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Mr. + Mrs. Adkins | Watkinsville, GA Wedding

Allie and Cameron were such a wonderful couple to work with. You could tell that their goals for their wedding were to glorify God and to celebrate with as many of their friends and family as they could. Cameron is the youth pastor at the church where they work so it was fun to see all of their students there and crushing it on the dance floor. Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Adkins!

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Where did you two meet?

Cameron and I met two years ago when we started as youth interns for Briarwood Baptist Church. Neither of us knew what we were getting into but we quickly discovered that we both had a heart for youth ministry and that we both loved Mike Ricks (the Youth Pastor at the time.)
I vividly remember the first day I met Cameron. I was looking for Mike’s office and he led me to it. After talking with Mike for a bit, Cameron came in and Mike awkwardly left us to get to know one another. It didn’t take me long to realize that something was different about this boy. The main thing that stood out to me was how intentional he was. He asked me so many questions and I could tell that he genuinely wanted to hear the answer. Another thing that caught my attention was that he constantly made eye contact with me. Not in a creepy way, but in an intentional and interested way (it also let me see how beautiful and blue his eyes are!) From the first day I met him and everyday since, Cameron has made me feel valued and important.

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What are you looking forward to most about being married?

Allie said: getting to do everyday together, even if we won't be together during the day just knowing that I will come home to him is the most exciting thing ever. Also we're pretty young so a lot of the time it feels as if we're growing up together and it's so fun learning with him by my side.

Cameron said: Waking up every morning side by side

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What has been the hardest part about wedding planning?

Cameron said "that it's been too long!" haha. But honestly the hardest part has been planning for a large guest list. Just making sure there is enough of everything for everyone.

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Describe your fiancé in three words.

Allie said about Cameron: intentional, tender hearted and fun

Cameron said about Allie: caring, unselfish, and lovely

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Photography | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Second Shooter | Katie Martin Photography

Venue | Briarwood Baptist Church + Vintage Oaks Farm

Coordinator | Georgia Grace Weddings

Dress Store | Dressing Dreams

Shoes | Keds

Cake | Publix Bakery

Caterer | Barberitos

Calligraphy/ Handlettering | Madi Kent

Florist | Jeff Lott, JL Designs Floral and Wedding Studio

Hair/ Make up | DaNina Stewart , DaNina Nicole Make Up Artistry

Mr. + Mrs. Dreyer | Taylor Grady House Wedding | Athens, GA

Alex and Tim were married Labor Day weekend at the stunning and historic Taylor Grady House in Athens, GA. I loved being back in the classic city and celebrating with them. The venue was perfect for this southern wedding with its history, white columns, and beautiful outdoor setting. Everything came together perfectly with the help of planner, Taylor Dawn.

Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Dreyer!

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How did he propose?

He proposed right before we were going to a Thomas Rhett concert, and he packed a picnic with our favorite foods and champagne for us to enjoy before we went into the venue.

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What are you looking forward to most about being married?

I am most looking forward to getting to share life every day with my best friend by my side.

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What has been the hardest part about wedding planning?

Balancing work and grad school with wedding planning.

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Photography | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Venue | Taylor Grady House

Planner | Taylor Dawn

Dress Designer | Stella York

Shoes | Badgley Mischka + Kate Spade for Keds

Cake | Cecilia Villaveces

Caterer | Trumps Catering

Paper Goods | Paper Dainty

Calligraphy | Bree Whitfield, Lumen Lettering

Florist | Gardenia Floral

Hair | Bombshell Creations

Make Up | Ellis Paige

Band | Atlanta Wedding Band

Mr. + Mrs. Bednar | Classic City Wedding | UGA Chapel + The Foundry | Athens, GA

I'm back!  Finally after a very intense May, I can finally start sharing more images with you all!  First up, is Chad and Alisa's lovely Athens wedding.  I went to UGA as a student and stayed a couple extra years in the classic city to work for a church after graduation so it was such a treat to be back.  There were so many lovely details and I adored getting to spend time with Chad and Alisa.  They are wonderful and this wedding was great day!

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Dress | Bridal Couture

Cake | Cecilia Villaveces Cakes

Paper Goods | Etsy

Handlettering | The Bride

Florals | European Floral Design

Hair + Makeup | Makemeup

Band | Platinum

Transportation | Georgia Trolley Services

Second Shooter | Hannah Forsberg

How did he propose?

Chad planned the surprise for weeks.  Alisa ruined the surprise in hours.

Chad got the ring, bought a plane ticket, and booked a hotel in Amelia Island for the weekend.  When Chad asked Alisa what she was up to the upcoming weekend, she told him of all the plans she made (sidenote: Alisa never has plans on the weekend).  So after weeks of planning and keeping the proposal a secret, Chad had to tell Alisa "You cannot do any of those things and you need to have a clear schedule Friday through Monday".

While Alisa was binge watching Law and Order SVU, Chad sent a text saying "Welcome to this weekends grand adventure!  To start look in the box right outside your door!  PS it's behind the trashcan".  When Alisa opened the door (shoeless), there was Chad (behind the trashcan) with a ring box!  After they stumbled through words and tears..they were engaged!