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Wedding Wednesday: A Plantation Wedding

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I’m in the South this week (Central Florida, to be exact) and thought of doing a post on a Florida-style wedding. But in looking at those (mostly beach, which I’ve done recently) weddings, I saw one done on a plantation…hence this Plantation Wedding post!

As always, let’s start with the dress! Because who doesn’t love the bride’s dress???

The dress:

From Nordstrom

I bet you expected me to go with a big, ol’ southern-belle-type dress. 😉 I looooove the simplicity of this dress in a plantation setting, though! I think it’s so sweetly elegant.

The venue:

I. Die.

From Southern Oaks Plantation

How incredibly gorgeous is this New Orleans plantation? A perfect, gorgeous, stunning (because one can never have too many adjectives for this location) place for your ceremony (and reception!). (And look at that Spanish Moss!!!! It adds so much to the atmosphere.)

The gifts:

A little gift for the guests, because the South is hot…and humid. (Ask my hair how it knows.)

From Weddingomania

Is that not brilliant??? Some misters for the guests to spray on themselves to cool off during the ceremony and/or reception. These ones look to be straight up cucumber and lavender-mint. I love!

The cake:

From Style Me Pretty

A sweet, simple cake to go with the sweet, simple dress. I love that it’s all white with some pretty plantation greenery to bring out its beauty. ❤

The guest book:

From Wedding Photo USA

While I’m not actually the biggest fan of quilts, how simply beautiful (and memorable!) is this guest book?? The guests each sign a square, all of which are later sewn into a quilt. Such an heirloom treasure! (Honestly, I think the bride had a stroke of brilliance!)

So how did you like that? Would you ever do a plantation-style wedding? I have to admit, it’s more beautiful than I thought it would be!!






Mikal Dawn is an inspirational romance author, wedding enthusiast, and proud military wife. By day, she works as an administrative assistant for an international ministry, runs her kids to all their sports, and drinks lots of coffee. By night, she talks to figments of her imagination as she attempts to write while dinner is burning. And drinks lots of coffee. When she isn’t writing about faith, fun, and forever, she is obsessively scouring Pinterest (with coffee in hand, of course!) for wedding ideas for her characters. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Mikal now lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Mark, two of their three children, and one ferocious feline.

13 thoughts on “Wedding Wednesday: A Plantation Wedding

      1. OK, so I think my cousin’s daughter was married last year at this plantation. I didn’t know it was like a thing! I’m totally going to go back and check the pictures now!! 🙂

        Beautiful, beautiful post, Mikal!


      2. Oh really??? It’s sooooo beautiful there! With every one of these posts, I keep telling my husband we need to renew our vows. Haha!! Thank you!! ❤

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  1. I’m glad you mentioned your blog and gave the link, Mikal! Lovely. I enjoyed reading this post and the photos only added to it. Did you ever see the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary? Bridget and that scoundrel Daniel Cleaver stay in a beautiful hotel (in England) that reminds me a lot of the plantation in your photo. One of the vignettes in the movie is charming, especially as the bride and groom dance together at the end of the evening after all their guests have gone and the servers are quietly cleaning the tables. If I stay on my writing schedule, I have a short novel to write next, and I already have the cover with a gorgeous wedding couple. At this point, that’s ALL I have. LOL. So, we’ll see… Blessings, and I hope to read your writing soon! 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, JoAnn! And yes!! I loved BJD! And I do believe I remember that scene. ❤ (Oh, how I ADORE weddings!) I'm so looking forward to seeing your cover. 😉 And then reading that story! Thank you so much for stopping by!


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