For us, it was absolute love at first sight when we saw this wedding on The Conservatorie’s website. This celebration has all the markings of a true Southern affair — the Spanish moss-infused trees, the perfect warm climate, and the ultimate intimate celebration between old friends and family. We just love the addition of woodsy elements, such as the vases wrapped in bark and the tree trunk stands. Make sure you check out all images in the gallery!

garden florida wedding

garden florida wedding

From Amy of The Conservatorie: Danielle, a display coordinator for Anthropologie and her husband Luke, a graphic designer, wanted to put their own touches on many aspects of their wedding. Some ways included designing their own invitations, cooking the food, and using found objects and family heirlooms as key elements. Luke’s design company is called Dandy Hand. They were able to screen print their own invitations, response cards and recommended attire cards. The cuisine consisted of build your own sandwiches accompanied by Luke’s “famous” potato salad among other things. 

garden florida wedding

garden florida wedding

Danielle’s Grandmother is a collector of sorts, so Danielle was able to use some of her old wooden cheese boxes in the centerpieces (her great grandfather collected them when he worked for the Railroad). She also provided old hat pins to put in the bouquets and a necklace that Danielle wore with her J. Crew dress. All the girls were told to “buy something sweet” and “to not be afraid of pattern” and to also wear their favorite riding boots.

garden florida wedding

garden florida wedding

Danielle’s aunt made the frames you see hanging from the trees. Their ceremony was tucked underneath an umbrella of live oak trees (the prized beauties of the south). They bought the pews themselves to create a intimate area in the large space they had.

garden florida wedding

garden florida wedding

All in all they gave us, the florist, a ton of creative freedom, simply looking to mix rustic masculinity with dainty feminine items. We loved it!

View all wedding photos here

Wedding vendors (St. Augustine, Florida):

Wedding ceremony and reception venue: St. Augustine Rod and Gun Club / Wedding flowers: The Conservatorie Floral and Event Design / Wedding Photography: Ben Sasso / Wedding invitations: Dandy Hand / Wedding dress: J. Crew


Comments (22):

  • Wedding Photography Yorkshire on April 26, 2011

    I'd love to do more garden weddings, unfortunately England doesn't have the climate to support them very well. Oh well, I'll keep picking up on ideas from you guys in the mean time. Tess xoxo
  • Mike on April 4, 2011

    The flowers are gorgeous. My wife and I hired the Conservatorie ( for our wedding and exceeded our expectations. Amy Fretto understood who we were and created artful and unique arrangements that were unforgettable. As a north Florida resident and past client, I give them my highest recommendation. It's nice to see them getting some recognition!
  • making invites on April 3, 2011

    sooo beautiful. love your dress and the bridesmaids. awesome.
  • marilyn on April 1, 2011

    i love it...alll gosh breathless practically thats like my wedding dream... so sweet and i love the idea of hanging frames...
  • Vivienne on March 31, 2011

    what an absolutely gorgeous couple & wedding x s t u n n i n g x vivI.Iviv
  • Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie on March 31, 2011

    Such soft pretty colors! Xo
  • buttonsLACEandLOVE on March 30, 2011

    This wedding is ADORABLE!!! I love the way that the bridal party is dressed!! Absolutely adorable!! This is going on my inspiration board :)
  • WedinStyle wedding planner in Vietnam on March 29, 2011

    Love the hanging frame!!!
  • Athena on March 29, 2011

    The photographer is a genius.
  • lydia {ever ours} on March 29, 2011

    loving how natural it all was. love the pews too.
  • .amanda. on March 29, 2011

    everyone looks perfectly natural. I love it.
  • colette on March 29, 2011

  • WhoWhatLogos on March 29, 2011

    Outdoor beautiful. We love the frames in the trees!
  • Amanda Thorson on March 29, 2011 the pale colors.
  • Crystal on March 29, 2011

    Hooray! This wedding was so much fun -- so nice to see you guys featuring it. Everyone involved was so talented (not to mention the sweetest people). :)
  • kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} on March 29, 2011

    These are lovely! What a cute theme for their wedding!
  • Toni on March 29, 2011

    Absolutely stunning !!! You can see the Love in everyone's eyes. And the flower girl is Precious !
  • Erica Ann Photography on March 29, 2011

    Oh my gosh, I love it all! The ceremony looks awesome with the pews and I love the wedding party attire!
  • Amelie on March 29, 2011

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! :) This helps a lot I am research wedding venues near Jacksonville and this definitely helps me so much!!! Thanks! :)
  • KB {eleGALA} on March 29, 2011

    This bride is adorable! I love the idea of placing church pews outside... brilliant!
  • Kristi Wright on March 29, 2011

    Love this wedding. I adore the bridal party's attire!
  • Monica on March 29, 2011

    Beautiful! And those photo prop frames are AMAZING!!!


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