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A Blush Dress + Giant Bow for this Chic Southern Bride

We see our fair share of weddings around here so when a detail pops up that we’ve never, ever seen before, well, we get pretty excited. And this Southern wedding didn’t disappoint: can we say cookies and milkshakes served in champagne flutes after a night of dancing!? Brilliant. Add in the Bride’s blush gown and we’re not forgetting this one anytime soon. Luckily Eliza Morrill captured it all in our gallery for safe keepingright this way!


From Eliza Morrill PhotographyCaroline and Taylor’s wedding was the perfect mix of tradition and creativity – classic and stunning flowers, invitations, and bridal party attire, with just a few funky twists. The biggest of those, though, was Caroline’s BLUSH wedding dress!

Though Caroline had originally planned to wear her mother’s dress, just as her two older sisters did, the plan changed. “Being the third daughter, I was going to follow my sisters lead and wear my mom’s dress as well,” Caroline said. “So as we are in Chris Hudson’s studio deciding how to make the old dress my own, I noticed the most breathtaking blush pink wedding gown on the dress form next to me. There was no way I was leaving that day without trying it on! As soon as I got the dress half way over my head I knew — that was the dress I was going to get married in!”

Truly, it was. The blush halter dress boasted a beautiful bow that fell perfectly down her back.

Though Caroline and Taylor opted for a more traditional ceremony, their reception was anything but. Taking place at the Georgia Theatre, one of the most well-known music venues in the South, guests danced the night away to Atlanta Rhythm and Groove.

Aside from her blush dress, Caroline wore a bespoke gold hair piece and pink satin shoes with bows, while her bridesmaids wore floor-length, navy taffeta dresses. Taylor and his groomsmen wore white dinner jackets with black pants and bow ties, which tied it together perfectly. Though it rained for the better part of the day, the two shared an intimate first look outdoors under a small pergola in the church’s gardens.

After the ceremony, guests walked a half-block to the Georgia Theatre, where the marquee lit up Caroline and Taylor’s names. The venue was transformed by Caroline, her mother, and European Floral Design. Georgia Theatre’s Drew Beskin helped to make their every idea a reality: chandeliers suspended above the stage, intimate high tops adorned with candles and flowers, and an impressive display of some of Athens’ greatest food.

Music and craft beer flowed as they each shared dances with their parents, as well as Caroline and her grandfather. Guests enjoyed all three stories of the Georgia Theatre, as well as a perfect sunset on their rooftop bar, overlooking downtown Athens, Georgia. After a long night of dancing, guests were served cookies and milkshakes in champagne flutes before the couple ran through confetti and sped off in a vintage car. It was truly magical!

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Photography: Eliza Morrill Photography | Floral Design: European Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Chris Hudson Couture | Invitations: Paper Daisies Stationery | Ceremony Venue: Athens First United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Georgia Theatre | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Catering: Mama's Boy | Makeup: Jenny Sue | Hair: A. la fera Salon | Band: Atlanta Rhythm And Groove | Day-Of Coordination: We Tie The Knots

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A Modern Wedding Planned in 3 Months!

Can we all agree that Ese and Jack deserve some sort of wedding planning medal? I certainly think so. Because these two pulled off one incredible day in just three months, planning the entire celebration from soup to nuts. Their priorities? Beautiful venue, pretty florals, and amazing photography. Check, check and check. More from Sawyer Baird in The Vault.


From The Bride…We wanted a very small, intimate wedding with our closest family and friends. We planned the entire wedding ourselves and started just three months prior to our big day. With so little planning time, we decided to pick a few priorities and trust that everything else would come together. For us those priorities were a beautiful venue, pretty florals, and our amazing photographer- Sawyer Baird.

Our vision for the day centered around a romantic/natural feel and small, beautiful details. It was important to us that the day feel authentically us, so we incorporated personalized details throughout the day. For example, plants are very special to us so we made succulent favors for all of our guests. Also, we met in Atlanta and JCT Kitchen was a restaurant that we frequented prior to choosing it as our venue. We knew their amazing food would be something that our guests would enjoy.

We had also heard from so many couples that the day would go by so fast. Our goal really was to enjoy the day and savor one of the most special days of our journey together. As such, we spent the morning of the wedding getting ready together in our home- just the two of us. This ended up being one of the best parts of our day. Everything truly turned out amazing and we wouldn’t change a thing!

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Photography: Sawyer Baird | Coordination: Peachy Keen Planners | Floral Design: Adaptation Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | DJ: Juniper String Ensemble | Groom's Attire: Sid Mashburn | Harpist: Juniper String Ensemble | Venue: JCT Kitchen + Bar | Bridal Boutique: The Sentimentalist | Drapery: The Rented Event | Groom's Accessories: Billy Reid

Saying “I Do” With a View Never Looked So Good

Rustic weddings are awesome, but a rustic wedding tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina at Majors Estate? Well, that’s an entirely new level of amazing. Think acres upon acres of breathtaking scenery, five traditional American log cabins and the beautiful Pigeon River providing a gorgeous backdrop for walking + hiking. In other words? Saying “I do” at Majors Estate is a total MUST.

Located between Asheville and Waynesville in North Carolina, Majors Estate is the sort of rustic meets romantic locale perfect for hosting your Big Day… and beyond. From their awe-inspiring ceremony and reception sites (hello, traditional white chapel and fab barn) to their lineup of crazy cool outdoor activities to their talented staff that knows all there is to know about hosting your dream event, Majors Estate will make everything you’ve ever imagined (and more) happen. We can promise you that.

Whether you’re planning an intimate set of “I do’s” for a small group of friends and family or have a much grander affair in mind, Majors Estate will completely pamper you AND wow all of your guests. Contact them now to start planning that dream day, and don’t forget to keep Majors Estate in mind when it comes to those family vacas, corporate retreats and social gatherings, because, well… you’ll want to celebrate there time and time again.