Andrew and Sophia met while working at a Wildlife Conservation Preserve in North Florida, where Andrew works with the endangered birds and Sophia works with the cheetahs. We love how they infused outdoorsy elements for their woodland-inspired wedding, such as feathers that Andrew collected, and bird-inspired details throughout the design to link their personal story to the beauty and celebration of their day.
Dairing Events helped this couple pull together an incredible team of vendors that made every detail so special. We love the rustic and natural feel that their venue, Walkers Landing, created, which made for the perfect setting for the elegant outdoorsy wedding. From the bouquets and the table arrangements, to every floral detail in between, the balance that the white and lavender blooms from Ruby Red’s Floral and Garden created truly brightened the space. And of course the dessert display from Alleycakes Bakery not only provided an array of sweet treats, but also created a gorgeous design feature in the reception.
You will not want to miss all of the incredible details from this wedding day that Ashley Steeby Photography beautifully captured!
From the bride, Sophia:
“We really wanted our wedding to encompass our relationship. I think before we even chose a date, we made sure we could have Adair (our wedding planner). I think I told her we wanted a winter wonderland wedding that was woodland chic. It didn’t even make sense to me but somehow Adair read our minds and made it a reality. It was centered around pinecones and bird feathers. I collected all the pinecones from work so it still had a touch of White Oak. Andrew is a total bird nerd so there were hint of birds everywhere. The seating chart was based off birds. There was also a birding station that overlooked the marsh.”
We are obsessed with the cleverness and unique details that this couple incorporated into their wedding design. It’s not every day that you see a bird-inspired wedding, but they pulled it off in such a beautiful way that transformed their elegant rustic wedding into something incredibly personalized.
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Event Planning: Dairing Events | Photography: Ashley Steeby Photography | Ceremony Venue: Walkers Landing | Reception Venue: Walkers Landing | Floral: Ruby Red’s Floral and Garden | Stationery: Olivia Grace Paperie | Wedding Cake: Alleycakes Bakery | Rentals: Luxe Party Rentals | Linens: Luxe Party Rentals | Hair: Casey does hair | Makeup: Studio Bride | Catering: PJ’s Catering | Wedding Dress: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids