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A Floral Fairytale St. Simons Island Wedding

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Nick and Julie’s St. Simons Island wedding is where floral dreams were brought to life in a captivating display of colors and elegance. This floral fairytale of a wedding consisted of a beautiful cool-toned color palette that mesmerized guests throughout the celebration. Below we share some highlights of the beautiful blooms that adorned the ceremony and reception spaces, adding an aura of romance and enchantment to this special day.

Simons Island Wedding Floral Design

Nick and Julie had a specific vision in mind for their wedding day and wanted their florals to showcase a beautiful palette of white, blue, and purple blooms. During our consultation, when Julie expressed interest in incorporating some color into her design, we let the creative juices flow and created a captivating symphony of colors and textures. Our team set out to find the most exquisite lilac flowers, which complemented the white and blue blooms splendidly. 

The Ceremony

For the ceremony at Saint Simon’s Presbyterian Church, we had the opportunity to showcase our creativity with big beautiful urns, which we designed on-site. Designing these magnificent displays on-site was so fun, allowing us to customize these pieces for the space and our couple. The result was nothing short of glorious, with the ceremony space brimming with the lush beauty of the white, blue, and purple flowers.

The Reception

To create a seamless transition from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding day, we repurposed the florals from the previous evening. With a different color palette for the rehearsal dinner, we carefully incorporated pops of blue to harmonize the look and feel. 

In the reception space at Forbes Farm, lush long arrangements we displayed on the long guest tables while billowing blooms were displayed in gold vases on the round guest tables. The addition of gold accents in the containers and candle holders elevated the entire design bringing an air of elegance and sophistication to their color scheme. The wedgwood colored taper candles were the perfect finishing touch, adding a warm and romantic glow to the reception space. 

One of the highlights of this wedding was the addition of greenery to all twelve chandeliers in the reception space. The verdant foliage brought a touch of nature’s charm indoors, creating a magical ambiance that left guests in awe.

Bringing Your Floral Dreams To Life

Nick and Julie’s St. Simons Island wedding was a true testament to the power of floral artistry in creating unforgettable moments. It was an honor to bring their vision to life, weaving together the delicate beauty of white, blue, and purple blooms with the elegance of gold accents and lush greenery.

As floral designers, we love working with couples who are not afraid of incorporating color into their designs; it is always so fun to work with the exquisite colors of nature! If you are looking for a floral designer who loves to execute gorgeous events that wow your guests, you are in the right place! Ask us how we can work together to create a one-of-a-kind design for your wedding!

Bride and groom exiting St. Simons Church ceremony
St. Simons Island Wedding reception with blue and white tables and greenery chandeliers
Blue and white linen with gold charger plate, gold cutlery, blue water goblets and floral runner
Wedding table with blue and white pattern linen with gold charger plate, gold cutlery and blue water goblet
Blue, purple & pink wedding floral centrepiece
Blue velvet couch with white chairs and gold glass table
Sparkler exit at St. Simons Island Wedding


Planning: Beth Williams and Company
Ceremony venue: Saint Simons Presbyterian 
Reception Venue: Forbes Farm 
Makeup: Felicia Cammon Beauty 
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals + Eventworks Rentals
Videography: Jeff and Mollie 
Catering: Halyards Catering 
Cake: Serendipity Bakery 
Band: Emerald Empire Band
Transportation: Lighthouse Trolleys 
Invitation: Paper Daisies Stationery 

A Dreamy Colleton River Club Wedding

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We are so excited to share with you some of our favorite highlights from this stunning Colleton River Club wedding. The day started with the perfect weather for a classic Southern wedding, with a gentle breeze rustling through the lush greenery of the golf course. Little did we know this wedding would present us with unexpected challenges and delightful surprises that would forever be remembered. 

Colleton River Club Wedding in South Carolina

South Carolina Wedding Floral Design

The bride had envisioned a wedding of timeless elegance with a theme of classic simplicity. The chosen color palette consisted of pristine whites and verdant greens, accentuated by subtle hints of silver and pewter. As the floral designer, it was our job to bring this vision to life, creating an enchanting atmosphere that would leave a lasting impression on the couple and their guests. So, during the planning process, we worked alongside Sincerely Yours Events to ensure every detail matched the bride’s vision in creating her dream wedding.

The selection of flowers for this grand occasion was nothing short of breathtaking. Roses, dahlias, tulips, and campanula added delicate layers of beauty, while stock, carnations, and Spanish moss provided textural depth to the arrangements. Delphinium, ranunculus, hellebore, and smilax effortlessly intertwined throughout.

To ensure longevity and freshness throughout the day, we incorporated preserved Italian ruscus into the design. Mums, astrantia, spray roses, and peonies introduced lush textures and intoxicating fragrances, while the whimsical touches of scabiosa and tweedia added a sense of enchantment to the overall aesthetic.

On The Wedding Day

The morning of this Colleton River Club wedding started out with perfect weather for an outdoor ceremony. So our team worked tirelessly to arrange the beautiful meadow floral arrangements on the ground for the ceremony. However, the wind proved to be stronger than anticipated, adding an element of unpredictability to the proceedings. Undeterred by this challenge, we resourcefully secured the arrangements using bricks from Andrea’s backyard, ensuring that every detail was fastened and would withstand the winds.

The reception held its own set of trials. Despite our best efforts, the tall arrangements in the reception tent repeatedly succumbed to the gusty winds. So, with a quick change of plans, we transformed the tall arrangements into bar arrangements that looked stunning as ever.

One of our favorite details of the reception tent was the floral chandelier that hung above the dance floor. For this, we added long strands of Spanish Moss to the chandelier bringing in a touch of the South and a hint of whimsical romance.

A Dreamy Day

Despite the unexpected challenges presented by the wind, this Colleton River Club wedding was an undeniable success. Our team’s unwavering commitment to bringing the bride’s vision to life, coupled with their creativity and adaptability, resulted in a celebration that surpassed all expectations. 

The experience gained from this wedding reaffirmed our belief that even the most meticulously planned events can surprise us with unforeseen circumstances. It is in these moments that the benefits of working with professional wedding vendors shine, thanks to their true creativity and resourcefulness. 

So, if you are building your team of professional wedding vendors for your South Carolina wedding or beyond, we’d love to help you with your floral design! Check out our portfolio for some examples of recent floral design projects.

Bridesmaids in champagne silk bridesmaid dresses with white flowers
white bridal and bridesmaid bouquets
Bride and groom kissing at Colleton River Club wedding ceremony
Bride and groom with flower petal exit at Colleton River Club wedding ceremony
Tented wedding reception with floral chandelier and wedding cake


Photography: Holly Felts
Planning: Sincerely Yours Events 
Cake: Wicked Cakes of Savannah 
Rentals: Ranco Event Rentals 
Venue: Colleton River Club

Bright & Colorful Sea Pines Resort Wedding

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As the florist for Joanna and Eric’s Sea Pines Resort Wedding, I couldn’t have asked for a more delightful couple to work with. Joanna had a clear vision in mind: she wanted bright, happy colors without an overwhelming amount of greenery. With her guidance, I carefully selected a stunning array of flowers that would bring her vision to life and complement the beautiful surroundings of Hilton Head Island in October.

The Wedding Day

The day of the wedding was absolutely perfect. The weather was ideal, with a gentle breeze and clear blue skies. Joanna and Eric’s ceremony was a true Southern vision and took place under a majestic moss-draped Liberty Oak tree. The aisle was lined with colorful meadow arrangements filled with bright pinks, soft peaches, and pops of yellow.

While setting up the tented wedding reception on the 18th lawn, I couldn’t help but appreciate the breathtaking backdrop of this Sea Pines Resort Wedding. With a stunning ocean view in the background, this South Carolina wedding venue does not disappoint! I loved how the vibrant green grass of the golf course served as a canvas for the explosion of colors we were about to create.

Sea Pines Resort Wedding Flowers

The flowers I chose for Joanna and Eric’s wedding were a true celebration of nature’s beauty and a celebration of Joanna’s happy and colorful design. We incorporated a variety of blooms, including pink peonies, garden roses, delphiniums, ranunculus, dahlias, campanulas, and preserved Italian ruscus. These flowers added layers of depth and texture to the arrangements, creating a visually captivating display. To enhance the overall aesthetic, I included yarrow, ferns, Italian variegated pittosporum, solidago, spray roses, snapdragons, tulips, and butterfly ranunculus. These additional elements added pops of color and an organic touch to the design.

Each centerpiece and bouquet was meticulously crafted to reflect Joanna’s vision. The vibrant hues of pink, yellow, and orange danced harmoniously together, creating a joyful atmosphere that mirrored the couple’s love and happiness. For the centerpieces, we opted for a combination of white ceramic and rustic gold vases, which paired beautifully with the votive candles on the tables. Tall taper candles and fresh bowls of citrus fruits provided additional bursts of color on the guest tables.

Sea Pines Resort Wedding Venue

Working with the staff at Sea Pines Resort was an absolute pleasure. Their professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran smoothly. From the initial planning stages to the final execution, their expertise and cooperation made my job as a florist even more enjoyable. If the impeccable level of service isn’t enough to choose this South Carolina wedding venue, then the immaculate property with picturesque views is.

Being part of Joanna and Eric’s Sea Pines Resort Wedding was truly an honor. Their trust in my ability to bring their vision to life was deeply appreciated. As a florist, there’s nothing more fulfilling than bringing designs to life that reflect a couple’s unique love story. And in this case, I’m confident that the vibrant colors and elegant designs added an extra touch of enchantment to their unforgettable day. If you are planning a Sea Pines Resort Wedding and are looking for a floral designer to bring your vision to life, we’d love to hear from you!


Photography: Justin Leon Brown 
Venue: Sea Pines Resort 
Day-of Coordinator: Folie à Deux Events 
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals

What Makes Gray Harper Unique as Your Floral Designer

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When choosing to work with Gray Harper Florals, you not only get a skilled and passionate floral designer, but you also get our knowledge of working in the wedding industry for over ten years as a planner. That’s right! Owner and lead floral designer Andrea used to be a wedding planner! You may recognize her from the Design Studio South team; she is always organized and busy planning the next big thing. 

It is no surprise that there are some crazy talented floral designers in our industry. However, they do not bring the well-rounded knowledge of events and level of organization that Gray Harper does, which sets us apart from others!

Benefits of Working With a Floral Designer Who Use To Be A Planner

With several different wedding florists and floral designers to choose from, we wanted to share with you the benefits of working with a florist who used to be a planner.

1. We are organized

As a past planner, planning and organization run in Andrea’s veins, so there is no doubt that she will be organized. As a result, you can be guaranteed that your experience working with us will be seamless and stress-free! Andrea runs a pretty tight ship in her studio and is always looking for ways to improve her systems to work smarter, not harder. 

2. Planners like working with us 

When you and your planner decide to work with the Gray Harper team, they can rest at ease and know that we are organized and on top of things. They don’t have to micromanage us or worry about the details. We have been in their shoes, and they appreciate how easy we are to work with. We aim to make each of our client’s floral experiences run smoothly during their planning, design, and on-site to help all involved.

3. We understand how to be flexible 

One skill that a planner learns through their experience is how to be flexible and adaptable on site. For example, when the timeline says to set up florals at noon, but the venue still needs to set the linens, that is no problem! We are team players and will gladly lend a helping hand to get those linens set so that your florals are ready in time for your event.

We believe in providing a beautiful and quality product for our clients and working as a team with your fellow vendors. We understand that while we provide a very pretty product, it’s not about us but how all the vendors work together as a team to get the job done for our clients. We absolutely love bringing our client’s visions to life through flowers and working with all the incredibly talented vendors in our industry! Head on over to our Portfolio to check out some of our most recent work! 


Planning: Design Studio South
Photographer: Jade + Mattew Take Pictures

A Daufuskie Island Wedding at Haig Point

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Kailin and Jeffery approached the Gray Harper team for help with designing their destination wedding in South Carolina, alongside planner + designer Pejy Kash. The couple was planning a Daufuskie Island wedding at the stunning Haig Point. For their Haig Point wedding, we assisted Kailin and Jeffery with their floral design, as well as sourced and supplied all rentals for their celebration.

Fall Floral Design

The Gray Harper team worked alongside Pejy Kash from Pejy Kash Events to create a natural, fall-infused design. Kailin, the bride, put total trust in us to create something beautiful that she would love, and we did just that!

For the ceremony, we chose to stick with natural florals that fit into the surrounding landscape. Since the ceremony at this Daufuskie Island wedding took place on the beach, we opted for light and airy florals with greenery and dried grasses. We filled the ceremony arrangments and backdrop with warm-toned blooms and grasses, which were complimented by the wood chairs and surrounding sand on the beach. It was the perfect neutral and natural design for this setting.

The couple gave us the creative freedom to create a floral design focused on fall tones for their wedding reception at Haig Point. It was such a breath of fresh air to be able to let our creative juices flow and create a one-of-a-kind fall floral design for this couple. One of our favorite wedding reception features was the floral installation on the ballroom ceiling and chandelier. For this, we used lots of textured florals in deep burgundy and warm copper tones. We then draped lush greenery, including spanish moss, over the chandelier to create a cascading effect. The result was absolutely stunning!

Logistics of a Daufuskie Island Wedding

Daufuskie Island is an island between Savannah and Hilton Head Island. This unique southern region is beautiful for a destination wedding; however, there are lots of logistics to consider when planning a Haig Point wedding.

As the island is only accessible by boat, everything sourced and supplied for the wedding must be brought on a barge or the island’s ferry system. In the days leading up to the wedding, we loaded a truck with the rentals we sourced and supplied. That truck then had to be brought over to the island on a barge. Finally, in the early morning hours on the wedding day, our team loaded Kailin and Jefferies florals onto a ferry to arrive at Haig Point. Along with the additional logistics of getting the items onto the island comes the additional cost of staffing, transportation, and time. Even though there are more details to consider when planning a Daufuskie Island wedding, the results will far exceed expectations!

Our team had an absolute blast pushing the creative boundaries for this fall floral design. Thank you, Kailin and Jeffery, for trusting us with your design and helping to bring your Daufuskie Island wedding to fruition.

If you are planning a destination wedding and are looking for a floral designer who can make a one-of-a-kind wedding design, we’d love to connect with you! We offer full-service wedding floral design, where we will work with you to create a unique and customized design that feels like a piece of artwork! Be sure to check out some examples of our full-service wedding floral design here!

Bride getting dress buttoned up

Daufuskie Island wedding ceremony

Beach wedding ceremony backdrop
Beach wedding ceremony on Daufuskie Island
Black and white photo of couple kissing at beach wedding ceremony
Bride and groom portraits on the beach
Blackand White Bride and groom portraits at water fountain
Haig Point wedding reception with blue tables and wood chairs
Haig Point wedding reception
Three tiered naked wedding cake with fall flowers


Designer/Planner: Pejy Kash Events
Photography: Medialand NYC
Venue: Haig Point
DJ + Lighting: Crush Entertainment
Florals + Rentals: Gray Harper
Officiant: Sarah’s Hilton Head Vows
Hair: Bride’s Side Beauty
Makeup: Stephanie Perez
Cake: Custom Confections
Dress: White House Bridal- Justin Alexander 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Custom Suit: Enzo
Custom stationery: Pink Champagne Design

A Rose-Infused Crane Cottage Wedding at Jekyll Island Club

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Danielle and Tucker’s rose-infused Crane Cottage wedding at Jekyll Island Club turned out beautifully! From the beautiful Georgia wedding venue to romantic wedding design, this couple and their guests were treated to a magical southern summer wedding. 

Crane Cottage Wedding at Jekyll Island Club

Nestled in the private gardens of the Jekyll Island Club lies Crane Cottage. It is an Italian renaissance style building that is a dream wedding venue for a romantic garden-inspired wedding. Crane Cottage is the perfect place for a southern wedding, with indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy. The Gray Harper team loves any opportunity to design a Crane Cottage wedding at the Jekyll Island Club. We have designed many ceremonies in the sunken gardens in the past but loved how Emily Burton Designs used the space differently. The planning team opted for a tent in the sunken gardens and the ceremony on the lawn under an old Live Oak tree covered in Spanish moss. Thus making this an completely outdoor wedding.

Southern Summer Outdoor Wedding 

It was a challenge pulling off an entirely outdoor wedding in July in the South. However, due to inclement weather, we had several plans to ensure our couple’s vision went off without a hitch.

On the wedding day, it was stormy and rained on and off. So the entire vendor team kicked into full gear to transition from plan A to plan B and set the ceremony up under the tent. Thankfully the skies cleared just before the ceremony, and we could pivot back then to plan A so that our couple could have their dream wedding ceremony on the Crane Cottage lawn.

Southern Floral Design

The floral design for this Crane Cottage wedding was lush and romantic, with lots of roses. Yellow roses were significant to the couple, so we incorporated pops of yellow garden roses throughout the design.

A soft pink, peach, and yellow pastel color palette was incorporated throughout the space, and it looked beautiful in the tent. We included a mixture of tall and short floral arrangements at the guest’s tables. We also accentuated key areas like the bar and stage with lush blooms of Delphiniums, Smilax, blush pink Hydrangeas, peach roses, and lush greenery. The ceiling installation above the dance floor was a favorite feature and a stunning focal point in the tent. Filled with pink and white Delphiniums and lush greenery, this ceiling installation took the guest’s breath away.

Working on Danielle and Tucker’s Crane Cottage wedding was an absolute joy. We love any opportunity to work at beautiful Georgia wedding venues with as much character and personality as the Crane Cottage at Jekyll Island Club. If you are a Southern wedding planner or a newly engaged couple looking for help with your floral design, we’d love to speak with you! Head to our contact us page and fill out an inquiry form today!

Crane cottage wedding ceremony
Southern bride and groom
Wedding photos with vintage car at Crane Cottage wedding
Crane Cottage wedding tent at Jekyll Island Club
Beige and white lounge at tented wedding reception
Southern bride and groom
Wedding photos with vintage car at Crane Cottage wedding


Photography: Anna Shackleford
Planning & Design: Emily Burton Designs
Catering: Jekyll Island Club Resort
Cake: Cathy Huber Cakes
Hair + Makeup: Paulina Perez
Wedding Dress: Henri’s Cloud Nine
Florals: Gray Harper
DJ: Island Sound
Lighting, Tent & Chairs: Beachview Rentals
Fireworks: Pyrotecnico
PaperGoods: Dogwood Blossoms
Videography: Danielle Shackleford

Intimate Waterfront Wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar

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Isabelle and Brandon hosted an intimate waterfront wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar this past spring. It was a beautiful and relaxed affair planned by our friends at Sincerely Yours Events

Wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar

This unique Savannah wedding venue is ideal for the relaxed bride and groom looking to host an intimate evening with their closest friends and family. At The Wyld, you can have a romantic low-country wedding ceremony on the deck overlooking the waterfront and classic Savannah marshes. Your guests will enjoy the classic Southern grub served by this amazing restaurant while taking in the laid-back low country view.

Floral Design Inspiration 

For this wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar, our bride wanted the florals to feel like they were a part of this outdoor Southern wedding venue. So, we paired the perfect spring wedding color palette of peaches, pinks, and baby yellow with relaxed blooms. 

The bride requested we incorporate a sentimental family flower into her floral design, the orchid. So, we added orchids into Isabelle’s bridal bouquet and Brandon’s boutonniere. Simple and understated arrangements of white blooms and greenery lined the wedding aisle and were displayed in wicker baskets. At the end of the aisle, we designed an asymmetrical floral wedding ceremony arch. The wedding arch perfectly combined relaxed florals, including peach roses, pink dahlias, and baby yellow carnations. We absolutely loved how this spring wedding color palette suited the laid-back vibe of this wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar.

In the reception space, we displayed a combination of petite ceramic vases with greenery and fresh herbs, along with lush and oversized floral arrangements. We incorporated the most beautiful green candles into the design to honor this laid-back marsh-side wedding venue.

Working with Isabelle & Brandon on their intimate waterfront wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar was an absolute pleasure. These two were blessed with the perfect spring day in Savannah, and we wish them nothing but happiness as newlyweds! If you are looking for a floral design to match your unique Savannah wedding venue, we’d love to help you! At Gray Harper, we love to create beautiful floral designs that accentuate the individual elements of our couples and their venues. So, get in touch with us to schedule a consultation call today!

Asymmetrical floral wedding ceremony arch
Savannah wedding ceremony
Savannah bride and groom
Wedding centrepieces on picnic tables
Peach, orange and yellow wedding flowers


Event Planner: Sincerely Yours Events
Rental: Event Works Rentals
Photography: Sarah Ingram 
Band: Legacy Band Live 
Cake: Vanilla And The Bean 
Venue: The Wyld Dock Bar

Real Wedding | Floral Fall Wedding in Savannah

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In September, as the days grow shorter and the air gets crisper, it begins to feel like fall in Savannah. This September day, in particular, was perfect for a small and intimate wedding in the heart of the Savannah Historic District. Kellie and Bill’s floral fall wedding took place at the elegant Mansion on Forsyth Park, and the day was absolutely beautiful!

Floral Fall Wedding Design

The floral design for this downtown Savannah wedding was inspired by traditional and classic southern elements with pops of Fall colors like burgundy.

Kellie’s floral fall wedding bouquet consisted of dusty pink astilbe, white campanula, roses, ranunculus, and burgundy dahlias. Her bridal bouquet was the perfect combination of soft tones with bold pops of color and texture.

Lush floral fall wedding arrangements, which sat in ceramic vases, lined the aisle during the ceremony. Our team also installed a beautiful display at the altar above the couple with dusty pink and white roses and lots of eucalyptus.

Savannah Historic District Wedding Venue.

The Mansion on Forsyth Park was the perfect backdrop for this intimate celebration. The ceremony took place in the stunning marble garden courtyard where our couple exchanged their vows. Friends and family gathered under the elegant tent where lush greenery on the walls of the Mansion complimented the wedding design. Upstairs in the art gallery, guests met Kellie and Bill for their reception. Filled with lots of character and charm, the galleries are a unique option for your reception at the Mansion.

If you are looking for a unique Savannah wedding venue for your destination wedding, The Mansion on Forsyth Park will provide your guests with a truly unique experience. It was the perfect location for this floral fall wedding, which had a classic southern feel. 

Whether you are local to Savannah or planning your dream destination wedding beyond, we’d love to work with you to bring your design vision to life! So, reach out and let us know where you are planning your dream destination wedding!

Savannah bride getting ready
Savannah Mansion Wedding Ceremony Decor
Savannah bride and groom kissing
floral fall wedding bouquet with white, pink and burgundy flowers
Savannah bride and groom
White, pink and burgundy wedding flower arrangement
Three tiered wedding cake with fresh florals
Savannah bride and groom


Photography:  Bronston Photography  
Design + Coordination:  Design Studio South  
Venue, Catering, + Bar: Kessler Collection- The Mansion on Forsyth Park  
Florist:  Gray Harper Florals  
Hair + Makeup:  Royal Makeup And Hair 
Baker:  Vanilla And The Bean 
Chair Rentals:  Event Works Rentals 
Band: Equinox Orchestra.  
Transportation:  Trolley Tours  
Linens: BBJ Linen  
Signs:  Low Country Paper Co

Real Wedding | Sensational Sea Island Wedding in Georgia

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After three postponements due to the pandemic, it was an absolute joy to finally celebrate Kelley + Watts Sea Island wedding. The couple welcomed family and friends to their destination wedding in Georgia with a weekend of wedding activities. The wedding weekend began with a relaxed wedding welcome party with a tropical atmosphere and ended with the joy of Kelley + and Watts celebrating their marriage with out-of-town guests.

Classic White Floral Design

Our bride, Kelley, had a vision of all-white florals with a dash of tropical elements on her Sea Island wedding day. So, the Gray Harper team created a floral design with lush white blooms and lots of greenery. For the bridal party, we blended ferns and orchids with all white flowers to create green and white wedding bouquets. The bridesmaids and bridal bouquets were filled with texture-rich white blooms like Stock flowers, Hellebore, Phalaenopsis Orchids and Anthurium. While the groom’s and groomsmen’s boutonnieres were made with white mini Cymbidium Orchids.

Tropical Floral Details At Sea Island Wedding 

 Kellie Ryan Designs did a wonderful job at designing the reception space to highlight the bride and groom’s all-white and tropical floral vision. Centrepieces and floral arrangements included a variety of textured white blooms like anthuriums, canterbury bells, orchid stems, and orchid plants. Palm leaves and ferns were used to bring the tropical elements of the design to life. 

Guest tables were draped with crisp white linens and topped with greenery runners, white blooms, french gray-coloured pillar candles, and votives. The chandeliers were draped with lush greenery, which provided an element of depth to the reception space.

One of the most memorable features of this Sea Island wedding reception was the two breathtaking floral arrangements that wrapped the pillars of the entrance. These installations welcomed guests as they entered the space and were the perfect pieces to set the tone for the evening.

As florists, we love to create unique and stunning personalized designs for each of our couples! When designing the florals for Kelley + Watts Sea Island wedding, we wanted to bring the bride’s all-white floral and tropical vision to life in every floral element possible. Each detail was thoughtfully chosen and incorporated into the design, from the moment guests arrived and saw the statement floral installation to the bridesmaids all white tropical-inspired bouquets. If you are dreaming of a destination wedding in Georgia, we would love to work with you! We love bringing our couple’s unique visions to life through the beauty of flowers!

Bride and groom portraits at Sea Island Resort wedding
White bridesmaid bouquets with orchids and ferns
Wedding reception decorations at Sea Island wedding
Buttercream wedding cake with white flowers and greenery
Wedding flower exit


Planning: Kellie Ryan Designs 
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Rentals: Beachview
Venue + Catering: The Retreat – Sea Island

Real Wedding | Soft And Subtle Floral Design At Jekyll Island Club

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Last March, we had the honor to work with Kathryn and Jeffrey on their floral design for their destination wedding in Georgia. We worked with the couple to design their florals for their welcome reception, wedding ceremony, and wedding reception.

When choosing a Georgia wedding venue, having a beautiful garden setting was essential to Kathryn and Jeffrey. So, the two decided on the Jekyll Island Club Resort, a historic wedding venue on the Georgian coast. With a picturesque Southern setting, this quaint little island is the perfect place for a destination wedding in Georgia.

Behind The Wedding Design

During our initial consultation, Kathryn shared that she wanted a floral design with mainly white blooms that incorporate pops of subtle blue and soft blush flowers. In addition, it was important that her wedding flowers complimented the lovely garden setting of Crane Cottage and its immaculately landscaped sunken gardens.

Kathryn’s family had a special sentiment to the blue Irises. So, a special mother’s bouquet was created for Kathryn’s mom that incorporated this important family flower.

With the wedding boom in full swing, we knew some challenges would be upon us. What was unexpected was that these challenges would come so early into the year. Many florists and designers have had to navigate flower shortages and floral shipping delays; this wedding was our first experience managing these floral shipping delays. Kathryn’s flowers were actually stuck in Tennessee for two days before we could get our hands on them. Thankfully our amazing Gray Harper team jumped in as soon as their flowers arrived to help bring this beautiful floral design to life!

The Wedding Ceremony

Kathryn and Jeffery got to enjoy a magical outdoor wedding ceremony in the sunken gardens of Crane Cottage. Part of their wedding and floral design was to continue celebrations at an outdoor reception on the lawn. Unfortunately, due to unpredictable weather, we had to make a rain call earlier in the day. So, we decided to move the reception indoors to the Jekyll Island Club Resort’s ballroom. As unlucky as this change in plans was, our couples indoor wedding reception turned out beautifully, thanks to an incredible vendor team.

Kathryn’s bridal bouquet included the most stunning combination of white blooms with pops of soft blush Ranunculus. Her bridesmaids held smaller bouquets that complemented this lush bridal bouquet. Each bridesmaid bouquet included petite dusty blue florals along with soft blue and pink ribbons that complimented their dusty blue bridesmaid dresses. One of our favorite design elements of this wedding was the paper cones filled with white rose petals. Kathryn and Jeffery had their guests throw rose pedals during their processional, and it was absolutely magical! 

The Wedding Reception

Long wooden tables were set up under a magical array of twinkling lights and subtle greenery inside the ballroom. Dusty blue accents were sprinkled throughout the reception design with the inclusion of blue napkins, blue water goblets, and light blue Tweedia flowers in the centerpieces. While soft pink florals were highlighted on the wedding cake and added to the centerpieces. From votives to vases, delicate accents of gold complimented each table, while the guest place settings were finished with individual sprigs of olive.

Even though our couples wedding had a few minor bumps along the way, we are so pleased to see how this floral design came together. The combination of subtle blue, soft blush, and classy white blooms brought this wedding to life. We love working with couples to bring their floral design visions to life and incorporating special touches along the way. So be sure to reach out and start your wedding design process with us!

bride and groom first look
bride and groom first look
Georgia wedding ceremony
flower petals for wedding
bride and groom
white wedding bouquet
White wedding cake with flowers
white wedding table decor
Sparkler wedding exit


Photography:  Brooke Roberts Photography
Videography: Square City Productions
Coordination: Design Studio South
Venue, Catering + Bar:  Jekyll Island Club Resort
Florist:  Gray Harper Florals & Styling
Hair + Makeup:  Brides Side Beauty
Baker: Vanilla And The Bean
Officiant:  First Coast Ceremonies
Rentals:  Beach View
Reception DJ:  Island Sound Live 
Transportation:  Martins Vintage Rides 
Bride’s Dress:  White Magnolia Bridal 
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie 
Groom’s + Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse
Paper Goods: Minted

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