We always love a wedding at Serenbe: It’s the perfect scenery for romantic weddings, no matter what the size. So naturally when Melanie + Dan asked us to be a part of their small celebration at the fairy-tale-esc farm, we couldn’t wait to see what was in store! With family in France, Melanie + Daniel were drawn to ideas of their heritage and the French countryside’s culture, and wanted to make the Georgia farm feel like a little piece of Provence. Boy, did they hit the nail on the head! With the help of their expert coordinator, Jessica Sloane, Melanie + Dan isolated their top priorities when planning their wedding and kept them at the forefront, focusing on a romantic, intimate, and heartfelt celebration. As a photographer herself, Melanie knew better than to bargain shop when it came to her wedding photos, so she used Jessica Lorren to capture the brilliantly beautiful evening, and it certainly paid off.
Melanie + Dan’s wedding was full of personal pieces, from writing their own vows to their actual wedding date (which was BOTH of their parent’s anniversary–holy heart swell!), to Daniel singing his own song for Melanie during their reception. Sweet sentimental sap was just oozing from those old Georgia pines at Serenbe! And everyone was loving it.
Not only was their taste spot of for their overall mood of their wedding, but Melanie + Dan also selected a cast of crazy creative vendors to complete their special day. Serenbe’s fields were adorned with vintage farm tables, lounge furniture, and bistro lights from Goodwin Events, and the gorgeous garland gracing said tables were from Amy Osaba and her clever crew. Plus we L.O.V.E.d the invitations and paper goods from Signora e Mare, which seemed to set the tone of the whole evening.
For refreshments, Melanie + Dan selected several signature drinks like the SIMB peach + basil cooler, lavender lemonade, blackberry + clove spritzer, and rosemary + cardamon sparkler, talk about some thirst quenchers! During cocktail hour, baked brie served atop brioche toast points with fig chutney, duck confit + dried bing cherry chutney on crostini, and medjol dates wrapped in proscuitto with soft goat’s cheese were passed around for guests, but definitely not passed up. The French style themed was carried through the dinner menu, which featured braised veal with quince + fried sage, juniper + fig roasted pork tenderloin, and chicken roulade stuffed with speck ham + farro, served with Georgia fig preserves. For dessert, Melanie + Dan treated their guests to a buffet of French inspired desserts from Earth and Sugar, the perfect ending to a perfect evening.