I love all the rich berry hues in today’s Georgia fall wedding from Laura Barnes Photo. The centerpieces are amazing with all the pomegranates and plums!
For our wedding, I knew I wanted something really old world and vintage, that would also pull from the rich colors of fall that I love so much. I wanted it to be classy yet also unrefined, a little wild, and unexpected in some ways, which I think we captured very well in the floral design. We had some very unexpected elements in the flowers that I loved, such as pomegranates, cabbages, plums, and artichokes. I wanted the wedding to reflect our personalities, which are both a little quirky at times, and I think that was captured pretty well too.
The traditional wedding day heirlooms were actually the most last minute thing that we had to pull together. Probably the most meaningful piece that I wore belonged to my aunt- a ring that was given to her by my uncle a long time ago. We also had the old vintage typewriter displayed on the entry table that Sean had used to propose to me. It still had the paper in it that said “Will you marry me?” and people loved seeing that. It is also really special because Sean and my dad worked together to restore it a couple years ago and really bonded over it.
I really loved everything about the day! If I had to choose, I think my very favorite moment was the ceremony itself, when we exchanged our vows. I was so incredibly nervous all day, and i just knew I was going to mess them up somehow (I am terrible at speaking in front of an audience.) But when the time came, i had never felt more calm. I ignored everyone else and only talked to Sean, and it felt really good to be able to think & speak clearly in that moment because I feel like the day just went by so quickly, I was worried I would go through them and not be able to remember it later. It was pretty magical honestly.
I think what was most important to me was to have our day reflect our personalities and for our guests to have a good time. We wanted it to be a celebration that when people left, they could honestly say that had a blast and enjoyed their time there.
I did all of the chalkboard hand lettering myself, as well as the wooden sign that said “here comes the bride” that the flower girls carried in during the ceremony. I also made the “Sweet Shop” sign with hand lettering detail that hung above the candy table. Sean and I also found some of the old silver pieces & trophies that were used for floral arrangements at Roswell antique stores around our house.
As for the location, we simply chose a venue that was set in nature and was the most convenient location for all of our guests & family that live nearby. All of my vendors did an excellent job- I simply cannot say enough about all of them. Along the way, we hit a couple of speed bumps where we had to change vendors suddenly due to unforeseen events & take a leap of faith on the ones we chose, but in the end I was even more glad of the choices we made. The entertainment, catering, floral design…it was all exactly what we wanted.
Photography | Laura Barnes Photo | Venue | Foxhall Resort | Florals | Kudzu Creative Designs | Cake | Bonnie Bedingfield | Catering | Atlanta’s Finest Catering | Rentals | Unlimited Rentals | Paper Goods | Minted | Dress | Judd Waddell from Bridals by Lori | Bridesmaid Dresses | Bill Levkoff | Hair & Make-Up | Indulge Day Spa + Salon | DJ | DJ Tod Entertainment | Videography | Sterling Cinematics | Transportation | Memories in the Making Vintage Car Rentals