Backyard Stone Mountain Wedding from Alea Moore Photography
November 2, 2012

We've got a pretty special Stone Mountain wedding in store for you this morning with the sweetest backstory you ever did hear! This stunning bride said "I do" to the love of her life in the yard of the house she grew up in + we get to see the magical day unfold through the lens of the uber-talented Alea Moore Photography. With the help of Chancey Charm Weddings, the couple kept the day simple with tons of rustic touches. You can see every.last.detail right here!

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From the Bride... Our wedding was truly the best night of our lives. Standing with the love of my life in the house that I grew up in, surrounded by all of our loved ones, really felt like a fairy tale. As we both have a heart for adventure and the outdoors, we chose to have a simple, rustic style wedding at my parent's home in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

While I did dream of meeting my Prince Charming as a little girl and living "happily ever after," I was not a girl who ever dreamed about my actual wedding day. So when I got engaged, I enlisted the help of one of my closest friends, Molly McKinley, who is a wedding planner for Chancey Charms Weddings. With her help, we were able to create a rustic, romantic environment that reflected us as a couple.

Six years ago, before meeting Chip, I made a list of qualities and values that I wanted in my future husband. He fulfills every quality in the list I made, and after five years, I continue to add more I've found in him to the list of things I could not live without. We met at the University of Georgia while in college. In nursing school, I had a professor who would ask us to close our eyes and envision our happiest, safest place. Whenever I closed mine, all I ever saw was Chip. When I am with him, I am always at peace, always happy. He's the best friend I've ever had, and he continues to teach me how to love unconditionally and live for today. I was so thrilled to stand before all of our friends and family and declare with complete certainty that I want to be by his side for the rest of my life, in sickness, in health ... always.

Wedding Photography: Alea Moore Photography / Wedding Venue: The Bride's Parents' Home in Stone Mountain, Georgia / Wedding Planning + Event Design: Molly McKinley of Chancey Charm Weddings / Floral Design: Georgia Blooms in Danielsville, Georgia / Catering: Brett's Casual American / Wedding Cake: Confection Perfection / Ceremony Musicians: Emily Hearn Weddings / DJ: Eric Anthony Productions / Rentals: North Georgia Party Rental / Wedding Dress: Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri Bridals