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Georgia lakeside wedding: Bethany + Derek

June 27, 2012

With it’s woodsy charm, picturesque mountain backdrop and lakeside views, Bethany + Derek’s wedding has us wanting to catch a little R & R in Georgia asap. In addition to all the historic details at Kingston Stables, Bethany went all out on the DIY elements. In fact, her “Pinterest tornado” ripped through their dining room table & office for the entire year of their engagement, turning it into wedding central mayhem. Their wedding is chock full of personal touches, a fantastic Craigslist find, loads of pretty florals, and ends with sweet midnight boat ride for two.

ann barge wedding dress ann barge wedding dress & custom leather sash Peach, lavender, mint green and yellow floral bouquet pastel bridesmaids bouquets

Great bridesmaid bouquet idea: use all the same flowers, but accent each one with a different one! These perfect for summer bouquets include peach david austin roses, succulents, queen anne’s lace, billy balls, scabiosa pods, aster novi, ranunculas, lavender, lambs ear, and sweet pea.

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Check out this Craigslist find! It was from a 1930’s home that was being restored. Turned out to be the perfect frame for their ceremony.

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Love these gold table numbers? Bethany is selling them in our Marketplace!

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Their first dance was to Otis Redding’s That’s How Strong My Love Is.

wedding sparklers

Sparklers are the cutest and so much fun for guests to wave around as they send you off… to a night boat ride with your hunny…

boat ride bon voyage

As far as send offs go, rowing off in a vintage boat at the end of the night with a bottle of bubbly in hand, sparkly night sky…. now that’s dreamy. Congrats Bethany + Derek!

Photography: Andrew Thomas Lee / Venue: Kingston Stables / Flowers: TruSo Weddings / China rentals: b.lov[ed] rentals / Venue + wedding coordinator: Sittin’ in a Tree Weddings / Caterer: Figs & Honey Catering / Cake: Sugar Kneads / Photobooth: Capture the Image Photobooth / Jewelry: Mickey Lynn / DJ: Trent Henley / Late night sliders: Universal Joint / Bride’s dress: Ann Barge / Custom leather sash: Mano Bello / Shoes: Valentino / Flower girl: Olive and Fern / Bridesmaid dress: Donna Morgan Belted Chiffon Dress in Grey Ridge / Groom’s suit: Bar lll / Ties: Wickham House / Handkerchief: Speak Louder