and then crawled in between us and the pastor as we were saying our vows. We loved it and it made everyone laugh.

We did brunch for our reception meal! One of our favorite things to do together while dating was to go out for brunch on Sundays after church, so it made perfect sense to us to have that as our meal at our wedding. Everyone told us that they loved it. Even my mom who was skeptical of it at first ended up loving it!

Processional – “Clancy’s Theme” (from the movie Man from Snowy River) by Bruce Rowland
Recessional – “Hybernia” by Michael W. Smith
First Dance – “XO” by John Mayer

We wanted everyone at the wedding to feel relaxed and have fun, hence the traditional Jewish family dance, building a human pyramid out on the dance floor and then doing a piñata.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sophie Brendle Photography
Event Planning – Coordinate Your Date
Venue – Southern Bleachery
Floral Design – Kate Asire Flowers
Catering – Larking Catering
DJ – Jumping Juke Box
Hair and Makeup Artist – Cotton Rouge
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu


Congratulations to Leah and Mike, and a special thanks to Sophie Brendle Photography for sharing this Southern Bleachery wedding with Junebug! Planning an autumn wedding? You have to check out the woodsy details and rich color palette in this enchanting autumn Nashville wedding at Drakewood Farm!

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