Backyard Atlanta Wedding from Kelly Lane Photography
April 3, 2013
DIY InspiredRusticOutdoor Weddings
Oh, backyard weddings.  What can I say?  I adore you with a passion.  You're all at once sophisticated and elegant with a sweet personalization that can't be beat.  And when you're planned in just five months by Creme de le Chic and boasting layers upon layers of natural meets organic details and an adorable Mr. and Mrs. who made the day all about family?  It's amazing.  See exactly why this darling affair from Kelly Lane Photography ranks high atop my list of favorites in the full gallery.
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From Kelly Lane Photography... Andy and Honor planned their wedding in five short months. When it came to deciding on a venue, they looked at several, but because family means so much to them, and so much of their relationship revolved around her parent's home (game nights, pool parties and ladder ball competitions), they decided to have the wedding where it meant the most to them, her childhood home.

Organic, Natural and garden: The three words used to drive the design inspiration and wedding theme. A simple neutral color palette was the perfect backdrop for the colorful flowers and plants her family spent every weekend preparing, thanks to her mom's green thumb and dad's hard work. They loved the juxtaposition of the natural elements of the backyard garden with the soft and elegant white table linens, china and string lights spread over the putting green.

To incorporate their love of games, as each family member and friend entered the ceremony, they signed a little note of encouragement, inside jokes or well wishes to Andy and Honor on a Jenga block. They spent hours in their living room sorting through the blocks after returning home from their honeymooon, brought to tears in laughter.

The food and desserts were another reflection of the family and were catered by Endive. Roasted vegetable lasagna, vino and cannoli for the Italian family (because there is no real Italian celebration without these). Then for the Southern side, there was braised beef brisket with coca-cola gravy, grilled farmers market vegetable medley, and baked red snapper court bouillon!

Almost all of the details were DIY.  Honor grew up with a family that spent numerous Saturdays as a  family renovating her mom's new vision for the family home or doing projects around the house. Her family inspired in Honor the DIY attitude that they could do anything they put their minds to and growing to love that creative mindset, applied this to her wedding.

Wedding Photography: Kelly Lane Photography | Wedding Venue: Family Home in Atlanta, Georgia | Wedding Coordinator + Floral Design: Creme de le Chic | Wedding Cinematography: Rob Berry | Officiant: Scott Thompson from Bethel Atlanta | Catering: Endive | Wedding Cake: Rhodes Bakery | DJ: Adam Maine + Harvey Cheek | Pool Luminaries: Luminari | Vintage Rentals: Four Inch Fold | Hair: Siggers | Makeup: Suni Cosmetics