Kaley Flowers is the bride AND the wedding planner for this gorgeous day! With Kaley and John’s married last name being Flowers, they really leaned into the floral theme – because why wouldn’t they?! Virtu Floral Design helped bring all their floral ideas to life while Shep and Stella curated the gorgeous event design. The couple collected flower pots for the seating chart, created a signature wedding cocktail with colorful flower garnishes, wore a dreamy wedding dress embellished with floral designs, and chose a restored flower farm, Wild Daisy Farm Weddings, as their venue… just to name a few of the incorporations!
Now, onward to the celebration, let’s take a look at all the amazing moments captured by Victor Villatoro.
An Invitation to Forever
The perfect floral invitations to set the mood…
This bride is absolutely stunning in this strapless gown with beautiful beaded embroidery. Let’s hear a little more about how she said yes to the dress!
“Finding my dress started out as countless hours of internet and Instagram searches… I feel like I always see the same dresses, many of which are beautiful, but nothing really struck me as THE dress. I finally stumbled upon Allison Webb’s new collection, which included the Essex gown, after searching through all of the lines that our local bridal stores carry, and I knew without even seeing it in person that it was THE dress!
I scheduled an appointment for the one weekend the Essex gown would be at The White Magnolia bridal store, as it was so new and would only be out for trunk shows at various boutiques. I tried it on as the first and last gown, with about a dozen other dresses in between, and still knew that it was the dress!”
And that veil! In love…we are really loving all the unique veil options bride’s have right now!
The Wedding Party
A periwinkle moment! These ladies look beautiful in their bridesmaid dresses from Show Me Your Mumu!
The Georgia Venue
Okay… WOW! You’ve probably noticed the beautiful florals throughout K + J’s big day! Their main focus was incorporating their last name, Flowers, into the day as much as they possibly could! We think they NAILED it!
Processional: Canon in D by The Violin Sisters
Recessional: Love You For a Long Time by Maggie Rogers
First Dance: I Choose You by The Steeldrivers
You May Kiss the Bride!
These two are married! Congrats to Kaley and John!
Mr. & Mrs. Flowers
Sunny Molena, Georgia was the most beautiful backdrop for this couple’s wedding day!
Incorporating Flowers into Their Tablescape
Flower pots as the seating charts?! Such a genius way to tie in the couple’s last name!
Such a beautiful tablescape that effortlessly complimented this couple’s inspiration.
These are Kaley + John’s Flower Fizz cocktails that they crafted especially for their wedding! The drink consisted of sparkling wine + pink lemonade + Gourmet Sweet Botanicals micro flowers as a garnish!
We love a wedding koozie as a fun favor idea!
The couple set out a mini polaroid for guests to snap a photo to include with their guestbook message!
A Night to Remember
This delicious cake adorned with the prettiest flowers is by Cakes by Jennie and looks absolutely delightful!
Probably a tie between listening to our BM and MOH speeches surrounded by our entire bridal party, friends and family, and my first look with my dad (not sure if I included any photos from this - lots of tears lol!) Our bridal party, close friends and a few family members all got to sit with us at a large table, which made for the best night - It was so great to spend time with all of our favorite people!
Do you guys agree that cake and champagne are the best duo!?
It's okay to throw everything you know about weddings out the window, and plan an event that you and your spouse will enjoy. Make it less about checking items off the list and ask yourself, "What is it that will make us happy? What will make this an enjoyable event for our friends and family?
I would also encourage you to consider planning another event, like a welcome party, or extending your reception to ensure the day doesn't pass by in the blink of an eye! It all goes by so quickly, so make sure to celebrate all of the little moments along the way during your season of planning!
Huge congratulations are in order to Kaley + John! Cheers from everyone here at GWS!
photography: Victor Villatoro // venue name: Wild Daisy Farm, Molena, Georgia, United States // event design: Shep and Stella // planning: Shep and Stella // florals: Virtu Floral Design // wedding dress: Allison Webb + Essex Gown // wedding dress boutique: The White Magnolia ATL // bride's shoes: Dolce Vita + Noel Pearl Heels // bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu Madrid Gown, Show Me Your Mumu Paris Gown, Show Me Your Mumu Harper Gown and Show Me Your Mumu Florentine Gown // getting ready robes: ModParty // hair stylist: Chelsea Hunter // makeup artist: Kayla Griffin // groom attire: Indochino // paper goods: The Knot // catering: Contemporary Catering // cake: Cakes by Jennie // tabletop rentals: Shep and Stella (same as planner and design) // furniture rentals: ShadeTree Event Rentals (Ceremony Chairs) // linen rentals: Shep and Stella // specialty rentals: Shep and Stella // music: Knucklehead Studios // cocktails: Last Call ATL // Koozies + Cocktail Cups: Essential Market // Bridesmaid Earrings: Lilly Jane