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Mr. + Mrs. Drewer | Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Jessica and Tom are so much fun and both are so creative.  They DIY'd much of their wedding, which you can read more about over on Something Turquoise, where their wedding was featured.  However, they still made sure to hire some great vendors listed below:

Photographer | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Second Shooter | Katuschka Rakovec of Reclaiming Eden Photo

Coordinator | Then Comes Marriage

Venue | Atlanta Contemporary

DJ | DJ Cuttlefish

Caterer | Sweet Auburn BBQ

Invitations | Minted

Paper Props | Groom

Dress | Borrowing Magnolia

Skirt + Belt | DIY'd by the Bride!

Cake | Bride!

Florals | DIY

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How/ Where did you two meet?

We met at the Clermont lounge on a Tuesday Karaoke night. HE was there with coworkers and I was coerced into attending with some friends. Our eyes met when I walked in, and we eventually ended up talking and exchanging numbers...

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How did he propose?

We planned a trip to Florida for a long Fourth of July weekend (2016) first to see my family in Vero Beach on the east coast of the state (so that Tom could ask my father for his blessing. Which went very well!) and then over to St. Pete Beach on the west coast of the state, to spend 4th of July with my friends from high school. He was going to propose during the fireworks but there were lots of people and it was noisy and we both had gotten sick from the dinner we ate :/ So the next morning during a walk on St. Pete Beach, he got down on one knee and popped the question, which was met with a YES and a delightfully unexpected round of cheers and applause from nearby beachgoers.

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What has been the hardest part about wedding planning?

Trying to make everyone happy and trying not to spend too much money! I'm a DIY kind of person, and unfortunately I feel like I need 10 of me to get everything done!

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Mr. + Mrs. Diehl | Lake Jackson Wedding Photographer

This past August, I had the joy of photographing Billy and Kassie's backyard DIY wedding at Lake Jackson.  They turned this into a family weekend and stayed at these gorgeous homes on the water to keep the party going all weekend long.  I'm so glad I was able to celebrate with them!

Assistant: Christina Pugh

Venue: Rocky Point Retreat on Lake Jackson

Dress: David's Bridal

Everything Else: DIY

How did you two meet?

We met at the restaurant we both worked at called The Mad Italian.  I went to teach in China and he followed me there!

How did he propose?

New Orleans, my fav city!  Near the river walk on the coldest night ever! Then we celebrated with drinks and oysters!

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Folk Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Laurel Farm Wedding

Earlier this spring, I had the pleasure of working with Vic Bonvicini Photography.  This lady is wonderful and so are her clients!  I loved getting to help her photograph Jenevieve and Tommy's Wedding day at Mountain Laurel Farm in Cleveland, Ga.  It was a beautiful day full of natural and authentic details true to this couple.  Jenevieve made or inspired most of the details herself.  She did a beautiful job pulling off this folk inspired wedding in the mountains so I just had to share a few images.

The bride MADE these fabulous bowties for the groomsmen.

The bride MADE these fabulous bowties for the groomsmen.

LOVING these beautiful wild flower bouquets.

LOVING these beautiful wild flower bouquets.

Jenevieve also MADE all of the bridesmaid's dresses.  And yes, you guessed it, they match the groomsmen's bowties!

Jenevieve also MADE all of the bridesmaid's dresses.  And yes, you guessed it, they match the groomsmen's bowties!

Flower crowns are my favorite.

Flower crowns are my favorite.

Tommy is a musician, so Jenevieve had guitar strings incorporated into his boutonniere. 

Tommy is a musician, so Jenevieve had guitar strings incorporated into his boutonniere. 

The cake table was full of beautiful cakes, including this popular "naked" cake.

The cake table was full of beautiful cakes, including this popular "naked" cake.