A Rustic Blush-and-Ivory Wedding in a Barn in Georgia
Maggie and Greg
A formal wedding was definitely out of the question for a gal whose favorite present ever is a chicken coop built by her guy. Instead, Maggie and Greg, Atlanta lawyers with a burgeoning ice cream business on the side, threw an old-fashioned hoedown complete with a hog on a spit, pepper vinegar, and sorghum barbecue sauce.
Also on tap: bluegrass music and clog dancing. "We had two main priorities," says Maggie, who met Greg at a tailgate party in 2008. "Good food and good fun."
Cheery cards, which the bride hand-drew, then had letterpressed, hinted at the wedding's let's-have-a-great-big-party feel.
Maggie designed the suite herself, lining each envelope with floral paper.
Maggie’s attendants wore cocktail-length Amsale dresses of their own choosing in shades of charcoal, vanilla, blush, and champagne. Each carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet, a field-fresh bundle of ranunculus, garden roses, and peonies.
Guests were welcomed with a bottle of Coke, a nip of bourbon, and a packet of Georgia peanuts.
Paper flowers climbed the sprawling oak that marked the ceremony spot.
Roasted peanuts were also set out at the reception for everyone to munch on throughout the night.
A big coral peony topped the white-cake and coconut-cream confection.
Every guest got to take home a little piece of Georgia -- jelly from the bride's hometown of Colquitt made from mayhaw fruit. The variety, found mainly in the south, has been called a "kissing cousin" of the crabapple.
Greg and Maggie (who changed into a Modcloth dress for the getaway) got a dazzling send-off from sparkler-wielding well-wishers.
Location: Fair Weather Farms (770-207-4557)
Event Planning and Decor: Simply Charming Socials
Catering and Cake: Five and Ten
Flowers and Event Design: Amy Osaba Event Floral Design
Letterpressing: Printerette Press
Photography: Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love
Music: The Packway Handle Band
Gown and Veil: Robert Bullock Bride
Hair and Makeup: Raney O'Keefe