A Vintage-Inspired Bohemian Wedding at Water Oak Manor in Auburn, Alabama
Ashley Bynon (25 and jewelry designer and Pure Barre instructor) and Doug Caldwell (26 and a manager) met during college at Auburn University. The couple had an instant connection and quickly became best friends. "Doug even sought out advice from me for another girl!" says Ashley. "The hilarious thing was that we both had feelings for each other but were too scared to admit it and risk our friendship." The two eventually decided to throw caution to the wind and have been together ever since. The couple planned a Southern, bohemian affair at Water Oak Manor in Auburn, AL. "It just so happened that the only available date during away game football season was the date my parents got married," says Ashley. "It seemed meant to be." Drawing on the fall season, they chose a sophisticated autumnal color palette of burnt orange, sky blue, pale sage green, navy and cream. Elegant antique furniture was used to create vignettes throughout the rustic property, including a sitting room-inspired area where guests could catch the Auburn football game (Ashley and Doug are diehard fans). Susan Konstant, the owner of Water Oak Manor created all of the lush floral arrangements for the day and a special cross for the ceremony in memory of Ashey's grandmother.