There is a common misconception out there that DIY weddings somehow imply a “crafty” look that’s less than fashionable. Of course, this couldn’t be further from the truth. DIY weddings, as much as weddings that are completely hands-off for the bride, have the ability to possess just as much style, panache and flair as the other — and are very often a perfect mix of off the shelf and do it yourself. Take today’s real wedding for example. Hand made banner and high heeled Louboutins… programs and polka dot ties! One look through the gorgeous shots from Atlanta wedding photographer Scobey Photography and you’ll see just what we’re talking about. We are in love with this wedding….DIY style and all. Congratulations KT & Nate!
Can you give us an overview of the event? From the Bride The thing that made our wedding most beautiful are the people. Having all of our family and friends there with so much love, support and encouragement is something we are truly thankful for. It was the most beautiful day…to walk down the aisle, and for the first time that day, seeing the man I love, my better half, with tears of joy and a smile of an angel. Everything was just perfect from that moment on.
Nate and I wanted a cozy little wedding away from the city (he’s from NY and I’m from CA). We wanted a venue that would allow us do a lot of our own decorations and personalization. Naturally the Huntcliff River Club in Sandy Springs, GA was a perfect pick for us. Beautifully situated next to the Chattanooga River, the ceremony playground was tucked away under four large 100-year-old Oak trees. Just the perfect amount of shade for a warm September day in Georgia. The reception was nested on the second floor inside the club house, overlooking the ceremony site and the river. It was so peaceful and serene, it was our little tree house.
The best part in planning our wedding was getting the opportunity to bond and learn about each other. We DIY’d (Do-It-Yourself) everything we could because we want all the personal touches for our wedding. I also really enjoy making things, and Nate, believe it or not, enjoys helping. We made a perfect team!
Although we had a year to plan, boy did time fly! It started from finding a perfect venue and narrowing down all of our vendors (Google became our best friend), to creating all the little details such as our save the dates, the invitations, our cupcake tower, our CD favors, our moss covered initials, candy buffet accessories, ceremony programs, dinner menus, escort cards, table numbers, and arranging the ceremony and reception flowers. I must admit at times, it was overwhelming and it’s definitely not easy planning from across the country (California –> Georgia). However, it was well worth all of the time and efforts, because when we look back, we know we put a lot of our love into what we will call the “best day of our lives!”
Wedding Photography: Scobey Photography | Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: Huntcliff River Club | Event Planner: Simply Charming Socials Danielle | Wedding Cinematography: Siegel Films | Caterer: Sun in My Belly | Flowers: Southern Stems | Wedding Cake: Pink Cupcake Dreams | DJ: DJ Triple M | Transportation: Special Day Limos | Hair: Elecia Mitchell | Make-up: Paula Xiong | Wedding Dress: Saison Blanche Couture | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse