Magnolia Manor inspiration shoot evokes coastal southern charm

Magnolia Manor inspiration shoot evokes coastal southern charm. Mobile Image

Oct 21, 2016

Towering oak trees line the approach to the majestic, white-columned Magnolia Manor, a brand new plantation-style venue that evokes southern charm and a simpler time in Angleton, Texas, just 20 miles from the ocean. [gallery type="columns" size="medium" link="file" ids="544,553"] Rebekah Krsak, fashion designer at Something Blue bridal boutique, says the team that put together the styled photoshoot by J&D Productions wanted to primarily highlight the recently-opened venue, complete with a wrap-around balcony, grand staircase, chandeliers and brick fireplace. “Of course the timeless elegance of Magnolia Manor set the tone for everything so we chose a dove grey dress called Dotson by Emmaline,” Krsak said. “It’s very ‘Southern belle’ with the sweetheart neckline and beaded embellishments, but the Swiss dot overlay made it just a bit different. The pearl headband had ivory streamers that looked beautiful in contrast with the braid in Arden’s dark hair and the way she wore it gave it more of a bohemian, edgy look. We topped everything off with pearls, which are very classic.” In choosing a color scheme for a venue along the Texas coastal plains where spring melts into summer in a heartbeat, Krsak and Event Details & Designs wedding coordinator Katie Clark went with Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 color of the year. “We wanted to pair a deep color like Marsala with coordinating tones that are perfect for spring and summer like blushes and peaches,” Clark explained. “Marsala is often used in fall and winter with darker colors but we wanted to show how rich colors could be used during the warmer months…which is what we experience most of the year.” The groom’s tuxedo has a burgundy jacket with a black satin shawl collar, while the B2 by Jasmine bridesmaid’s dress features a crisscrossing cowl back and a ruched, illusion top with a high neckline in cranberry. The flower girls wore dresses in two shades of blush, while the groomsman and ring bearer were decked out in classic black tuxedoes. [gallery type="columns" link="file" size="large" ids="550,548"] In designing the floral arrangements and tablescapes, Clark said she wanted to work with the Southern plantation feel and work with natural elements and wood tones, but without feeling rustic. [gallery type="columns" link="file" size="large" ids="552,554,555,556"] “I wanted it to be fitting for a true Southern belle but a bit bohemian too, with everything less groomed,” she said. “It’s still very southern in nature and we stayed true to that, but went with a more natural, wilder look.” Clark took her inspiration for the linens from the unique wedding gown selected by Something Blue. “Rebekah sent me a preview of the dresses and I saw that gorgeous lace detailing so I tried to incorporate that in the linen selections,” Clark said. “We worked with House of Hough to select linens that created a beautiful canvas for the floral arrangements and décor. We paired the crochet glitz overlay with a blush colored shantung. We wanted the linens to remain soft and somewhat neutral, allowing the colors in the flowers to stand out. [gallery type="columns" size="large" link="file" ids="547,545"] “Although neutral, the crochet glitz had a huge impact. It played up the traditional southern elements of crochet and lace, but with a trendy flare due to the added sequins. The garnet shantung napkin provided a pop of color, and the vintage floral stationary created by Remember November, Inc. perfectly complemented the floral and linen selections.” Clark opted for a romantic, suspended centerpiece over the sweetheart table and went with a vintage-style settee to provide intimate seating for the bride and groom. magmanor8 The hanging red amaranthus added some drama to the suspended centerpiece, and an abundance of seeded eucalyptus gave it that overgrown, slightly wild look. The arrangements also included hearts garden roses, berries and safari sunset to incorporate the deep red or Marsala tone, along with peach Juliet garden roses, an assortment of pink and apricot spray roses and stock. “Everything we did was meant to play up that Southern feel, where you can imagine yourself there on a warm evening, surrounded by fireflies under the oak trees,” Clark explained. “From the flowers and the natural wood chargers to the vintage floral stationary and the flickering candles on the patio tables, I feel like we stepped back in time, bringing a coastal, Southern wedding to life.” [gallery type="columns" size="large" link="file" ids="549,546"]   Venue: Magnolia Manor ( Apparel: Something Blue ( Photo: J&D Productions ( Floral and Decor: Katie Clark - Event Details & Designs ( Makeup & Hair: Audrey with Silverbox Secrets ( Stationary: Remember November, Inc. ( Linens: House of Hough (