It is official. It’s Friday, the weekend is almost here and we are neck deep behind the scenes in tons of wedding eye candy to share. That is cause for celebration don’t you think? So lets kick off a merry ending to the week with this sweet Georgia wedding that combines a touch of whimsy with a sprinkle of modern and some lemony zest for good measure. Yellow makes everything better in our opinion, especially when it is captured so beautifully by The Reason Photography. See more of this citrus hued soiree in the gallery.

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From the start, Marc and I wanted a wedding that truly felt like us- fun, exciting, eclectic and a little different from the norm. Every little detail had a meaning behind it, making the day all the more special for both of us. We fell in love with the Carl House from the start. We loved the big backyard, the rustic, vintage feel of the decor and the brick wall backdrop where we’d say our vows- mostly, we loved how it felt like home. We wanted our guests to feel completely at ease to let loose and dance like crazy. The planning process was really a joint project. Marc was involved from day one- he built the wishing tree for our guests to sign when they first arrived at the wedding and handpicked the groomsmen’s outfits. Yellow has always been my favorite color and little bursts of it could be seen throughout the wedding. I wanted my bouquet to be unique and different- I fell in love with the billyballs in it and we used them throughout the ceremony and reception in the decor. My sister and I scoured Etsy.com for DIY ideas and we made the frame for the seating arrangement and the heart canvas that housed Marc and my engagement photos. We wanted each detail to have a twist on the traditional.

The ceremony was so special to both of us. We used our favorite songs for the processionals, exchanged five things we vowed to do for one another, and listened to our closest friends read lyrics from a cherished song and an inspirational book (Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss). We laughed the entire time and so did our guests. One of our readers actually fell out of her shoe as she walked to the microphone! It was perfect. The reception was an absolute blast and I think Marc and my personalities really resonated through. We used white tree branches with yellow flowers and candles hanging from them instead of traditional centerpieces. Marc competes in several triathlons throughout the year, so we used bikes in many of the details. My shoes and the bridesmaid’s shoes were from Vince Camuto, where one of the bridesmaids works in New York and I wore my mom’s wedding ring around my neck. The candles on the table came from a candle store I worked in during high school and we drank my dad’s favorite beer, Corona, from an Ole Miss tin to remember him and both our alma mater. Every detail had a story behind it and I was so happy with the way it turned out.

Photography: The Reason / Event Planning and Flowers : Denise Myers of TruSo Weddings / Ceremony and Reception Location: The Carl House / Dress: Casablanca / Wedding Shoes: Vince Camuto / Veil and Hair Flower: Twigs and Honey / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaid Shoes: Vince Camuto / DJ: Ken Myers / Cake: Sugar Kneads / Food: Carl House