10 Jan

A dreamy Atlanta wedding: Laura + Mark

categories Real Weddings

We almost don’t know where to start with Laura & Mark’s dreamy Atlanta wedding! I suppose we could begin by pointing out that Laura planned and designed nearly everything herself – illustrating seating charts, collecting vintage items, and designing all the paper goods herself. And everything turned out soo fantastic, Laura even decided to open up her own Etsy design shop!

It’s all very southern and classy – and took place in a botanical garden! Have a look at the prettiness below.

Loads of gorgeous little accessories here, like the golden locket, a plush, pale bouquet, and those incredibly funky shoes.

How’s this for a steal – Laura scouted out her dress for under $50! It was actually an over-sized sample bridesmaid dress, altered by a relative, who added a few little extras. Can you believe it?! So pretty.

Here’s a closer look at some of those cute paper goods – we especially love the “how to have a fabulous time” cards.

Laura & her Mom teamed up to illustrate the seating charts, which were actually whimsical little coats-of-arms (like “House of Mouse” and “House of Deer”) that listed all the guests names, and hung them in mismatched frames.

Such a pretty combo of tabletop items – florals mixed with succulents and lots of delicate vintage pieces (and some verrry tasty looking treats!) – gorgeous!

Truly gorgeous stuff, Laura & Mark. We applaud & congratulate you! Happy wishes for a happy marriage!

Venue: State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (Ceremony at the Day Chapel, Reception at the Terrace Room) / Floral Designer: Gardenia Floral Design / Bridal Gown: Melissa Sweet / Groom’s Suit: Custom-made by Duchess of Oregon / Catering: Mama’s Boy / Cakes: Cecilia Villaveces Cakes / Photobooth: Majestic Photo booth / Photography: W. Scott Chester Photography

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  1. I’m loving the alternative to throwing rice and using banners! Cute ta boot!

  2. Oh those SHOES! What a charming event!

  3. I love that this wedding was in Athens! (Alma Mater shout out goes here) Looks like such a creative and fun wedding!

  4. love, love the photography and every detail captured! the bride did an amazing job creating their celebration! so many lovely details!

  5. wow, looks like a beautiful wedding and I’m in love with her dress! I cannot believe the price tag either. She looks stunning!

  6. Love the getaway banners! And I can’t believe that dress – what a steal!

  7. gorgeous! Those coats of armor are brilliant! where are those shoes from? I need those!

  8. I love you Laura, this is so you and so perfect!!! Want to plan mine ? 😉 Haha hope you and Mark are doing wonderful!

  9. thanks ladies for the feature today of one of our very crafty DIY couples! our associate, adam, had such an awesome time working with laura + mark for their wedding.
    ps…i cannot believe that she got her melissa sweet dress for $50 either : )

  10. wow, thanks for the SWEET write-up and all of these lovely comments!! i had such a fabulous time planning the wedding–it truly was a day to cherish. adam from w. scott chester also did a fantastic job capturing the day and making me look pretty!

    those shoes are by unique choice, a brand out of the UK. i ordered them from http://www.schuh.co.uk! they make such fun, funky shoes. :)

    thanks again, wonderful ladies at 100 layer cake!!

  11. I could really go for some Cecilia Villaveces cakes right now…they’re my favorite! Excellent choice. )

  12. Everything was so lovely, vintage, and fun! I enjoyed being a part of this very special day!

  13. This is a dreamy wedding..from the bouquet…to the cute embellished shoes…to the dessert table…to the gorgeous $50 DIY bridal dress…wow…I love this wedding!

  14. Title error: this is an Athens wedding…not Atlanta.

  15. Who did the invitations? I am in love!

  16. Hi Haylee,

    I did the invitations and all of the paper goods! If you want to see more, check out my etsy shop! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoCardinalDay?ref=pr_shop_more

  17. I surely did not realize that. I learned something new right now! Thanks for that.

  18. Loving the dessert table! Multiple cakes is a awesome way to go.

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