We’re wrapping up the end of 2020 in great fashion by celebrating the beauty THAT DID happen this year before we start celebrating the holidays in full swing.
P.S. – Before you start digging into all the wedding goodness that awaits you don’t forget to see the Best of 2020 Engagements first!
Now onto…the Best of 2020 Wedding Edition!
Best of 2020 | Weddings
Ashley + Patrick
About Ashley + Patrick’s day | Ashley and Patrick’s Fall Wedding was nothing but noteworthy. From the epic dance parties to several grab-your-tissue moments, there are so many memories from their day that I will cherish forever.
Ashley and Pat would describe their relationship as playful and after capturing all of their giggles on their wedding day, this really proved itself to be true. They spend as much time as they can being outside, specifically watching sunsets with a glass of pinot in hand. This tradition is so special to them, it’s even where Patrick decided to ask Ashley to be his wife. They’ve been wildly in love for 4 years and became man and wife on a stunningly romantic fall day this October.
It was a magical fall wedding day at The Old Edward’s Inn. Under the golden changing leaves, their cream colored day was designed to feel warm and cozy just like their love story. Cream colored flowers and pops of burgundy created a soft romance for the design of their wedding. Faith is a big, if not the biggest part of their relationship; so a stunning greenery covered cross stood as the backdrop to their ceremony.
Wedding Venue | The Orchard House at Old Edwards Inn
More from Ashley and Pat’s day coming soon!
Cayla + David
About Cayla + David’s wedding day | There are some couples that just have a captivating spirit and joy about them that you just can’t help but want to be around them…Cayla and David are one of those couples.
While they rescheduled their original wedding day plans twice and dealt with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout their planning process (both in planning and personally) – Cayla and David did not let this dampen their spirits or joy. With huge smiles and hearts of gratitude, they chose to host a micro wedding this summer with their closest family and friends.
Between heartfelt toasts, jumping the broom at their ceremony, impromptu parent dances, and a stroll through the vineyards this micro wedding was perfect.
Featured on | Martha Stewart Weddings
Wedding Venue | Montlauce Winery
You can read more about Cayla and David’s day here!
Dina + Paul
About Dina + Paul’s wedding day | Dina and Paul’s day was a stunning summer celebration. Full of teary eyed moments, sophisticated touches of gold, and overall a day filled with prayer, support, and an abundance of faith…Dina and Paul’s wedding day was the most incredible celebration and start to a beautiful marriage.
Dina and Paul created the feel of an inclusive retreat for all of their out of town guests and hosted a wedding weekend that felt like a vacation, but was just right outside of Atlanta.
Jesus and faith were at the center of Dina and Paul’s entire wedding day – their faith blended into all elements of their day from the gifts they exchanged each other, to the quiet prayers they had before their ceremony, to the vows they shared, to the toasts and kind that were spoken. Every part of their day was intentional and faith based.
Featured on | Magnolia Rouge
Wedding Venue | Foxhall Resort
You can see more from Dina + Paul’s day here!
Mel + Dan
About Mel + Dan’s wedding day | Mel and Dan’s classy and sentimental day at the TPC Sugarloaf Golf Club was the perfect mix of family-centered fun and timeless wedding style. Mel and Dan’s love story is sweet to the core and their day reflected just that. They are truly each other’s best friends and have a fiercely loyal relationship. From simple white florals and vintage pearl bridal jewelry; their day was representative of their timeless love and forever friendship.
After spending almost 8 years of their relationship attending golf tournaments at TPC Sugarloaf, they knew this would be the perfect place to say their “I do’s”. With family being at the center of their relationship, their day was filled with sentimental moments dedicated to the love for their families.
Wedding Venue | TPC Sugarloaf
More from Mel + Dan’s day coming soon!
Jami + Danny
About Jami + Danny’s wedding day | A spring wedding filled with all the pup snuggles one could want, an incredible celebration and dance party, and the funniest most heartfelt toasts to top it all off!
Jami and Danny’s day was perhaps the definition of fun but it was also sweet and passionate. The perfect combination if you ask me. I am so grateful for the glimmer of hope and celebration that there was despite a really hard (and I mean really hard) year.
Featured on | Carats & Cake
Wedding Venue | Athens Cotton Press
See more from Jami + Danny’s day here!
Emma + Alex (Intimate Wedding)
About Emma + Alex’s intimate wedding day | This year I fell flat on my face in love with intimate weddings. Getting to experience the richness of intimacy and romance of saying “I do” in private was something I’ll never take for granted.
While their big celebration was postponed till November (more to come soon), Emma and Alex decided to celebrate their love and get married on their original wedding date. Which, I was thrilled about…double celebrations!
They had a beautiful intimate ceremony with their immediate family at Emma’s family lake house surrounded by beautiful water, incredible nature, and a peaceful lakeside day. And more importantly their families filled this relaxing intimate day with love, comfort, and beautiful words.
Wedding Venue | Private estate on Lake Lanier
See more from Emma + Alex’s intimate wedding day here!
Emma + Alex’s large wedding celebration coming soon!
Meg + Eli
About Meg + Eli’s wedding day | A coastal ceremony fit for the laid back outdoor couple. And that’s exactly who Meg and Eli are. They love to go on hikes, explore national parks, and road trip together! They were my ultimate adventure couple. They told me that they’ve always felt most comfortable outside and it only made sense that they get married under the Spanish moss trees with the coastal breeze in the air.
(In Meg’s words) We want the wedding to feel relaxed yet sacred, joyful but not “trying too hard” in light of COVID. We chose to do the wedding on the marsh because we love how naturally romantic and beautiful it is, so there is a slight coastal theme in that sense – but we aren’t incorporating things like oysters or seashells. We just want the wedding day to feel like “us.”
And their day was so perfectly, beautifully, and uniquely them.
Wedding Venue | Private estate off the coast of Georgia
More from Meg + Eli’s day coming soon!
Halie + Kevin
About Halie + Kevin’s wedding day | Halie and Kevin’s joy-filled and thoughtful relationship started 3 years ago when they unexpectedly met when they ran the Ragnar Tennessee race together after 2 of their friends dropped out last minute. Since then, they’ve been spending their time outside sailing, hiking, and running together.
When it came time to say “I do” they knew they had to do it under the fall leaves (their favorite season) and by the water. Kevin and his family grew up sailing on Lake Ataloon, and it felt like the perfect place to have their day. Being outdoor lovers, the design of their wedding was modeled after the warm and comforting colors of autumn nature; greens and browns with a touch of navy blue, were prominent throughout the whole day.
Halie and Kevin’s day had no shortage of intentional touches and sweet moments. From stunning lakeside portraits against the fall foliage to fun family photos their day was far from forgettable.
Wedding Venue | Atlanta Yacht Club
More from Halie + Kevin’s day coming soon!
Stephanie + Brandon
About Stephanie + Brandon’s wedding day | After dating long distance for 3 years, Stephanie and Brandon chose to tie the knot at the same small town they used to meet halfway in when driving back and forth to see each other. Their romance is genuine and natural and their day reflected just that. With touches of Navy and Sage, their day was elegant and classically romantic. Family is one of the most important parts of Stephanie and Brandon’s relationship and they really just wanted their day to be a joyous celebration with their loved ones. It was a beautiful family centered day filled with heartfelt moments and lots of pizza (one of Stephanie and Brandon’s non-negotiables for a celebration).
Wedding Venue | The Variety Works
More from Stephanie + Brandon’s day coming soon!
The Benefits of an Intimate Wedding
A classy and timeless intimate garden wedding was the perfect way to celebrate getting through such a hard year. This editorial shoot was one of the most elegant and unique things I got to be a part of in 2020. From the deep blue accents and vintage touches to the romantic fine art feel, I was in wedding heaven.
Having an intimate wedding is all about having a Small in Size but Rich in Story experience and I TRULY believe that. Having an intimate wedding comes with its own benefits that are worth mentioning and celebrating.
Wedding Venue | Meadowlark 1939
And that’s a wrap friends! While 2020 was challenging there was so much beauty to celebrate! Thank you for sharing in on our Best of 2020 | Weddings post! Now…onto the holiday celebrations!