Even without the gorgeous French-Country decor and soft patina’d color palette going on at LeeAnn and Drew’s Georgia wedding, the sweet smiling faces exuding joy in all these photos would have gotten me from the start. Best wishes to you and yours LeeAnn and Drew!
The Couple: LeeAnn and Drew
The Wedding: 3.24.12 – Pebble Hill Plantation – Thomasville, GA
What three adjectives best describe your wedding day? Romantic, French-Country, Patina
Was there a decor theme that ran through your wedding? What was the inspiration for that particular idea and how did it reflect you as a couple? French-Country was the decor theme for sure. Drew is an avid hunter and outdoors man. I have always been inspired by french vintage decor… so, French-Country embodied the two combinations that best suited our personal styles. The location of our wedding, at a picturesque plantation in Georgia, really lent that country and garden feel we wanted. To add to our theme, instead of having a traditional wedding registry, we suggested that guests contribute towards our trip to Paris for our one year anniversary in March of 2013. So, our wedding present is our trip to Paris. We are so excited!! We wanted to have a gift that gave us an experience we would remember forever.
What were some of the different ways you used decor elements to create the beautiful, cohesive event you were envisioning? I used mostly vintage objects for my wedding decor. Some were found items from my home and others were found at discount or antique stores. I wanted the reception to feel like a tea-party with heavy appetizers and dancing. So the linens were burlap with lace coverings, and the flowers were placed in antique silver and glass tea pots or tea cups. The flowers were very romantic, pink roses, purple lilac and blue/white/green hydrangas. This was all set into a stable courtyard at the center of the plantation, below large sphere white lights. We cut our cake up on the balcony overlooking the courtyard. We decorated the tables with patterned paper florets in muted teal and pink from BHLDN and gold candle holders with tealights. Our cake cutting area was surrounded by the florets as well as striped pennants, photos of our parents cutting cake on their wedding day encased in vintage silver frames and custom monogrammed dessert napkins. I designed our monogram for the wedding…it was a gold L and D with a feather separating our initials.
Where did you choose to hold your wedding, and how did the location influence your decor decisions? We chose to have our wedding and reception at the same location, called Pebble Hill Plantation, in Thomasville, Georgia. Since we already had a solid theme for our wedding based on our personalities, the location was chosen around our theme. When we were able to secure our date at Pebble Hill, all the decor elements came together easily, because the beauty of the location already encompassed our French-Country style so well. We were lucky.
Looking back, do you have a favorite project or successful decor idea from your wedding? Tell us what you loved about it! The only item I feel really stood out for myself and guests were the silk flowers we hung in front of the balcony where we were married. Everyone assumed they were real flowers and we received many compliments about them. They were easy to install, and Im so glad I thought to do it, because it enhanced the scene. Im also glad I stuck with just white flowers and greenery, rather than going crazy with color. It looks better to me in the photographs that they were just simple white flowers, so that they didn’t take away from us. It was just enough!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Elizabeth Davis Photography
Event Planner: Betsy Pittinger of Magnolia Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pebble Hill Plantation
Officiant: Fran Buhler, Ordained Minister of First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL
Catering: Cruton & Company, Tallahassee, FL
Florist: Vicki Cureton of Cruton & Company
Cake: Au Peche Mignon
Live Music: Chillula
Wedding Dress: Blue from Andrews Bridal Shoppe
Groom’s Apparel: Custom Suit – Nics Toggery
Hair & Make-Up: Green Peridot, Tallahassee, FL
Favors: Muslin bags filled with lavender from Paris and decorated with a vintage Parisian postage stamp
Rings: Gem Collection, Tallahassee, FL
LeeAnn and Drew, thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding!