Indie garden theme wedding: Kelly + Drew

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Kelly + Drew have that wedding that you look at once, twice, a third time before you go to bed, and think, “I want that wedding!”. It’s a garden theme done indie style, and looks incredibly fun. If the point of a wedding was to have top-notch photos to look back on, than W.Scott Chester delivered. But then again, so did Amy Osaba, with her impressive ombre flower arrangements and colorful event design. And…so did Kelly + Drew for staying focused on the things they felt were most important, and then budgeting around that versus what they were told they needed. Like we said, we want this wedding (and Kelly’s dress)!


We wanted  an indie, garden theme with a vintage feel and really loved the idea of gradients. Ombre and gradients are really beautiful and while sticking our heads together with Amy Osaba, the idea got pushed into fruition. We took the idea of gradated table linens and then used that to pick out the bridesmaids dresses. Then I used the bridesmaid fabric swatches to bring to the bakery for a gradient cake inside and it continued from there.






Kelly entered to the instrumental version of “This will be our Year” by The Zombies (this is their favorite song from their favorite band, so it quickly became the theme for the wedding).





I would say a major key to the theme was picking the right vendors. We love the whole feeling of these new types of hand-crafted weddings and wanted vendors that loved it as much as we do. Cristen of W. Scott Chester pointed us to Amy Osaba and both of them recommended Sun in my Belly. We suddenly knew we had an awesome trifecta of talent that had similar tastes and enjoyed working together. We gave them a general direction and said, “Do what you do best!”. I think micromanaging vendors can sometimes be to a persons detriment. When creative people are free to be creative, their best work usually comes out, and I’d say this applied for our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier!








The photography was the beginning link in a chain we were creating and we wanted the whole wedding to start from a certain idea and feel. Then we focused on the venue, followed by the design / flowers and food. We spent most of the money on things to make the wedding feel intimate and personalized, which I really think affected the moods of everyone at the wedding too. Make the rest yourself or get friends and family to help out if their willing. Those small things you make and add in may only get noticed subconsciously, but after getting married I think every ounce of love and time we put into the wedding, we got back from our guests ten fold.

Congrats & thanks so much for sharing, Kelly + Drew!

*FYI, W. Scott Chester Photography is now in our Pop-Up Shop!*

Photography: W. Scott Chester / Event Decor and Flowers: Amy Osaba / Wedding day-of-coordinator: Ashley Baber / Venue: Cator Woolford Gardens / Caterer: Sun in My Belly / Hair and Makeup: Brushworx / Wedding Cake and Pies: Gabriel’s Desserts / Additional Tent and Dance floor: Peachtree Tents and Events/ Band: Mick Kinney / Paper goods design: Lauren Giansante of Ink + Anchor / Bride’s dress: Melissa Sweet – Uma / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Necklace: BHLDN / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Tie: Alfani / Shoes: Calvin Klein

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k8te on Nov 8, 2011

wow, what a beautiful wedding. i definitely 'want this wedding'...all the details are perfect...gorg!

Sara Gray @ MarryThis! on Nov 8, 2011

How sweet! I love that first photo of she and her bridesmaids -- fierce!

Shannon {Shannon Reeves Events} on Nov 8, 2011

My goodness gracious! I can't figure out what I like most about this wedding. Her gorgeous dress, the amazing, cheerful color palette, the super-fun chevron dessert table, the pies, the twinkly reception. Thank you for sharing! Congratulations to all involved!

Louise - Bow Occasions on Nov 8, 2011

Such a gorgeous wedding. Bright colours are fab and are not used enough in weddings.

Nicole on Nov 8, 2011

I just love that first-look series of photos where the groom is coming down from those steps... just lovely~ C: And can this wedding be any more fun? Everything looks so vibrant! Nicky of JAF Gifts

Christina Brosnan on Nov 8, 2011

Just so fun! Love all the details and that cake!

Catharine Noble Photography on Nov 8, 2011

What an utterly gorgeous and inspiring wedding! I'm truly inspired by every little detail of this wonderful wedding. In particular I love the ombre effect with the bridesmaids dresses and cake etc. Well done to all involved! Catharine x

Fox and Beau on Nov 8, 2011

Absolutely LOVE this wedding! SO sweet!

Kelly on Nov 8, 2011

Love love love this!!!

Kelly Stevens on Nov 8, 2011

We were so lucky to have such amazing people be a part of our wedding. Best day of our lives! xo Kelly & Drew

Kristine {In Love, Engaged} on Nov 8, 2011

Wow. I pretty much love everything about this wedding. Her dress is incredible and I love all the pink details. The florals are beautiful and that last shot of them holding the balloons? AMAZING.

Simplethings Press on Nov 8, 2011

Wow... what a gorgeous dress! Incredible detail. Looks like such a fun wedding!

Joe on Nov 8, 2011

WOW!!! I am in love with the first shoot at first sight.I love the sunshine across the trees,beautiful.Pink details are romantic!:O

Keep-Smile on Nov 8, 2011

GREAT WEDDING! I ENVY IT ! :-) Hope I can also have such good wedding when I get marry. Thanks soooo much for sharing with us!!

Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! on Nov 9, 2011

Love this! The giant balloons are great.

Jacquelyn on Nov 9, 2011

Wow-how sweet! I can't even tell you what my favorite part is because I love all of it.

Katie on Nov 9, 2011

Does anyone know where the bridesmaid dresses are from? Especially both the one shouldered ones? I am in my friend's wedding in July, and she is looking for something exactly like those...any help would be much appreciated :-) Thanks!!!! ~~And, what a gorgeous event. The bride & her dress are stunning!!

Angie {Bella & Beya} on Nov 9, 2011

I'm with Katie! NEED to know where those bridesmaid dresses are from. They are PERFECT!

Saski on Nov 9, 2011

Kelly, please do let us know where the bridesmaids dresses are from. Looking for those shades for my bridesmaids. Your day looked so beautiful. Thank you so much in advance!

WE Events and Weddings in Italy on Nov 10, 2011

Great wedding! Many Compliments to the wedding planner!

Kelly Stevens on Nov 10, 2011

Hi Girls, The bridesmaid dresses are from Priscilla of Boston. :) xo Kelly

The Wedding Outlet on Nov 10, 2011

There are so many amazing details throughout this wedding. They are all gorgeous, from the brides dress to the colorful palette. Great job!

Gina on Nov 10, 2011

Does anyone know where to buy these giant balloons? I LOVE them and have seen them in many wedding photos, but not sure how to go about finding them...

Shawny on Nov 14, 2011

All of this was so peefect!! Does anyone know what kind of flower the ruffled, layered peach flower is in the close-up of the bouquet?!

Jenn Pentoney, Simply Sweet Weddings on Nov 16, 2011

I love the balloons and mason jars!

Louise on Nov 21, 2011

It's such a beautiful wedding, can I share some of your photos with my brides? I very much like the table flower stand decoration.

wedding invitations on Nov 22, 2011

garden theme wedding is very lovely and easy to get

Wedding Car Hire on Nov 22, 2011

This Garden theme Wedding looks so beautiful and enjoyable, these great Pictures are showing it all. Thanks for Sharing....

Sharon - My Wedding Marquee on Nov 27, 2011

A lovely use of vibrant colours. I love it :)

Wedding Photographer Romford on Dec 7, 2011

Very good photography. A photographer needs some necessary skills to be a good photographer. And I can say that you have them.

Danielle on Apr 18, 2012

Love it, so beautiful!! Where did you get the giant balloons from?

Bevin on May 14, 2012

Everything is amazing, the flower arrangements are perfect! Dying to know where you found these amazing balloons, please share?

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