January 15, 2020
Stephanie and Cory have a winter wedding in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Both Stephanie + Cory grew up in the Golden Isles. So it was fun to find out Stephanie’s history with some of the venues around Jekyll Island. Stephanie way back in the day, used to give tours along all the little winding nooks an pathways around the island, plus she has a huge love and talent when it comes to all things horses.
Stephanie wanted an intimate, yet well styled winter wedding with a boho-elegant feel. The setting was perfect for her all in guest count of seventy-five.
A little about the day:
Initially all of the tables were going to be flanked on each side of the beautiful fountain in front of one of Jekyll Island’s historic wedding venues, called Villa Marina, but with the change in weather, (higher percentage of rain) which is rare in December here, as well peak wind gusts at 21mph, we opted for to go with our inclement weather plan, which meant a tent. Going with the tent was the best decision, we ended up turning on the heaters later that night so guests could warm up or older guests could sit in the tent and watch the party on the other side of the lawn. (special notes: Heaters were not on with all tent sides down, we only had two sides of the tent down.)
More about the design:
I pulled in two different types of tables to give us the perfect balance for our Boho-Elegant Jekyll Island Wedding, a raw, farmhouse table for the natural texture, rusticity, and to nod to that boho look and pulled in a banquet table and dressed it with an elegant iridescent ivory linen table cloth for a more feminine elegant look. The two looks designed created the perfect juxtaposition to help convey boho-elegance.
The raw farmhouse tables had a combination of multi-colored flowers that ranged from cranberry, plum, to soft peaches in gold compotes, while I wanted to stick to more modern and whimsical simple centerpieces on the linen tables, so in that case simple single glass cylinder vases were choses in various sizes and a single flower was placed on the tables. To make both tables cohesive the same flowers were used as well as soft gray taper candles.
The property was pretty dissected if you will, but we took full advantage of all of the little nooks and crannies if you will. The ceremony took place in the beautiful little intimate garden, cocktail hour happened under a massive oak tree adorned with a crystal chandelier and flanked on the side an oversized light gray sofa with decorative pillows…I was sure the guests were going to pile up here after dinner and during dancing and they sure did. The causal sofa helped balance out the elegance of the crystal and more formal cocktail velvet linens to create that perfect elegance flare.
a modern little bar cart was a hit!
Plan + Event Design: Emily Burton Designs
Photography: Isaac and Amanda
Florist: Lavender and Grace
Hair + Makeup: Paula Fields + one of Stephanie’s bridesmaids
Wedding Cake: Cathy Huber Cakes, St. Simons Island
Bartending: Fete Chalet
Catering Team: Cape Creations
Wedding Dress: Bleubelle Bridal
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals
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