13 Jan

A lake-front Georgia wedding: Emily + Mark

categories Real Weddings

Today we’ve got the loveliest lake-front Georgia wedding (on 10.10.10!) to share with you. The photos are so exquisite and do a fab job at capturing the lovely rustic and refreshing vibe of Emily & Mark’s very DIY (and very gorgeous) celebration. It’s all-around beautiful, with stone cabins, boat docks, succulent centerpieces, and plenty of turquoise bits to boot.

Just look at this SUPER gorgeous brooch bouquet, made by the bride & groom’s mother. How pretty is it, especially with the turquoise ribbon wrap? The brooches were collected from all kinds of places – antique shops, the trusty old internet, and even has some family heirlooms pinned to the stem.

Emily + Mark found the perfect woodsy location – the rustic cabin, the docks, the sunlight streaming in from the tree tops… just so peaceful and charming!

Love this photo of Emily & Mark in the boat. Too cute!

Emily made the burlap and ribbon table runners herself, along with planting those amazing succulent centerpieces, and embossing and handwriting the place cards. So simple and tasteful!

A jeweled cake with cotton birdie cake toppers is almost too pretty to eat!

Really fabulous job, Emily & Mark – we love. Congrats!

Photos by: W. Scott Chester Photography / Venue + Catering: Lake Rabun Hotel + Pavilion / Coordinator: Micki Velmer with Sittin in a Tree Weddings / Florist: Sherry Donnelly with Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio / DJ: NespoJohnny / Cake Designer: EB Cakes / Dress: Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet / Bouquet: Made by bride and groom’s mothers / Cake toppers: Cotton Bird Designs / Succulents ordered from: Garden Life

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  1. What a fun wedding. Wish I had been there.

  2. What a gorgeous wedding! There’s so much to love I wouldn’t know where to start! Definitely one to bookmark for the “someday” files :) That brooch bouquet is so beautiful and unique and those bird cake toppers are just about as cute as can be!

  3. Where did she get the engraved collar stays? I absolutely love that idea.

  4. love the shot of them in the boat. and that cake is out of this world stylish.

  5. The boat photo is amazing! So sweet!

  6. love their cake! it is so charming!

  7. Goooorgeous! Always love the work of W. Scott Chester. Beautiful wedding! :)

  8. what a treat to re-live the amazing details of this lake rabun wedding!! definitely warms me up on such a blustery day!!!

  9. Love it! The cake is incredible and the table settings are nicely minimal.

  10. love their cake…the photography is so beautifully warm!

  11. The colors of the water in that boat picture are amazing…such stunning photos and the most beautiful couple! Did the bride also make the table numbers? They looks SO much like the invitations designer we used for our wedding invites – so classic and simple…perfect!

  12. gorgeous!!! that fireplace shot is perfection!!! and that last photo – LOVE!

  13. ,,,simple and oh so lovely,,,giving this gal the best ideas,,,

  14. that bridal bouquet is awsome..nice pictures indeed

  15. I love brooch bouquets and this one is a gorgeous creation! The wedding cake toppers are amazing too!

  16. What a warm, unique wedding. The brooch bouquet brings a beautiful sparkle.

  17. thanks ladies for the feature! we love when our brides are SO crafty : )
    our associate, adam, had a wonderful time working with them! xoxo

  18. That bouquet… how!?!?? I wish I was that creative. Love the pop of color with the turq ribbon wrap. Well done.

  19. Gorgeous wedding! I love the shot from above! Great job photogs!

  20. Woah, that cake is incredible!

  21. Love the brooch bouquet, the whimsical cake, and that stunning pop of teal, a color i just don’t see enough of.

  22. OMG that bouquet! Gorgeous.

  23. these photos look awfully familiar.

  24. Gorgeous wedding, I love the dreamy photography.
    I made a brooch bouquet for my wedding after some trial and error, if anyone’s looking for hints on how I made mine, have a look here:

    I loved this website in the run up to my wedding, thanks!

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