Snippet & Ink Select photographer Jeremy Harwell always sends us the loveliest Southern weddings, and when you see this stunner from Georgia’s Pebble Hill Plantation, you’ll see exactly what I mean. The venue, the bride’s dress, the flowers… wedding inspiration galore!
Bridesmaids wore a variety of chiffon J.Crew dresses in “Dusty Shale.”
In true Southern style, the groom and his groomsmen all wore charming bow ties. The bride finished off her look with a tulle and net veil.
“A friend of mine referred me to designer and planner Alise Taggart, and I knew she was perfect for us,” says Lauren of their wedding design. “We wanted a natural, earthy, neutral-toned wedding – simple yet refined – and Alise’s style was right up our alley!”
What’s more romantic than a post-ceremony horse and buggy?!
Dinner included Southern standards like biscuits and shrimp and grits. Signature cocktails were Firefly Sweet Teas and Blushing Brides (champagne, peach schnapps, and grenadine). Favors were pralines from the Savannah Candy Kitchen and a mason jar of ‘moonshine.’
In lieu of a traditional guest book, friends and family signed vintage records that the couple could play at home.
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We love the beauty of the rural South, and knew immediately that we wanted an outdoor wedding. We searched venues across the state of Georgia and a few in South Carolina and Florida. When we came across Pebble Hill Plantation, we knew we had stumbled upon something special. After a preliminary visit to see the grounds and meet with their staff, there was no doubt in either of our minds that this was the place where we would be married. Words cannot describe its character and beauty – it’s unmatched by any place we had ever seen. The exquisite gardens, majestic Georgia pines and Spanish moss-laden pecan orchard make a beautiful backdrop to any event on this property.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? That’s so hard to say! So many moments stand out to me. One most certainly is seeing Adam for the first time. Also, when we were walking to the reception, we literally took a step back and just viewed it all from afar. I recommend that to all couples. Just stop and take it all in for a minute.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? I wrapped my great great grandmother’s handkerchief around my bouquet which had her initials in blue monogrammed on it.
What was the best advice you received as a bride? To get a videographer. It was an after thought for us but one of the things we truly adore. It was money well spent.
What advice do you have for other brides? Relax and breathe easy! When you find yourself stressed, remember why you are here. Enjoy your day!
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Georgia Wedding from Jeremy Harwell17 June 2014
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