There is something about a sweet, simple southern wedding that is just anything but simple. Because although it looks and feels like a quaint, laid back affair, you know hours and hours of thoughtfulness went into each bit of the day. It's just the southern way, and I love that. Liz Banfield couldn't have captured the feel of the day more perfectly. Every image is as sweet as this adorable couple, so kick off your shoes and get acquainted with all the sweetness in the full gallery.
From the Bride... We had a small wedding of only 35 guests, consisting of family and our closest friends. We wanted the wedding to feel comfortable and laid back for everyone, since the majority of us came from Atlanta. We chose The Farmhouse Inn because of its openness, southern charm, and natural beauty. It is a bed and breakfast located on farmland, with actual cows, chickens, goats, and a vegetable garden! Our immediate family members were able to stay with us at The Farmhouse Inn the night of the rehearsal. The wedding ceremony was held on the brick patio, and the reception was held in the garden. We chose the garden because of its gorgeous lighting and quaintness.
We wanted to reflect our personalities in the wedding. We like good, southern food, old fashioned sodas, vintage vases and pitchers, and old timey family photos. The flowers were the most important focus of the wedding for us, so we spent a great deal of time choosing the colors and types we liked best (garden roses, peonies, babies breath, and ranunculus). We chose to serve a strawberry shortcake to our guests, and have a mini-wedding cake for only Alex and I. We needed to keep the wedding affordable, and with a little borrowing and lot of creativity, we were able to have our dream wedding (everything included) for under $13000.
Wedding Photography: Liz Banfield / Floral Design: Gardenia Floral Design / Catering: Hallie Jane's Catering / Officiant: Pastor Troy Bryant of The First United Methodist Church / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: The Farmhouse Inn / Wedding Invitations: Bumblebee Press / Bride's Shoes: Capezio Ballet Shoes / Wedding Dress: J.Crew (Whitney) / Hair: The James Madison Inn Spa and Salon / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew + Adrianna Papell via Nordstrom