We were so excited when Elizabeth and Drew enlisted our help with designing the florals for their September wedding held at Church of the Good Shepherd and the Old Medical College in their hometown of Augusta, Georgia. Elizabeth wanted lush, organic, and lots of texture for her personal and reception florals, the perfect recipe for a fall wedding in our opinion! Her bouquet was a wild compilation of white lisianthus, astrantia, and olive leaf (her favorite!). The bridesmaids bouquets is where we injected some beautiful fall colors. They were the prettiest combination of dahlias, scabiosa, quicksand roses, thistle, and eucalyptus. We carried these florals into the wreaths on the front door of the Old Medical College as well as into the arrangements placed on the guest tables. The wow-factor however was the 8-foot wide wreath of greenery our floral design team created and hung in the rotunda of the reception space. It really was spectacular! We especially love these photos filled with joy, captured by Gately Williams of the bridal party at a friend’s home here in Augusta. How amazing is that antique greenhouse? Congratulations to Elizabeth and Drew! Thank you for asking us to be a part of your special day!
When two former Medical College of Georgia students decide to get married in the groom's hometown, there is only one venue that really fits the bill. The Old Medical College in the heart of downtown Augusta. Ashley and Thomas, currently both residents living in Atlanta, knew immediately that this venue was the perfect fit for them as it was the original location of the first ever medical college in the state, now the current MCG!
From our very first meeting, Ashley knew she wanted a color palate of soft blush pinks and neutrals. Lush, feminine, and romantic. Our floral designers created beautiful bouquets of blush pink and white garden roses, white hydrangeas, hellebores, astillbe, and eucalyptus. The stunning portraits by Mark Williams Studio below showcase them beautifully alongside the bridesmaids' Donna Morgan dresses. The groom's boutonniere was composed of a single white ranculus, while the groomsmen boutonnieres were made of hellebores and some seeded eucalyptus.
Ashley and Thomas decided to have a first look which took place inside the historic Reid Memorial Church in the Summerville neighborhood of Augusta. Following the five-thirty ceremony at Reid Memorial, guests made their way downtown to the Old Medical College to enjoy a delicious southern meal by Tastefully Yours Catering. The same florals used in the personal florals were continued into the floral design of the reception as well. We draped the tables in champagne linen, lots of votives for ambiance, and finished them off with arrangements composed of lots of seeded eucalyptus, garden roses, hydrangea, and dusty miller.
While guests munched on passed appetizers and the most beautiful charcuterie display you will ever see, our bridal party was announced and we kicked off the evening with Ashley and Thomas's first dance to the Etta James classic, "At Last." Make sure to scroll down to the very end to see some of the prettiest sparkler exit images we have ever seen.
Ashley and Thomas, thank you for entrusting us with such an important day. It was so special to be a part of it and to get to meet your wonderful family and friends! Congratulations and we wish you many happy years ahead!
Florals, Planning, Linens, & Rentals: Greg Boulus Events | Ceremony Location: Reid Memorial | Reception Venue: Old Medical College | Photography: Mark Williams Studio | Catering: Tastefully Yours Catering | Bar Service: Joe Willis | Cake: Summer's Temptations | Bride's Dress: Olia Zavozina | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan
The wedding we get to share today is special, unique, and completely reflective of the couple that entrusted us with their wedding day. We say this a lot (what can we say, we are lucky!), but Emily and Chandler are two of the sweetest, kindest, most genuine people we have ever had the pleasure of working with. They came to us last fall with a very specific vision in mind, hoping that their day would be the fairy-tale that they have been picturing for years. With subtle nods to the classic love story, Beauty and the Beast, we created a day filled with love and sweetness which is very clear in the gorgeous images that Lauren Carnes photographed below.
The ceremony took place at Sacred Heart Cultural Center here in downtown Augusta. It is such a stunning location that fit perfectly within Emily and Chandler's vision for their day. The stained glass cast the most incredible glow in the late afternoon light. For the personal flowers, our floral design team decided on an all-red rose bridal bouquet for Emily, which perfectly coordinated with the crimson bridesmaids dresses. We kept to neutral flowers for the rest of the personal flowers, hydrangeas, roses and lisianthus to name a few. We continued this floral design theme of red and white-tones into the reception at the Legends Club as well, and included some gold candelabras and champagne linens to continue the gilded romantic evening that Emily envisioned.
It was such pleasure getting to know Emily, Chandler, and their families and an honor to be included on such a momentous day for their families! We wish the two of them many, many years of joy, love, and laughter ahead!
Floral & Event Design, Linens, Rentals, & Wedding Coordination by Greg Boulus Events | Photography: Lauren Carnes | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Cultural Center | Reception Venue: Legends Club | Cake: Summer's Temptations | DJ: M&S Mobile Productions | Make-up & Hair: Cucumber & Mint | Catering: Creative Moments Catering | Bride's Gown: Sarah Seven from The Sentamentalist | Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff | Men's Attire: Savvi Formalware