The picturesque grounds of The Millstone at Adam’s Pond in South Carolina, laid the foundation for today’s elegant white and gold wedding with its southern enchantment. With one glance, Jessica & Blake knew they had found their wedding venue that incorporated that simple, yet elegant, bohemian vibe they had envisioned for their special day. Jessica was the epitome of the bohemian bride in her off-the-shoulder Daughters of Simone gown trimmed in beautiful crochet lace, and her bridesmaids looked stunning in their swoon-worthy gold dresses. (Note: If you put your girls in glittery gold numbers, you have one happy bride-tribe.)
OVERFLOWevents out did themselves when they put together this pretty event, and so did Brandy Angel Photography when she captured it with second shooter Neu-Love! I’m just loving all the special little details, the soft pretty florals from White House Wedding Flowers , the dresses..oh the dresses and the gorgeous mossy southern surroundings. Have a peek below.
From the bride, Jessica:
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?
Our venue was truly the inspiration for our wedding! The grounds of the Millstone at Adams Pond are just so raw and pretty, the house is just an added bonus. I wanted a very simple, yet elegant, but boho vibe for our special day, and the back lawn with the Spanish moss just completely won me over! I love everything gold, so when I found our bridesmaid’s dresses, it pretty much sealed the deal as gold and white for our color palette!
How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
With our venue being half indoor and half outdoor, the space really spoke for itself. I had our florist line the railing with a simple green garland, strung some cafe lighting and just let the pond and the great outdoors provide our ambiance. I DIY’d a few things for our wedding, I really loved the idea of having a his/hers drink for the bar, so we did a Georgia beer as ‘his’ and a South Carolina cider as ‘hers’ and I made a his/hers sign for each side. I also DIY’d our ‘guest globe’ which I thought turned out super cute! I also hand stitched handkerchiefs for my MIL, and both of my parents.
How did you choose your wedding day look? How did the groom?
I found Daughters of Simone right after we got engaged and absolutely fell in love with the off-the-shoulder look. I knew immediately which dress I wanted, and thankfully Ivory & Beau in Savannah carried the line! I wanted my girls to wear something that they could wear again, that wouldn’t break the bank and would look great on all body types. I found their dresses at Lulu’s online, and let me tell you–they were flattering on each of them, cost about 1/4 the price of a traditional chiffon, boring bridesmaids dress and they all killed it! When Blake and I began to discuss his look, we agreed that it wasn’t fair for me to have a different dress than all of my girls and for him to wear the same thing as all of his guys. I fell in love with chambray suits, and we ended up finding his at Macy’s on sale–Score! For his guys, we used Generation Tux, which is very similar to Rent the Runway, but for tuxes and suits! They sent us samples, we picked out the color and they all just went on and entered their measurements and the suits showed up at their door a few days before the wedding!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Blake and I did not see each other past midnight the night before the wedding. We didn’t talk to each other, we slept in separate hotel rooms, we didn’t text, we had no communication with each other whatsoever until we said our vows. When you live with your significant other, eat together, and do every little thing with each other, going more than 18 hours not speaking is a big feat! Something else that was super special and recommended by Lakyn from Southern Way was taking a little break for 15-20 minutes together right after pictures as our first moments as man and wife. We were shuffled upstairs of the venue, signed our marriage certificate with our officiant and then were left alone with our own platter of food for a little while. It was SO worth it, you always hear how couples never get to eat at their own wedding and had it not been for that little break, we probably wouldn’t have!
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Enjoy the process, hire a coordinator, and take a break between your pictures and introductions! We were engaged for almost a year and a half so I had plenty of time to hammer out all the little details. Our coordinators, Courtney and Alex from OVERFlow Events were phenomenal and I didn’t have to lift a finger the day of our wedding. Alex handled everything, brought me my shoes when we were in the prickelies for photos–hire a coordinator. And lastly, you’re going to want that little break between your photos and introductions–take it! Even if it’s 10 minutes, you won’t regret spending just a few minutes together to take it all in!
Photographer: Brandy Angel Photography|Dress Store: Ivory & Beau|Dress Designer: Daughters of Simone|Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus|Second Shooter: Neu-Love|Event Designer: OVERFLOWevents|Caterer: Southern Way Catering|Reception Venue: The Millstone at Adam’s Pond|Floral Designer: White House Wedding Flowers|Cake Designer: Ally & Eloise Bakeshop|Hair Stylist: Jennifer Rickett|Makeup Artist: Leslie Elmi|Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux