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An Outdoor Ceremony Complete with Handmade Details

It’s a well know fact that every SMP girl loves a little sparkle, and this beautiful bride? Well she’s certainly no different. Planning an elegant outdoor affair complete with a handmade pergola (that her father made for the ceremony!), it’s sweet meets sentimental and thankfully Amy Arrington Photography captured it all to share in The Vault!


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From the Bride…Will and I met at a UGA tailgate with mutual friends and went on our first date the next weekend. We fell in love so quickly, and only 5 months later we got engaged on a vacation together in St. Lucia!

We wanted our wedding to have a rustic/glam feel. We both love a beautiful setting and loved the idea of getting married outside. When we toured Foxhall, we both immediately agreed we didn’t want to look anywhere else. We chose the last weekend in August, because it was the last weekend before SEC football started. If you know anything about UGA fans, every game is important to them. Because August is so hot, we wanted a quick ceremony that could be followed by an indoor reception. This made Foxhall’s Legacy Lookout the perfect combination.

The biggest thing that we wanted for our wedding weekend was for everyone to have a stress free time all together. We rented homes on the property for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to stay in, and it was the best decision we made. It made it so easy to get dressed and spend the day together with your best friends.

As far as the look of the wedding I wanted all the sparkle to be in the dresses. I actually found my bridesmaid’s dresses before I found my wedding gown! There is a boutique in London called River Island that carried this dress, and the girls were able to get them off of Asos without the shipping delay. All of the girls looked stunning! As for my dress, I didn’t want the traditional wedding gown. Sisters know best! My sister actually picked out my wedding dress after hours of trying on dresses and not finding “the one”. I was putting my clothes back on to leave the bridal store, when she walked in my dressing room with this beautiful Maggie Sottero gown. As soon as I put it on I knew it was exactly what I wanted. The champagne dress with the ivory overlay and beading was perfection. I let my bridal party be the “sparkle” at the wedding and kept everything else mostly monochromatic. I love simple beauty. We had a mixture of greenery and white florals, with hints of gold. We also made sure to have farm tables to use for our buffet tables as well as our head table. I love the look of a farm table with greenery as a runner. Amberly with Wrennwood Design took my vision and made it a reality.

Three special memories, stories, or details from your wedding day?

My dad loves to build things as a hobby. He wanted to make something for my wedding day, and took on the task of making the Pergola we were married under. He spent months building this in a way that it could be taken apart and transported from our family farm in South Georgia to our wedding site. It completely made the wedding. It was so gorgeous and more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. The draping and flowers made it even more beautiful. Walking out and seeing it for the first time was breathtaking. It was such a special wedding gift made with love from my father, and now is something we have in our back yard that we can remember as being part of our wedding day.

Seeing Will for the first time at our first look was an amazing memory I will never forget. I’m so glad we decided to do a first look. It is such an intimate moment that you get to share together. I can’t describe the feeling of seeing him all dressed up and nervous at the end of that bridge. His face seeing me was priceless and filled with love.

My great grandmother was such an important part of my life. She passed away the summer before our wedding. Her handkerchief was my original something blue before my sweet husband surprised me with a beautiful aquamarine ring. Her handkerchief was pinned around my bouquet. A small piece of her with us on my wedding day.

If I could offer one piece of wisdom to couples currently planning a wedding, I would tell them that everything will work out. Just remember that you are getting married! No one will notice the small things that don’t go right. Keep your focus off of the small imperfections and on the fact that you are marrying the love of your life. It will be the most amazing day; I promise.

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Photography: Amy Arrington Photography | Cinematography: Pursuit Productions | Event Planning: Wrennwood Design | Floral Design: Wrennwood Design | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Lulu's Oven | Stationery: Wrennwood Design | Catering: Simply Catering | Makeup: Flawless Beauty Atlanta (Alicia) | Band: EastCoast Entertainment | Venue: Foxhall Resort And Sporting Club | Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder

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Charming Georgia Stables Wedding in Pastel Hues

Getting married in horse stables doesn’t sound terribly romantic, but when you see Kenzie and Ward’s Georgia wedding, you’ll see just how romantic and beautiful it can be. Simply Charming Socials created a botanical-inspired wedding wonderland in shades of purple, peach and blush. Head to The Vault for all the beautiful details—from lush flowers to sweet horses—thanks to beautiful photos from Kathryn McCrary!

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From Simply Charming SocialsThe day could not have been more beautiful for this lovely Spring wedding in Georgia. Kenzie and Ward, as they are known affectionately, celebrated among friends and family at the beautiful Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, a whitewashed stables amongst fields and blooms. Kenzie and mom Wesley enlisted wedding planner and designer Kristine Cooke of Simply Charming Socials to create a botanical-inspired wedding, color washed in an array of pastels. Kathryn McCrary photographed each moment of the affair.

As each side of the bridal party dressed for the day, it was apparent this couple is so loved by friends and family as laughter and smiles are aplenty. Kenzie dressed with her maids, mom, and three sisters. All of the girls donned in flowy floor length dress, the bridesmaids from Joanna August, and the three sisters in floral numbers by Reformation. Kenzie sat to get her hair and makeup perfected by Jennifer Nieman, complete with flowers in her hair, before dressing in a form-fitting Nicole Miller gown found at The Sentimentalist in Atlanta. On the other side of the property, Ward and his groomsmen joshed around and sampled the bourbon bar before dressing in their grey suits and white silk yarmulkes. Father of the bride and friends of the family gathered with the rabbi to sign the ketubah, the final duty before the ceremony began.

The guests were shuttled to Douglasville, GA where they arrived to a courtyard ceremony, a display of white chairs nestled between horse paddocks. Southern sweet tea and lemonade greeted friends pre-ceremony as they listened to Athens-based bluegrass duo, Cicada Rhythm. No outdoor Jewish ceremony would be complete without a chuppah, constructed of birch branches and swathed in hand-dyed ombre peach linens. The Flower Post adorned the traditional marriage structure with a garland of lush greenery and pinky blooms. Under the cloth sat a table with ceremonial items for the vows Kenzie and Ward exchanged and the sealing of their union.

After the ceremony, guests were treated to a cocktail hour on the back lawn as they indulged in delectable appetizers from caterer Sun in my Belly and lounged in beautiful vintage furniture. Blue Eyed Yonder’s pink sofa, lovely settee, and bespoke bar cart made for comfortable conversation pieces. Before the reception began, Kenzie and Ward headed down to the field to take some portraits with the resident horses. Kenzie is an avid horse lover and equestrian so a botanical wreath for her equine friends was a must.

As guests were welcomed to the reception, they were seated in a room filled with lush linens, cascading white drapery, and place settings fit for a farm-to-table feast. From hand-dyed runners to watercolored hand-lettered place cards by Lairsey Paper Co. to vintage votives, no detail was left unnoticed. Toasts and bubbly were flowing as friends and family enjoyed a sensational meal. After dinner, it was on to the other side of the stables for a peachy cake, petite desserts, and dancing for one and all. The Drive Time Band was lively and played a mix of dance hits, throwback tunes, and, of course, the horah. The evening ended with a bubble farewell and tons of hugs and kisses as Kenzie and Ward exited into the night.

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Photography: Kathryn McCrary | Event Planning + Design: Simply Charming Socials | Floral Design: The Flower Post | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Cake: Metrotainment Bakery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Reformation | Catering: Sun In My Belly | Hair + Makeup: Jennifer C. Nieman | Calligraphy: Lairsey Paper Co. | Band: Drive Time Band | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Ceremony Music: Cicada Rhythm | Transportation: Atlantic Limo | Venue: Foxhall Resort And Sporting Club | Bridal Boutique: The Sentimentalist | Linen Rentals + Decor: Simply Charming Socials | Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder

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Whimsical Georgia Summer Wedding

There is something seriously romantic about the south, and this Georgian affair is no exception. From the couple and their contagious kind of love, to the perfect pops of color from Juli Vaughn Designs bouquets, every image from the lens of Rustic White Photography is show-stopping gorgeous. One look at the gallery and you will see exactly what I mean here!

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From the beautiful Bride… Dan and I share a contagious kind of love that surrounds us and makes everyone around feel happy and at ease, so when it came time to plan our wedding the most important thing was to bring together all of our closest friends and family for a fun celebration inspired by a mashup of the best of both of us. Since our love brought me to Atlanta (we dated long distance for a year before I decided to move ), it was an obvious choice to get married in the city where we began our life together! Our lovely photographers, Rustic White, helped us TREMENDOUSLY in helping me, a non- native, find amazing vendors and the place where we got married!

We were so happy with the way everything turned out. It was everything we dreamed about and more!

Photography: Rustic White Photography | Event Planning: Kristy Masterson | Floral Design: Juli Vaughn Designs | Cake: Metrotainment Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Foxhall Resort And Sporting Club | Reception Venue: Foxhall Resort And Sporting Club | Shoes: Kate Spade | Makeup Artist: Kimberly Mack Beauty Studio | Hair Stylist: IO Salon & Spa | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Men's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Dress Store: Bridals By Lori