You can imagine an assistant editor at a floral magazine would have a pretty good handle on all things pretty; when Robin got down on one knee to propose to Pamela, she had already been dreaming about her wedding day for many years. Inspired by English gardens and her family's country home in Alabama, the bride and her wedding planner, Blair Bullen, pulled off a spectacular celebration that will change the way you think about your own backyard.
Wearing a delicate Reem Acra gown, ornate studs and a simple net veil tucked into her loose curls, Pamela was the picture of the modern romantic bride. Her maids wore minty pleated gowns in various styles by Jim Hjelm, and carried diminutive versions of the bride's English garden-inspired bouquet by Sybil Sylvestor of Wildflower Designs, who incorporated peonies, roses, olive branches and dusty miller. Robin and his groomsmen wore classic white dinner jackets, while the youngest attendants were outfitted in vintage lace dresses and navy blazers.
Tradition and family played a tremendous role in Pamela and Robin's wedding day; stationer and calligraphist Holly Hollon memorialized Choctaw Bluff in a letterpressed map sent alongside the classic invitation, and the bride walked across the lawn to the Riverbend Chapel to "Amazing Grace" in honor of her beloved grandmother. After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests spilled onto the lawn for glasses of Champagne and Southern hors d'oeuvres from Clifton Morrissette. One slice of cake and a final spin beneath the café lights strung through the trees, and the new Mr and Mrs were off on their honeymoon, arm in arm.