Water Oak Manor in Auburn, Alabama would be an especially beautiful choice of venue for any lucky couple on their wedding day, but for Christine and Drew, it meant home. A perfectly suited location for a private wedding between close friends and family, Christine and Drew chose Water Oak Manor because of its resemblance to the loving home they share only a few mere miles away in Opelika.
Set on the most beautiful October day, Christine and Drew’s wedding was a pure delight for everyone on the intimate list of 35 guests. The couple wanted their wedding day to feel personal, and the southern architecture tucked behind true Alabama greenery was the perfect setting for a couple who enjoys the outdoors.
Just like the bride, the entire day radiated natural beauty. The deep marsala red was the perfect juxtaposition to the natural greens and whites of their location. All eyes were on Christine’s stunning, sequined gown from BHLDN (our best dress winner for Best of Invision Events – 2017!) which was the perfect selection for a warm, fall wedding.
For the reception, the couple decided to forego the usual expectations, and opted for a single dining table with dinner served family-style, which was a lovely touch. Not to mention the positively superb menu courtesy of It’s Your Day Catering! The dinner began with a roasted butternut squash soup and was followed by heavenly penne pasta in a red pepper cream sauce, as well as mouth-watering beef medallions garnished with stilton cheese. The comfortable style (along with the gorgeous fall weather!) provided the most wonderful setting for the couple’s close friends and family to truly enjoy the company of loved ones on such a special occasion.
Christine and Drew’s day could not have been better-tailored and personalized for them. Down to every detail, their wedding fit exactly what they wanted. The couple’s pure joy was absolutely infectious and the amazing work of W&E Photographie was able to capture it all in just the right way.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Riley!
Planning + Design: Invision Events | Photography: W&E Photographie | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Water Oak Manor | Dress: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Catering: It’s Your Day Catering | Florals: Hollyhock Gallery | Rentals & Décor: The Event Group & Invision Events