A dreamy Atlanta wedding: Laura + Mark

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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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Kaira on Jan 10, 2011

I'm loving the alternative to throwing rice and using banners! Cute ta boot!

Daisy on Jan 10, 2011

Oh those SHOES! What a charming event!

Courtney on Jan 10, 2011

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

forget.me.knot.weddings on Jan 10, 2011

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

Lisa Cifuentes on Jan 10, 2011

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

Jacquelyn on Jan 10, 2011

Love the getaway banners! And I can't believe that dress - what a steal!

the WV Girls on Jan 10, 2011

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

Trish Yeatts on Jan 10, 2011

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

cristen chester on Jan 10, 2011

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 : ) xo, cristen

Laura Ingram Lashley on Jan 10, 2011

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 www.schuh.co.uk! they make such fun, funky shoes. :) thanks again, wonderful ladies at 100 layer cake!!

Susan on Jan 10, 2011

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

Mom on Jan 11, 2011

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

Margaret Ivory - Ivory Pearl Bridal Mall on Jan 12, 2011

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!

annie on Jan 12, 2011

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

Haylee on Jan 15, 2011

Who did the invitations? I am in love!

Laura Ingram on Jan 24, 2011

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

how to get more website traffic on Oct 24, 2011

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

Ross Hill on Dec 18, 2013

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

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