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University of Georgia Garden Wedding from Melissa Pepin Photography

When a description starts with the words “wow… just wow,” you kind of know you are in for a little something special.  And when it’s a darling University of Georgia wedding captured by Melissa Pepin Photography, it’s an all caps kind of WOW… and then some.  Because when a Southern gem like this joins forces with pretty pink hues, white bridesmaid frocks (love) and beautiful florals from European Floral Design, it’s epically good.  Click here for sooo much more.

From Melissa Pepin PhotographyWow….just wow. This couple and their day was sheer perfection! The weather surrounding their wedding day was disastrous. But rain, crazy strong winds, and even hail couldn’t stop the celebration that was coming this couple’s way. A few hours before everything was supposed to start, the skies cleared, the sun came out, and the perfect day was handed to us!

Haley’s dress was full of amazing detail and Todd looked so dapper in his black tux and white bow tie. From the white peonies and deep coral spray roses to the basil and rosemary lemonade, this day was a Southern brides dream come true. Haley broke tradition and selected white for her bridesmaids to wear. They were all so beautiful and when coupled with the groomsmen’s mixture of tuxes and military dress blues, the background was set off to be even more beautiful.

Every single detail of this couples day was so fitting for them. Awesome Prada shoes for Haley and a wedding cake designed to replicate the stunning white leaves on her dress, a custom groom’s cake that was sculpted to reflect Todd’s time as a diver for UGA, and a boutonniere crafted from an antique tie clip that belonged to the groom’s grandfather… it was all just so wonderful! Haley even had a a hand crafted glass charm made by a dear friend that was supposed to be a bridesmaid at the wedding (but was due to have a baby the same day so she wasn’t able to be there). It was sweet little touches throughout the entire day that made this wedding so brilliant!

Wedding Photography: Melissa Pepin Photography | Wedding Venue: University of Georgia, Founders Memorial Garden | Floral Design: European Floral Design | Catering: Trumps | Day-Of Coordination: Molly McKinley for Chancey Charm | Invitations: Plain Janes Design | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Bride’s Shoes: Prada | Makeup: Eli Jana Cosmetics | Hair: Republic Salon | Band: Band X | Rentals: Oconee Events Inc.

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University of Georgia Engagement Session from Morning Light by Michelle Landreau

Bow ties, monograms and pretty pink hues – that’s what preppy photo shoot dreams are made of. It’s true, and those dreams are coming to life today through the light-filled images from Morning Light by Michelle Landreau. And with a couple that couldn’t be sweeter in the center of all the preppy Georgia goodness, it goes without saying this one is a must see. Do so right here.


From Morning Light by Michelle Landreau… Last fall, I had the pleasure of shooting a preppy engagement session at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Brittany & Greg are both alums of the school and actually met through College Republicans while attending the university. Locations include the arch, Founder’s Garden, and the coffee shop where they went on their first date, Two Story Coffeehouse. There, they re-enacted part of this date by playing the Game of Life. Greg later told Brittany that he wanted her to be the girl in his car! We were so lucky with the light that day; it really accentuated the bright colors of their wardrobe. I hope you enjoy the little details such as his L.L.Bean monogrammed shirt and bow tie!

Wedding Photography: Morning Light by Michelle Landreau | Location: North Campus of the University of Georgia + Two-Story Coffeehouse both in Athens, Georgia | Groom’s Shirt + Bow-tie: L.L.Bean

Athens, Georgia Wedding from Melissa Pepin Photography

For those of you just dying to see Pantone’s Color of the Year in action, look no further than this sweet Athens affair from Melissa Pepin Photography, which is literally bursting with the pretty little Emerald color from every nook and cranny.  I’m talking the bridesmaid gowns, the beautiful florals from European Floral Design and even the candy bar, all drenched in gorgeous green goodness.  Carry Your Heart Events styled every last moment to absolute perfection and the gallery is a colorful must-see. Join me there for all of the pretty.


From Melissa Pepin PhotographyEmily & Justin had apparently reserved the PERFECT Spring day for their wedding. The weather was absolutely wonderful, the setting couldn’t have been more spot on, and the excitement they both had to walk down the aisle was overwhelming to watch. Emily is a true Georgia girl with a heart for her family and home. Justin is a Southern gentleman who is the picture of respect and chivalry. Together their day was a representation of their love for each other and the things that are most important to them both.

Emily has impeccable taste and selected beautiful emerald green bridesmaids dresses that paired perfectly with their gold Michael Kors wedges. The emerald theme played throughout their day through all of their florals and even into their candy bar which was lined with green apple licorice and citrus flavored gummy bears.

Their day couldn’t have been better…totally worth all of the months of planning!

Wedding Photography: Melissa Pepin Photography | Wedding Venue: Foundry Park Inn & Spa | Event Planning + Design: Carry Your Heart Events | Floral Design: European Floral Design | Makeup: Flawless Finish | Wedding Dress: I Do I Do Bridal | Wedding Shoes: Michael Kors | Entertainment: The Highballs

Athens Wedding from Kathryn Kimmel Photography

You know what I love?  This wedding.  This wedding with all of its crazy beautiful details and fun-filled memories.  From the gorgeous State Botanical Gardens ceremony to the laid back, yet elegant reception at the uber-hip Transmetropolitan Restaurant to every last moment in between captured by Kathryn Kimmel Photography, I am head over heels for this sweet, sweet soiree.  Oh, and the adorable duo saying I do?  I love them, too.  Click here for so much more.


From Kathryn Kimmel PhotographyStephanie and Zach had a very laid back, modern, and intimate wedding. They got married at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel in Athens, Georgia and had their reception at the top of Transmetropolitan; a popular restaurant in the heart of downtown Athens. They supported many local vendors from the Athens area including Town Center Salon and Spa, Cecilia’s Cake, and Elizabeth Ann Flowers. They also made this wedding happen on an amazing budget! They bought flowers for the reception from Trader Joes, her Vera Wang wedding dress from David’s Bridal, jewelry for the bridesmaids from a shop on Etsy, bridesmaid dresses from Target, their cardigans from Kohls and the guys’ ties from Amazon, and the Bride’s brother designed the invitations! Stephanie got super creative to have the day she always dreamed of within a budget that didn’t break the bank.  The Day Chapel has a very natural feel and natural beauty and is set back in the woods of the Botanical Gardens and has the quaint feel of an intimate chapel. Stephanie chose yellow and grey to be the colors of her day.

The bridesmaids wore gray dresses with a pop of yellow for their shoes. And the groomsmen wore very sleek looking gray suits with yellow ties. Zach, the Groom, also wore some funky mustache socks. The Bride and Groom rode away in Zach’s grandfather’s teal, ’55 BelAir. It was the perfect compliment to the style of their day. This couple loves the city of Athens, Georgia because it played a special role in their relationship. They love the atmosphere, the culture and the people of Athens; so they wanted that to play a huge role in their wedding day. Having their reception in downtown Athens, at the top of a restaurant that is an Athens staple, was such an awesome way to do that! It was rustic meets modern. They had burlap runners lining the tables, mason jars with an array of spring flowers, a bar where guests could grab a beer or a glass of wine, pizza galore (the restaurant’s staple), three different Cecelia Valencia Cakes, CD’s burned with their favorite love songs as favors, a photo booth and a laid back casual time.

The Bride and Groom could walk around and socialize with their family and friends, sit down and have a beer, and just enjoy their celebration. They avoided the norm of the hustle and bustle of large receptions with a lot of people they have never met, split second introductions and congratulatory waves. They actually got to spend quality time with the people most dear to them. I thought it was such a great way to truly celebrate and enjoy the people that were there to share their special day with them. And the atmosphere of one of the most popular restaurants in downtown Athens, Ga was the perfect place to enjoy the heart of their favorite city, the food, their family and friends, and to celebrate their new life together!

Wedding Photography: Kathryn Kimmel Photography | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Chops & Hops in Watkinsville, Georgia | Ceremony Venue: Day Chapel, State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia | Reception Venue:  Transmetropolitan Restaurant in Athens, Georgia | Officiant: Jared Bryant | Bouquets + Ceremony Floral Design: Elizabeth Ann Flowers | Reception Floral Design: Trader Joes | Catering: Wesley Russo from Transmetropolitan Restaurant ( | Wedding Cake: Cecilia’s Cake | Music: Laurel Haislip, Anna Gatch + Carly King ( | Decor: Hobby Lobby | Wedding Invitations Design: Matthew Stutzenberger ( | Invitations Printing: Sam Flax | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Wedding Rings: Shane Company | Bride’s Shoes: The Dessy Group | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Target  | Bridesmaids’ Cardigans: Kohls | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair + Makeup: Town Center Salon & Spa

Athens Wedding at The Georgia Club from Buffy Dekmar Photography

I must admit, I’ve got a bit of a crush on this sweet-as-pie bride + groom and their stunning Georgia Club wedding. With a totally classic Southern vibe, gorgeous orchid and lilly bouquets by Gardenia Floral Design and perfect pictures by Buffy Deckmar? Well, consider me head-over-heels. See every.last.image for yourself in the full gallery!

From Buffy Dekmar Photography Caroline and Peter’s wedding was such a sweet affair. They were married May 11, 2012, at the Georgia Club in the garden terrace, and then they danced the night away to the Moxie Band’s fabulous tunes. My favorite elements of this event were the orchid and lily bouquets, the gorgeous lace gown that Caroline wore, and the radiant happiness shared by the couple and their friends and family!

Wedding Photography: Buffy Dekmar Photography / Wedding Venue + Catering: The Georgia Club in Athens, Georgia / Floral Design: Becky Kim of Gardenia Floral Design / Wedding Coordination: Dawn Kibbles / Wedding Cake: Bee’s Knees Bakery & Gifts / Entertainment: The Moxie Band / Wedding Dress: Pronovias via Dimitra’s Bridal Couture / Hair + Makeup: Tammy Polston of Hair Motif / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy by Vivian Diamond via Patty Oropeza of I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique

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Backyard Athens Wedding from Alyssa Alig Photography

As a self-proclaimed homebody, this Athens wedding from Alyssa Alig Photography held in the backyard of the bride’s childhood home is right up my alley. Because of the gorgeous locale, this sweet fête needed little in the way of decor-just simple florals by Elizabeth Ann Florist & Gift Shop and the loveliest cakes from Classic City Confections. See the rest right here! 

From Alyssa Alig PhotographyA sophisticated wedding of baby’s breath, burlap and satin blush, Alex and Hannah were wed on a warm summer day in Georgia at her parents’ home. Hannah works for an independent jewelry store that sells unique jewelry made by local artisans, some of which she was allowed to borrow for the wedding! Hannah says, “Having the biggest day of my life happen at the home I grew up in, surrounded by the ones we love and who love us most — it was my dream wedding!”

Wedding Photography: Alyssa Alig Photography / Wedding Venue: The Home of the Bride’s Parents in Athens, Georgia / Floral Design: Elizabeth Ann Florist & Gift Shop / Catering: Hallie Jane’s Catering / Wedding Cakes: Classic City Confections / DJ: Athens Light and Sound / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Jewelry: Aurum Studios / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff via I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique