Southern Elegant Weekend Celebration
Planning, Invitations, Event Design and Florals by Kristina Eaton Signature Weddings
Photography: Jenna Reichert
Venue: Barnsley Gardens
Cake Display: Sara Hardy Williams at Cakehouse on Main
Color Palette: Springtime mix of pink, blush and white.
Friday evening wedding ceremony in the chapel followed by cocktails and dinner for an intimate group of guests in the ruins.
Larger Saturday celebration of cocktails, dinner and dancing
Amber’s fun and whimsical style was highlighted by her two wedding gowns and fun selection of flowers and décor.
An intimate ceremony in the Barnsley Chapel for close family and friends was followed by cocktails and dinner in the dramatic and beautiful ruins.
Vintage furniture, mirrors and candles highlighted the elegant and moody mansion ruins creating a unique guest experience.
We used large floral wreaths hanging inside the open window arches to highlight the architecture and create movement by catching the gentle evening breeze as it moved through the ruins.
Flowers and candles highlighted the burned-out fireplace mantles scattered within the ruins and added soft romantic light.
Small wooden boxes hand made by Amber’s artistic mother were a charming tie-in to the aged wood of the ruins while holding charming bouquets of blooms on each dinner table.
A tempting display of mixed dessert was displayed in the old dining room of the ruins where guests could see Amber and Fran as they did their cake cutting.
A new gown and a live band were fun details to the second night of celebration.