St Simons Island Wedding Photographer | Musgrove Plantation Wedding | Ashley and Marcus

February 20, 2018


Ashley and Marcus could not have had a more perfect wedding day. Sunny with a breeze. A waterfront ceremony at Musgrove Plantation underneath Spanish moss. A bright and spacious reception space. It was a dream. In a world of MANY blush weddings, Ashley decided to take blush and make her her own. By adding dusty blues and deep maroons, she truly made the wedding day her own. 

From Planner, Emily Burton:
The Vision: Whimsical Fall Elegance with an emphasis on the natural surroundings // How I accomplished the vision: I Pulled in natural farmhouse tables tables that matched the natural wood on the surrounding trees. All of the signage was a combination of wood and lucite to bring in a bit of whimsy and was adorned with natural greenery and oversized peonies. 

The Food: Ashley and Marcus were such foodies, hence we chose “fun plays” on their first dates like the famous taco truck in dallas (hence the mini margaritas and beef tacos that were served at their wedding.

From the Bride, Ashley:
1) How was your wedding perfectly “Southern”?
When I think of the South, I think of the deep south, where my Grandmother grew up. I think of the marsh, the live oak trees, and of course the Spanish moss. A proper Southern wedding to me, combines the carefree southern attitude with elegance. Our wedding happened to be this perfect combination of fun and fancy. I couldn’t have asked for a better venue; Musgrove Plantation is a beautiful location right on the Marsh and we were surrounded by these grand old live oaks covered in Spanish moss. 

2) What was your vision for your wedding day? What made you choose certain colors or decor?
My vision for the wedding day was a combination of otherwise contradicting elements; I wanted to be married on the marsh, in the backwoods surrounded by live oaks and Spanish moss but I also wanted it to be an elegant affair. I wanted it to be both effortlessly fun and yet sophisticated. The decor almost picked out itself, we had a rustic look with classic dinnerware and chic little elements added in. As for the colors, I knew I wanted to incorporate blues and pinks without it looking like a baby shower and the deep merlot and gold just happened to compliment perfectly.

3) What is the moment you remember most about your wedding day?
I remember it all! It was so much fun, from getting up early with the girls to get ready to dancing the night away, I want to do it all again! The moment I remember most, and perhaps my favorite of the day, was walking down the aisle with my father. I stepped out from the little maze garden and was immediately caught with joy by the sight of all of the people that had come to celebrate with us. The sight of my soon to be husband, standing under the giant oak tree, looking very dashing in his tux didn’t hurt either! I’m definitely not one of those people who likes to be the center of attention but in that moment, will all eyes on me as we walked down the aisle, everything was perfect.

4) What’s next for you and your husband?
We are just getting settled in to our new life in Austin, Texas. (I wouldn’t recommend moving to a new city while planning a wedding!) We are looking forward to being able to rest now that the wedding planning is over and we will be going to Hawaii in May. After that? We’re not sure. We would like to travel before we settle down too much but we’re just taking things slow for now.

Invitations: Minted | Suits: The Black Tux | Catering: Cape Creations Catering, Inc | Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals | Music: All About You Entertainment | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Bride’s Dress: Crystal Designs | Hair & Makeup: Emma Collins Beauty | Florist: Colonial House of Flowers, Est. 1968 | Event Planning: Emily Burton Designs

  1. WillieLofton says:

    Great shot, I like these live photos!

  2. Xfinite Radio says:

    Gorgeous photos and your blog is truly amazing. Awesome job and best wishes!

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Graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Auburn University, I pursued both photography and hand-painted illustration right out of college. I am a whole-hearted extrovert allowing me to connect to couples and families as if you’ve known me for years. I have a passion for photography and capturing couples naturally and always in their best light. In my downtime, you can easily find me sitting on my front porch rocking chair with a rye old fashioned in hand - my wife, Amanda, by my side and our three pups (Scout, Max and Cullen) at my feet.