A Honeybee-Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens in Sugar Hill, Georgia

Embracing her love for honeybees, Candice Conley (34) married Alvin Darien (35) in a bee-centric celebration at Ashton Gardens in Sugar Hill, Georgia, near Atlanta. The “Meant to Bee”-themed party, which was brought to life with the help of Lissahn DeVance of Enraptured Events,  included blush roses, honeybees and a palette of gold, pink, blush and rose gold. “It was a beautiful wedding with a sweet flair of honeybees sprinkled throughout the venue,” Candice says. Honeybees were used throughout, from the invitation suite to the beehive table numbers and honeycomb menus and escort cards. Wooden beehive table numbers were embossed with phrases like “Meant to Bee” and “The Bee's Knees.” “No detail was left unattended to,” Candice says. At the dinner reception, tables were topped with flower arrangements, bee skeps and teapots embellished with miniature bees. “I decided on this theme because I have always had a fascination with honeybees and the benefits they bring,” Candice says. “I also wanted to bring awareness to a growing concern involving bees.” The newlyweds gifted favors of wildflower and clover honey from a local beekeeper. “A bee motif is a subtle reminder to support your local beekeeper,” Candice says. “I love to create a cause-worthy buzz!” Also paying homage to bees, the couple had a tea bar with an array of honeys and teas. —Marissa Hermanson