Whimsical DIY farm wedding in Georgia: Lauren + Shil

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With hand drawn details and a hip vintage take on a Disney fairy tale, this wedding is the perfect way to keep us inspired despite having to return to work after a long weekend. We know we don’t know Lauren + Shil, but we know our lives would be a lot more fun if we did. He’s a radio publicist, and she’s an awesome illustrator (hence the charming illustrations you’ll see in their invitations, bridesmaid dresses, programs, activity book, and tote bag favors). She’s a Disney kid at heart with a Snow White-esque feel, who has always dreamt of a woodland creature themed wedding since she was a kid, complete with a forest and little animals. As luck would have it, Shil would be the guy that was just as into the idea as she was! Their wedding says it all!

quirky vintage farm wedding

I designed the invites myself and had them printed at a local print shop in town. It was kind of a daunting task!  It’s so much easier to design for other people! We ended up spending around $100 total for the cost of printing, envelopes, and a rubber address stamp – not bad!

quirky vintage farm wedding

quirky vintage farm wedding

quirky vintage farm wedding

Ok, we’re cheating by sharing their first dance song way before you see them dancing to it, but we can’t help it. The song, Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized is too perfect. Listen to it here while you continue to swoon over their adorable wedding!

quirky vintage farm wedding

quirky vintage farm wedding

The most exciting project Lauren dabbled with was the bridesmaids’ dresses. She drew a fox and raccoon pattern and had the fabric printed via Spoonflower. Then wrote the lovely Whitney Deal to see if she’d collaborate on making a few dresses. Cute, yes?

quirky vintage farm wedding

Sometimes little details get overlooked. Not this time. Lauren + Shil, we see your hand painted poles lining your aisle, and we LOVE them!

quirky vintage farm wedding

As far as tunes go: Ripple by the Grateful Dead was played during the processional, the song Lauren walked to, you’re going to love this, was Love from Disney’s Robin Hood (so perfect for a woodsy wedding!), and their recessional song was This Will Be Our Year by the Zombies.

quirky vintage farm wedding

The first venue we looked at was The Barn at Price Mountain Farm in Pendergrass, GA. The minute we pulled up to the barn, we knew it was exactly what we wanted. The actual barn itself was the perfect blank canvas for our reception, but my favorite part of the venue was where our ceremony took place – – next to a big pond, with a spot right near the waters edge, surrounded by forest. It was so peaceful; all you could hear was the chirping of insects and the breeze through the trees. As you can see, we were married just how I always wanted, near a forest, by a pond, surrounded by cute little animals (in the forms of our friends and family).

quirky vintage farm wedding

quirky vintage farm wedding

We love a custom tote bag for guests! These cutie raccoons were obviously designed by Lauren, and printed through Satisfactory Printing.

quirky vintage farm wedding

An activity book? It’s killing us to see how many fun things these two thought of!

quirky vintage farm wedding

quirky vintage farm wedding

These illustrations remind us of a cuter, more modern version of the Fantastic Mr. Fox characters.

quirky vintage farm wedding

quirky vintage farm wedding

quirky vintage farm wedding

Hooray for Lauren + Shil!

Photography: Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love / Venue: The Barn at Price Mountain Farm / Florist: Gardenia Floral Design / Caterer: home.made catering / Invitation design: Bride (Lauren Gregg) / Bride’s dress: Claire Pettibone / Shoes: Steve Madden / Headpiece: Mignonne Handmade / Groom’s jacket: J.Crew / Pants: Banana Republic / Boots: Giorgio Brutini / Bowtie: Lauren Gregg + Whitney Deal / Bridesmaid dresses: Bride (Lauren Gregg) + Whitney Deal / Groomsman attire: Levi’s (pants), Urban Outfitters (shirts), Lauren Gregg + Whitney Deal (ties)

Social Love

Marilisa on Nov 29, 2011

Ok when I first saw this wedding featured on Matt's blog I was DYING to know the venue. Thank you for featuring this wedding & all the info! Their details are incredible and the bride seems so talented!

Marilyn C. Cole on Nov 29, 2011

I adore this! As a fellow Athenian, I have to say, I wish I were friends with these cool folks.

megan on Nov 29, 2011

Love everything about this!

Debbie @ Bridalhood on Nov 29, 2011

Wow, I really love this wedding. What fun and unique details - love the feathers and the ceremony aisle!

lesley on Nov 29, 2011

yay! lauren (and shil)! what a wonderful day - so glad it was captured in these incredible pics. you are a rockstar, lg.

Christina Brosnan on Nov 29, 2011

Looks like one of the most fun weddings!

britt on Nov 29, 2011

What amazing critter cake toppers! Can you share where they're from?

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Nov 29, 2011

Love the happy spirit & sweet whimsy of this wedding! The invitations & other paper goods are AMAZING.

Ginny Sanford (Kendra's Mom...remember, you guys were "born" together!), November 29, 2011 on Nov 29, 2011

Well, this is about the coolest wedding I've ever seen! How fun! Lauren, you sure have grown up to be a VERY creative person. Say "hey" to your parents for us. It's been 30 years since we've seen you all. Congratulations and may the next phase of your life be a blast!

Melanie on Nov 29, 2011

I'll be honest: I'm not really feeling this one, personally. BUT props for creativity. They truly did what they wanted to do and made it work and that's awesome! Love love love seeing creativity in weddings!

Tracy Thunderbolt on Nov 29, 2011

This wedding is too adorable to be real. Surrsly.

Claire Angle on Dec 1, 2011

I loved everything about this wedding...especially how happy the couple seem to be. So creative and sweet and wonderful.

Molly on Dec 6, 2011

The sign of a great wedding is when you look at the pictures and wish that you could have attended. What an amazing wedding! I love that the bride designed the fabric for the bridesmaid dresses (and I kind of want one of my own). AWESOME!

Louise | Wedding Registry on Jan 19, 2012

Love the photos, it looks like such a fun wedding. Love the activity book idea, I will definitely tell my brides about that great idea.. thanks!

wedding idea blogs on Jan 31, 2012

Love the photos, it looks like such a fun wedding.

Anne-Scarlett on Aug 23, 2012

Do you happen to know where they had their paper goods printed? I'm looking for a local printer (in the North Georgia area) to do some printing for my daughter's 1st birthday invitations. Thanks in advance! -AS

Anne-Scarlett on Aug 23, 2012

ps- whimsical, quirky, unique, and charming <---- these are some of my favorite things, and this wedding has it all!

Gabby on Sep 24, 2012

OMG! I love the adorable quirkiness!

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