A Formal Garden Wedding in Georgia
Meredith and Adam's Georgia Wedding
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.
Meredith's snow-white bouquet included gardenias, dahlias, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, and peonies.
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.
Dramatic Ceremony Arrangement
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.
Signs painted to match the couple's invitation calligraphy directed guests to the various areas of the celebration.
Monogrammed Ring Pillow
Shutter Seating Display
Escort cards were placed in shutters, which the bride picked up at an antiques store.
Full centerpieces of pee gee hydrangea, David Austin garden roses, Queen Anne's lace, and dusty miller topped long farmhouse tables.
A Unique Focal Point
Jackson Durham created an installation made with branches, candles, and glass orbs that hung above the head table.
Mr. and Mrs.
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.
The First Dance
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.
Guests could indulge in three different cake flavors for dessert; salted caramel, tiramisu, and "black tie" (chocolate).
Each confection was topped with fresh flowers.
Fresh cigars were on site for guests to enjoy at the reception or take home with them.
Unique Guest Book Idea
In lieu of a guest book, loved ones left notes for the newlyweds on wooden hearts.
A Sparkly Departure
The celebration ended with a fun-filled sparkler sendoff.
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