Rob + Rachel // Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Wedding

Rob & Rachel's wedding day was a dream. In the sense of: we could literally not have dreamt up a more beautiful wedding day for these two! How could you beat the ever-gorgeous Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, with it's magnificent, cascading trees, peaceful water views, and never-ending variety of scenery? Any wedding in a garden is a where I want to be! Walking along its unpaved paths through lush greenery reminds me of being in The Secret Garden. To top it off, Wildflowers Inc. made their wedding day even more decadent with rich, autumnal, dark red florals, adorned throughout the entire event.

From their ceremony under a grand oak tree at sunset, to their reception in the Carriage House, Francesca and Blake at Pure Luxe Bride did an impeccable job with their gorgeous design! They are one of our preferred vendors, and it's easy to understand why! It was impossible, as photographers, for my team and I not to overload our memory cards with photo after photo of each thoughtful, swoon-worthy detail. Rob and Rachel's elegant design included long elegant tables for guests with centerpieces of romantic, candlelit lanterns and unique florals, fabulous flowing drapery, an arbor over the bride and groom's table decorated with even more breathtaking florals, and a cake by Sablée that we just couldn't keep our eyes off of. I can't even describe to you how gorgeous it was! One of our favorite parts of the cake specifically was their hilarious cake topper! You just have to see it for yourself to grasp why!

It's always special when you can see a couple's personality playing into their wedding day through the small details, and being that Rob and Rachel were such a delightfully fun couple to work with, it seems fitting that they incorporated so much sparkle into their day! From Rachel's dazzling pink Jimmy Choos to Rob's sparkling shoes, to the beautiful photo booth backdrop that Rachel's mom made, it's clear that Rob and Rachel's special day was reflective of their shining personalities and love for each other. Rachel's enchanting Hayley Paige wedding dress was even graced with sparkle (Rob's dark blue suit was very dapper as well)! To top it all off, there was a polaroid camera set up in front of the photo booth backdrop so that guests could add their photo to the couple's guest book!

The sweet love surrounding this couple was made clear by personal touches, such as the locket Rob gave Rachel, which she adorned around her bouquet, and the quote they incorporated into their day:

"I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)"
- E. E. Cummings

As the night progressed, DJ Wade kept the party going strong! We loved working with this fun couple and the dream team of vendors that they selected for their special day. What a remarkably gorgeous and memorable wedding, and what a beautiful couple! Thank you Rob and Rachel for sharing with us your most special day!

Coordinator: Pure Luxe Bride
Gown Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal
Wedding Hair/Makeup: Paper Dolls
Florist: Wildflowers Inc.
Caterer: MOSAIC Catering + Events
Cake: Sablée
DJ: DJ Wade with Other Brother Entertainment
Transportation: ACW Limo & Vintage Rolls Royce
Venue: The Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

A Magnolia Plantation wedding. Photographed by Cana with Whimsey Photography.