Let me first say that this wedding is all about the details. Planned by the bride herself, Tara seems to have thought of just about everything for her beautiful southern wedding with vintage charm. From the handpainted signs using old wooden barn doors, to the burlap bows lining the ceremony aisle, her own birdcage veil, and the pillow used for the bouquet toss, all of the DIY details in this wedding make it as stylish as it is charming.
Photographed by Blume Photography LLC, Tara and Alan's wedding took place last April at The Mill at Yellow River in Porterdale, Georgia. The couple, who met through church a couple of years earlier, had a sweet and intimate marriage ceremony outside surrounded by 150 friends and family. "The ceremony as a whole was definitely my favorite part," said Tara. "Our officiant, Jeff Henderson, went above and beyond and, before the wedding day, contacted members of our family that are very dear to us and asked them to share memories and advice with Alan and me. He shared a few of them during the ceremony, and it meant so much to me that he took the time to involve our families in such a special way. We also had our bridal party lay hands on us and pray for us and our marriage during the ceremony...Such a dear moment to have our best friends surrounding and supporting us."
After the ceremony, Tara and Alan welcomed guests indoors for their evening reception, decorated with vintage, meaningful items that the bride collected from around her parents' home including glass mason jars and bottles filled with fresh flowers. One final detail worth mentioning was Tara's gorgeous white bouquet, which was made up of white peonies, ranunculus, white anemones, soft pink spray roses, and baby's breath. The bouquet handle itself was also wrapped with a piece of lace cut from her mother's wedding dress and topped with her great grandmother's Cameo brooch.
Southern Wedding with Vintage Charm - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Blume Photography LLC
Venue: The Mill at Yellow River
Caterer: Beyond Details
Floral Designer: Bouquets Unlimited
Cake Designer: MGH Cakes
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee
Bridesmaid Attire: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen Attire: Lands End
Hair and Makeup Artist: Michelle Concepcion, De Beaute Hair Studio
DJ: Chaz Ripley