My southern-charm loving heart is all a-flutter for this Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club soiree captured beautifully by Viktoriya Evich Krudu Photography. This DIY + vintage inspired wedding is all kinds of beautiful-from the bride’s lace James Clifford gown to the gorgeous blooms by Carithers Flowers. Lucky for us the gallery is full of even more pretty and you can see it all here!
From the Bride… Our wedding was a dream come true! If our personalities could create a wedding venue, it would be Foxhall. Foxhall is a gorgeous equestrian estate and sporting club located just south of Atlanta. I grew up riding horses my whole life, and Cody is the perfect Southern gentleman, so it was the ideal setting for the rustic, elegant wedding we had both been dreaming of. We wanted our wedding to have a very Southern feel and atmosphere, but still have the elegance of a wedding. Foxhall couldn’t have been more perfect for this. From the moment you step foot on the 1,100 acre facility, you feel like you are visiting the English countryside or you’re suddenly in a scene from the movie Secretariat. With the rustic lodge setting of Legacy Lookout, our guests enjoyed sweeping views of wide-open horse paddocks, an English-style equestrian stable, a two-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee river and an 81-acre lake; it’s stunning to say the least. With so many natural colors and elements surrounding our venue, I was able to get away with my pop of coral for the bridesmaid dresses, flowers and bow ties. We kept the rustic feel with all of the wood elements from the lodge, iron chandeliers, lantern centerpieces, as well as the tan suits for the guys and a mix of khakis, browns, and taupe. We introduced the elegant girly side with lots of mercury glass vases, lace and just a touch of crystals here and there. The catering tables were beautifully decorated with vintage wine boxes and antique silver platters to really tie together the whole theme of the wedding. I had an girly wedding cake covered with glitter details, while the groom’s cake decorated with chocolate-covered strawberries and giant antlers was the most manly thing I’ve ever seen.
My favorite part of the wedding were all of the personal touches and DIY projects that truly made our wedding special. My dad passed away 10 years ago, and I knew how hard it was going to be to not have him there to see his little girl get married. To make it feel like he was still there with me, I tried to incorporate as many little things that reminded me of him as I could. Our ringer bearer walked down the aisle carrying my dad’s Bible that I had wrapped in lace and burlap ribbon. To really make it feel like he was there to walk me down the aisle, my next door neighbor created my beautiful bouquet wrap that she made using one of my dad’s neckties and the lace sleeve from my mother’s wedding dress. That way as my mother walked me down the aisle in place of my dad, I had a piece of my dad walking with me as well. It truly was so special and something I will cherish forever. I also surprised my younger sister with a maid of honor bouquet wrap that coordinated with mine. Giving her that special gift moments before the wedding was so special and a moment we will both remember forever. We also had a memory table set in the lobby covered with my great-grandmother’s hand crocheted doilies and pictures of relatives and loved ones with a candle burning “in memory of those who are forever present in our hearts.”
The biggest hit for the men at the wedding was most definitely Cody’s cigar bar. If you couldn’t find someone on the dance floor, they were probably outside by the fireplace hanging out at the cigar bar. Another meaningful element was the “key to a happy marriage” message board where guests left words of wisdom and advice for Cody and me as newlyweds on vintage skeleton keys, surrounded by wedding photographs from both sides of our family. Other DIY projects included the dress hangers I made for me and my bridesmaids, the wedding invitation that I created and designed myself (with my team of family and friends working as an assembly line), the Mr. & Mrs. signs at the reception, and the cornhole set my husband built specifically for our big day. Everything was just perfect; I couldn’t have asked for more. It was a beautiful day, and I will cherish the memories forever.
Wedding Photography: Viktoriya Evich Krudu Photography / Wedding Venue: Legacy Lookout at Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville, Georgia / Floral Design: Carithers Flowers / Catering: Zest Atlanta / Wedding Cake: Sugar Plum Visions / Wedding Invitations: DIY by the Bride via Cards & Pockets / Wedding Dress: James Clifford (Style J11169) via Bridals by Lori / Bride’s Shoes: The Glass Slipper Collection Cinderella Pump / Bride’s Hair: The Bride’s Neighbor / Bride’s Makeup, Bridesmaids’ Hair + Makeup: Betsy St. John (email@example.com) / Bridesmaid Dress: Bari Jay (Style 126)