Lethal Rhythms Entertainment‘s own Bridal Liaison Jessica Brown Zappia is a newlywed! She got married on September 21, 2013 to her sweetheart Adam. The famous “Zap Brown” wedding took place on her family’s 21-acre blueberry farm in Lawrenceville, Georgia. With so many thoughtful hand-crafted details, we simply couldn’t keep all of this heartfelt inspiration from you!
If you are planning your own southern wedding, you can definitely take a note from several of the gorgeous touches featured in this real wedding. For instance, the flower vases used in Jessica and Adam’s wedding were all family heirlooms. Family and friends hung mason jars with candles by wire and strung them along the trees lining the property’s creek to create a romantically lit ambiance. Hand-picked chandeliers hung from oak trees at interval levels to round out this vintage glam look.
Of course Lethal Rhythms Entertainment believes that music is one of the most important aspects to any special event. Jessica selected ceremony entrance music from Vitamin String Quartet. CEO Joel Rabe and his Atlanta DJ Team have long recommended the melodies from this band for ceremony music. The band plays strings version covers of popular generational songs. For Jessica’s big day, the wedding party entered to a song bit specific to their personality. Christina Perry’s instrumental version of “I’ve Loved You for a Thousand Years” played during the bride’s processional. Other notable song selections included “Sweet Child O Mine” by Vitamin String Quartet as the mothers were walked down the aisle and first dance song “You are the Best Thing” by the very soulful Ray Lamontagne.
Get your tissues ready for this story! Jessica shared with us that her mother happens to find pennies absolutely everywhere – in the car, in the laundry basket, in her shoes, everywhere! It’s become a running family story. Have you ever heard of the “Pennies from Heaven” poem? The family believes that each time Mrs. Brown finds a penny, it was sent from Heaven by her mother (Jessica’s grandma). Well, as fate would have it, when the family opened up the wedding dress bag so that Jessica could get ready the morning of her wedding day, a penny fell out! That just brings tears to our eyes.
Jessica’s grandmother is known for her old fashioned southern-style cakes. For the wedding, she baked up five small cakes to be displayed on the dessert bar alongside the traditional wedding cake. Some of these decadent flavors included strawberry cake and peanut butter cake. Yum!
Jessica’s Pug Bo made his way into the wedding party and was escorted down the aisle by the Bride’s sister.
The Zap Brown Band Wedding story got its name from the couple’s friends who nicknamed them the “Zap Brown Band” because of the combination of Adam’s last name Zappia, Jessica’s maiden name Brown, and their love of the Zac Brown Band. A friend created the t-shirts to match Zac Brown’s concert t-shirt logo.
Could Jessica’s ring bearer be any more adorable? We are loving his vintage-inspired tweed outfit. What a dapper little man!
Rather than having guests sign a traditional guestbook, the couple collected vintage music records and had guests leave sweet nothings along the disk to later hang in their home. We think this is a fantastic idea for the musically inclined!
Old barnwood pieces were painted and used as table numbers.
Mojo shaken salad displayed in martini glasses, pictured below.
There’s a funny story behind this one. Adam and his Godfather are GIGANTIC Florida fans (Jessica and her family root on the UGA Bulldawgs), so after the dessert table was set out on display, his Godfather snuck by and placed this little mascot conveniently atop the “groom’s cake” of Adam’s favorite cheesecake. Jessica didn’t even notice it until it was time to cut the cake – and by then it was too late. It’s the little things like this that make each wedding so unique and memorable. 🙂
This refurbished mantle made a great decor piece and floral design backdrop for guests to enjoy – not to mention how gorgeous it looks next to that crystal chandelier!
This charming rustic directional sign was a hand-crafted DIY element made from painting old barnwood.
Guests received the chocolate-covered blueberry favors pictured below as party favors.
Congratulations love birds! We hope you enjoyed these beautiful photos from (Once Like A Spark) Photography who teamed up with Veronica Oliver of Save the Date Weddings and Events to make this day oh so special.