Southern Garden Bow Tie Wedding: Laurie + Everett

bride and groom

Laurie + Everett knew that for their big day they wanted to be married at a farm, essentially in an open field with big trees and lots of light. One of my favorite settings too! :) Their vision was for people to see their love for each other and how devastatingly passionate they were for one another. Laurie + Everett spent hours creating a brand for their wedding with the theme of “let love grow.” So perfect for this Southern Garden wedding.

From Laurie, “With our last name being “bowes”, we played on that a bit and had hand made bow ties made for every male guest and hair bows made for every female guest. I personally hand made the groomsmen’s bow ties as a gift to them.” Love this personal detail! Thanks so much to Ryan Ray for the gorgeous photos and congrats to Laurie + Everett!


wedding dress



This is why I recommend capturing your First Look on film… :)

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom



wedding party


bow ties

Bow ties for all the guests…



curtain ceremony


Love the moment captured of Everett as he sees Laurie walking down the aisle! So precious…





Our favorite part was the ceremony and sharing our vows to one another. There is nothing more beautiful than devoting yourself to your beloved in front of your most cherished friends and family. I will never forget how genuine our emotion was and how beautiful it felt to hear such beautiful words from my husband with the sound of our loved ones crying tears of joy for us in the background. I think we would both agree that we could re-live that ceremony at least 1000 times.

branch arch

Our escort cards are actually mini watering cans with rusted tin shovels on them and each guests name written on the shovel. The flower in the can lets the guest know which table they are sitting at as each table had a watering can with the coordinating flower in it.



vintage place settings

My dad milled cypress trunks into boards to make us 10 custom wood tables for the reception. They were amazing! Each table setting is a 3 piece china setting with a custom light tan color linen napkin stamped with a grey “B.” The head table had a small nest in the middle of each plate with 2 eggs in it. Written on each egg is either Mr or Mrs and then the last name of the person on the other egg.

floral box

moss covered letter

jam favor

wedding lawn games

wedding lawn games


Our food: mini beef and pork sliders, southern slaw, baked mac and cheese in muffin tins, and angel eggs (my version of a deviled egg) :) Other side items include mini crabcakes, alabama caviar (recipe from my best friends mom), and fresh fruit served in teacups. All are of course detailed with custom flags on toothpicks, etc. Drinks were a sweet southern watermelon crawl (bride and groom drink), summer sangria, lemonade, sweet tea (all of those in huge mason jar serving pitchers), and glass bottle cokes in brown wood buckets. We also had custom snow cone flavors to go with our snowcones :) 



first dance

sparkler exit

Such a personal and heartfelt wedding! Congrats to Laurie + Everett!

photography: Ryan Ray // venue: Southern Palm Loxahatchee, Florida // catering: c’est si bon // dress: Reem Acra Eternity // shoes: paramount d’orsays from BHLDN // flowers: flowers by phillis – // video: tyler and christina hoff of t & c photographie // bow ties: hand made by palm cottage goods // invitations: Chirp Paperie

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  1. WaouH… Love this wedding ! The escort cards are amazing, the colors are fantastic and the bow ties just look great !

  2. This wedding is gorgeous! I love the little details that revolve around the bride and grooms brand for their wedding. The watering cans and shovels that represented where each guest was to be sat was an amazing idea and fit so perfectly with the theme of the wedding.

  3. gorgeous work ryan! :) I believe all the paperie, was done by Andrea of Chirp Paperie. She did such a fantastic job!

  4. Ahh this wedding is amazing! Southern Weddings have the best details, the snow cones, bowties, so much fun!! What a lovely couple!

  5. Gorgeous wedding… the photos of the groom so in love with his bride are so sweet. I love the tray of bow ties, too!

  6. thank you so much for featuring our beautiful wedding!!! we are so blessed to have this shared with the world!!! ryan did a great job and we are so thankful! :) so happy to re-live my dream come true to my prince charming!
    laurie + everett bowes

  7. a) the photo of the groom reading the note
    b) the brides dress


  8. Adorable wedding, they have great style! I love the bow ties, floral prints, and floral arrangements.

  9. Loving this! Beautiful couple and a beautiful day!!! :]

  10. gorgeous wedding captured by ryan ray. love the idea of a bowtie themed wedding too.

  11. So curious where this beautiful dress is from Laurie

  12. ALWAYS honored when you feature my work Jen. Thank you!

  13. what a wonderful wedding! how sweet is the groom?! so in love! i absolutely love his attire & all the details.

  14. I love the photos and adore all the decoration and wedding styling! Thank you for sharing!

  15. I LOVE this wedding. The bride and groom seem SO happy and like they are truly enjoying their big day.

  16. So beautiful. Their first look was so sweet and I love the bow ties for all!

  17. Absolutely love her dress. I’m so curious who designed it!?

  18. Beautiful wedding. We are getting married at the same place in 2 months :) The owners of the B&B are so sweet and had wonderful things to say about your wedding.

  19. Hi, You have a done a great job! Amazing designs of ties. Keep up the good work!


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