04.12.2014 {{The Reception Venue}}

7.09.2014

One thing that I particularly loved about our wedding venue was the idea of having everything in one central location. No one had to drive anywhere after the ceremony in order to get to the reception venue. In fact, no one had to walk more than twenty feet before they were greeted with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 
After the ceremony the guests made their way to the reception area while the family and wedding party stayed behind for pictures. The venue was plenty large enough to accommodate taking all the pictures that we wanted to take without being in a focal point of our guests. Meanwhile, we had both bars open and plenty of hors d'oeuvres for our fabulous guests to enjoy during cocktail hour while we were busy finishing up pictures.
The entire back courtyard served as the venue for the reception. We had tables placed throughout the yard for guests to sit and enjoy the seated dinner, a barn that was opened after dinner for the photobooth and grooms cake, and an atrium in the back that housed another bar, the restrooms, the wedding cake, and a memory table. The center of the venue featured a gorgeous large water and fire feature that was one of the main focal features of the venue. Finally, between the barn and the atrium, underneath a large oak tree, featured the band and dance floor. 
I made it a point to add personal touches throughout the wedding and venue. We had a framed dedication to our parents as well as pictures of them on their wedding day, a monogrammed cornhole game, and my favorite, a memory table with pictures of our loved ones who were looking down on us from heaven. Some of the pictures included my granddaddy, Steven's grandparents and great grandparents, my great aunt and uncle, and my high school best friend who passed away a couple of years ago. 
The tables were adorned with short centerpieces filled with gorgeous purple flowers and greenery and beautiful vintage candles that gave off the perfect amount of light as the sun began to set. We had different size and shaped tables throughout the venue with two different kinds of lines on each so they gave an asymmetrical vibe but still coordinated beautifully. 
It was so amazing to see everything come together on the big day. I had a vision of how I wanted the venue to look, but it was so much better than I could have ever imagined. Our wedding day was a dream come true!
 Venue || The Oaks Plantation
Flowers || Hot House Studio
Dress || Lazaro 
Photographer || Armosa Studios
Catering || Kathy G. & Company

If you missed it, be sure to check out the rest of our wedding day recap:


28 comments:

  1. gorgeous! it looks straight out of a fairy tale!!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL. NO other works can describe!!!

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  3. SPEECHLESS! Talk about absolutely amazing.

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  4. Oh my gosh that venue is BEAUTIFUL!! You picked a good one :-)

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  5. I seriously can not get over how absolutely STUNNING your venue was!! Looked so amazing!

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  6. Wow wow!! Your reception looked absolutely amazing... and looks like perfect weather too!

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  7. Oh my, what a fantastic and gorgeous venue! And the decorations *swoon*!! Everything looked perfect.

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  8. Wow this looks amazing! Gorgeous pictures & fantastic venue!! LOVE the memory table, too. Might have to steal that idea :)

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  9. That is gorgeous! I wish we had a place like that in Houston. And I love how you put Dancing Shoes out for your guests!

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  10. Seriously gorgeous! I'm convinced, if I lived in your area, I would have chosen this venue, as well. Absolutely loved all your little details too!!

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  11. Morgan, your reception is absolutely amazing! Everything is so stunning and done perfectly! I love all the little details, how beautiful the flowers were, the way there were different areas. Just beautiful!

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  12. Every detail about your wedding day looked absolutely perfect and gorgeous! The pictures look like they are straight out of a magazine!!! I love the colors, details, and every aspect of your venue!

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  13. Man!!! This is like something out of Brides magazine! Like a fairytale! Everything is seriously so perfect!! :)

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Love every little detail :)

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  15. Love this! They look so beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, where did you order the koozies from??

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  16. I love everything about this especially the memory table! That is such a great idea. It is all so beautiful!

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  17. So pretty! I went to a wedding there last summer, but they didn't have many tables so there was basically no where to sit down. Love how you had all the tables and everything set up. Much better use of space. :) Love the flowers and everything too!

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  18. WOW! Breathtaking. Every single detail! Xx.

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  19. Just beautiful! Our ceremony and reception was at the same venue, too. Everyone loves that idea :)

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  20. So gorgeous and so many great ideas. I love the table with the loved ones pics and the saying with it. So cute and the pics are beautiful.

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  21. Such a beautiful wedding!! Love those big pots you used as centerpieces!

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  22. That place is gorgeous!! Loving the old Southern feel!!

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  23. SO BEAUTIFUL!! This looks amazing, what a wonderful wedding :)

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  24. stunning!! i simply can't stop stalking your wedding photos girl!!

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  25. OMG your reception was beautiful!!! Everything looked amazing!! Love all the little personal touches you added too. And your colors are gorgeous!

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  26. Once again I'm in LOVE with your wedding pictures and all of the details!! But my favorite piece is the "if heaven weren't so far away" sign!! I've seen it at other weddings- perfect way to honor loved ones! Happy almost weekend!!

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  27. I went to a wedding here several years ago and fell in love. When I got engaged, we didn't even shop around. It was this place or bust.

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  28. Truly, I love this outdoor reception hall venue!! I completely agree with you that it has large space to organize any type of grand events. Hey, Could you please share some article on reception halls in Atlanta too?

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