Shelby + Stewart – Bowing Oaks Plantation – Jacksonville, FL
Shelby’s comment “You just know when you have found THE ONE” is so true of she and Stewart and it goes way beyond the two of them. Which is probably why our Southern Charm Events team loved working with them.
Shelby looked amazing in a fit and flare lace wedding gown. She tried on nearly two dozen wedding gowns searching for the one, and when she tried on the gown it brought her to tears. This was the gown she imagined herself wearing as she walked down the aisle.
Her full, oversized bridal bouquet embraced southern tradition with white peonies, burgundy dahlias, anemone, dusty miller and magnolia leaves. The bouquet was the perfect accent to her lace gown with sweetheart neckline.
Shelby knew she wanted a wedding filled with southern elegance and getting married outdoors under giant oak trees would fit the bill. She had picked Bowing Oaks Plantation long before Stewart ever proposed.
Stewart waited nervously, surrounded by family and friends as his bride arrived to exchange their wedding vows in the location she had dreamed about.
Inside, the reception space was being prepared for a wonderful evening of dinner and dancing. Round dining tables were draped in crisp white linen and set with periwinkle colored napkins complimenting the wedding party’s gowns.
A portion of the guest tables were dressed with a black metal lantern resting on a ring of brightly colored flowers and magnolia leaves. Others were accented with mercury glass candlesticks, chunky pillar candles and loose greenery.
The couple’s sweetheart table created a focal point and was adorned with a luxurious textured floral linen, mercury glass votive candles, gold charger plates, Shelby’s bridal bouquet and a wooden “Mr. & Mrs.” sign.
An evening filled with dinner and dancing began with Shelby and Stewart’s first dance, choreographed by Shelby, a dance teacher, who also choreographed other family dances.
Needless to say, the dance floor remained full all evening with brief breaks to cut their wedding cake and groom’s cake, and end the evening with some yummy s’mores.
Congratulations Shelby and Stewart, we know you had the wedding of your dreams surrounded by everyone you hold dear.
Thanks so much to the wedding vendors who brought this wonderful wedding to life.
Jacksonville Wedding Planner and Designer: Southern Charm Events + Rentals
Décor and Rentals: Southern Charm Events + Rentals
Jacksonville Wedding Venue: Bowing Oaks Plantation
Hair: Hannah Carr
Makeup: Lucia Palenik
Photography + Videography: Day Eight Studios
DJ + Photo Booth: Footloose Entertainment
Catering + Bar Service: PJ’s Catering
Florals: Anything With Plants