Chase & Christine's Farm Wedding

When Christine asked me to design her wedding flowers, I was so elated. She is one of the sweetest and most positive people I've ever met, so I knew that I would really enjoy working with her. Christine and Chase's family live on a gorgeous farm, about 45 minutes outside of Birmingham, which would be the setting for their big day. Christine's vision for her wedding was "sweet southern simplicity with antique accents that capture the essence of home sweet home." 

Southern farm wedding bride and groom. Bouquet, alabama, White peonies, white ranunculus, white tulips, white roses, ohara garden rose, seeded eucalyptus, veronica, italian ruscus, wedding party, bridesmaid. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.

Christine works in event planning, so she had a really clear vision of what she wanted her wedding to look like, which was SO helpful! She spent months collecting antiques and vintage accents to use to decorate the ceremony and reception. The groom even built a rustic doorway to serve as the ceremony entrance-- how cool is that?! For flowers, she wanted lots of whites, creams and greenery with just a touch of blush. She asked that her flowers look earthy and whimsical yet elegant-- a cross between "tight" and "garden and gather".  

The Bride's family is from Texas and the Groom's family is from Alabama, so if there's one thing these people are good at, it's SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. The reception was absolutely overflowing with food, drink, and dessert! An amazing family-style dinner was provided by Chupper Time Catering. (Did I say amazing, cause DANG was it good!) There was a signature cocktail and pass hors d'oeurves for cocktail hour. The cake was made by Olexa's and cupcakes were made by a family friend (there's that southern hospitality again!). Lastly, they served gourmet popsicles from the always delicious Steel City Pops! And EVERYONE was welcome to join in on the celebration. Friends, family, neighbors, event staff, the stranger in front of them in the checkout line-- this family goes above and beyond to open their home and show hospitality to everyone! You could really feel the love at this celebration.  

Since the Bride works in event planning, she KNEW she would need to hire a professional wedding planner. (See? Even event planners need wedding planners-- it's THAT much work!) Enter Ann Marie Leveille of Tres Beau Weddings! As always, Ann Marie handled all the details- large and small, and put together a fabulous vendor team. The linens were provided by Decor to Adore. The tables and chairs, as well as the giant tent and romantic cafe lighting were provided by Top Notch Events & Rentals. Entertainment was provided by On-Site Productions. The gorgeous chalkboard program was designed and hand lettered by Ginger Lindsey. The Bride's gown was from Bella Couture. And the beautiful photography was done by Once Like a Spark. Special shout out to my amazing husband, sister, and brother-in-law who helped me design flowers, load, unload, and install! It takes a village, you guys, and I couldn't have done it on my own! 

More fun photos can be seen at #Born2BeABryan. Congratulations to Chase and Christine!

Southern farm wedding bride with her bridesmaids and bouquets. Alabama, White peonies, white ranunculus, white tulips, white roses, ohara garden rose, seeded eucalyptus, veronica, italian ruscus, wedding party, bridesmaid. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.ral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Bride in cowboy boots for Southern farm wedding. Bridesmaids in Blue blue with bouquets. Alabama, White peonies, white ranunculus, white tulips, white roses, ohara garden rose, seeded eucalyptus, veronica, italian ruscus, wedding party, bridesmaid. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding bridal party. Blue and white, leather suspenders, bride and groom, alabama, White peonies, white ranunculus, white tulips, white roses, ohara garden rose, seeded eucalyptus, veronica, italian ruscus, wedding party, bridesmaid. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding bridal party. Blue and white, leather suspenders, bride and groom, alabama, White peonies, white ranunculus, white tulips, white roses, ohara garden rose, seeded eucalyptus, veronica, italian ruscus, wedding party, bridesmaid. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding bride with maid of honor in cowboy boots. White peonies, white ranunculus, white tulips, white roses, ohara garden rose, seeded eucalyptus, veronica, italian ruscus, wedding party, bridesmaid. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding flower girl halo. Flower crown, white spray roses, wax flower, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Bride and Groom with ring bearer son in a wooden wagon. Southern farm wedding, seeded eucalyptus, italian ruscus, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding bride with her bouquet. White peonies, white ranunculus, white tulips, white roses, ohara garden rose, seeded eucalyptus, veronica, italian ruscus, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding boutonniere. white ranunculus, privet berries, veronica, italian ruscus, groom, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding boutonniere. white ranunculus, privet berries, veronica, italian ruscus, groom, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding bridesmaid bouquets with cowboy boots. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus, veronica, bridesmaid, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Southern farm wedding bridesmaid bouquets with cowboy boots. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus, veronica, bridesmaid, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding maid of honor bouquet. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus, veronica, bridesmaid, wedding party. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Rustic farm wedding flower arrangements inside wooden crate and vintage barrel with deer antlers. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding rustic barn doors decorated with flower garland, lanterns chalkboard program, writing desk, wooden crate and barrel.  Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark. Lettering by Swan Lindsey Lettering // @swanlindseylettering. 
Farm wedding rustic ceremony entrance decorated with flower arrangement, lanterns, wooden crates, vintage barrel, writing desk, wagon wheel, bird cage, antlers, milk jug, and chalkboard.  Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding ring bearer wagon decorated with greenery garland and flowers.  Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding rustic barn doors decorated with flower garland and antlers.  Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus, blue thistle, alabama wedding, southern. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding chalkboard program decorated with flower garlands.  Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white peony, cotton, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark. Letting by Swan Lindsey Lettering // @swanlindseylettering. 
Farm wedding chalkboard program decorated with flower garlands.  Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white peony, cotton, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark. Letting by Swan Lindsey Lettering // @swanlindseylettering. 
Farm wedding ceremony under a tree with flowing drape. Alabama southern style wedding. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding rustic barn doors decorated with flower garland and lanterns.  Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding sweetheart table decorated with flower centerpiece. Backyard wedding. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, freesia, garden roses, ohara garden rose, white peony, rose petals. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding centerpiece in wooden crate and mercury glass. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, antlers. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding rustic flower centerpieces. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding hay bale seating area and ottoman decorated with flower centerpieces. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses, veronica. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding family dinner buffet. Decorated with flower centerpieces. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, white tulips, white roses, cotton, blush roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Farm wedding cake and cupcakes. Decorated with italian ruscus, white peonies, and white ranunculus. Cluster flower centerpieces. Quicksand roses, white roses, wax flower, gold sequin table cloth, antlers, cake stand. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Alabama farm wedding hand lettered buffet menu. Menu topped with Italian ruscus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Alabama farm wedding. Southern wedding style. Bride and groom in buffet line. Catering by Chuppertime. Cafe lighting, party tent, family dinner. Photo by Once Like a Spark
Alabama farm wedding. Southern wedding style. Bride and groom kiss under cafe lighting. Wedding toast. Photo by Once Like a Spark.
Alabama farm wedding. Southern wedding style. Bride and groom kiss under cafe lighting. Sparklers, tent, string lights, send off. Photo by Once Like a Spark.