You don’t need a green thumb to fall head over heels over this gorgeous garden wedding that Jackie Fogartie Events designed with just the right touch of something blue! With heavenly florals by Vintage Soul Floral Design, This wedding unfolds through the discerning lens of Amy Kolo Photography, Shannon and Kevin’s wedding is everything we dream of when we think of a floral frenzy heaven. Let the foliage be our witness as we dive into a world where love reigns supreme and blue is more than just a color—it’s a symbol of everlasting love, an emblem of the profound journey two souls embark upon as they say, “I do.
Shannon and Kevin met in Athens, Georgia, in 2017. Their first date was at a bar on a Wednesday night after work. Though they were only supposed to have one drink, they ended up staying for four hours. By that Friday, they were inseparable.
In 2021, the couple drove to Jacksonville for a long weekend with Shannon’s family. Dinner was booked at Epping Forest Yacht Club under the guise of Shannon’s dad’s birthday dinner. As they went to watch the boats at sunset, Shannon turned around to find Kevin on one knee and a photographer in the wings capturing the special moment. Both families emerged and celebrated the engagement together.
The couple wed at The VanLandingham Estate and took inspiration from the lush gardens. Personalization was key for their big day. Magnolias were featured on their stationery and cake as a nod to the couple’s first home on Magnolia Blossom Road.
Even their dog, Peach, was honored with a signature cocktail, The Princess Peach, and a custom illustration on the menu. Vows were made outside under an arch overflowing with roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, and dogwood in dusty blue and pink tones. A favorite memory from the day was the live painter the couple hired to create the perfect memento that hangs proudly over their bed.
After dinner, speeches, and dancing, the couple brought out their favorite dessert — Krispy Kreme donuts — as an ode to sweet new beginnings.
Photography: Amy Kolo Photography
Planning: Jackie Fogartie Events
Venue: Vanlandingham Estate
Florals: Vintage Soul Floral Design
Cake: Delish Cakery
Video: Davidson Film Co
Catering: Best Impressions Caterers
Stationery: Viri Lovely Designs
Dress: Hayden Olivia Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Beauty: Beauty Asylum Beauty Asylum
Entertainment: Dean’s Duets
Entertainment: Split Second Sound
Puppy sitter: Furever Friends
Rentals: PR Design Collection PR Design Collection
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