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Free Spirited, Southern Grace

May 24, 2018

Soft blue and blush elegant styled shoot with whimsical florals and a rustic, country setting at Bogle Farm in Athens, Georgia

After falling in love with the rich and natural beauty of the farm, there was no question for this planner that she needed to create something beautiful there. With the soft colors, airy backdrop, whimsical florals and dainty details, it was the epitome of southern elegance and grace. 

"We wanted to create a free spirited, yet graceful vibe,” said the planner. 

Starting with the invitation, there was a perfect balance of formal elegance and soft charm. The mix of traditional block and script fonts and touch of flower design worked perfectly together and carried through into some of the wedding day details.

The bride wore a simple, yet stunning Maggie Sottero A-line gown. The sweetheart neckline gave it a romantic feel while the lace detailing gave it the right style. With her hair loosely pulled back, a few strands fell out and swept her face that made her elegant style look effortless. The pop of red lipstick added just the right amount of drama to the bride’s look. 

The bride grabbed her bouquet which gave her look that free spirited feel. It was filled with whimsical inspired flowers with a lot of textures and greenery. The blue of the thistle and blush of the pincushion proteas gave us the first taste of the soft color palette for the day. 

“The florist created a whimsical bouquet fit for a queen,” the planned said. “It was the perfect combination of formal and whimsical! 

”There was a bright red pickup truck the bride posed in and not only did it match her lipstick, but it gives out the southern vibe the shoot needed. She was joined in the bed of the truck by her two bridesmaids, carrying similar but smaller bouquets and wearing dresses that matched the same soft blue color of the thistle in their bouquets and fulfilled a fun tradition for wedding day. 

“For the bridesmaids, I wanted to keep it simple, and show brides that they don't have to spend a fortune on bridesmaid's dresses,” said the planner. “They were also the perfect something blue.”

Across the field there was an open wooden barn set for the ceremony. The wooden pews that lined the aisles made the non-traditional setting feel a little more graceful, while the clusters of candles and greenery at the foot of each pew added the elegance and romance.

Just outside the barn, against a set of oversized wooden doors, flowing with greenery, a wooden bar was set and ready to pop the bubbly once the ceremony ended. Cocktail tables were draped with simple white linens and decorated with some loose greenery and an assortment of votives and candles, including the most amazing blue tapers. 

As guests sipped on their cocktails, they found their seats using the gold framed seating chart and headed into the open field where the reception was set. 

“For the setting, I didn't want a farm with your typical barn,” explained the planner. “Instead, I wanted one with fields galore and uniqueness,and this venue had just that!”

Surrounded by market lights and nothing but nature, the round guest tables were set with crisp white linens and wooden crossback chairs. In the center was an arrangement, similar to the bridal party’s bouquets with natural flowing greenery and textured florals. 

At each seat was a gold beaded glass charger topped with a trio of gold rimmed white plates. A menu card with the same mixture of script and block fonts and floral design feature was tucked into the plates. The soft pale blue knotted napkin on top and duo of blue tinted vintage glasses rounded out the elegant look. 

For the couple, there was an extra-long wooden farm table draped with a soft table runner. In the center was a floral arrangement that matched the guest tables and the same blue tapers from the cocktail tables. There were two place settings with the same charger, trio of plates, knotted napkin and blue glasses. 

On the far end of the couple’s sweetheart table there was a simple three-tiered, white cake. Accenting greenery wrapped the base while a cluster of blue and blue flowers decorated the middle tier. 

With a quick dress change, the bride joined her bridesmaids in a new long sleeve lace gown and greenery flower crown to have some fun. They carried oversized balloons through the wind, cozied up to the horses on the property and ended the day with a dried floral confetti send off!

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Creative Team

Uptown Gowns
Edward Berger
Rebecca Ingram by Maggie Sottero
Vince Camuto

Kaylynn’s Cakes

Golden Liquor

Bar Services
Golden Liquor

Helena Bonner


Paper Goods + Calligraphy
By Invitation

Emily Reedstrom Photography

Rentals & Decor
The Prissy Plate Company
S. Chapman Designs

Bogle Farm

Diamond’s Direct, Birmingham, AL

Wedding Enhancements
The Mrs. Box

The Mrs. Box

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