Atlanta Picnic Inspired Shoot from SmmS Photography
April 17, 2013
I've been partial to picnicking since I first discovered the love of my life, Jane Austen.  I mean, is it just me or do those Regency ladies and gents love to throw a party in the middle of the forest?  And since I think lounging around on a blanket is pretty much one of the most romantic things you could ever do, this Atlanta shoot captured by SmmS Photography happens to have me all kinds of excited.  Because, really, who wouldn't love the vintage meets southern stylings of Elisa Event Design set against the stunning Atlanta gem of Stone Mountain?  Jane Austen, eat your heart out.  See so much more right here.
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From Elisa Event Design ... For tourists visiting Atlanta, Stone Mountain is a must-see. For a gal raised in the South, the park is part of so many childhood memories. For this shoot, we wanted to explore the possibility of having a romantic, vintage inspired wedding in a place that is so familiar and dear to Atlantans.

Infused with a myriad of details, this shoot reflects the best that the South has to offer: tasty food, charming landscape, and a spirit of fun. The shoot also captures what in our mind the perfect picnic wedding would include - lawn games and marshmallows roasted by the fireside. Even more perfect would be for the couple and guests to go on boat rides in the park, and we hint at this with the paddle and boat motifs repeated throughout.

For the decor we chose a soft, fresh pattern of peach and mint. We mixed raw, unfinished wood with dainty lace, rusty metal and a gorgeous collection of spring blooms. We included a number of carefully curated vintage pieces from some wonderful Etsy vendors.


Wedding Photography: SmmS Photography | Location: Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia | Floral + Event Design: Elisa Event Design | Letters: Edie’s Lab | Blanket: PoBa  | Afghan: Tinkers Vintage | Wedding Stationery: Ink and Honey | Utensils: The Baker’s Confection | Picnic Basket: Put Family First | Ice Bucket: Rhapsody Attic | Books: The Farm Road | Photo Booth + Decor: Little Retreats | Vintage Garland: Anita Spero Design | Wedding Dress, Belt + Hairpiece: Chaviano Designs | Vintage Earrings: Tasha Hussey Jewelry | Bride's Garter: Rosebud Lips Bridal | Purse: San Monet | Rings: Scarlett Jewelry | Groom's Bole Tie: Linda Kratz | Models: Natalie Joy Nicoara ( + Frank Gallo