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Waterfront Nautical Country Club Wedding

In a stunning waterfront fete (mere steps away from where their love began), these third generation sailors became life-long first mates. Between their Australian Shepherd acting as flower girl, to gifting guests jars of moonshine pickles, to a vintage getaway car, every detail captured by Scobey Photography was meaningful, and it’s all right here!

Yacht Club

From Sara D Harper For Scobey Photography… Camden and Gavin’s families crossed paths over 30 years ago. They continued to see each other throughout their childhood at various sailing competitions. Little did they know, a courtship would blossom in the summer of 2008 and continue to grow in the coming years.

From the beautiful Bride… Little did our parents know that their meeting over 30 years ago would eventually spark a romance between Gavin and I. Throughout the years we had brief encounters at sailing events as we both traveled around the southeast to compete and continue the family tradition of racing sailboats. Not until memorial weekend 2008 did something change…a slightly older, very funny sailor caught my attention…and it was apparent I had clearly caught his as well. A few spins on the dance floor later, we migrated to a dock under the moonlight and stayed up laughing and talking until 2 am. The weekend closed with Gavin asking if I’d come back to Atlanta in a few weeks to sail with him. Unforeseen to me, 6 years later I’d get to marry the man who had become by best friend.

After the engagement we started discussing the type of wedding we wanted. It was clear our sailing heritage had to play into the theme as not only were we both third generation sailors but it was what brought us together. We then started to plan a rustic nautical-infused outdoor wedding just steps from the dock where it all began. Immediately we knew there was no other option than to say I do waterfront at the Atlanta Yacht Club in front of Gavin’s parent’s cabin.

From the very beginning I knew I wanted a romantic look using neutrals, navy, and burlap. But what was most important was that our wedding day truly represented Gavin and I as a couple and gave us a chance to share our love story. Throughout the entire weekend we included personal touches to truly make the occasion memorable. Between wearing my grandmother’s vintage watch, our Australian Shepherd rescue, Coco, as our flower girl, and gifting the guests a jar of our family’s moonshine pickles. I was most touched by my father driving me to the ceremony site in his restored 1952 MG TD.

After reading personal letters to each other, we exchanged traditional vows, shed a few tears, and shared a first kiss as husband and wife. Before joining friends and family at the reception to enjoy delicious southern cuisine and dancing late into the night, we shared our favorite moment as just the two of us on the dock amongst the setting sun.

The whole day was truly indescribably perfect, from getting ready with my mother and closest friends to dancing the night away with my husband. Our guests are still talking about what a beautiful and fun weekend we shared. To Gavin and I, it was “our” day, the best day of our lives, and the dream wedding we never could have imagined.

Photography: Scobey Photography | Event Coordinator: Lettie Nicole Events | Florist: Amanda Jewel Floral + Design | Band: The Adrian Duke Project | Atlanta Yacht Club: Atlanta Yacht Club | Bride's Hair: Jillian Rae | Cake And Tarts: Miss Mamie's Cupcakes | Paper: Paper Daisies Stationery | Ring Bearer’s Suspenders & Bowties: Sweet N Swag

DIY Vintage Glamour Wedding from Julie Anne, Wedding Photographer

Old Hollywood meets the south, and the result? Perfection. With a little bit of spunk and a whole lot of sweet southern charm, the combo makes for a party that people are probably still talking about. It doesn’t hurt that the new Mr. & Mrs. are head over heels in love with each other, which just might be the most fabulous detail of all. See all the pretty captured by Julie Anne, Wedding Photographer right here.

From Julie AnnePaige and Kevin had a beautiful March winter wedding inspired by Paige’s love for Old Hollywood. Their venue of choice is a historic antebellum plantation in Ackworth, Georgia – The Cedar Plantation. Their wedding had a beautiful mix of vintage glitz and glamour – especially with Paige’s vintage jewelry and red lipstick! Paige chose deep purple for her main wedding color so she could wear her grandmother’s vintage jewelry for her something old. Paige included lots of DIY touches throughout the day! Her mom and bridesmaids helped create all the centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres. I love how they used anemones! Paige’s mother also made her veil. My favorite part of the whole day was their “First Touch” in the Cedar Plantation Garden. I also loved the two ring bearers! How cute are those two little guys in tuxes? After their rocking reception came to an end, Paige changed into a short lace gown for their bubble exit. It was a great conclusion to a fabulous wedding.

Photography: Julie Anne, Wedding Photographer | Wedding Cake: Confection Perfection | Ceremony Venue: Cedar Plantation | Catering: Adriane's Delectables | Hair + Makeup: Amber Nicole Design

Modern Vintage Georgia Wedding from Eclectic Exposures

This wedding had me at hello.  Well, actually it had me at two high school sweethearts tying the knot in a drop-dead gorgeous modern meets vintage masterpiece, but you get the point… I love every last second of this sweet, sweet day captured by Eclectic Exposures.  And once you dive into all of this whimsical + DIY pretty, you’ll see exactly what I mean.  Because this isn’t just any Southern-inspired day of lovely.  It’s a day chock-full of beautiful stylings from The Conservatory at Waterstone and a whole lot of happy.  See it all in the full gallery.

Event Venue

From the Bride… From the moment I agreed to go to an independent professional wrestling show our junior year of high school to watch him wrestle, I knew Kyle was going to be the one. Nine years, one high school and college graduation and one simple Christmas Eve proposal that perfectly fit our relationship style later, I was walking down the aisle to marry the man I’ve loved for so long. Kyle and I had actually been friends since 9th grade, but 11th grade chemistry is where our love started blossoming. Funny thing is, to this day we still find ourselves acting like we did during those first high school moments.

We knew we would be sharing this special day with so many of our loved ones that have grown over the years with our relationship so we wanted to make sure our day incorporated everyone. We chose to get married at the Conservatory at Waterstone (which used to be an old restaurant before it was turned into a wedding venue) in the quaint downtown area of Acworth, GA. We did some researching for venues online prior to choosing, but the Conservatory was the first and last venue that we visited. Everything about it from the cobblestone floors to the walls and back down to the wrought iron details made this venue incredibly inspiring. The Conservatory provides an all-inclusive package as well which played a major role in our tight wedding budget.

The venue really inspired the “vintage-modern” theme of our wedding. We spent the next year and a half searching yard sales, flea markets, estate sales, Four Inch Fold vintage rental shop … everywhere to collect bottles, glasses, jars, any assortment of items to put flowers in. We knew we wanted the flowers to be arranged in a very simple and minimalist technique throughout the 35+ tables at the Conservatory. Along with bottles, we collected trunks, old coke crates, windows and other used and re-purposed odds and ends to complete our venue’s modern vintage feel. We also completed several DIY projects throughout the process including the Yarn M nailed to wood, beautifully hand-written signs (courtesy of my maid of honor) throughout the Conservatory, several dyed paper doilies, our window program sign, guestbook canvas and the menu signs made out of pallets and chalkboard paint to name a few. Kyle and I really enjoyed adding these meaningful touches throughout our wedding.

Before the ceremony, rather than going by tradition and not seeing each other up until I’m walking down the aisle, we chose to write each other letters and do a first look in a garden location that Amber, our photographer chose near the ceremony site. It was definitely a special and personal moment for us both.

My personal favorite detail for our entire wedding day was actually a site not even seen, it was our selection of music throughout the night. Here are a few from our list:

Wedding Party Entrance – Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova; Bride’s Entrance – Harvest Moon by Neil Young (I listened to this song on tape over and over again with my mom as a child); Unity Candle Ceremony – I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz; Ceremony Exit – Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root; Wedding Party Reception Entrance – Let’s Get Married by Jagged Edge (we had each pair do a dance as they were announced in); First Dance – At Last by Etta James; Father/Daughter Dance – Landslide by Fleetwood Mac.

Truth be told, nothing can compare to hearing our close friend and pastor pronounce us husband and wife. However, all of the well-thought out details of our wedding and our team of wedding day extraordinaires made this an unforgettable day for everyone.

Photography: Eclectic Exposures | Event Design: The Conservatory at Waterstone | Event Planning: The Conservatory at Waterstone | Floral Design: The Conservatory at Waterstone | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Cake: The Conservatory at Waterstone | Invitations: Swirl Creative | Ceremony Location: The Conservatory at Waterstone | Reception Location: The Conservatory at Waterstone | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Rentals: Four Inch Fold

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