Monroe, Georgia DIY Wedding from Holly L. Robbins Photography
June 12, 2013
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When rustic chic details mix and mingle with sweet crafty goodness, amazing things happen.  Amazing things like DIY florals by the bride's talented grandmother, mason jar filled tabletops and a downright awesome mac 'n' cheese bar.  And when all of those amazing things take place at the breathtaking Fair Weather Farms and are captured in beautiful images by Holly L. Robbins, even better.  Because that, my friends, is a combo that makes for one seriously gorgeous gallery.  Join me there for all of the pretty.
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From the Bride... Jeff and I were engaged in February in Temple, Texas and were immediately planning details for our December 1st wedding. At the time we were planning to move back to my hometown in Georgia. We knew that we wanted a intimate wedding ceremony in Georgia that included lots of small family details. Thankfully my mother and sister started looking for venues and came across Fair Weather Farms in Monroe, Georgia. The farm just so happened to sit on land that my grandfather used to farm as a young boy and was exactly the cozy atmosphere we wanted!

Our wedding turned into a large DIY project really fast. The main things that I wanted throughout the wedding were cotton, family antiques, and cheese graters. My grandmother thought I was crazy when I said I wanted cotton and family brooches in the bouquets. All of the floral arrangements turned out beautifully because of her! My father made all of the signs and menus throughout the event and I wrote all of the sayings. My father also made our wedding box out of old wood that we put letters and a bottle of wedding wine to open on a future anniversary. The hammer we used for the box was from my grandfather. All of the cheese graters on the tables for the reception came from family members. It was plethora of family things!

The day of our Fair Weather Farms wedding we had warm weather, even in December. We ended up having our closest family and friends from all over totaling 120 guests... it was small and intimate! I think the most nerve-racking part of the day was our First Look. I gave Jeff a handkerchief that said "In you have I have the love of my life and my closest truest friend." We were married in the evening with doors open to the house and have never felt more confident in vows! A funny detail of the wedding: I decided it would be better if we nailed the wedding box together, I was worried I wouldn't be able to do it! On the third nail it bent more than halfway over and the entire room laughed! Jeff finished the box after that. Our reception was a big party with amazing food, including a macaroni and cheese bar (my favorite!), fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, s'mores station and more traditional Southern food.

We couldn't be more blessed to have such amazing families that were able to pull together our unforgettable wedding. Our photographer, Holly Robbins, blessed us with amazing photos that I still cry like a baby over three months later. Overall our wedding was such an easy going and love filled day, exactly how we envisioned the beginning of our happily ever!


Wedding Photography: Holly L. Robbins Photography | Wedding Venue: Fair Weather Farms, Monroe, Georgia | Hair + Makeup: Salon DM3, Athens | Catering: Hallie Jane's Catering, Madison | Wedding Cake: Sugar Knead Cakery, Loganville | Floral Design: Jean Fleming, Bride's Grandmother | Wedding Dress: Casablanca via  I Do I Do Bridal | Wedding Guitar Player: Dr. Bryan Mitchell, Athens | D.J: David Prince, Athens  | Car Service: The Garners of Norcross | Trolley Service: The Trolley Guy | Bridal Party Prep Location: Wayfarer Hotel, Monroe