We are so excited to share with you this stunning gold & greenery wedding at The Wedding Garden in Carbondale, IL. Natalie and Mark Edwards got married on a sunny, summer day in June! Their elegant ceremony was in the outdoor area of The Wedding Garden at Garden Grove in Carbondale, IL. and their reception was inside the gorgeous venue elegantly decorated with ivory, champagne, gold, and greenery. Natalie said when they wrote their vows they realized how opposite and totally different they are from each other, but still manage to live everyday with love. She said, “We both are the type of people who have strong passions about things in life and we let each other follow our dreams and never discourage one another- only constantly support. It takes strong people to stay true to themselves and we believe that’s why we work so good for each other. We realize unless we are happy with ourselves we will not be happy together. So our vows promised no matter how hard things get we will always support each other’s drive and passion and get through this life together. Saying our vows was the truest, heartfelt, unique moments of our wedding!”
Natalie said that her favorite part of the wedding was that they were able to have their dog Eli be a part of their special day! He was such a well-behaved and sweet dog! Natalie had the most amazing hair and makeup stylist on call for her all day long! Her new sister-in-law, Lauren Edwards, came from Tampa, Florida for to be a part of the wedding! Her side braid hairstyle paired perfectly with her strapless dress from Mia Grace Bridal! Natalie and Mark shared a first look before the wedding ceremony and we found a gorgeous ivy wall (that coordinated perfectly with their theme) for this special moment and they snuck in some snuggles before the day got started. This is always one of the most treasured moments from a wedding day. One of our most popular pieces for brides when they book us for their wedding is the wedding guestbook! Natalie and Mark’s guestbook featured their engagement photos that we took in Salem, IL last year.We were completely obsessed with the details from this gold & greenery wedding at The Wedding Garden! Look at that glittery gold table cloth and sparkly rings (the ring shots are always some of my favorites to shoot!) We love to incorporate reception details with the ring photos. The cake cutters were Mark Edward’s parents from their wedding years ago! Such a sweet “something old” for the newest Mr. & Mrs. Edwards to share for their wedding. Brittany Morris from Slate of Grace did such an awesome job on the chalkboard wall and all the signage for the wedding! This wall was extra special because Mark’s mother handmade the flower decorations for the wall!
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WEDDING | THE WEDDING & EVENT GARDEN | CARBONDALE, IL
HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST | Lauren Edwards – Style Hair and Make Up – Tampa, FL CAKE | Cakes By Ally
CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE | The Wedding Garden
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