Southern Comfort at the Zoo Wedding

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Not only is the Zoo a unique location to hold your wedding, but when you combine it with your love of southern living you have a combo that is sure to blow minds! And we can safely say we were blown away by this southern comfort at the zoo wedding!

If you can’t get enough of Wayne and Magen’s fabulous wedding day we have good news! You can see all of the gorgeous photos taken by Ashley Jane Photography when you visit the full gallery here.

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Going to the Chapel

We always knew we wanted to get married in a Church so we chose Faith Lutheran Church for its beautiful stained glass windows and exposed beam ceiling. One of the most special elements of the wedding was that I was able to wear my mom’s veil she wore in my parents wedding 30 years earlier.

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A Wild Reception Venue

For our reception we choose Brevard Zoo’s wedding venue, the Nyami Nyami River Lodge, where I’m the wedding & events coordinator.

The Lodge has a beautiful veranda on the water and the view is incredible! I wanted to make the veranda really warm and inviting for guests so I had long flowing drapes added and rented vintage furniture and a beautiful chandelier to create a lounge area during cocktail hour.

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Remembering Loved Ones

Our reception featured two really special elements including a memory table for Wayne’s dad who passed away our junior year in High School. The other was a collection of wedding pictures dating back to my great, great grandparents, which decorated our gift table.

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Southern Comfort Food

We both love the south so naturally we dreamed of an elegant southern affair. Food is such an important part of the south and ours certainly didn’t disappoint!

Guests were greeted with peach beer and noshed on mini chicken and waffles, and mini potato skins, while enjoying cocktail hour. They also enjoyed themed food stations, which included southern classics such as shrimp and grits, BBQ, chicken potpies and a biscuit bar.

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southern comfort at the zoo wedding

Photographers: Ashley Jane Photography
Planning Tools & Apps: Riley & Grey

Venues: Nyami Nyami River Lodge at Brevard ZooFaith Lutheran Church
Favors & Details: Heidi's Pepper Jelly
Rentals: KL Weddings & Events, LLC
Flowers: Buds Etc
Desserts: Haillie Kay's Cakes & P is for Pie Bake Shop
Catering: Green Turtle Market
Beauty: Andreas Salon
Fashion: Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique
Groom & His Men: Men's Wearhouse
Lighting & Entertainment: DJ Shane
Rentals: Crystal & Crates

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, grey, pink, white
Styles: classic, vintage

Forget-me-not Vintage Rentals

Forget me not Vintage Rentals

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A few words from Forget-me-not Vintage Rentals:
Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals is a vintage rentals and event styling company based in Berwick, PA. Our eclectic inventory boasts beautiful hand-crafted wooden farm tables, elegant upholstered pieces, mismatched antique china, and a ton of unique decorative details. Our creative style goes far beyond what our business name alludes to. We are constantly evolving through the inspiration and style of our clients. Our mission is to create unique and meaningful wedding day decor and inspiration that is true to trends and client needs. So whether you are planning a low key garden wedding, a crazy insane bohemian-style shindig, or a mid-century modern (heavy on the modern) soiree, we can make that vision come to life. If you’re setting out to avoid having a run-of-the-mill wedding , than we are the people to get in touch with!
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100 Years Of Royal Wedding Dresses

100 Years Of Royal Wedding Dresses

Dresses are often the hot topic when it comes to weddings, especially when that wedding is a Royal affair. Royal wedding dresses certainly have the ability to capture a nation, inspiring style movements through designs that echo both the occasion and the era they were crafted in.

From Grace Kelly to Kate Middleton, the last century has brought us some unforgettable regal brides, many of whom have become style icons. We take a look back at some of the most memorable royal wedding dresses of the last 100 years with illustrations by Zalando.

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