Melody and Blake’s Relaxed, DIY Farmhouse Wedding in Georgia by Brandy Angel Photography

Today I am taking you to Georgia in the US for the charming wedding of Melody and Blake who were married on 24th October in Lexington. Even though it is autumnal in Georgia in October, the weather is so much warmer than it is here in the UK, which meant they could hold their ceremony outside which looks just beautiful. They decorated the outside ceremony area and inside barn reception in the most gorgeous greenery and DIY details, making the day super personal and even more special. I just love the signage, the rustic detailing, the table foliage and chair decoration. Such a cute wedding. Big thanks to Brandy Angel Photography for sharing it with us.

Brandy the photographer tells us more about the day

When I first met Melody and Blake at their engagement session I knew their wedding was going to be as unique and amazing as they are. I was not disappointed in the least. Everything truly stood out from the wedding norms in the most perfect way. Melody paired her perfectly beautiful blush wedding gown with a cathedral cape and her new acquired wedding boots that were a gift from her father in law who brought them all the way from Texas and it could not have been more amazing! Her choices for bold fall colors made my heart so happy! I loved her burgundy bridesmaids dresses so much and the flowers were a perfect compliment. The men were decked out in dapper blue suits and Melody’s wedding gift to Blake was coins his late grandfather collected that she had made into cuffs and a Texas tie. When she presented them to him it was such an incredibly emotional moment. The whole day was filled with details that showed just how much these two loved each other and celebrated just who they are as unique individuals. It was my honor to be trusted with their memories and to be able to witness such a beautiful day.

How they met
We met at a local dive bar and music venue in our town. Once we met we couldn’t stop running into one another all over town.He proposed on Halloween (also my birthday) during a trip to New Orleans to see one of our favorite bands, Widespread Panic

The Outfits
I wanted a dress that truly flattered me and highlighted my best features, which for me is my shoulders. I happened upon my dress of choice during a trunk show at the dress shop and I knew as soon as I saw it that it was the one. It was a champagne strapless dress with sweetheart neckline and floral appliqués. I didn’t really know what I wanted but when I saw this dress it was very clearly “me.”The groom wanted to look “nice”- it’s always so much easier for them!! I made him a bolo tie to go with his cowboy boots. He picked the style of suit and the color.

Theme or colour scheme
We wanted a relaxed, farmhouse feel that embraced the beauty of the outdoor venue and covered barn.

Most of our decor was DIY. The mother of the groom used to run a wedding venue and she made the decorating magic happen! She incorporated lots of natural elements such as wood slabs, eucalyptus garland and fern wreaths for the table decor and reception. Lights and votives were tucked into the decorations to create a fairy-like feel once the sun went down. She balanced the natural decorations with simple and elegant shapes and colors.

We used a lot of eucalyptus garland to decorate the space. The only live flowers we had were in our bouquets. The bouquets were inspired by autumn colors and the burgundy of the bridesmaids dresses. My bouquet had live succulents in them that I was able to plant after the wedding and keep a memento for years to come (fingers crossed!).

Personal touches
Many of our friends are talented musicians and we had a phenomenal band play the reception which had most of the guests on their feet dancing. I really enjoyed dancing in my dress- I felt like an actual princess!

Special moments
The first look! Seeing each other all done up in private before walking down the aisle. It was actually breathtaking. Special and surreal in every way!

Advice for other couples
If you can afford a wedding planner, get one! Then maybe people will ask THEM the deluge of questions leading up to and the day of the wedding!


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