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Atlanta wedding: Shanna + Richard

June 20, 2011

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.

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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)!

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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.

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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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