A Private Estate Wedding Design

Tented wedding reception decor at private estate wedding

At Shelby Peaden Events, we love planning and creating thoughtfully designed tented weddings for our clients. The cherry on top is when our clients choose to celebrate with a private estate wedding at their family residence. Nothing makes the event more special than being able to celebrate in your own backyard. 

For Brenda and Ricky’s private estate wedding, they knew she wanted an intimate backyard wedding with a tented reception. It was important to the couple that they had great food, good wine and were surrounded by their closest friends and family. Follow along as we share some of our favorite details from Brenda & Ricky’s design!

Designing A Private Estate Wedding

The Planning Process

During the planning process, we ask our clients a great deal of questions in the beginning. Our goal is to get a clear understanding of their style preferences and priorities for their celebration.

Aesthetics were important to Brenda for her intimate private estate wedding; she knew she wanted to use whites, greens, & neutral tones. So, we used her home as inspiration, which was beautifully designed by Kelly Collective Interiors. We incorporated patterns, colors, and textures that we found in her home and brought them outside for the celebration. It was the perfect way to connect the indoor and outdoor spaces and was a true representation of the couple’s style.

The Design Process

Once we get a clear understanding of the couple’s style and priorities, we begin creating a design deck that embodies the overall color & aesthetics of the event.

We then present this design deck to our clients and revise it as need be. Once the client approves, we move into a collaboration phase with our creative partners, where we work out all of the “nitty-gritty” details of the event.

For Brenda & Ricky’s wedding, we worked with Brian Watson of Myrtie Blue for the overall floral & event design. We have worked with Brian on many events over the years and love the attention to detail he brings to his designs. During this phase of the design process, we will bounce ideas back and forth until we get the design just right. As part of the creative process for Brenda and Ricky’s private estate wedding, we created a ceremony and reception layout and a visual outline for the couple to review and approve. 

Design Details

Brenda & Ricky’s wedding ceremony occurred in the most picturesque setting, with the Gulf of Mexico in the background. The ceremony occurred on their lawn, which we transformed into a floral oasis with a circular meadow arrangement.

Next to the ceremony, we set up a clear tent filled with beautiful design details. Mixed seating was set inside the tent and included an array of lounge furniture, cocktail tables, and intimate guest tables. A simple and understated installation hung above with whicker lanterns and vine-like greenery. On one end of the tent matching green bars and a green stage were set and ready to start the party. The green from the bars and stage paired nicely with the neutral tones in Brenda & Ricky’s florals and furniture.

The setting in which this private estate wedding took place was truly breathtaking. Brenda & Ricky’s home overlooked white sand beaches and turquoise blue water. It was the picture-perfect setting for a tented wedding on the Emerald Coast. We are honored to have been welcomed into Brenda & Ricky’s family residence and asked to plan their special day. If you are planning a private estate wedding and are looking for a tented wedding expert, we are here to help! No matter the destination, we love to design thoughtfully crafted celebrations for our clients. Be sure to check out some of our most recent tented weddings and private estate weddings in our portfolio!


Planning and Design: Shelby Peaden Events
Venue: Private Residence
Floral and Event Design: Myrtie Blue
Photography: PV Cobia
HMUA: Deana Kale Hair
Cake: Sweetly Sisters
Catering: Townsend Catering
Live Painter: Maxine Orange
Invitations: Em Paper Co

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