Elegant Southern Wedding

Oct 23 2012

Even though some of the details that Daniel and Beverly planned for their wedding day didn’t quite work out–they weren’t deterred from enjoying their day to the fullest! Not only do we love their wedding photos, we love their wonderful attitude {as well as Beverly’s savvy planning advice} too!

Married under a beautiful old oak tree–Beverly and Daniel’s elegant southern wedding came true–complete with lovely lace, simple flowers,  lemonade, and in a low-country setting. Gorgeous photos. Gorgeous couple!

Wedding Style: Elegant, southern theme.
Wedding Colors: Navy and Yellow.
Ceremony & Reception: The Ribault Club on Fort George Island in Jacksonville, Florida.

Photography: Corinna Hoffman Photography
Thank Yous: MagnetStreet Weddings

Highlights of the day: Seeing each other for the first time … the ceremony and vows … having all of the people we love together to celebrate with us … the list goes on.  It really was a perfect day!

Advice you’d like to give

Go with the flow, roll with the punches, be flexible … things beyond your control are going to happen, but you can always control your reaction. Our whole reception had to be moved inside after dinner because of rain, I forgot to bring the beautiful cake topper I bought, so we had to improvise with fresh flowers, and our seating chart didn’t quite work out as planned. Things go wrong, but we still had the time of our lives at our wedding because we decided that we were not going to let little things ruin our wedding day! So our advice is to go ahead and mentally prepare for that.

Corinna Hoffman Photography

Advice you wished you took

I wish we had found room in our budget to hire a videographer. We have beautiful photos from our photographer and will cherish them always, but I still wish we had moving images of that day. It is such an important day that goes by so fast, so I think that having a video to look at years down the road is totally worth the cost.



Best part of the whole wedding day

Our first dance was the best part.  That was the point where we were able to take a deep breath and enjoy the celebration with our family and friends. All the stressful stuff was over.  The vows were done and we were finally married. It was a really special moment.



Advice you’re glad you took: We actually ate at our wedding!  I am so glad that we sat down long enough at our reception to eat the fabulous meal prepared by our caterer.


yellow and navy wedding invitations

Stationery Suite

Beverly and Daniel personalized:
Simply in Love Save the Date Magnet
Tender Tree Pocket Wedding Invitation and 
Chalk it up to Love Thank You Card


Want to see more? Please head over to Corinna Hoffman’s blog to see the rest of Daniel and Beverly’s lovely southern wedding.

Pro Shout Out

Corinna Hoffman Photography
Corinna was the first thing I knew I wanted for our wedding.  I was already  familiar with her and her work  because she was the photographer for the wedding of one of my best friends about a year before ours.  Five minutes into our meeting with her, we were sold! Not only is she a talented photographer, she is a pretty awesome person as well.  We love her and we love the sweet photos she captured not only at our wedding, but at our engagement session as well.

Mai Oui Gourmet
They were so awesome!  Choosing a caterer was the thing I was most nervous about, but when I met with Karen at Mai Oui she instantly made me feel at ease.  From choosing a menu to helping with table placement, she was a great help at every step! The food was wonderful and they also did a lemonade station for us that turned out exactly the way I envisioned it!

MagnetStreet Weddings
We ordered our save the date magnets, invitations, and thank you cards from MagnetStreet. We loved the fact that we could customize everything and really make it our own.  The tool was super easy to use and took all the stress out of what can potentially be a complicated task.  I spent some time browsing other, similar sites and definitely thought the MagnetStreet customization tool was the best one. For our invitations, I was specifically looking for something with a tree because an oak tree was going to be the centerpiece of our ceremony.  The Tender Tree design was perfect!


Congratulations and best wishes Daniel and Beverly! Thanks so much for sharing your day!



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3 thoughts on “Elegant Southern Wedding

  1. What a gorgeous old oak tree! A magical setting for a ceremony. I love how the invitation design matches the tree, too. Congratulations Daniel and Beverly!

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  3. I love this couple so much, and thank you MagnetStreet Weddings and Truly Engaging for featuring Bev and Daniel’s beautiful Southern wedding!! Always an honor to see our couples on your blog!! XOXO

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