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Organic Evergreen Wedding Inspiration

Organic elegance is without a doubt a my personified dream, especially when said dream includes a gorgeous Sarah Seven gown and Sawyer Baird behind the lens.  With handfuls of foraged florals, these betrothed beauties prove that an elegant outdoor setting is sure to beckon magic and merriment. In the hands of Marilisa of Chancey Charm every detail is darling and you can see it all, here!

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From Marilisa of Chancey CharmThe Founders Memorial Garden in Athens, Georgia holds a special place in many hearts as the setting for proposals, engagement shoots and weddings themselves. It’s private patio and boxwood garden provided both an intimate and inviting setting for our “Evergreen Inspired Shoot.” We were inspired by the idea of evergreen not only because the shoot was taking place in the middle of winter, but because a bride, in preparation for her big day is in a continuous state of growth and life despite what harsh surroundings she may endure.

Our couple (who are currently engaged and dear friends of photographer Sawyer Baird) was dressed in classic, but effortless elegance. The bride, dressed in Sarah Seven’s Violet Hour from The Sentimentalist, exuded gentleness and humility. Claudia Verduzco made this young bride look mature but not overdone with soft make up and a simple half-up hair style. Our groom, dressed by The Modern Gent, was charming and comfortable in his black tux and gray Cole Haan dress shoes. Jewels for the bride came from Trumpet & Horn and the velvet ring box was a vintage find from Athens Antique Mall.

Sarah Ingram of Brush and Petal created the custom invitation suite and flowers. Her calligraphy, created on paper in the softest shade of light blue, was a perfect compliment to the rustic dinner setting. Our farm table setting was complete with a sheer runner by I Do Linens, personal vintage china and cross back chairs from Goodwin Event Rentals which Sarah adorned with a simple garland. The bride’s bouquet was an organic mixture of greenery and foraged hellebores while the groom had a single white ranunculus for his boutonniere.

With an outdoor setting like the Founders Garden, we imagined guests enjoying southern hors d’oeuvres like a fig & goat cheese crostini from Epting Events and a water-color inspired wedding cake from Classic City Confections. Being able to create this inspired shoot with Sawyer Baird was a dream come true and she captured the details, emotions and setting perfectly.

From Sawyer BairdWhen being approached by Marilisa of Chancey Charm approached me about working together I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I have admired her work & the work of her company for some time now. This was not an opportunity that I would let pass. After a few meetings and realizing our vision for what we were going to do we collected some amazing vendors & went to work.

This session is so special for me because two of my closest friends were the Bride & the Groom. It means the world to me to be able to capture them in such a pure way. Just them two, together, sharing their love.

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Event Design: Chancey Charm | Floral Design: Sarah Ingram | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Classic City Confections | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Catering: Epting Events | Hair & Makeup: Claudia Verduzco | Calligraphy: Sarah Ingram | Groom's Attire: The Modern Gent | Bridal Attire: The Sentimentalist | Chair Rental: Goodwin Events | Linens: I Do Linens | Ring Box: Athens Antique Mall | The Founders Garden: The Founders Garden

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Colorful Southern Spring Wedding at UGA

With spring in the air, these diehard University of Georgia fans returned to their collegiate roots (they got married in the UGA Chapel!) for this colorful, family-filled wedding in Athens. While the Groom and his groomsmen rollicked around the campus, the Bride looked stunning in crystal-embellished Maggie Sottero, offset by the bridesmaids’ coral Bari Jay gowns, with Brita Photography capturing all the pretty for us to share with you, here!

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From Brita PhotographyMorgan and Drew are loyal University of Georgia fans and alumni so it only made sense that their wedding would be in Athens, GA! When I arrived at the Georgia Gameday Center where all the bridesmaids were getting ready, I was greeted with big smiles and warm hugs. I couldn’t wait to get started! All of her bridal details were stunning: Her teal wedding invitations, coral wedding shoes and coral bridesmaids dress, and beautiful teal, ivory and coral bouquets (with peonies – my favorite!). Drew wrote the sweetest note for his bride inside the ring box, too: “Because you are my best friend.” It just melts your heart!

Morgan and Drew’s ceremony was at the gorgeous white Chapel on North Campus and their reception was held at the UGA Classic Center. We took the shuttle bus all around campus and stopped at several important places to them: North campus, the UGA stadium, the grand staircase, Magnolia’s, and behind the Chapel (to ring the bell)!

It was the perfect day to get married. Spring was in the air and we were able to capture so many beautiful pictures and moments!

Photography: Brita Photography | Videography: Advanced Video Productions | Event Planning: Events By Kimberly Jan | Flowers: Gardenia Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Wedding Cake: Cecilias Cakes | Ceremony Venue: University Of Georgia | Reception Venue: Classic Center Atrium | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bari Jay | DJ: Special Event Productions | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bridal Shoes: Bamboo Shoes | Hair & Makeup Artist: Flawless Finish

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Autumn Al Fresco Bridal Shower

Now that our bellies are stuffed with turkey and our hearts full of thanks, we’re holding on to the last bits of autumn before winter hits the scene. And what better way to savor the season than a bridal shower centered on just that. It’s an outdoor gathering of girlfriends coordinated by Candice Beaty and blooms by Rebekah Clark Moody. More from Kathryn McCrary in  the pretty gallery right here.

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From Kathryn McCraryWith fall in full swing, crisp colors and warm afternoons are to be cherished and savored. Candice Beaty (of Chancey Charm Weddings) used this as an excuse to pull together some of her favorite vendors and create an autumn themed bridal shower. Using ruby reds, cozy sweaters and the ever-lovable golden delicious apple as her inspiration, she styled the photo shoot to be carefree and intimate so that no maid of honor or bridesmaid would feel threatened to throw a similar shower for their bride-to-be.

American Threads provided the girls with fun and casual fall clothes that Molly Webb used to style the girls effortlessly. Claudia Mejerle topped off the looks with soft makeup and flowy hair to give the girls a polished yet fresh look for the shower.

Beautifully customized place settings (by Jenn Gietzen) adorned with an apple favor welcomed the girls into a yummy luncheon in the autumn daylight. Crisp bourbon cocktails, delectable plum and apple treats after a scrumptious and yummy feast (from Heirloom Café and Shae Rehmel of home.made catering) all filled the guests tummies as they laughed together.

Breathtaking florals (by Rebekah Clark Moody) dreamily captured the essence of fall’s warmth in a natural way. A stunning fabric hanging (another Jenn Gietzen stunner) with a quote to celebrate their friendships was the perfect addition to an already gorgeous ivy backdrop. Kathryn McCrary was able to capture all of the gorgeous details of the day and the celebration of the shower to showcase all of the wonderful inspiration for the autumn themed bridal shower.

Jenn’s banner reads “You’re pretty much my most favorite of all time in the history of ever”, which perfectly sums up how all of these vendors feel about this day spent together creating this beautiful fall photo shoot.

Photography: Kathryn McCrary | Coordination: Chancey Charm | Floral Design: Rebekah Clark Moody | Catering: Heirloom Cafe And Fresh Market | Hair And Makeup: Claudia Mejerle | Desserts: Shae Rehmel Of Homemade | Fashion Styling: Molly Webb | Outfits: American Threads | Paper Goods And Hand Lettering: Jenn Gietzen Of Write On! Design | Private Home: Chancey Charm