Southern Splendor, A Georgia Wedding

There is a certain charm to Southern weddings where traditions and hospitality take center stage and where good food, good friends, and good music are the perfect receipt for an amazing celebration. Thanks to Lindley’s Photography we have all that right here for you.The Westchester Wedding Planner, Southern WeddingHow Did you meet? Let me {Emily} begin by saying, I was a pretty ridiculous girlfriend…I had many “rules” for Dustin to follow as it pertained to our engagement (i.e. unless it is an engagement ring, no gifts wrapped in small boxes for Christmas. For that matter, do not use a holiday as our engagement day. He’s a gem…he put up with my ridiculous ideas…he must love me!

Poor boy, I nagged all evening on Christmas Eve 2013, “ugh, are we going to get engaged this year?” and Dustin continually begged me to quit asking about it because he wasn’t going to tell. He told me he hadn’t asked my Dad yet (another rule he needed to follow)…I was heartbroken. He told me that we should ask him together.

Fast forward to Christmas Day…while sitting in the living room, I asked Dustin, “can we ask him now?” Dad immediately left the room because he figured out what we were talking about. About 5 minutes later he came back in, standing right in front of us and firmly said, “Do you two want to get married? I’m going to need a yes from both of you.” After we both responded, Dad said, “You have my blessing.” About two hours later, Dustin walked me to his car that was parked in our driveway, opened the back, and said “Merry Christmas to me and you…I bought us a Yeti (cooler). Open it up, is there anything inside?” I open the bow wrapped Yeti to find a SPARKLING diamond ring hanging from the lid. Dustin then asked me to marry him. After a major ‘ugly cry’ and lots of hugs and kisses, he explained that he didn’t wrap it in a small box; he wrapped it in a big box (the cooler). He WAS listening to my rules!

What was your color palette and wedding style? What inspired it? Tell us about the flowers, stationery and decor you chose. What is more romantic than a classic ‘Black & White’ wedding? I wanted my photographs to “never go out of style”, so we went with the classic ‘Black & White’ color palette. Although our wedding took place in October, we wanted ours guests to enjoy a romantic ambiance. To accomplish this, we accented the classic ‘Black & White’ theme with light pinks and golds. Finally, Emily’s dad, Johnny, was adamant about having “lots of candles” versus too many flowers…so; we made the reception venue glow!

Which element(s) of your day best reflected you as a couple? What did you do to make guests feel special? Did you do any guest favors? Although October 4, 2014 was “our” BIG day, Dustin and I wanted each and every guest to feel special. We wanted nothing but the best for our family and friends! We worked hard to plan each detail from the venue and menu to the live band! Our goal was to provide a beautiful backdrop to a carefree night, full of smiles, laughter, and of course, happy tears. If I do say so myself, we nailed it! Our only regret is that we cannot throw this type of extravagant party every month!

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Posted on February 15th, by Aida Krgin in Museum, Pink, Real Weddings, Traditional. No Comments

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