A Formal Garden Wedding in Georgia

Meredith and Adam's Georgia Wedding

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Meredith and Adam met through mutual friends in June of 2011 while they were living in Atlanta. They instantly connected and were engaged seven months later. Ten months after that, on November 3, 2012, they tied the knot in a romantic garden setting filled with soft colors and earthy touches.

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Calligraphed Invitations

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The couple's letterpressed Bella Figura invitations featured a leaf motif and scrawling script.

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All-White Flowers

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Meredith's snow-white bouquet included gardenias, dahlias, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, and peonies.

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The Fashions

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The grounds of Barnsley Gardens provided a picturesque backdrop for the couple's portraits. The bride paired her Vera Wang gown with Kate Spade shoes. The groom wore a Sid Mashburn suit.

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Blush Bridesmaids

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Meredith's 'maids wore soft pink floor-length Joanna August gowns from Bella Bridesmaid.

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Burlap Boutonniere

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Adam pinned a unique burlap bloom, custom-made by Jackson Durham, to his lapel.

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Keeping Warm

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Blue blankets, displayed in a basket and marked with a sign from Georgia Ann's Paperie, were on hand so that guests could get cozy during the ceremony. After the wedding, they were donated to a shelter.

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Dramatic Ceremony Arrangement

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A stately urn filled with maple vine, white hydrangea, autumnal chrysanthemum, majolica spray roses, and Dutch Queen Anne's lace marked the entrance to the ceremony.

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Hand-Painted Signage

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Signs painted to match the couple's invitation calligraphy directed guests to the various areas of the celebration.

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Monogrammed Ring Pillow

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The ring pillow, purchased on Etsy, boasted the couple's initials.

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Shutter Seating Display

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Escort cards were placed in shutters, which the bride picked up at an antiques store.

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Wooden Menu

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A large sign created by Back40Life listed the evening's cuisine, which was served buffet-style.

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Simple Centerpieces

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Full centerpieces of pee gee hydrangea, David Austin garden roses, Queen Anne's lace, and dusty miller topped long farmhouse tables.

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A Unique Focal Point

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Jackson Durham created an installation made with branches, candles, and glass orbs that hung above the head table.

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Mr. and Mrs.

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Meredith loved these pillows—a pre-wedding gift from her sister—so much that she used them to designate the bride and groom's chairs at the reception.

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The First Dance

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Adam proposed to Meredith with an original song he wrote especially for her. He recorded the song so it could play for the couple's first dance.

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Desserts Aplenty

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Guests could indulge in three different cake flavors for dessert; salted caramel, tiramisu, and "black tie" (chocolate).

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Blooming Details

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Each confection was topped with fresh flowers.

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Hand-Rolled Cigars

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Fresh cigars were on site for guests to enjoy at the reception or take home with them.

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Unique Guest Book Idea

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In lieu of a guest book, loved ones left notes for the newlyweds on wooden hearts.

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A Sparkly Departure

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The celebration ended with a fun-filled sparkler sendoff.

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Photography: Harwell Photography

Venue and Catering: Barnsley Gardens

Planning and Production: Lindsay Pitt of TOAST Events

Event Design: Heath Ray of Jackson Durham

Stationery: Georgia Ann's Paperie

Cakes: Lush Cakery

Ceremony Music: Event Performance

Band: We Got the Beat via EastCoast Entertainment

Rentals: Settee Event Decor

Tent: Event Rentals Unlimited

Makeup and Hair: The Moore Agency

Videography: Remedy Films

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