Monday, January 5, 2009

Featured planner for Bride & Bloom Magazine: the photo shoot

Now on newsstands...

"A whimsical garden wedding with a Southern charm. The luscious decor of the garden can be the perfect setting for a calming reception."

I was honored to be chosen as a featured planner in national magazine,
for their Spring 2009 edition. If you haven't seen this publication before, it is definitely something you need to start following. They have such a fresh approach to event decor with a great emphasis on floral. I love it... and was so honored to be chosen to be featured.
The theme for the tablescape was a Spring Palette of pale blues and silver, and I chose... Southern Garden Charm. The most sincere thanks to the vendors that helped me to put this together!

Wendy Putt & Fresh Cut
Garrett Merchant Photography
Maria deLaBarre, The Cake Diva
Fresh Ink
The China Cupboard

I think the shabby chic look is so fun and we were able to put our Southern flair the scenery. Enjoy the sneak peek...

The tablescape was created on a piece of furniture with a round glass topper. Then, we covered a glass topper with moss and had the base for our Southern Garden Wedding.

The place settings were from The China Cupboard in Flowood. We created floral skewers which made a beautiful accent to the table.

Loved the invitations!!! Fresh Ink (our new neighbors!!!) created such a whimsical look with over sized calligraphy on a pale blue cardstock, mounted on a silver back.

This magical creation was designed by Maria deLaBarre, The Cake Diva. The pintuck design mimicked the fabric we used through-out the scape. We placed the cake in a silver container filled with pale blue hydrangea.

So beautiful... yes it's real! Ask Garrett (the photographer) and my husband's office.

Trust me, none of it went to waste!

Such a simple, classic boutonniere and I LOVE this shot!

I also liked the wire treatment. It adds masculinity into the mix.

Truly a garden inspired bouquet, finished by the blue pintuck chair tie.

Doubling as the guests favor, this table card holder can be filled with any flower and any style table card. This table card was created by Fresh Ink to complement the whimsical garden style of the invitation. The table card holders can be found at Place Settings, in Highland Village.

Me & Wendy Putt (of Fresh Cut)

It was a crazy morning... freezing and the wind blew the center candelabra and candles (and the lighting equipment for the photographer too for that matter), but we got through it! And it turned out more charming than we could have imagined. Make sure to pick up a copy of Bride & Bloom magazine, on newsstands now!


  1. Shanna, gorgeous and inspired, my new fav words for you, your weddings and your ideas!!!!!

  2. So beautiful!! Congrats again on the feature and everything else new in your life!

  3. Shanna -

    Just wanted to say thanks for today! We are SO THRILLED that we are working with you! Our experience at A Southern Affair has been wonderful...and now as I read through this blog and see how talented you are, I'm not surprised that we had such a great time today!

  4. Those were some cool pictures I took - haha! I'm proud of all of thethings you're accomplishing, Shanna!!! Can't wait for our huge wedding on May 9th 2009!

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