Neutrals, Olive Branches, Organic Florals and a Dreamy Pasture: These Flowers in Athens, Georgia are for the Romantics at Heart

From the ethereal bouquet to the organic arrangements hanging over the tables these flowers with all the couture details have so much to LOVE. When Whitney Downs of Whitewood Events invited me to be a part of her vision for Lauren & Gregg's garden-inspired wedding theme, I knew there would be magic galore in this natural setting outside their family home.

As the floral team that day consisted of family including my sister Amanda, niece Lilly and daughter Beatrice, we worked hard and had a good time there in that pretty place that's just north of Atlanta and outside of Athens. All business is personal they say. So it's fun to let you know the foraging that day was maybe the last time I shared collecting greenery with my Grandmother. It's with all sincerity that I tell you this floral work with family is among the most special. 

Remember to head over to Whitewood's post to see all the imagery by Anna Shackleford Photography. 



Here's what the planner, Whitewood Events, has to say, "there’s something about a wedding at a family home that is extra sentimental, and we’re very much here for that. Lauren and Gregg’s Tuscan-inspired reception at Lauren’s family’s home nestled within horse pastures was no exception." 

And, to tell us more Whitney adds, "The classic-modern invitation suite designed and calligraphed by Cami Monet were show stoppers, and featured custom artwork of olive branches and kumquats, elements included in the florals by one of our most admired ‘friend-or’, Colonial House of Flowers. Delicate additions of Blushing Bride Protea, flowering clover, classic and butterfly ranunculus, and (home-grown heirloom!) pomegranates brought Tuscany right into the South. True linens from La Tavola Fine Linen in an embroidered tile pattern provided the perfect backdrop for these shots - and for dining family-style under a sailcloth tent."

Our floral notes for the invitation suite include  foraged pomegranate branches and fruit from my Grandmother's garden and ranunculus. 

Hand collected olive branches by my cousin Brandon Fussell and I down at my Grandmother's house in Nashville, Georgia were tied on the  the backs of the guests’ seats. Olive leaves were also handed out to guests to toss as the happy couple recessed down the aisle.

Cami Monet also created a signature drink sign featuring the couple’s pups. 



Congratulations, Lauren and Gregg!


Photography | Anna Shackleford - Florals | Colonial House of Flowers - Ceremony Music | The Musicsmiths - Rentals | Oconee Events, Mayker Creative, BBJ Linen, La Tavola Fine Linens - Italian Cypress Trees | GoHedge Portable Greenscapes - Catering | LRG Provisions - Reception Entertainment | City Heat Band - Paper Suite + Cocktail Sign | Cami Monet - Cut Cake | Classic City Confections - Planning + Design | Whitney Downs for Whitewood Events

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