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A 100-year-old farm was the perfect backdrop for this chic styled shoot, complete with a bit of good ol' Southern flair. Inspired by color palettes seen on vintage horse derby posters, event planner Meggie Francisco paired mint, coral and gold hues with modern decor elements and bold blooms.

Keep reading to see the rest of this stylish soirée!

preppy pink and white wedding invitation

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The custom invitation suite featured cheerful pink typography.

classic bridal pumps

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Mint green pumps were the perfect hint of vintage style for the bride.

bride wearing a romantic tulle wedding dress

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She looked absolutely lovely in an off-the-shoulder ballgown with a tulle skirt, sweetheart neckline and three-quarter sleeves.

natural bridal makeup

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Glowy, natural makeup completed her look. So classic!

elegant chignon updo with hair acceesory

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A gold pearl comb added a bit of glamour to the bride's low chignon.

oversized bridal bouquet with greenery

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We're loving her freeform bouquet filled with roses, dahlias, ranunculuses, seeded eucalyptus, rosemary, stock, and silver brunia.

groom's boutonniere and bow tie

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The groom donned a tweed suit jacket, striped bow tie and ranunculus boutonniere.

bride and groom southern charm

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"Howell Family Farms is a rustic treasure," Francisco said. "The picturesque property has a certain equestrian elegance. This is where the inspiration began for this styled shoot!"

monogrammed decor at the altar

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"The outdoor ceremony setting at the farm is quite gorgeous on its own, with a green lawn and stone altar," she said. "Rather than going a traditional direction with an arch, we called on Shag Carpet Prop Rentals, a unique firm in Dallas that builds amazing event décor from scratch. They showed up with fantastic white acrylic podiums, covered in oh-so-Southern monograms and high-contrast stripes."

preppy stripe altar decor

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"Freesia topped the podiums with large, lush floral arrangements to complete the look for a thoroughly traditional yet modern ceremony space," she said.

outdoor lounge area with vintage furniture

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A collection of antique furniture was used to create an outdoor lounge space. Check out that chandelier!

blanket on a velvet lounge chair

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Colorful throw blankets added an extra-cozy touch.

tablescape inside a barn

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"The white wood table features a customizable center panel that was printed with a mint background and an emerald monogram," Francisco said.

reception chairs decorated with signage

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Two laser-cut signs on the backs of the sweetheart chairs read, "I belong with you," and "You belong with me."

gold sign hanging on chair

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So pretty!

pink and orange rose centerpiece

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The vibrant centerpiece featured roses, ranunculuses, dahlias, stock, dusty miller, rosemary, and seeded eucalyptus.

whimsical pink rose centerpiece

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"We mixed and matched fancy gold stemware with cut crystal to add a feeling of familiarity and heritage," Francisco said. "To keep the design modern, we added contemporary stemmed glass candle holders."

pink, mint and gold place setting

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"We stayed true to traditional Southern design with a mix of china from the Gold Dust Vintage gals and from May I Serve U," she said. "The jade and milk glass pieces pop perfectly against the gold charger and silverware."

vintage china at place setting

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How cute is this place setting arrangement?

southern menu card

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On the menu: chicken and waffle bite-sized hors d'oeuvres, a watermelon and pecan salad, and game hen with fresh green beans and crispy onions.

southern appetizer bites

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"What's the point of having a table without food?" Francisco said. "Here in the South, we love our comfort food. Square One Catering invented some delicious, photogenic items that would be perfect for a modern Southern event."

bar tray with bourbon

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No true Southern wedding is complete without a bit of bourbon!

signature cocktail sign

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Bottoms up, buttercup!

watercolor wedding cake

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"For dessert, Sugar Bee Sweets provided a gorgeous hand-painted cake with watercolor tones matching the overall palette," Francisco said.

fresh flowers on watercolor wedding cake

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These fresh flowers = swoon!

couple in front of vintage getaway car

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Fun fact: The team borrowed the vintage getaway car from the venue coordinator's neighbor.

couple kissing in vintage getaway car

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"We loved the vision of the new Mr. and Mrs. cruising off into the warm, peachy sunset in their minty fresh car!" Francisco said.

Vendors

Venue:Howell Family Farms | Event Planning: Meggie Francisco Events | Bride's Gown: Tara Keely from De Ma Fille | Hair Stylist: Karlea Taggart Hair Design | Makeup Artist: Simply Beautiful by Meg | Invitations: The Bee's Knees Custom Design | Floral Design: Freesia | Rentals: May I Serve U, Gold Dust Vintage Rentals and Shag Carpet Prop Rentals | Decor: Host & Toast | Lighting: ES Events Lighting | Catering: Square One Catering | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets