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Our favorite detail of the wedding was: the wedding cake and the red shoes!
Where there any special family traditions you included in the wedding? We used my mom’s veil as a backdrop on the potters shed. Inside the house, my mom’s wedding dress was displayed across the dining table… it was a beautiful touch. (you can see it displayed behind us in most of the shots of us cutting the cake) We wanted to use the toasting glasses that his parents used at their wedding.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Matt says, “Seeing Anna arrive on the carriage and walking down that aisle”
Scariest moment? Watching out the window of the guest house and seeing all the people start flowing in… I think back to the butterflies that were in my stomach…It reminded me of the stage fright I would experience just before going to go on stage for a high school play.
Funniest moment? After the ceremony was over, and the wedding party was being escorted out the front door of the house (where the ceremony took place) slowly creeped opened and my uncle’s dog walked out, stopped to look at everyone, as if to say, "you are dismissed" and then turned around and walked back into the house. It almost looked rehearsed …you could hear chuckling across all the aisles.
Why do you love your husband? I love who I am when I’m around him.
The most unexpected event on our wedding day was: As Matt and I were running out to the limo, my parents surprise us with fireworks! It was absolutely amazing!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: colorful, cultural, whimsical
Did you write your own vows? We used the "Hand Ceremony" as a guideline and modified it to fit us.
What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding? Delegate, as you’re planning be sure to include him and in the months prior spend time with together, set each other first, be confident in your commitment to each other…a single day isn’t as important as the rest of your lives!

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  1. avatar holly hatam reply

    I love weddings that take place in a family home :)

  2. avatar kristin @ the fairmount bride reply

    I love the red shoes!

  3. avatar Rebecca reply

    Wow! Those strawberry desserts looks amazing. What a lovely job drawing all the details through the event.

  4. avatar Rebecca Wells, Fanticiful Cakes reply

    Thank you for posting the photos of the cake I created for this lovely wedding. I was honored to work with this lovely family.

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Our Southern Wedding of the Week is so simple and warm. Just lovely! Photography by {Tim Harman}, Location: {Early Hill Plantation}, Greensboro, GA. This ultra-simple historic plantation house (owned by the bride’s parents) was just opened for event use this past Fall; Coordination and Floral Design – {Dinah Hoch and Linda Hufstler}; dress {Casablanca}, cake {Fanciful Cake}, Greensboro, GA; String quartet: {Classic City String}, Athens, GA; carriage {White Plains Motorless Coach}.  Be sure to visit Tim Harman’s {BLOG} for more from Anna + Matt.  Enjoy!

The weather was: We were blessed with breezy warm sunny day
Did you have a theme for your wedding? “Kick up your heels and bring your RED SHOES for dancing and BBQ. Reception Attire: “Ladies, Lace Up Your Red Shoes, Gentlemen, LASSO YOUR RED TIES”
What inspired the theme? I have a quirky thing with wearing red shoes. My moto is wearing red shoes is like wearing blue jeans…they go with everything!
What colors did you choose for your wedding? lime green, burnt orange, and red
Describe your wedding flowers: fun and colorful…orange calla lilies, gerbera daisies
Describe your wedding cake: strawberry shortcake in a trifle cake display
How did the two of you meet? High school sweethearts
Describe your engagement: I came home from work to a black dress lying across my bed with a note that said ‘wear this tonight’! I slipped the dress on and it surprisingly fit perfectly. Then he picked me up and took me to the Westin to eat dinner at the Sundial, which is where we celebrated our first anniversary. After we ate dinner, we walked up to the mezzanine level of the restaurant and as I was looking at the city night lights through telescopes, he called my name. When I turned around, he was down on one knee…and the rest is history!
What attracted me to my husband was: not only is he handsome, but he’s warm hearted, compassionate, caring, supportive, and he makes me laugh.
What attracted me to my wife was: Her passion and drive in anything she tries to accomplish in life.

More details from Anna + Matt coming in Part II….

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  1. avatar Jenna Walker Photographers reply

    We love this wedding! wow – what great imageS!

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From Tara of Asheville-based {Weddings With Tara}. “Lora and Jeremy were married at the Lioncrest at the {Biltmore Estate}. Liz, with {The Purple Iris}, filled the ballroom with candlelight.  The focus of the ceremony decor was a fireplace that Liz had built, filled with candles. With the lights dimmed, the room was breathtaking! Lora’s vision was romantic and elegant. Outside they had long tables decorated with ferns, pine cones, hydrangeas and lanterns. Beautiful!  Brian, with {Woodward + Rick}, captured the event perfectly.”  Enjoy~


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  1. avatar [C+D] Cathy and David – Photographers reply

    HOLY COW!!! I can NOT wait until we get a wedding of this magnitude. We love the cute little intimate weddings and we love simplicity but the regal-look of this one (and being designers in our past lives) makes me want it BAD! :-D Also. I love the dog! ^_^

  2. avatar Fan reply

    I have seen many of the weddings that have been done by Weddings with Tara. By far, she is one of the best in the Southeastern US. I love the decorations on the tables. Beautiful!

  3. avatar Tara reply

    I loved working with Lora and Jeremy…such a beautiful couple inside and out! Thank you SWS for blogging this one, and thank you to Woodward and Rick for such fantastic pictures!

  4. avatar Kathryn reply

    I love this! And the table arrangements are incredible!

  5. avatar Annette@Swanky Tables reply

    Gorgeous tables! Love the pine cones and moss!

  6. avatar Ashley @ Bliss Event Group reply

    All of this looks beautiful. Her dress is absolutely ravishing..who is the designer?

  7. avatar kristin @ the fairmount bride reply

    That dress is amazing! Who is made by?

  8. avatar Tara reply

    It is a Monique Lhuillier dress…it is amazing!

  9. avatar Diana @ with this ring. reply

    Stunning!!! And again… that dress is breathtaking.

  10. avatar Lora Brooks reply

    How cool! What a day we had- our wedding was definitly all that I wished it would be and more. And to top it off, Tara(wedding planner) was perfect!Thank you for all the great compliments-I did love my dress-and wish sometimes I could dance around the house in it!-Lora Brooks

  11. avatar Alexandra Payne reply

    Another stunningly captured wedding by the likes of Woodward + Rick!

  12. avatar elle reply

    Wow – beautiful, the tables fab, the dress amazing.

  13. avatar carrie edwards reply

    gorgeous bride and gorgeous photographs!

  14. avatar Allison :) reply

    I love the wedding!! Who made those Earrings!!!!! ????

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