by Amy Serrago
Bailey and Steven chose to celebrate their Irish roots and get married on St. Patrick’s Day. This ballerina bride and her firefighter beau started the day with a traditional catholic church ceremony and the lush green of the Tallahassee landscape provided the perfect backdrop for portraits on the grounds of their reception site, Goodwood Museum and Gardens. Ancient banyan trees and the one-time plantation’s main house gave the day an air of old southern charm.
Bailey was “the perfect Irish lass” in her lace gown with its full A-line skirting, illusion sleeves and delicate detailing. She finished her dreamy look with a simple pendant and pearl drop earrings. Her bridesmaids were perfectly styled in light green cocktails dresses and all of the ladies carried bouquets of white and lavender florals. Steven and his groomsmen were handsome in royal blue suits, a fun twist on a classic theme.
The reception took place inside an open barn space with exposed wood walls and vaulted ceilings. Strung Edison lights were hung from the rafters to give the room a romantic glow and tables were set with rustic wooden accents and centerpieces of white and lavender wildflowers and rich greenery. Custom wooden signage and details like lanterns and hanging green plants completed the room’s decor and in addition to the wedding cake, Steven had a firefighter themed groom’s cake. Guests were encouraged to use a wedding day specific hashtag when posting their pics on social media and when it was time to say good night, Bailey and Steven exited to a groovy glow-stick send off.