With a blossoming love story, it was only fitting that Rachel and Brandon tie the knot with a spring garden wedding at the Springwood Conference Center. The semi-outdoor atmosphere provided the perfect setting for their cutting edge color scheme of jewel toned hues combined with rose gold. K. Flower Designs incorporated the palette into the couple’s wedding stationery through floral prints and wax seals, while Tasty Bakery infused the shades with a semi-naked rose gold drip wedding cake and hand painted details. With the dapper groom in a burgundy tuxedo jacket and the bride with a beautifully boho braid courtesy of JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique, the two shared their first dance under the twinkling fairy lights of the venue before partying into the night with their joyful celebration. Oakwood Photo + Video didn’t miss a beat capturing the moments. Enjoy them all below!
About the Couple
Brandon and I first met in high school. Brandon had attempted to ask me out several times and finally, just to get him off of my back, I agreed to one date. He couldn’t get rid of me from that day forward, even if he tried! While it certainly wasn’t love at first sight, our relationship with one another quickly flourished into something neither of us ever wanted to live without. In the summer of 2017, Brandon proposed to me at the Relay for Life event my family does each year in memory of my sister. He got down on one knee in front of 100+ people during a speed painter performance. He had the artist do a special piece that read, “Will you marry me, Rachel?” It was an absolutely incredible proposal. All of my family and friends where there to witness it, making the moment that much more special. And, how cool that I now have this piece of art that I can cherish forever!
About the Wedding
My overall goal was to have a more non-traditional spring wedding. I envisioned a much moodier color scheme that focused on rich jewel toned hues, with accents of rose gold. Since my engagement ring was rose gold, it felt sentimental to bring it into the color scheme. I also really had my heart set on an indoor/outdoor venue that could provide us with an intimate garden setting. We went to tour Springwood Conference Center and instantly fell in love. The space has such character. It provided us the perfect ceremony and reception location for a romantic, garden wedding.
It is so hard to just pick one favorite moment when the entire day was just the absolute best day of my life! One really cool moment was my father’s toast. Springwood’s back patio has a second floor entrance with stairs. We were announced into cocktail hour on the stairs, where my dad gave a champagne toast. He ended the toast taking a giant group selfie! Almost every person I love made it into one photo. So special! On a more sentimental note, Brandon and I decided to write notes to each other to read before the ceremony. Every little worry I had about the day and if it would go seamlessly – if people would enjoy dinner or have fun dancing – instantly went away. In that moment, I remembered the importance of the day: marrying the love of my life, and nothing else mattered.