When a girl who grew up playing in the shade of a pecan orchard and a boy who dreamt of owning such an orchard fall in love, there’s only one place fitting for them to get married. Alton and Jordan became husband and wife under the sprawl of a hundred-year-old pecan tree at Vinewood Plantation, a barn wedding venue in Newnan, Georgia, and then celebrated with a charming Southern reception. Jordan spent hours with wedding planner Jeannine Kennedy, of Honeysuckle Wedding Company, scouring antique markets for the perfect glass and silver pieces to bring her vintage-inspired vision to life. To bring in some of her favorite colors, Jordan chose stunning blue dresses for her bridesmaids, and they all carried brightly colored bouquets. After a touching traditional ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a feast of upscale Southern comfort food, a fresh strawberry cake, and a whole spread of delicious pies, followed by a lively night on the dance floor to the music of bluegrass band, DejaBlue. Images by Atlanta wedding photographer, (once like a spark) photography.
Jeannine of Honeysuckle Wedding Company was both the event planner and florist for Jordan and Alton’s wedding. Jordan selected gorgeous, vibrant flowers that truly popped against the autumn landscape and rustic barn setting.
Jordan and Alton had a very specific vision for the reception: rectangular, vintage-style wooden tables without linens, which would create a rustic banquet atmosphere for their guests. They were both thrilled when Alton found the perfect venue for them to execute their vision at Vinewood Plantation.
In lieu of a groom’s cake, Jordan and Alton put together an Upton bird hunting-themed pie table, since Alton is an avid hunter. The groom selected all of the photographs, plates, and pies (strawberry rhubarb, pumpkin, blackberry, and apple cranberry), which Jeannine styled perfectly.
Music was a huge priority for Jordan and Alton, since they wanted their reception to feel uniquely like them. They chose sentimental songs for the string quartet to play at their ceremony, and then took a chance on hiring a bluegrass band for their reception. Their initial worry that no one would dance disintegrated as DejaBlue took the stage, and guests compliment them on the music to this day.
Venue: Vinewood Plantation | Planner, Floral and Event Design: Jeannine Kennedy at Honeysuckle Wedding Company | Caterer: Dennis Dean | Wedding Cake: Gabriel’s Desserts | Photography: Carla Gates at (once like a spark) photography | Band: DejaBlue Grass Band | Hair and Makeup: Claudia Mejerle, Kimberly McGill | Vintage Car Rentals: Joshua Richards | Stationery: William Arthur