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Rainy North Georgia Mountain Wedding

A sprinkling sky was made all the more romantic with this elegant Kellum Valley Farm affair. Set amongst the Georgian Mountains, blush Flower Buds blooms perfectly complemented the glamorous post-wedding chandelier filled tent. Adam Nash was behind the lens and captured the kind of day we love to admire over here.

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From The Bride…Everyone always asked Jamie and I the same question about our venue, “Do you two have family up there?” And the answer was always the same, “No, but have you seen it up there!? It’s beautiful!” We knew we wanted an outdoor ceremony, and we knew we wanted natural beauty within driving distance of most of our family. That left an obvious choice – the mountains. The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm was the first and only venue we visited; I think we both knew that was “it” before we even stepped out of the car. The ruins exude such rustic elegance, and it was a perfect fit for our dream wedding. We won the wedding lottery in choosing The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm, as they introduced us to a dream team of suggested vendors, all of whom we used, and all of whom went above and beyond our wildest dreams.

We originally chose to have the ceremony in front of this beautiful old tree on the side of the house that by April, would be adorned with gorgeous purple blooms. The reception was to be held in the ruins strung with twinkle lights and adorned with tons of romantic candles. As luck would have it, the cool spring held off the blooms, and it rained. So, our outdoor wedding resorted to plan B. We were fortunate enough to have a dry ceremony, still under our tree, and the overcast weather made for fantastic pictures. We even had umbrellas waiting in the wings just in case the rain moved in. We were determined to carry on the ceremony under the tree; no rain was going to stop us! The aisle was marked with beautiful flower arrangements in mason jars hung on delicate shepherds hooks. The same arrangements hung in the tree in mason jars adorned with ribbons that blew in the coming winds. It was incredible.

The reception was moved under a tent that was draped in lights, chandeliers, and beautiful flowers. It truly was a dream. I gave very little direction to any of the vendors, save for “rustic elegance and timeless romance with pink and peach hues.” Truthfully, that was all I really had of a vision, it really was created for me that day. There were twinkle lights with intertwining tulle that were strung around the perimeter of the tent. Fresh flowers in pinks, peaches, and lavenders spilled over all the surfaces to create the most romantic setting I’ve ever seen. Whitewashed woods, rustic antiques and intricate details kept the ambiance cozy and personal. Dinner was served in the adjoining barn, where the gift table, guest book and favors were set up as well.

Jamie and I enjoyed our last dance to “Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones before running through a tunnel of our favorite people cheering with sparklers (a long held dream of mine) to a getaway car we had no idea was there. My grandparents surprised us with a car to take us to the Atlanta airport to fly off to Jamaica. While the cooler temperatures and rain threw our initial plan for quite the loop, the day turned out to be the most picturesque fairy tale. All that mattered in the end is that I married my best friend in the company of our favorite people.

Photography: Adam Nash | Floral Design: Flower Buds | Wedding Gown: Jim Hjelm | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | DJ: Party Animator DJ | Venue: The Ruins At Kellum Valley Farm

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Autumn Wedding In The Appalachian Foothills

There’s nothing prettier than the Appalachian foothills in the fall (seriously, if you haven’t see it, you must!) And this Georgia wedding at The Ruins At Kellum Valley Farm fits right in with the foliage. The flowers from Flowers By Diane and even the cake from Cynthia’s Cakes And Cookies fit the mood perfectly. Just take a peek at the gallery of gorgeous by CWF Photography.

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From The Bride…To have our wedding in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains was always our dream. Fazal and I love the outdoors and are very close with our families, so the intimate, outdoor setting of the Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm was the perfect place for us. The Farm has breathtaking views and these magnificent school house ruins in the back of the property. The ruins look like a hidden secret and are unbelievable romantic with candlelight. We wanted to keep the wedding small, so we could focus on the family and friends that had been with us throughout our relationship. Fazal and I grew up in the same hometown of Loganville, Georgia, but come from very different backgrounds. I moved to the South from Illinois when I was in elementary school and learned to love all things southern over the years. Fazal’s family moved to Loganville from Vietnam before he was born, and he was lucky enough to grow up on the same street as all of his family. He spent a lot of his youth in the woods with his cousins and helping on his Grandfather’s halal farm. Our vision for the wedding was for it to feel like an intimate dinner party in our back yard in Atlanta. The reception was held outside, under the stars, with dinner and dancing inside of the ruins. We used lots of candles, bistro lights and deep fall colors to make everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. Our signature cocktail was our favorite libation – whiskey :) and we had rock candy stirrers for guests. We gave out hand warmers and vintage blankets for the guests to keep cozy through the night. Planning for our wedding was truly a family affair. My parents made the hand warmers that we gave out at the reception, my sister hand wrote all of the signage, my brother set up the photo booth, and Fazal carved the candlesticks that were at the head table. I loved looking around and seeing our families in every little detail. It was truly one amazing day.

Photography: CWF Photography | Florist: Flowers By Diane | Cake: Cynthia's Cakes And Cookies | Stationary: Miss Pennie Prints (caroline@willettphoto.com) | Ceremony Venue: St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Ruins At Kellum Valley Farm | Caterer: Honeybrook Catering | Make-Up: Kristen Phelps | Hair: Claudia Mejerle | Calligraphy: Stephanie Straub, To ThomasFromAnne | DJ: Mike Zarin, Zegi Entertainment | Transportation: Crown Mountain Limousine

Kellum Valley Farm Wedding from Samantha Bohall Photography

Confession time.  I am obsessed with Georgia weddings.  Obsessed with the gorgeous details, adorable duos and heartwarming moments that sort of just come with the territory… they are amazing.  And this sweet day captured by Samantha Bohall Photography?  It’s all of the aforementioned set against a stunning farm backdrop with a laid-back meets elegant vibe that just screams rustic chic.  See every gorgeous moment (and there are a lot of them) right here in the full gallery.

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Fall
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Rustic

From the Bride… My husband and I have a playful and energetic relationship, and we wanted that to show in our wedding- from the venue to the flower choices, I wanted to be sure and create a fun, relaxing atmosphere where our families and friends could feel at home. My family is from Georgia and we have always loved going up to the the North GA mountains, so this venue felt like a natural choice. My mom and sisters helped make the decorations, and my dad handmade the chuppah we got married under out of old beams from my grandfather’s house.

All of the special family touches added so much to the already unique venue. Kellum Valley Farm is in Cleveland, GA, and is one of the most picturesque and serene places I have ever been! We got married on a beautiful October day, and I couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out.

Photography: Samantha Bohall Photography | Photography: Samantha Bohall Photography | Floral Design: DIY by the Bride | Wedding Dress: JCrew | Invitations: Hello!Lucky | Invitations: Hello!Lucky | Bride's Shoes: Modcloth | Shoes: Modcloth | Bride's Dress: J.Crew | Event Design & Planning: DIY by the Bride + Family | Location: Kellum Valley Farm | Venue: Kellum Valley Farm