A Classic Green and White Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Palmetto, Florida
Glori Thompson wed Will Marshall in the backyard of her childhood home. "Our style is traditional and classic with an infusion of color and excitement, so we chose to use a white and green color palette with pops of yellow, which is both mine and Will’s favorite color," Glori says. "We're fun-loving people, so we wanted our wedding to make guests feel like they could kick off their shoes and enjoy our celebration." The color palette first appeared in the bright invitation suite and continued with the casual DIY signage. The ceremony site was anchored by a flower arch and plenty of white and yellow flowers. "Neighbors and friends lent their terra-cotta pots and plants to join my parents’ extensive compilation," Glori says. "We used milk glass my mom and grandmother have spent years accumulating on the tables, and my parents painted all of the doors of the house (twice) to match our color palette." Guests sat at long rectangular tables beneath string lights to eat dinner catered by a local Cuban restaurant, which included Cuban sandwiches, roasted pork and plantains. "Will doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, so we decided to do a cigar bar in lieu of a groom’s cake," Glori says. "I, on the other hand, have a major sweet tooth and couldn’t decide on just one cake flavor, so our baker made five assorted cakes that we supplemented with cheesecakes and personalized cookies made by a family friend."
Our favorite #MakeTradition moment: "Will is Baptist, and I’m Episcopalian, so our ceremony included some of the more liturgical stylings of the Episcopalian tradition as delivered by Will’s uncle, who is a Baptist minister. We chose to use standard vows, but the ceremony had a personal flair to it, not unlike our choice in decoration," Glori says.