During this shoot, the lush green lawn of the Hoover-Randle Home and Gardens was transformed into a gorgeous upscale tailgate for this engagement shower celebrating not only the couple, but the South’s favorite autumn past time: FOOTBALL.

Upon their arrival, guests were welcomed with a vintage Chevrolet pickup truck full of savory tailgate dishes, drinks in galvanized tubs and decor featuring helmets, footballs and flags. Beautiful autumn floral centerpieces and crystal chandeliers adorned the tailgating tents on the lawn as guests dined on Southern tailgate cuisine.

Sliders were the star of the show and came in five flavor options, including smoked brisket and Carolina pork, wood-fired beef tenderloin, buffalo chicken and wild salmon. Traditional tailgate sides were upgraded to brown sugar baked beans in mini crocks, crawfish mac & cheese muffins, Greek-style slaw, house sweet potato chips and spicy roasted pecans. A sweet treat of mini white chocolate pudding cakes with fresh berries provided a perfect ending to this enjoyable afternoon.

Catering & Cocktails: The Happy Catering Company
Event & Floral Design, Props: Bloom & Petal
Photography: Arden Photography
Lighting, Draping & Videography: On-Site Productions
Linens: I Do Linens
Rentals & Tents: Event Rentals Unlimited
Stationery: Fine Paperwork
Venue: Hoover-Randle Home & Gardens
Calligraphy: Jessica White Hand Lettering
Tailgate Pennants & Penalty Flag Printables: HH Paper Co. & Beth Kruse Custom Creations
Truck: Aaron Sublett