Chic Farmhouse Greenery Wedding


James + Brittany 

Bowing Oaks Plantation, Jacksonville, Florida

Brittany and James celebrated their wedding at the Bowing Oaks Plantation, in a romantic greenery & gold farmhouse gathering in the reception barn planned by Bridget MacDonald of Biscottis. After donning his handsome Navy pilot's uniform, James waited for his first look of Brittany under a centuries old live oak tree out in the garden, and gave him the surprise of seeing her glow in her amazing fairy princess gown. After their wedding mass, they left the chapel by walking under an "Arch of Swords" by his Navy friends (I had to research the origin of this!) , which is a tradition we adopted from the British forces as a way of showing that the military will protect this couple as they literally shelter them with their swords. And following tradition, Brittany was welcomed as a military wife with a playful spank by one of the sabers.  It was all very grand, and a wonderful way to honor the bravery of a serviceman and his wife.

The highlight of the night was when James and his airforce pilot buddies surprised everyone by walking out in snappy red jackets and serenading his bride with "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" from Top Gun. Everyone did an amazing job making sure everything about this place was magical- from the Old Florida feel beneath the live oak trees, to the cozy bride & groom suites, to the warm atmosphere of the Oak Ballroom, and it was such an honor to photograph such a memorable, beautiful event in the history of these sweet families.

Chapter I : Morning


Chapter II: First Look


Chapter III: The Ceremony



Chapter IV: The Reception

…there’s something between us; a sort of pull. something you always do to me and I to you.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald



Jacksonville Wedding Venue: Bowing Oak Plantation | Facebook | Instagram
Wedding Photographer: Shaina DeCiryan Lifestyle Wedding Photography | Facebook | Instagram
Wedding Planning + Catering: Bridget MacDonald of Biscottis | Facebook | Pinterest
Bridal Gown Style: Sweetheart Strapless Ruffled Organza Ballgown
Bridal Makeup: Nicole Kaleel Pro | Facebook | Instagram
Bridal Hair: Modern Classic Beauty Casey Powell & Nikki Todd | Facebook | Instagram
Floral design: Name | Facebook | Instagram
Wedding DJName | Facebook | Instagram
Wedding Cake: b the bakery - Mallory Finnell  | Facebook | Pinterest

In light + love,

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