Libby + Michael, St. Simons Island Wedding | April 30, 2016

Today’s blog post features a wedding that feels so classic and is yet so one of a kind. Libby and Michael were married in St. Simons, GA in what the bride describes as, "an eclectic mix of modern, clean, rustic, neutral, and relaxed.” Think  a backyard wedding with a local judge as the officiant; music playing from a stereo and dancing in the grass;  cold beer and all your closest friends.  Libby and Michael’s wedding and reception had a clear theme—relax, enjoy, celebrate!  Here’s my favorite example—the timeline had the ceremony start time as "3:00-ish” in order to "give time for the late-comers to get there” :) I love it! If you’re planning a backyard wedding of you’re own you’re sure to get lots of ideas from this wedding. Enjoy!


Libby's trick for keeping all of the wedding plans together and staying sane?  "Keep a small notebook to jot down ideas, make your guest list, etc. An excel spreadsheet is also handy for addresses (Minted has a great template). Make a note on your phone to capture those "I'm out and I left my notebook at home" idea moments--you won't remember them later. Also, delegate-- planning a wedding was a lot more stressful towards the end than I thought it would be!

When I asked Libby what her favorite part of the wedding decor was she said, "The palette wall my dad and husband built (and I helped paint) for our ceremony and the flowers tucked between the white-washed boards!" Check it out below--

SUCH a fantastic example of a wedding as a party for a couple so loved by their family and friends! I had a great time photographing it and have to agree with Libby when she says she wishes she could, "Add more hours to the day so we could spent more time with our friends and family!" :) Congrats, Libby and Michael! Wish you all the best!

Lydia Phillips

athens, GA, USA