A Vintage Southern Wedding at The Oaks Plantation in Montgomery, Alabama
Joshua Saxon (25 and a Staff Sergeant in the US Army) and Sara Saxon (22 and a registered nurse) met through a mutual friend on a night out. They clicked instantly and just five months later were engaged when Josh proposed at their family Memorial Day barbecue. Josh and Sara were both born and raised in the south and wanted to capture as much of the southern vibe as possible in their wedding. They chose The Oaks Plantation for it's old charm and widespread outdoor space. The decorated the outdoor ceremony space minimally, putting a wooden cross by the tree they were married under and seating guests in the pews from the church Josh attended growing up. The reception seating was a group of farmhouse style tables put together to make on large table with a lace runner down the center. The accompanying decor included furnishings that the bride and groom had put together themselves and a large console table they built as a drink station. Centerpieces were simple blossoms in light blue and white, allowing for the natural beauty of the plantation to be the main focus. A projector screen off to the side of the room played the Auburn and Alabama football games while guests played corn hole on the lawn using Auburn and Alabama boards made by the groom. At the end of the evening, Josh and Sara sent their guests home with personalized cozies with the state of Alabama that said "House Divided, Hearts United" on one side and "Saxons Say I Do" on the other.