Wedding Guide


A Southern Fête with Beautiful Ideas Galore!

Is there anything dreamier than a twilight reception underneath a chandelier of moss and a table laden with candlelight? Nope, we don't think so, either. Event Designer, Southern Flair brought the magic on this day with florals from Southern Stems and Marigold and Moss LLC.

And lucky for us, A. Thomas Photography was there to capture it all so beautifully at The Venue at Murphy Lane. This shoot focuses on the romance of a wedding reception — an intimate gathering that highlights the elegance and timelessness of love.

The reception table is classic with a southern twist, and the bar setup is perfect for any southern wedding day. The real talk of this day? The wedding dress — flirty, timeless, and fun. Why only have one bridal look when you can have two, though? Scroll on down to see the pretty! Plus don't miss the cocktail recipe (any Old Fashioned lovers out there?)

The classic look of the dress is carried through in a bridal jumpsuit that also brings the party for the reception. The dress is perfect for the formal attitude that a wedding ceremony deserves, while the jumpsuit makes it easy for the bride to dance the night away!

Not to mention, two bridal bouquets-one styled with the more formal ceremony in mind, and one with more pops of color and a funky shape with the reception in mind!
The florals were a lush mix of anemones, hydrangea, garden roses, and ranunculus (just to name a few of the stems)
Calligraphy by Ga Moonshine Studios truly added an upscale vibe.
A modern three tier cake designed by Sweet Creations by Candi was the perfect blend of modern style and simple elegance...
...while tabletop rentals from plate It Pretty helped to set the scene for romance. And those sequin linens from Linen Hero? Oh. my. goodness!


Toasted Pecan Old Fashion


 1 sugar cube
 2-3 dashes angostura bitters
 2 ounces pecan-infused bourbon (recipe below)
 Orange peel section


 Burn the orange peel slightly for 3-5 seconds with lighter, then rub rim of glass
Muddle sugar cube and bitters together in the bottom of the rimmed glass. 
 Add 2-3 cubes of ice and pour pecan infused bourbon over ice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. 
○ Add an additional ice cube if desired and garnish with orange peel. Serve.

Pecan Infused Bourbon

 5 days (prep + inactive time)
 Add toasted pecans, bourbon and vanilla to a mason jar and let sit for a few days

To top the entire night off, a grand getaway car that brings that old-world feel to a new-world party. We can't stop swooning, y'all!
We told you this shoot was a beauty! Now, we're sorry, but you're going to have to excuse us, because we have some serious pinning to do. Over on pinterest that is. Care to join us?

The Venue at Murphy Lane and Sweet Creations by Candi are members of our wedding vendor directory. Click here to see how to become a member.

Photographer: A. Thomas Photography
Event Venue: The Venue at Murphy Lane
Event Designer: Southern Flair
Floral Designer: Marigold and Moss LLC
Floral Designer: Southern Stems
Calligrapher: Ga Moonshine Studios
Tabletop Rentals: Plate It Pretty
Cake Designer: Sweet Creations by Candi
Beauty: Jaime Marsau, makeup artist
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Southern Heritage Outfitters
Dress Store: Honey, A Bridal Boutique
Linens and Coverings: Linen Hero
Rentals: Dillards
Other: Photovision Prints

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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