Emily and Zach’s elegant rural wedding encompassed southern charm and tradition all planned by the charming Elijay wedding planner, Deep South Design. The rustic landscape and barn of Deep South Farm, an Elijay wedding venue, offered the perfect venue for the couple’s outdoor celebration in Ellijay, GA, where the couple first met. Warm August sun shone delicately through the tall North Georgia trees as the couple shared an intimate first look before saying ‘I do.’ Emily wore a stunning strapless lace gown purchased from Carrie’s Bridal Collection and clutched a bouquet of flowing eucalyptus, ranunculus and astilbe, fashioned by Deep South Designs. Preceded by bridesmaids in mint frocks, the bride processed down the aisle towards her gray suit clad groom waiting in front of a floral-adorned wooden cross by the lakeside. After a Christian ceremony complete with personal vows, communion and private prayer, the newlyweds invited guests to the venue’s covered barn to enjoy a cocktail hour. Elegant black lanterns, antique details, and floral arrangements of soft peach and ivory blooms bedecked the wooden tables of the reception. The southern summer traditions continued as Williamson Bros cooked up delicious barbeque followed by an assortment of exquisitely crafted cakes in the bride’s favorite flavors. MSA Entertainment kept the atmosphere light and fun with catchy songs that had guests dancing and laughing until the newlyweds made their grand exit through a tunnel of sparklers. A wedding day Emily and Zach will cherish forever all capture by the pairing of California wedding photographer Elizabeth Harvey, and the unique eye of Atlanta photographer Holly Von Janken.