Mr. & Mrs. Etheredge - Real Southerly Wedding

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." - George Sand

Brandon and Charlsie became one surrounded by their friends and family on May 12th, 2018.

And let me tell you guys, this couple is truly goals. The way they look at each other & how they love one another - it's a rare find. It was so great being a part of their day and I'm excited to share it with you all!

Sarah Marie Photos

Charlsie and Brandon's wedding featured bright pops of sunflowers and greenery amongst their black and white theme. A classic feel with a fun twist was apparent throughout their day. 

During her planning process, Charlsie said she wanted to have a Pinterest worthy wedding when everything was said and done. And trust me when I say she pulled it off. We loved Charlsie's style from day one - and it's easy to see why! 


Upon their arrival, guests were able to highlight their favorite Bible verse for the bride and groom to look back on. The colorful tabs acted as their guest book. 

We loved this new twist on a classic guest book! Highlighting a favorite verse or choosing one for advice for the newlyweds made it personal and unique for guests.


Guests were given individual succulent plants for favors to "let love grow" long after Brandon & Charlsie's big day. 

The vintage ladder was turned into a tiered shelf for an adorable display of their favors.

A candle burned in loving memory of those who were present in spirit for their wedding day. The flame burned for those who are forever present in their hearts but never forgotten in their minds. 

Breakfast stations offered guests varieties of biscuits, jams, mini chicken waffles and much more. 

Julia's Pro Tip: Breakfast is becoming a popular option for wedding reception meals. It's an unique and fun way to keep your reception memorable. 

You may be asking yourself, why is the bride doing someone else's makeup on her wedding day? Well, fun fact: Charlsie is actually a (very talented) makeup artist! 

The bride curated her own wedding look as well as those of others in her wedding party. You can check out some of her work here after you finish checking out her big day.


Sarah Marie Photos

Charlsie was stunning in her simplistically classic wedding gown. We loved her headband and sweet curls. 


The couple did a first look in the upstairs of our Bless You Building. With lots of natural light and gorgeous brick walls, it was the perfect spot for their special moment.

Choosing to do a first look prior to your wedding ceremony is a great way to get plenty of photos of the bride and groom pre-ceremony! 

In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, the couple chose to have a donut board! This wedding was full of fun, new approaches to classic wedding ideas. 


Sarah Marie Photos

Rather than choosing the usual sparkler send off, Charlsie incorporated snow like confetti for their send off! It was such a fairytale. 

We loved being a part of Mr. & Mrs. Etheredge's big day. From the yummy breakfast food to the attention to detail, it was absolutely stunning from start to finish. 

Congrats again to the happy couple - we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! 

always more to come! 
Julia Maxwell