Every year I take on a few weddings as a second shooter for other photographers, and this colorful garden party wedding day in Charles City, VA with Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography was gorgeous from start to finish!
Pots of lavender sat on each table under the shade of the tent, filling the air with its soft sweet smell. At each seat, a hand-lettered place mat marked each guest's name. Just one of the thoughtful touches the bride worked into the wedding day. Coral and white striped ribbon and mint green menu cards balanced the purple tones for a colorful garden party palette. The menu cards promised a delicious southern affair with fried chicken, mac and cheese, and buttermilk biscuits, while miniature pies stacked in small brown boxes waited on antique white tables in a corner of the tented space.
Next to the large white tent was a collection of vintage furniture and a variety of handcrafted lawn games, sure to be a big hit during cocktail hour.
Chalkboard signs greeted guests at the entrance and marked the path to the front of the historic plantation house where the ceremony would take place. And clear glass dispensers of lemonade offered guests a refreshing drink before the vows would be exchanged. From the guests' first arrival to the end of the night, every detail had been thoughtfully planned. This day was more than the joining of two people in marriage. It was truly a joyous celebration for all their loved ones.