creative direction

jilleen + jake

Jilleen and Jake were married last summer in Franklin, TN, but was just published in this summer's issue of Flower Magazine -- which is ironic now that I think about it since Jilleen didn't consider herself a flower kind of girl and was content to not have any flowers at the wedding. She didn't want anything to be too girly or wedding-y. Jilleen is an interior designer and was more interested in making her wedding feel like a well-designed home. I liked that intent. We did non-floral tables of hand-dyed indigo linens (which are now available at Anthropologie, West Elm, and Terrain but weren't at the time) and I made it my personal goal to make her at least a few flowers she would connect with (I won her over! yay!). We also had a custom light fixture made to match the linens and they were married on an antique rug we found at a shop around the corner from my house -- both the rug and light fixture now decorate their home and the rug will be family keepsake. You can read more about their wedding where Flower Magazine posted their sweet little write up or here and here on Once Wed. My favorite part of the Flower Magazine article was Jilleen's quote: 

“I’m a designer but I’d never planned a wedding in my life,” says Scott. “I knew what I liked but Joy was the one who was able to get it out of me and execute it.”


There's also a great Super 8 film Joel Serrato made of the wedding you can watch here...its like going back in time...

I loved working with Jilleen. Jilleen, I wish you all the best as your beautiful family grows! 

Photography: Tec Petaja // Creative Direction, Styling + Flowers: Joy Thigpen // Videography: Joel Serrato Films // Hair and Makeup: Jordan Byers // Coordination: Meredith Zeller with Bridal Blueprints // Hand Lettering: Oh My Deer Handmades // Invitations: Lennah Press // Catering: Capers Catering // Cake: Dessert Design // Venue: Southall Eden // Live Music: Charlie Pate and Dixie’s FinestMark Selby and Tia Sillers // DJ: Ross Hill // Custom Table Runners: Sea and Stone Studio // Linens: Hand dyed by the bride