Today’s wedding is, in two words, simply stunning. From the clear tent to the hanging chandeliers and the garden like setting, it eludes such a classic, timeless feel in every detail. Taking place at Boxwood Estate in Mocksville, North Carolina, Emily and Austin’s wedding was a beautiful way to celebrate forever together.
With a team of amazing vendors behind them, they were able to plan the day of their dreams in budget. Coordinator Marla Lawson of Marla Lawson Events provided the couple with some great tips for saving money while still having all the details you’re longing for.
From Marla: One way we helped Emily specifically for her wedding day, was after the ceremony. We removed some florals from the cross and placed them onto the cakes. It is a way to still use arrangements but in different ways throughout the evening while on a budget. We also did the arrangements for the chair markers for the ceremony with some florals and greenery she bought to have on hand for fillers.
Many times brides do not even think about repurposing arrangements or florals after the ceremony, and thats when I can offer my creativity and eye for detail with taking the items from ceremony and placing them throughout reception area to make that portion of the wedding even more beautiful! The more flowers the better! I have used garland from ceremonies and added it to sweetheart tables or taken floral chair markers and moved them to the dessert table to place the flowers in the donuts or cupcake displays. I use any extra greenery to fill in spots that look bare. Examples of these would be sign in table, favor table, seating chart signs, and etc. This is why having a coordinator is so important. Many venues have a coordinator but make sure you know what all they offer. Sometimes you may need two!
Check out Austin + Emily’s beautiful day below captured by Erica Serrano Photography.
Venue: Boxwood Estate
Entertainment: Friendly Neighborhood DJ
Catering: Five Loaves Catering
Photographer: Erica Serrano Photography
Florist: Flora Wedding and Event Flowers
Cakes: Christina’s Dessertery
Rentals: Southern Event Rentals
Make-up: Jennifer Abercrombie Beauty
Coordinator: Marla Lawson Events