Modern Southern wedding: Jen + Jonathan

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If we had the ability to show this wedding in 3-D that would be amazing. Sadly, we cannot – so the heart shaped 3-D glasses you’ll see later will have to do for the time being. This wedding is, to put it in one short and sweet word: rad. Jen + Jonathan not only had a fun and modern wedding, they even had a celebrity mashed-up name (Jennathan)! When we caught wind that the gals of Domestic Construction were friends of the couple and had free reign to design a wedding in a modern art museum, we knew it was going to be full of pretty.

modern southern wedding

modern southern wedding

Talk about a fun, grand entrance. Together with their wedding party, Jen + Jonathan piled into a parade of pedicabs and rode to the Jepson Center together.

modern southern wedding

modern southern wedding

Aren’t you just loving her dress? Jen designed it herself and had the help of Kathryn Conover to make it come to life. Same thing with her bridesmaids dresses – Jen designed them (perfectly with a nice sexy slit on the side), and sought the help of Mabel Ogawa to create them. We love how modern they look, and how completely wearable they can be well after the wedding.

modern southern wedding

modern southern wedding

For Jen and Jonathan’s big day we wanted to design an environment that was fun and festive while also keeping to the casual modern vibe they desired. The Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center provided a clean backdrop for the event but we felt that it was important to bring in warmth, and love.

modern southern wedding

modern southern wedding

Materials such as burlap runners, rough cut paper details, and raw edged custom fabric napkins helped in creating a contrast between the modern vibe of the museum and the warmth they desired. Each place setting included a striped handmade napkin, a ball jar water glass with a tea-stained tag stamped with the date of the wedding, and a pair of custom 3-D glasses (customized by trimming each one and applying brown paper to the faces + including a J and J stamp for a personal touch). It was a fun sight to see everyone put on the glasses and discover the surprise when they looked up at the lights and the room was filled with hearts!

modern southern wedding

We chose florals in a simple clean palette of creams, light peaches, and deep purple browns. Graphic artichokes, soft peonies, and hydrangeas were arranged in mercury glass containers and scattered down the tables to furthermore create the contrast of the hard and soft.

modern southern wedding

We are totally digging those 3-D glasses – yet, another fun DIY project that we can’t wait to steal! The Domestic Construction ladies nailed it – this wedding was modern and cozy in all the best ways possible. Thanks for sharing your talent ladies!

Congrats Jennathan – you two make one rad and adorable couple!

Photography: Max Dworkin / Event Design: Trish & Maureen of Domestic Construction / Venue: Telfair Museums: Jepson Center for the Arts / Stationery Design: Ryan Thomann at Life: Curated / Printing: Annie at Rock Candy Media / DJ: Brendon Robertson / Music & Playlist: Chris Thomas at Left As Rain and Remember Paper / Sound equipment: Live Wire Music Hall / Bride’s dress: Designed by bride, made by Kathryn Connover / Brides shoes: Life Curated / Bridesmaids: Skirts designed by bride, made by Mabel Ogawa / Silk tanks: The Addison Story / Groom’s suit: Topman / Catering + cupcakes: Michael Pritchard at Starlight Dining Group / Beverage: Charlie Ganem and Sons

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Candace {} on Aug 11, 2011

This wedding has everything - style, location, unexpected elements. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Toni on Aug 11, 2011

Hi ladies! Any idea where the bride's shoes are from? They're stunning.

Ruth on Aug 11, 2011

I love the dress! So impressed that the bride designed it herself! Gorgeous wedding.

Kristan on Aug 11, 2011

Candace, I'm with you. THOSE SHOES!

100layercake on Aug 11, 2011

Hi ladies! We're contacting the bride now to get some info about those adorable shoes. ; )

Sabina on Aug 11, 2011

I love this idea of a guest book...and those glasses are so funny

Anna Naphtali on Aug 11, 2011


amanda @ baci on Aug 11, 2011

That dress makes me swoon!!! Love it all :o)

domestic construction on Aug 11, 2011

Hey ya'll! The shoes are from Life Curated, an amazing boutique in Brooklyn. Here's their site:

100layercake on Aug 11, 2011

Oh thanks ladies! Incase anyone is wondering those two lovely ladies at the end of the post are the creative minds behind Domestic Construction. Seriously, off the wall talented!

Vanessa on Aug 11, 2011

What a stunning wedding and yes saw those shoes and loved them.. please if the bride dosen't mind sharing... Greetings from New Zealand

Julie on Aug 11, 2011

Congrats on the spectacular wedding Jen and Jon. What a beautiful venue for 2 amazing people. Sending you both love. -jules

rebecca on Aug 11, 2011

,,,what a beautiful bride, her dress! oh so lovely!!!,,,i love the venue and the decore, brilliant idea and place to be married,,,

Mary Herrington - Forever & Ever Events on Aug 11, 2011

Really loving the modern simplicity! So chic + cool. x

Jen C on Aug 11, 2011

I am completely obsessed!

ana {lucky in love sf} on Aug 11, 2011

oh my goodness! theres so many things that I love here that I hardly know where to begin! her dress? gorgeous! I was just saying that I wish i was brave/bold/cool enough to wear some pink in my wedding dress. that illustrated plate? adorable. the 3-D glasses? How cool! Thanks for sharing

Soul Pretty on Aug 11, 2011

Her wedding dress is perfection...and the photography...sigh.

cha on Aug 11, 2011

How did the glasses turn the lights into hearts??

Megan on Aug 11, 2011

LOVE the plate guest book! Any idea where it is from?!?

Jasmine on Aug 11, 2011

I love the dress and I have to say the bride looks stunning in it!

Lacey @ Lacey Wagner Events on Aug 11, 2011

Love this wedding from top to bottom. So modern, sophisticated, and chic. Well done!

Corail, petite fiancée on Aug 12, 2011

I'm in love with....the Bride's dress !!So lovely !

Aadams1 on Aug 12, 2011

your wedding dress is so gorgeous, I love the dress and I have to say the bride looks stunning in it! thanks to post here.

roni jaco on Aug 12, 2011

Thanks you for sharing this fabulous event. I was unable to make the wedding so this was a treat. You did a fantastic job of making it come alive! Fabulous styling.

dana on Aug 12, 2011

Those shoes...that DRESS...the ceremony of the stairs!! This bride has got impeccable taste! On a side note. Did you need to cut your burlap runners? I am using burlap as a table runner for long tables as well. How do you make sure it's cut straight??

CY on Aug 12, 2011

Where did she get her guest book made?

Ayelet on Aug 12, 2011

Those look like Rebecca Minkoff shoes.

Jon's Mom on Aug 12, 2011

The guestbook/platter shown was made by the people at a paint your own studio in Columbia, SC. Here is their website :

Lexi on Aug 15, 2011

I am so in love with this wedding! Her dress, the bridesmaids dresses, those shoes! On a side note, I checked out the Life Curated website and it seems they sell several brands of shoes ... I think those perfect heels are probably Rebecca Minkoff but I'm not sure and can't find them online. :(

Godbey & Gant: Vintage and Couture Bridal on Aug 15, 2011

The colored underskirt and the SHOES are simply magnificent.

Jacquelyn on Aug 16, 2011

The pedi cabs are so fun!

vencanice on Aug 21, 2011

Yes, what a beautifull wedding dress, and even more beautilful bride. Shoes are adorable.

Melissa - Keith Pitts Weddings on Aug 30, 2011

LOVE the details, gorgeous all the way around!

Corrie Anne on Sep 9, 2011

La la LOVE that dress!!

Heather on Sep 18, 2011

LOVE the dress, love the bridesmaid dresses, love the tables!! Beautiful!!

Cecil Hanser on Oct 21, 2011

Hiya, I'm really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and web and this is actually frustrating. A good web site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web site, I'll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can't find it.

chelsea malone on Oct 25, 2011

the shoes are Rebecca Minkoffs vamp platform pumps. hard to find in this color. but AMAZING.

Rene @ BargainHoot on Mar 14, 2012

One of my favorite weddings!!

Kayla on May 30, 2012

Love Love Love everything about this wedding!! were did the beautiful Bride find that dress?

kit on Jun 11, 2012

Love this wedding! Have a pair of these shoes to sell - BRAND NEW WITH BOX! I LOVE them, but I have to admit to myself that sadly, they do not fit. Size: 39. Email me: Thx.

tiobiloute on Jul 5, 2013

Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossips and internet and this is really irritating. A good blog with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for keeping this website, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

celebrity kitchens on Dec 3, 2013

I will be genuinely working with style and as well formatting within your website. It happens to be fantastic

Cathy on Feb 27, 2014

I want that dress! how do i get in contact with the person who made it? please send me any info you have. I've been searching everywhere for a dress like that......

Holly on Apr 16, 2014

Hi! Yes how do we contact who made this dress? It's unbelievable!!! I've been looking everywhere! (:

Brittany on Apr 23, 2014

Does anyone know where that gorgeous wedding dress came from? It's so beautiful!

Cathy Lafond on May 7, 2014

Those who are interested in the dress I found the designer. She is out of NY. Website is

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