This wedding is so incredibly special. Special in the way that it is gorgeous, but also in the way that it is meaningful. It’s glamorous, but filled with so much heart you can’t help but feel something when pouring through Amy Arrington‘s stunning images. It’s warm, it’s cozy, it’s elegant, it’s filled with love – it’s absolutely perfect. See just what I mean here.
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From Amy Arrington Photography
…The couple, Megan Loflin + Joe Sommers, were married at Vinewood Plantation on November 22, 2013, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We loved their “glitter + gold glam” theme at their reception. Fun fact about their “get away car” … it makes an appearance the Zac Brown Band’s music video called “Sweet Annie.”
From The Bride…My now husband, Joe, popped the question while we were visiting New York City, where we’d met while residing there two and half years ago. Having grown up in North Carolina and Georgia, we felt a strong calling to begin our next chapter in the South.
Friends and family were coming from all over the country for our wedding, so we really wanted them to experience a southern affair at its finest! We served apple pie moonshine during the cocktail hour, BBQ, for dinner and southern inspired confections for dessert. We danced the night away to an awesome, classic southern rock band!
My gown was my Grandmother’s, which had also been worn by my Mother and Great Aunt on their wedding days. With the help of a fantastic seamstress in Atlanta, we were able to redesign the gown into a style that better suited me. The gown turned out beautifully and the sentimental value of it is worth its weight in gold (which I used as my core color!).
Even though we chose a beautiful, rustic venue, I really wanted to create a glamorous setting inside the stable. With the help of some of the most talented people I have ever met, including my wedding planner, Eva Clark, this was accomplished. The best part is that our photographer captured our wedding perfectly and I can almost relive the day every time I look through the photo gallery!
Photography: Amy Arrington Photography | Event Planning: Belle Of The Ball (Eva Clark) | Floral Design: Gertie Mae's Floral Studio | Catering: Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q | Band: Rockasaurus | Ceremony + Reception: Vinewood Plantation | Ceremony Musicians: Celebration String Quartet | Dessert Bar: Blooming Flour Bakery | Dress Restyling: Gizzelle James | Hair + Makeup: Claudia Merjerle | Linens: Hero Linens | Rentals: Crush Vintage Rentals | Veil: Fabulous Frocks
Where do I even begin with this sweet Georgia fête? Perhaps we should start with the Bride’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown or the stunning florals from Design House or beautiful ballroom at Georgian Terrace Hotel. Wherever you start, the images from Paige Jones will have you happy beyond belief, and it’s all waiting for you here.
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From The Bride…May 17, 2014 was the best day of my life. I, the Georgia peach, was marrying the man of my dreams, the NY apple. I felt no venue was more fitting than the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel. I wanted my big day to be Southern and sophisticated and simply dripping in romance. The ceremony and reception were covered in several shades of white and gold with candles and flowers scattered throughout. It was beyond my wildest dreams. But while my vision of a wedding full of romance came to fruition, there was no lack of celebration! Dancing the night away with my new husband, family, and close friends in my perfect wedding gown will forever be in my memory.
Photography: Paige Jones | Videographer: Evad Productions | Floral Design: Design House | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet | Hair And Makeup: Formal Faces | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Ceremony & Reception: Georgian Terrace Hotel
I’ve got a soft spot for long time loves and this darling duo is no exception. After almost nine years of courtship they wed in a French-themed affair infused with a dash of Dominican flair and Southern cuisine. Every detail was saturated with purpose, including the colorfully crafted florals by Rittenhouse Design & Events and Love Like Weddings was there to capture every vibrant moment.
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From the Bride… We’ve been together for 8.5 years. Those years together as boyfriend and girlfriend may seem long to some but for me they went by so quickly. It’s like they say, time flies when you’re having fun. We’ve lived in many tiny apartments, traveled together and shared so many momentous occasions in between. He’s made me smile and laugh through it all (even if it causes a few smile lines and crows feet, it’s been worth it).
Jeremy and I met in NYC while attending college and the connection was instant. He was so vulnerable and unashamed to express his feelings. It was refreshing to meet someone so honest. It made it so easy to reciprocate that honesty. He’s my confidant and knows more about me than anyone in the world. Jeremy puts so much love and care into our relationship. So when he proposed to me it became my goal to create a celebration that was a physical manifestation of my love for him.
I decided to take the reins and plan my entire wedding. I wanted in on every bit of the wedding, from my mothers makeup to the flower girl’s shoes. Thank god for Pinterest! Since I wanted in on every single detail it was very difficult accepting help. But towards the finish line accepting help became necessary. For instance, I gave Jeremy the responsibility of picking up the rentals and put his mom and uncle in charge of the welcoming favors for out of town guests. I was so relieved and appreciative for any little bit of help.
We went with a French theme but made it so that we’d incorporate both our backgrounds. Jeremy is from the south, so we had red velvet cupcakes and half the buffet was Southern comfort food. I’m Dominican, so we also had Dulce de Leche cupcakes and the other half of the buffet was Dominican Cuisines. Basically, our wedding was a Foodie’s paradise.
The most memorable moment for me was walking down the aisle with my father and looking at all the smiling faces of our guests. It was surreal and overwhelming all at once. Overall, our wedding was a labor of love. But I couldn’t of made it a reality without the love and support of both our families and friends.
Photography: Love Like Weddings | Floral Design: Rittenhouse Design & Events | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Summerour Studio | Reception Venue: Summerour Studio | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Club Monaco | Catering: Bold American Events | Hair: Serendipretty | Groom's Attire: Black By Vera Wang | Groomsmen's Attire: Black By Vera Wang | Cake & Cupcakes: Icing Cake Design | Makeup: Pretty Please | Place Cards, Seating Chart & Thank You Notes: Karina Diaz | Wedding Dress - Bridal Boutique : CTO Bridal Boutique