michael & melissa’s georgia garden wedding

mike & melissa's georgia garden wedding

Michael and Melissa were married in Decatur, Georgia on September 28, 2013, near where they both grew up. The fall wedding was full of personal details. Since the bride and groom both live in Washington, DC, they relied on their friends and family to help, and the result was a wedding that was sweet, poignant, and full of personal details. The ceremony was held at the same church where the groom’s parents were married. The reception venue, the Cator Woolford Gardens in Atlanta, was a beautiful backdrop for the start of this couple’s married life.

bridal gown hanger

bridal bouquet

wedding invitation

mike & melissa's georgia garden wedding

mike & melissa's georgia garden wedding

mike & melissa's georgia garden wedding

mike & melissa's georgia garden wedding

mike & melissa's georgia garden wedding

mike & melissa's georgia garden wedding

personalized wedding cornhole

cator woolford gardens in atlanta, georgia

wedding seating chart

wedding centerpiece

wedding monogram water bottles

wedding koozie favors

homebrew beer wedding favor - hoppily ever after

homebrew beer wedding favor - hoppily ever after

Unique ideas: The groom’s father made the cornhole boards by hand and the bride’s maid of honor painted them in the wedding colors. I love all the different ways the couple incorporated their monogram, colors and chevron motif.

Steal this idea: Instead of traditional table numbers, the bride and groom named each table after a place where they lived. They listed all of the locations and a description of why it was important to them on the back of the dinner menu.

Bride’s favorite moment: “The recessional back up the aisle at the end of our mass. I was just so happy with my new husband, and it was the first chance I got to see my family and friends.”

Groom’s favorite moment: “When everyone got on the dance floor at the end of the night to dance to’ Shout.’ It was great seeing all our friends and family out there having a great time.”

Best wishes, Michael & Melissa!

Vendors:  Photographer – Bayless Photography| Venue – Cator Woolford Gardens | Caterer –  LowCountry Barbecue |   Cake Baker – Joyce Lau | Florist – Maud Baker | Band – Square One | Day-Of Coordinator – It Takes Two Events

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