Monday, May 25, 2015

A Country Wedding Part One

Hello everyone!

My husband and I went to a wedding over the holiday weekend.  I love sharing pics from a wedding because there are always so many great ideas shown.  I'm a romantic at heart too, so I enjoy going to weddings as well.  This wedding was for the daughter of a firefighter friend of my husband.  We have known his family for many years and were so honored to be a part of their big day.  She just graduated college at UGA and her husband recently graduated from Ga Tech!  Hmmmmm........and they actually like each other!  LOL!  For those of you that don't live in GA, those are big football team rivals!  Anyway, they have a wonderful future planned.  They will move to Texas, where the groom has a job lined up as a chemical engineer, and she will be an interior decorator with the degree she just earned.  Pretty exciting huh?

As we approached the venue, Sanctuary Plantation, we followed the sign to the ceremony.

This is what we saw as we drove up.  It's an antebellum plantation!

This was an evening outdoor wedding.  The guests were seated in front of the plantation overlooking a beautiful view (which I'm sorry to say I did not get a picture of).  

Here is the bride coming out to greet her groom at the beginning of the ceremony.

Regrettably, I did not get any pics of the ceremony itself.  I wish I had, though, because it was a beautiful setting in front of a large fountain.  

After the ceremony was over, the wedding party walked back into the plantation.  

We were all instructed to drive down the hill to the barn on the property to enjoy the reception.

There was a beautiful gravel path lined with roses leading to the barn.

We were greeted by this cute old window with the wedding date added to it.

Upon entering the barn, we were able to add our names to this picture featuring their wedding invitation.

We walked in to the upper level of the barn, so when looking down over the railing this is what we saw.  Very festive!

Want to see more?

Well, you'll have to come back for part two.  Sorry!!!

I hope all of you are having a restful Memorial Day today.  We will be cooking out later today with family.

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~


Debby said...

So beautiful. My nephew got married in a similar wedding. Same kind of plantation home in Alabama.
I really like her dress. Wondering if it is a heirloom. That barn is spotless.
About my nephews wedding......their septic backed up the same day. How awful, huh.

Unknown said...

The dress is stunning. Honestly, I wish more brides chose dresses that are pretty and suited to their style, rather than following the latest bridal trend. I love the idea of having signatures around the invite. That idea could be translated to bday parties, graduations, & other events.
Michelle from

Art and Sand said...

This is perfect for me. I am working on my son's wedding. I made a chalkboard for the entrance, but after seeing your pics, I am going to suggest that we have the chalkboard on an easel in front of the entrance.

Show more pics!

20 North Ora said...

Sounds and looks like a perfect wedding. Anxious to see the rest of the photos!


Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love when you share pics like this! Such a pretty place for a southern wedding. I love this style of wedding too. Where were these great ideas when we got married?! :) Can't wait to see more!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What perfect weather they had and pretty venue.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a great place to have a wedding!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty day for a wedding...and a beautiful place to have the wedding at!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

A beautiful setting and a beautiful bride. She has her father's smile. Weddings make me cry.

Finding Grace Interiors said...

What a beautiful wedding. I love the place, the bride's dress, the weather looks perfect and all the details were so pretty! I cannot wait to see more! I hope you post a picture of yourself too, I would love to see how gorgeous you looked too!! :)

Little Farmstead said...

What a beautiful wedding and bride! Looking forward to seeing the other pics! I love weddings too... :)

Junkchiccottage said...

How Beautiful Kelly. I love wedding like this one. So pretty. The bride is gorgeous. Have a wonderful week.

Blondie's Journal said...

Lovely wedding---can't wait to see more!

Jane x

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Beautiful bride, beautiful venue, and beautiful dress!

This N That said...

I will be going to a farm wedding next month..They have been working on it for over a year..Should be great fun..

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a gorgeous setting!....the house looks magnificent...My son was married at a plantation too...always great for such a momentous occasion to be celebrated among such beauty of the outdoors...

Cynthia said...

Super pictures and that plantation is a great setting. I'm a romantic too. Can't wait to see more


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

The setting was so pretty and the bride looked beautiful!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

What a beautiful place to have a wedding. Looking forward to part 2!

Unknown said...

They catered my wedding last month and they were amazing! Don't overlook this gorgeous venue!! It's something you have to check out in person. My family and friends could not stop talking about how good the food at Wedding location in Chicago was and how sweet the staff was!