Despite the crisp fall weather, Serena and William wanted to bring the feeling of Spring to their wedding day, and it seems they did just that! Using homemade burlap table runners and chalkboard mason jars, this couple created the rustic, vintage, garden wedding of which they dreamed. Throw in a clean white palette with pops of yellow, and you have instant sunshine (they are in Florida – The Sunshine State – after all)!
According to the bride, “We wanted every part of the day to be touched by our love, and for our guests to feel as special as us.”
That’s what it’s all about, people. The couple also handmade the monogrammed aisle runner, the burlap flower containers along the aisle, and paper flower garlands. Something also very special about this wedding – the same officiant married the bride’s parents 30 years prior! The bride offers up some very wise hindsight advice, too, so read on and enjoy the pretty pictures along the way!
From the bride: “William and I vowed to not separate from each other during the festivities, because we had seen so many other couple do it. Because of this vow, every moment of the day was a priceless memory with my husband. We shared tears and laughter in equal proportions!”
Bride’s Advice: “At the end of the day, the wedding is about marrying your best friend. Even the most perfectly planned detail can go wrong. And nothing you can do will change that. But when you look back, this is the day that begins your lifetime of memories. The day when your husband becomes your forever teammate. A day that can never be replaced.” Here, here!
Congrats to William and Serena!
Photography: J. Layne Photography
Reception Venue: The Keeler Property, Florida
Favors and Gifts: Paloma’s Nest
Cake Designer: Sweet Weddings Cake Designs
Dress Store: The Bridal Shop at the Avenues
Caterer: Mai Oui Gourmet
Floral Designer: Flowers by Shirley
Bakery: Luli’s Cupcakes
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
How cute! I love that they vowed not to leave each other during the reception. Very sweet.
Serena + williams, simply great SEO.
Totally a coincidence!
What a stunning barn wedding, and in Florida! I love the different textures used in all the decor. Lighting is so crucial in creating the mood at events and this reception looks magical. The chalkboard jars are a great country touch and way to seat your guests comfortably. The hanging sign seems to be a very happening trend and adds a great touch to this wedding.