Ever since we met Christa and Tony we have been so excited for their wedding day to come. Not only are they an amazing couple, but they chose one of my favorite venues. Their Dreamy Southern Wedding took place at the beautiful setting of Arundel Estate. We call it a dreamy because the whole day was just one amazing thing after another!
From blind date to happily ever after!
We are totally in love with these two and have had the honor of getting to know them through their wedding planning process. A little tidbit about them is that they met on a bling date with attending Florida State University. You may remember these lovebirds from when we did a feature on their beautiful engagement session at Lake Louisa State Park. If you did not get the chance to see it or want to revisit it, you can find it here: Sunny Autumn Engagement Session.
A dreamy location for a swoon-worthy southern wedding
I could write for days about Arundel Estate. It is seriously one of my favorite places to take photographs. Everywhere you look you can find the perfect spot to capture amazing photos. I love the elegance and sweet southern charm feel. We are also obsessed with the old oak trees all around the property; particularly the ones that they got married under. Those old oaks add such magnificence to the ceremony.
This day could not come soon enough
There are so many details from this wedding that had us swooning. One that we love are the sweet notes Christa and Tony wrote to each other on the bottom of their shoes. They were sweet words of love and excitement for the day to come. We also liked how Christa gave Tony a gift box of goodies that he opened while getting ready for the day. Including the ever important turkey jerky!
Other things we love from the start of their day are the gorgeous matching floral robes Christa and her bridesmaids wore while getting ready. Christa was an vision in her gorgeous wedding dress and her beautiful smile had everyone captivated. Tony even shed some tears of happiness when we got the first glimpse of her at their first look.
A dreamy day all around
As we mentioned earlier, Christa and Tony were married under the large old oak trees in their beautiful outdoor ceremony. Everything from the florals to the unity ceremony setup was perfect. They had their cocktail hour in the back of the estate by the pool before everyone moved on over to their outdoor reception.
Everyone was blown away by their reception. It was outdoors under a large clear tent and romantic market lights strewn about. Breathtaking is the word that comes to mind when describing how incredible it was. Christa and Tony danced and celebrated the whole night long with their friends and family. At the end of the night they were sent off with a sparkler exit leading to a classic Bentley that drove them off to begin their happily ever after.
This was one of those days that you never want to see end, which is why we have been so excited to bring you this dreamy southern wedding. There are a lot of beautiful images in this one for you to enjoy and when you get to the bottom you must also check out the video put together by our amazingly talented videography team, Love and Lustre Weddings!
Venue: Arundel Estate
Planner: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Photography: Bumby Photography
Videography: Love and Lustre Weddings
Hair and Makeup: Moonstone Artistry
Catering: Arthur’s Catering
Cake: Sweets by Holly
Ceremony Music: Olga Ferroni
Transportation (Guests): Pegasus
Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation
Bridal Salon: Fashions by Farina
Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: Morilee