Valentine’s Day-Inspired Wedding on Jekyll Island

As a florist, I have been privileged to witness countless love stories come alive through the beauty of flowers. However, Megan and Jacob’s wedding on Jekyll Island at the exquisite Jekyll Island Club Resort was truly something extraordinary. From the Valentine’s Day-inspired color palette to the unexpected thunderstorm, every moment of their special day was etched with a touch of elegance and resilience.

A Valentine’s Day-inspired Wedding Design

With cranberry, mauve, and blush as the primary hues, the Gray Harper team created a romantic ambiance reminiscent of a fairytale. Our goal was to set the tone of the day and create an atmosphere that would capture the essence of Megan and Jacob’s love story. A touch of gold was incorporated into the design through votives and vases, adding the perfect amount of elegance and sophistication. 

Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding

After meticulously setting up the ceremony floral arrangements, we eagerly awaited the moment when we could transfer the ceremony flowers to the reception space. However, fate had other plans. As we sat down for dinner, the sky opened up, unleashing a storm of thunder and rain. It seemed as if nature itself was putting their love to the test.

Thunder roared, and lightning cracked, resulting in a delay that prevented anyone from entering the tent. But as the rain subsided, the skies cleared, revealing a glimmer of hope for Megan and Jacob’s wedding on Jekyll Island. With newfound determination, everyone rallied together to ensure that the celebration continued on.

With the turmoil of the storm behind us, it was time for the reception to commence. Inside the tent, the head table was a vision of bounty and romance. We achieved this by scattering fruits like grapes, figs, and pomegranates along the table to provide a lush, overflowing look that perfectly complemented the floral arrangements. 

Floral Design

Inside the reception tent, we designed an exquisite medley of cranberry, mauve, and blush blooms. The mixed arrangements included garden roses, tulips, ranunculus, Cala lilies, and freesia. While above the head table was a romantic floral installation intertwined with crystal chandeliers. We used red hanging amaranthus, eucalyptus, eleagnus, chocolate cosmos, and spray roses to create a statement piece dripping in romance. The contrast of the bold floral tones against the neutral palette in the wedding tent made a delightful surprise and was a design to remember! 

Megan and Jacob’s wedding on Jekyll Island will forever be etched in my memory as a testament to the power of love and resilience. Despite the storm’s interruption, their commitment to one another and the strength of an incredible vendor team helped bring this couple’s vision to life. Through the language of love and flowers, we painted a picture of romance and elegance that will test the times to come. If you are planning a wedding on Jekyll Island, we’d love to help you make it the wedding of your dreams! Learn more about our full-service wedding floral design service and if it’s right for you! 

Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding Ceremony with white flowers & white chairs
White wedding ceremony flowers

Flowers on metal gate at Jekyll Island Club Resort
Tented Wedding on Jekyll Island with hanging floral chandelier

Hanging floral installation with chandeliers
Wedding on Jekyll Island in a tent
Bud vases with burgundy flowers and fruit on table
White wedding table with burgundy and mauve flowers
White wedding cake with burgundy flowers


Planning + Design: Emily Burton Designs
Photography: Brooke + Paul Roberts
Linens: Nuage Designs
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals
Venue: Jekyll Island Club Resort

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