A Natural Wedding at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Brooklee Lightsey (23 and a doctoral student) had always wanted to get married under a canopy of trees, but Mississippi's weather makes this a little difficult. So she and Charley Tynes (25 and a music director) had an indoor affair filled with natural decor—and 400 guests. With help from Cordially Yours, their planner; Blooms, their florist; and Brooklee’s mother, they had a spiritual church ceremony that fit the theme to the T. These 20-foot illuminated branches and greenery were set on both sides of the stage to resemble trees. Lush greenery and wooden arches also accented the aisle for a grand exit. If that's not enough, their reception at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was inspired by “Into the Woods.” Every candlelit lantern centerpiece was set on a bed of moss and greenery. Their lush wedding cake was even placed on a moss and natural-wood stand. Music was also an important part of Brooklee and Charley's day. Charley’s friends from a seven-piece house band filled the night with music until their sparkler exit. Danny K Photography even captured every detail, below.