Mindy + Jake | Dublin, GA Wedding
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Earlier this year, I found myself in the middle of a fairy tale. From our first phone call, I knew Mindy and Jake’s celebration would be the stuff of wedding day dreams, and it certainly did not disappoint. This true southern garden wedding draped in elegance and sparkle was one for the books!
Mindy is not only a blushing bride, but she is a kick-butt entrepreneur who has opened her own floral business and shop. She is taking the middle-GA flower scene by storm and is a force to be reckoned with! Her incredible eye for design has not only helped her business to blossom (pun intended) but it made her own wedding remarkable. Her husband-to-be, Jake, was kind and fun-loving and couldn’t wait to be married to his girl and celebrate with their friends and family. This spring Dublin day was one I won’t soon forget, and I am so excited to share it with you!
1. The Venues
Let’s set the scene. Born and raised in Dublin, GA, Mindy and Jake were true to their roots and tied the knot on Mindy’s family land. The ceremony backdrop was her gorgeous childhood home, and the reception was just a few yards away under a magnificent tent. Macon Tent Rentals never disappoints with their products or fantastic service and created a magical environment for all of the details to come together. Timeless Event Rentals provided the chairs for the ceremony, farm tables for the reception, and several other design elements that were just phenomenal.
2. The Flowers
As a florist herself, Mindy had immense dreams for her floral design, and Roy Lamb was the perfect person to carry them out for her. Lush, soft shades of blush mixed with wild sprigs of magenta, along with giant lanterns, candles, votives, and textured vases created a wonderland of texture and color. At the entrance to the tent, Roy crafted an incredible piece that stood over 6 feet tall and left a lasting impression. The tablecloths—a mixture of Mindy’s, Timeless’, and Celebrations by Alexa’s—tied the pieces together and gave the reception a luxurious, finished look. Truly, I’m still swooning over the design of it all.
3. The Food
Celebrations by Alexa has an incredible reputation for not only delicious food, but a flawless presentation. Alexa and her team don’t simply set up the dinner and refill the plates, but they contribute to the overall design and execute a remarkable dining experience. Boiled peanuts, macaroni and cheese, and a mashed potato bar never looked so extravagant. The food was delicious, the service was spot-on, and the staging of the tables was beyond any I’ve seen. I was incredibly impressed by their professionalism and Alexa’s keen eye. If you are looking for a caterer with as much of a passion for presentation as delicious food, Alexa is your girl. Also, did I mention there was macaroni and cheese? Hello, awesome.
4. The Special Extras
In addition to the glamour and beauty of the day, Mindy and Jake included some sweet extra things that made the day special. Rather than a traditional father-daughter dance, Mindy’s dad sang “Tennessee Whiskey” for the newlywed’s first dance instead. Also, Elaine Burge painted a portrait of the ceremony on-site! I was blown away by her skill and the beautiful treasure Mindy and Jake have in that portrait. Finally, I loved the choice for the groom’s tie: a pheasant feather bowtie from Brackish Bowties—a classy and fun southern touch.
I could go on for days about this dream wedding I got to be a part of. It was such a privilege to work with a team of incredible vendors, and to serve such a sweet family!