It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re thrilled to share Jackie and Jon’s Enchanted Forest wedding at Rock Quarry Farm, shot by Riley MacLean Photography.
Jackie and Jon knew exactly what they wanted their wedding to be like – a cool, casual party with unique details that reflected their personalities and an eclectic, enchanted forest vibe. The couple sought out vendors with whom they could really connect, and assembled a solid team that helped them bring their vision to life, including Chelsey Morrison of Gather Together Events.
They selected Rock Quarry Farm because they loved its open space and how it could be easily customized to fit their vision, and complemented the venue with a color palette of pale pink, gold, and just a touch of sparkle.
Despite working long hours as a surgical resident, the bride did a ton of DIY work and had an eye for attention to detail. She collected items that were incorporated into the centerpieces and the lighting, knitted sashes for the flower girls and ring bearer, and even hand painted a yarmulke for each male guest, personalized with his interests! Leading up to the wedding day, the groom, a beer aficionado, drove all over the Southeast to collect really cool, rare beers to share with their guests at different bar stations set up at the reception.
Jackie and Jon also incorporated a slew of personal touches into their wedding day – the chuppah was draped with prayer shawls that belonged to the bride and groom’s grandfathers, and the bride wore her mother’s bridal cape during the ceremony. Dinner was served family style with a farm-to-table menu, and the couple ensured their guests had an absolute blast. The bridal party danced up the aisle to a Michael Jackson song during the processional, the events included a social hour in addition to the traditional cocktail hour, and comfortable lounge furniture was set around an outdoor fire pit.
Enjoy these gorgeous photos of Jackie and Jon’s wedding day, courtesy of Riley MacLean Photography.
Event planning & design: Gather Together
Photographer: Riley MacLean Photography
Venue: Rock Quarry Farm
Catering: BoxCarr Farms
Rentals: Party Reflections
Linens & table settings: CE Rental
Flowers: Watered Garden Florist
Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting
Bluegrass band: Thornhill/Parker Duo
Officiant: Rabbi Eric Linder
Cupcakes: The Cupcake Bar
Bride’s dress: J. Crew
Hair Stylist: Syd’s Hair Shop
Makeup Artist: Bree McKeen
Transportation: Greenway Transit