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Adorable North Georgia Engagement

Sweeter than a southern peach, this stylish and oh-so-Southern e-sesh has stolen my heart. From their romantic walk through a river (on the property where this Groom proposed!), to their sunny smiles, Sawyer Baird captured it all. It’s a gallery that you’ll want to revisit and you can see it all right here!

From Sawyer BairdHillary & Jay…where do I even begin with these two? They are the absolute sweetest!

Hillary & Jay decided to do their engagements in the small town of Clarkesville, Georgia. We started in the town and enjoyed a quick stroll around town. Later we went over to Jay’s family property on the river – the spot where Jay proposed to Hillary! So sweet, right?

From the golden light to Hillary’s super cute outfits (Show Me Your Mumu) complete with her Hunter boots! (Hunter boots are always a good addition…) the engagement could not be any more stylish or cute.

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Venue: Private Residence | Boots: Hunter Boots | Bride's Attire: Show Me Your Mumu

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Ethereal Forest Bridal Inspiration

When I was a little girl, I’d explore the woods beyond my house, diving into my own magical world. This shoot by Ryan Ray brought me back to those days and I couldn’t be happier. Sapphire Events set up a scene worthy of my fantasies and with Kim Starr Wise’s floral creations, I’m struggling to focus on anything today but this beauty. Work can wait; I need much more time in this wonderous world.

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From Sapphire Events… Set in a pine forest on the outskirts of mystic New Orleans, this ethereal design evokes a sense of hushed urgency in the serenity and quiet calm of nature at sunset. The Sarah Janks gown is simple and intimate with its flowing layers of silk organza and its daringly high slit, catching the breeze as our bride briskly skips from patch of grass to cool leaves on the forest ground. Into the woods she treads nimbly and effortlessly, anxious to find herself in her husband’s warm embrace. Her bouquet – a wild and unruly collection gathered by the best florist in New Orleans, takes shape with blooms and greens sourced from the surroundings, as though the bride foraged her own assembly of forest blossoms just prior to her escape into the arms of her betrothed.

Photography: Ryan Ray Photography | Event Planning: Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Venue: Garrett Field | Beauty: Kiss And Makeup | Event Styling And Design: Valerie Gernhauser Of Sapphire Events

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Rustic Spring Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm

I have a wedding in Tennessee next year and if this celebration right here is any indication, I’m in for a treat. With rustic touches galore and some of the prettiest springtime bouquets I’ve seen in a while, I’m settling in for a thorough session with this soiree. JoPhoto captured every image - and don’t miss their film below – all gathered together for us to adore right this way!

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From JoPhoto… This is a lovely spring wedding at the Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville, TN. Lauren and Chase got married on Sunday, March 22, and it was a gorgeous spring afternoon in east Tennessee. There was a light breeze that whisked across Lauren’s veil and the mint colored bridesmaids dresses, and you couldn’t help but smell the fresh green grass and flowers with every breath.

Lauren and Chase each wrote their wedding vows in a leather journal, and his grandfather was the minister of the ceremony. Their entire wedding party prayed over them before they read their vows, and it was truly a sentimental and intimate wedding.

Photography: JoPhoto | Cinematography: JoPhoto | Floral Design: Hunter Valley Farm | Cake: Cheryl McMillan Cake Design | Catering: Rosa's Catering | Hair & Makeup: Tony Williams | DJ: Ogle Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Hunter Valley Farm | Musicians: Special Notes

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Whimsical + Romantic New Orleans Wedding

What do you get when you take the ever chic style of New Orleans, add in a dash of Disney, and throw in one dashing couple? One fabulously fun fete that’s hard to beat. Tying The Knot planned and designed a La Tavola-decked out affair to remember, with Kim Starr Wise providing romantic fall florals. Marissa Lambert and Foto Buddy captured all the magic in the gallery here — trust us, this is not one to miss!

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From Tying The Knot Wedding Coordination… This bride and groom had a classic wedding with pops of muted colors! They share a love for Disney, so they incorporated a few subtle touches from the most magical place on Earth, like their escort cards as fast passes and tables named after their favorite rides! Their wedding also featured kisses in front of the New Orleans streetcar, whimsical lighting, lush organic flowers and a second line band to end the night! It truly was their happily ever after – New Orleans style!

From the Bride… From a young age, I have been enthralled with storybook romances, and couldn’t wait for the day I would meet my match. My dream came true during my first year of law school when I met Ron at a Valentine’s Day party. It was love at first sight, and five years later, Ron asked me to marry him on sunny spring day in a rose garden in Brooklyn.

There was no question in our minds that we wanted to get married in New Orleans. Not only is Ron’s family from there, but we felt that the city’s unique blend of fun-loving energy and timeless romance perfectly reflected who we are as a couple. City Park’s Botanical Garden and Pavilion of the Two Sisters was the first and only venue we visited. The glass encased Pavilion providing views of the beautifully manicured surrounding flowers and trees made for the perfect setting for our garden fairytale wedding!

We selected Elyse Skansi Jennings of Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination to help us plan our happy ending, and she and her team were integral in bringing our vision to life. We wanted our wedding to be both romantic and whimsical. We opted for a color palette of plum, blush, and gold, which we felt was appropriate for the time of year, but also captured the look and feel we were going for. Our invitations were sent to guests as a stacked package, which contained overlapping rustic magnolias and other enchanted patterns as well as a mix of formal and handwritten scripts. The package was finished with metallic gold baker’s twine and a custom monogrammed tag and mailed to guests in a gold glitter lined kraft envelope that was hand addressed in metallic plum ink.

We carried over this mix of formal and whimsy to our wedding reception as well. We opted for an outdoor cocktail hour in the Camelia Garden, which we adorned with festoon lighting, candles, and floating gardenias. Inside, guests found their seats at tables named after Disney rides – a nod to our fun-loving side. We dressed the tables in several different metallic neutral linens to provide the room with some added dimension and formality. The floral center pieces were a beautiful garden mix of roses, dahlias, tulips, hydrangeas, and greenery. Flowing garlands and hanging votives covered the lattices throughout the Pavilion, and fresh roses tumbled down the side of our tiered cake.

Because many of our guests were from out of town, we wanted them to experience a taste of New Orleans cuisine at our wedding, so provided several food stations containing local specialties such as jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, and shrimp and grits. After dancing the night away to music by the amazing Gina Brown and Anutha Level, we passed out beignets, and finished off the night with a traditional second line band. In lieu of sparklers, guests waved blush sequin wands that were hand-crafted by me and my mom.

Our wedding was truly the most magical night of our lives and a the perfect start to our happily ever after! We can’t say enough good things about Elyse and Tying the Knot, without whom our day would not have been so spectacular.

Photography: Marissa Lambert | Videography: Foto Buddy | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise | Wedding Cake: Pure Cake | Ceremony Venue: Corpus Christi Church | Reception Venue: Pavilion Of The Two Sisters | Makeup Artist: Ashley Sievert Beauty | Hair Stylist: Ginger Dufriend | Band: Gina and Anutha Level Band | Cake Stand: Nola B Style | Candle Decor: Luminous Events | Ceremony Musicians: New Orleans Finest | Linens: La Tavola | Photobooth: Big Easy Photobooth | Planning And Design: Tying The Knot Wedding Coordination | Rentals: Event Rental | Second Line Band: Kinfolk Brass Band

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