Natalie + Jake’s Wedding | May 2014

Nothing speaks romance like a couple saying their vows in a rose garden on a warm June day. Natalie and Jake’s botanical-inspired Southern wedding was full of sweet details, lush blooms, and touching moments. Wedding day begin as the girls sipped champagne in floral robes before dressing the bride Natalie in a stunning Leanne Marshall gown. The designer hand sketched a depiction of Natalie in her dress, such a sentimental keepsake for the bride.

The couple wed at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens in front of a antique door, original to their home, adorned with a lush wreath of greenery and garden roses. The wedding party, donned in blush and grey, surrounded Natalie and Jake as they said their I Dos. During the ceremony, they sweetly released monarch butterflies in honor of Natalie’s mother who passed away a few years ago. There were laughs and tears from all. After ceremony, guests enjoyed signature cocktails among the manicured hedges of the English garden. They signed a vintage botanical book with best wishes.

The reception was styled with textured linens, pastel florals in vintage glass vessels, and handwritten signage. Each place setting was dressed the couple’s monogram tied to a sprig of rosemary with hand-dyed ribbon. Dinner stations served lite summer cuisine before guests enjoyed wedding cake and a Florida State themed groom’s cake. Guests danced the night away before the bride and groom departed under a sea of bubbles and took off into the night in a vintage white Rolls Royce.

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Venue: Atlanta Botanical Gardens | Photography: Harwell Photography | Videography: Hursh Films | Event Planning & Design: Simply Charming Socials | Floral Design: Birch Blooms | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Cake: Publix Bakery | Invitations: Hi Note | Catering: Sun In My Belly | Calligraphy: Ink & Honey | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Transportation: Atlanta Vintage Rides | Bridal Boutique: The Sentimentalist | Groom’s Cake: Eileen Carter Creations | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar