20 Jun

Atlanta wedding: Shanna + Richard

categories Real Weddings

Welcome back from what we hope was a lovely Father’s Day weekend! We’re delighted to start the week off with Shanna + Richard’s stellar vintage-library themed wedding shot by David and Kendrick of Our Labor of Love. It has all the makings of a sweet love story, with a laid-back reception reminiscent of a Sunday afternoon lawn party.

atlanta georgia wedding

atlanta georgia wedding

atlanta georgia wedding

atlanta georgia wedding

atlanta georgia wedding

atlanta georgia wedding

atlanta georgia wedding

Cute guest book idea alert! The combination of a Fuji Instax Camera and library card bookplates were an instant hit and served as the perfect guest book. The four drawer card catalog that was used to store all the guest book supplies was found at an antique store, and although the purchase of the camera didn’t come cheap, Shanna points out that it’s such a fun camera to use and will easily get a ton of use well after the wedding!

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Vintage books. They look great as accent pieces to your centerpieces, but if you’re not careful the cost can add up quickly. While it’s a good idea to check out your local vintage and antique shops for one-of-a-kind books, we’re siding with Shanna on this one – she hit the jackpot by going to a few local Goodwill stores (finding books for $1 or $2 each)!

atlanta georgia wedding

atlanta georgia wedding

Thinking of an outdoor, picnic-style reception where guests can relax in between cutting a rug? Quilts or blankets matching your wedding colors are a must! We cannot believe Shanna’s mother made the quilts above. She made three quilts, each with a personalized embroidered message on the back – one she kept for herself, one she gave to Shanna and Richard, and the other for Richard’s mother to keep.

atlanta georgia wedding

Since their venue didn’t allow anything to be thrown that could potentially litter the grounds, they turned to Ecofetti – which turns out is the same thing used for “snow” on movie sets. It dissolves in water so it’s easily washed away with a hose. This is a great alternative (and eco-friendly for eco-conscious brides) to birdseed, sparklers, rose petals, etc.  And, if it gets stuck in your hair, it dissolves when you shower.

We adore every bit of this wedding! Thank you Shanna + Richard for letting us share your super sweet day!

Photography: David & Kendrick of Our Labor of Love / Wedding Planner: Ally Haggerty of Unforgettable Soirees / Florist: Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design / Caterers: Bon Appetit / Music: Vladimir Vladovich of Take5 Strings / Rentals: Peachtree Tents and Events / Venue: Oglethorpe University (Philip Weltner Library) / Invitations & Programs: Little Lamb Designs / Cake: Highland Bakery / Dress: David’s Bridal / Suit: Tommy Hilfiger / Bride’s Shoes: Zappos

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  1. This is a beautiful wedding! Kudos to the mom who made all of those lovely quilts.

  2. I love those paper roses! How were they made?

  3. what a SWEET wedding. love all the details.

  4. Those arrangements are sweet and simple! I love yellow and white! The best part of that arrangement is that it’s a money saver! You can do that on your own, you don’t even need a florist! WEDDING FLOWERS MADE EASY! I know some good videos if anyone is interested!

  5. AH, those paper flowers are to die for!


  6. Weddings with pops of yellow just seem so so happy to me! I love her dress and the newspaper flowers are really unique idea!

  7. I love the vintage feel of the ceremony… and the reception seems so simple and fun!

  8. Ecofetti… how brilliant! love the simply pretty paper flowers.

  9. I’d love to see how-to videos for the paper flowers in the ceremony arrangements!

  10. How beautiful. I just love those paper flowers!

  11. the little book floral are adorable!

  12. The paper flowers are exquisite! Looks like yellow’s a popular colour this summer.

  13. oh man, the photography is so beautiful and warm! i love her dress!

  14. I agree with Cat…I want to know how to do the paper flowers!

  15. Very vintage. Love the colors. The is a unique theme for a wedding very different but great idea. The pictures are amazing. I love the one with the trees and she’s behind him..this is a really good shot. I wish you the best!


  16. What a beautiful wedding! I loved the books stacked at the altar to hold flower arrangements!

  17. Very earthy and fun with a fresh twist. Love the quilt.

  18. Love the use of KnockKnock.biz products. They make cool stuff. I knew I’d see at least one of their products in your amazing wedding. =)

  19. i just LOVE these sweet paper flowers! how about using a variety of printed papers
    as well. i will start experimenting…thanks for the inspiration…

  20. God Bless to the couple even though I do not know them but still they deserved it, may your life be as beautiful as your wedding.

  21. I constantly learn something after i cease by here, Eric. Many thanks!

  22. I’d personally move to Hawaii after which travel the world.

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