Brandy Angel Photograpy shares with us today a traditional intimate Georgia wedding at The Corry House. This sweet wedding is a true beauty!
This wedding was so stunning in it's perfect simplicity. They truly proved that you don't have to go over the top to showcase your love and tell your story. I loved all the details that made this wedding special to Autumn and Diondre. You could truly see the love they had for one another and their eagerness to start their life together.
Their wedding story....
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: I knew I wanted to get married outside and have a place to go in case of rain. The Corry House offered both!
Q: Let's talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
A: The forest ceremony site had an archway that I thought would look pretty with some decoration so we added tulle and some bows made by my grandmother. The Corry House had some little boxes that I thought would be perfect for holding mason jars of flowers so we used those and had some of the mason jars of flowers sitting on top of round cuts of wood. My grandmother also had a sign made with our last name so that was a surprise decoration we found at the reception.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
A: Initially I was undecided on flowers other than knowing I wanted them to be a sort of focus and that I wanted to use dahlias in my bouquet. Since our wedding was in late summer, I was going to go with darker flowers but decided on a light pink and orange combination with greenery for the bouquets and white hydrangeas and a pink flower for the forest and reception decor.
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
A: I really liked the bouquets, having the ceremony in the forest, and reading our own vows that we wrote for one another. To me, that was the most personal part about our day. It was also really nice to share our special day with so many people we love.
Q: Let's talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
A: For me, I had an idea of a dress in my head and tried on a bunch that I thought would be pretty, but they didn't really stand out. I knew I wanted lace and some sparkle but couldn't find a dress that offered the right amount of both. I finally tried on two dresses that were covered in lace and sparkle with the shape I wanted, but I think the lace on the train was the icing on the cake. I felt like a princess and couldn't stop smiling. That's how I knew. The groom's look was a bit easier to choose. He knew he wanted a blue suit so we found one that looked really nice and didn't break the bank.
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
A: Diondre and I met through some friends. In December 2013, I flew from Georgia to Denver to meet him and by March we were dating. In April 2016 he moved to Kentucky for a preaching job, and about 5 months later I moved there so we could date in the same town. We flew to Denver to see his family for Christmas, but little did I know he had a surprise Christmas gift waiting for me! It was pretty cool to share that moment with his family since we're so far from them but live so close to mine.
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
A: I couldn't wait for him to see me walk down the aisle, for us to say our vows, and to be announced husband and wife. I thought those were all really special moments.
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: I think it's good to know what you want, but don't be afraid to keep an open mind. Feel free to use other weddings as inspiration, but don't allow yourself to feel pressured or like you don't measure up. Your wedding is your special day and should represent you and your new spouse. Definitely discuss budget and responsibilities with anyone involved in the planning process! Communication is key in making sure it goes smoothly. And remember that the wedding is one day in the rest of your life. If something goes wrong, don't panic. You'll probably laugh about it later!
Photographer: Brandy Angel Photography
Caterer: Trumps Catering
Bakery: Sweet & Sophisticated
Floral Designer: Z.Grant
Floral Designer: Le Petite Jardin
Second Shooter: Crystal Pittman Photography
Event Venue: The Corry House
Happy Wedding Planning!