The Gown

By Hailea Boykin and Aimee Serafin
Photos by Yolanda Rouse Photography,
Beauty & Beard Photography, Adair Kucera Photography and Aurora Adeleigh

We began receiving wedding photos for our Celebrations and Venues issue of Augusta magazine in late November. With each new group of photos, I noticed the beauty of the natural flora among the images. White magnolias, French blue hydrangeas, crimson zinnias and camellias, towering live oaks and longleaf pines were among the natural backdrops for couples on the big day. Augusta captures the garden beauty of the South, and it translates suitably in wedding photos. We are privileged to have such attractive surroundings to fill the frames of life’s celebrations. 

We are also fortunate to live in a city of beautiful brides and wedding venues. From upscale ceremonies set in formal gardens or artsy estates to countryside receptions and spectacular views, the lucky couples stand out among the landscapes. The personalized celebrations that unfolded in our local venues last year were well worth sharing. 

So, with this issue, we bring readers our collection. It is brimful of the fine details of those in love. There are highlights from eight showcase weddings that epitomize sophisticated fun, good taste and Southern refinement. We have a special feature on The Venues, and our bridal guide is a valuable resource to find photographers, wedding boutiques, cake designers and more. In The Details, we explore all things nuptial from groomsmen gifts to florists to wedding dress trends. 

Lastly, for all those special couples who tied the knot last year — and to those continuing in love everywhere — Augusta magazine celebrates with you in our double issue.

Trends in 2022

Some upcoming popular bridal party colors include vintage metallics like shades of copper and gold, a graduation of sage greens from forest to gray, periwinkle blues and earthy hues like burnt sienna and yellow. A noteworthy new trend is not only varying styles of dresses, but also the addition of varying fabrics from bridesmaid to bridesmaid for a more unique look.


The groom fashion starts with simplicity and clean lines. Nature-driven palettes of tans, light grays and sand will create a monochromatic flair. But don’t be surprised to see brighter, outside-the-box colors like steel blue in checkered patterns with suspenders, tie clips and fitted trousers with jackets.

Appears in the February/March 2022 issue of Augusta Magazine.

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