While living in North Georgia, Jeanna and Bryan became friends through Jeanna’s brother, Evan, and ultimately fell in love. They were engaged within three years and married nine months later. During their friendship and ultimately, courtship, the couple would vacation in a beautiful gem of Florida, Apalachicola and nearby St. George Island. Because of their affinity for that piece of the world, they chose to have their ceremony and reception in Apalachicola, Florida.
Jeanna relied on the beauty of the natural surrounding for inspiration for her decor of her classic, southern wedding. “The decor was more simple as we had to plan it and bring our decorations 400 miles for the wedding,” says Jeanna. The couple chose a pastel color palette with peach and pale blue as their wedding colors. Jeanna and Bryan also wanted to tie the ceremony and reception locations together with their decor. “It drew on a vintage theme, which I love, and went nicely with the gazebo and the Owl Cafe’s vintage feel,” says Jeanna. One vintage-inspired element at their wedding was a small orange suitcase for “love notes” written by guests. Their ceremony location and floral arrangements also held a special place in the bride’s heart. She had always considered the gazebo in Apalachicola’s historic Lafayette Park to be a special place and wanted pale blue hydrangeas to reflect the flowers outside her childhood home.
Jeanna’s dress was a gorgeous lace mermaid gown which looked like it had been made for her. She definitely was a vision of beauty. However, the couples two boxer dogs, Rosco and Boss, stole the show when they started barking during the vows. Their wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd as they exchanged vows and had their first kiss. It was a sweet moment.
After the ceremony we explored the area around the gazebo and pier and then headed over to where the boats were docked for more photos. It was a blast being a Florida wedding photographer! I hope to get back there soon. It was an enchanting southern evening. Congrats Jeanna and Bryan!
Ceremony Site: Lafayette Park Gazebo
Wedding Consultant: Amy Price, Bayside Events
Officiate: Nedra Jefferson
Wedding Gown: Anya Bridal of Atlanta
Hair and Makeup: Salon Lux
Reception Site and Catering: Owl Cafe
Floral Art: Bayside Events
Cake: Rhonda Tull Cakes
Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography