We are getting married April 25, 2015 at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. In one of the most beautiful areas on the 9,100 acres, Live Oak Allee.
Brookgreen Gardens is an old rice plantation turned sculpture garden and wildlife preserve near the beach my family has been going to for decades now. It's an insanely beautiful place and one I went to often growing up. I love this setting for a wedding and it's definitely played into the tone I'm imagining for the decor. We met with the event company the other week to nail down the details of the ceremony and reception, so we had to pick everything from chairs to table linens to tent types. Post coming soon on the tent decision - who knew there were so many tents to choose from! Overall, I am really happy with the style and colors we decided to go with for a rustic, but classic wedding.
The colors were a really tough decision because Brookgreen Gardens has a lot of colors going on itself, and the flowers that will be in bloom in April are up to the discretion of the venue's horticulturist. This means they could be anything from hot pink azaleas to yellow daffodils. The bridesmaid dress color (muted blue/green) I loved because it can really go with any color. For the other colors, I'm envisioning the taupe and pink coming through in the reception decor and flowers, and mixing with classic ivory table cloths. Gold and natural wood both felt like obvious accents to me. I am a definite gold over silver girl so I'll be bringing this through subtly in the jewelry and other metal accents. And the natural wood - we are in a garden after all. We picked these driftwood x-back chairs last week for the reception and I love the rustic but classy feel they bring to the decor.
So far my wedding inspiration has been a hidden board on Pinterest as to not flood my followers with my frequent style changes on the wedding's theme, colors, etc. But here is the mood board for where our decor is netting out:
There is still a lot to do on our list before April. This week and next we are prioritizing save-the-dates, the wedding photographer and the band!
We've picked a save-the-date and now just have to find a place to print our custom design. Would love any suggestions!