A Classic Summer Wedding at Ribault Club in Fort George Island, Florida

With a love for all things classic and shabby-chic, Janae Gottlieb (27 and a high school teacher) and Ryan O'Dell (31 and a residential contractor) pl

With a love for all things classic and shabby-chic, Janae Gottlieb (27 and a high school teacher) and Ryan O'Dell (31 and a residential contractor) planned a summer wedding that fit their timeless tastes to a T. “Antique or refurbished decor makes everything look timeless and classic,” Janae says. "Since the wedding was going to take place in a restored 1920s setting, I knew it would capture the beauty of things both new and old.” Every piece of decor at the Ribault Club in Fort George Island, Florida, followed their theme. We’re talking matching vintage dressers as dessert displays, chic bulb glass vases for the rose and baby's breath centerpieces, window shutter escort card holders, homemade pound cake wedding favors on a wooden hutch and luxe vintage lounge furniture—all arranged by Southern Charm Events. A soft palette of pink, mint, gray and white tied together every detail of their outdoor, summer fete. If that wasn’t enough, Janae and Ryan even brought out their taste for Southern cuisine with a chic bacon bar on sticks. (Yes, we said bacon!) See all the mouthwatering and breathtaking details, beautifully shot by Brooke Images, below.

Classic Pink Peony-Detailed Invitation
Banana Republic Charcoal Gray Suits
Baby's Breath and Garden Rose Flower Crown
Ring Bearer With Chic Wooden Processional Sign
Hydrangea, Delphinium and Rose Aisle Decor
“I always wanted to have my ceremony outdoors so that the beauty of nature could be our backdrop,” Janae says. Their ceremony decor only enhanced the lush grounds at Ribault Club in Fort George Island, Florida. White fabric draped along the branches to form their wedding arch, while white and pink flower petals lined the aisle. Guests were surrounded by greenery and dozens of trees, exactly as she wanted, while they watched the service from low wooden benches.
Wanting every arrangement to have pops of pink and green, Janae picked out a garden-style bouquet by Shea Hopely Flowers that was filled with pastel flowers. White chrysanthemums, peach delphiniums, pink garden roses, dusty miller, Queen Anne’s lace and eucalyptus were all in the arrangement. White satin ribbon even tied it together to match her dress.
Black-and-White Chalkboard Lawn Game Sign
Making sure guests knew exactly how much they were appreciated, Janae and Ryan filled the day with lawn games and treats. During cocktail hour, everyone was welcome to play a few games. Tic-tac-toe, Jenga and corn hole were all waiting outside as they enjoyed the celebration.
Each bridesmaid nailed her classic, summer look with a short pink J.Crew dress. Made with chiffon, the dresses had flowy skirts, empire waists and ruching along the bodices. But the necklines and matching shoes were different for each person, giving them a little personal flair. A string of pearls and lush bouquets brought everything together.
Custom White Monogram Door Accent
Simple Escort Cards on Shabby-Chic Shutter
Tall Baby's Breath Centerpiece Silver Pedestal
Shabby-Chic Pink Rose Centerepiece
White Mantel With Elegant Tiered Candles
Every item on the menu reflected their taste for Southern cuisine, including the food at cocktail hour. For Ryan, they had a special bar that made bacon chic. Guests loved sampling each stick of applewood-smoked, Cajun-spiced and chocolate-covered bacon. “This was a huge hit,” Janae says. The treats were even accented with a shabby-chic sign and fun moss marquees of their initials.
Even their wedding favor display carried a vintage vibe. Along with being treated to cake pops, mini pies and their wedding cake, guests were also sent home with another dessert from this cool neutral hutch. “Ryan's mom makes her signature pound cake for his birthday every year,” Janae says. “We were able to give out mini pound cakes—which she made and wrapped—to our guests as a favor at the end of the night.” Each one looked good enough to eat, tied to a wooden spork and set on this vintage display.
“Antique or refurbished decor makes everything look timeless and classic,” Janae says. This was especially true for their dessert display. Key lime cheesecake pops, mini peach cobblers, strawberry shortcake shooters and lemon macarons were placed on mint, neutral or white vintage dressers. Their individual serving tiers even matched the stands. As if that weren't enough, Janae and Ryan also had a red velvet buttercream wedding cake decorated with peach garden roses at the center.
“After dinner, we wanted all the guests to hang out outside where the dance floor, music and other entertainment were,” Janae says. “We created many seating areas to make everyone comfortable and involved.” Of course, their vintage flair was not lost on the transition outside. Chic vintage couches and chairs were mixed with wooden benches from the ceremony, matching shabby-chic wooden tables and more to keep the atmosphere relaxed  at Ribault Club in Fort George Island, Florida.
Janae and Ryan wanted to make sure every guest went outside to have some fun after dinner. They set up a ton of entertaining stations, including the checkerboard dance floor, lawn games and this cigar bar to make sure everyone had a place to mingle. The cigar stand was filled with scotch and other alcoholic drinks.
Outdoor Checkerboard Dance Floor
Vintage-Inspired Neutral Exit Pennants
Classic White Rolls-Royce Exit Car