You know that old adage that “everyone knows everyone in a small town?” Well, that simply wasn’t the case for Miranda and Ben. Both hailing from the sleepy southern town of Rome, Georgia, it was years after college that the two finally met and fell in love. On an “impromptu” weekend trip to New York City, Ben proposed in Central Park with an heirloom ring as sparkling as the city lights around them. Miranda happily accepted his proposal, and the two soon embarked on planning their spring wedding. The bride’s childhood home, set on a sprawling 200 acres complete with a fishing pond and picturesque mountain range backdrop, was exactly what the couple envisioned for their intimate, traditional and quintessentially southern wedding. And by way of celebrating in true southern style, a large mouth bass hit top water as the pastor closed the service in prayer. Amen! Images by Chattanooga based wedding photographer Bamber Photography.
FOR THE BOYS
It’s not every wedding that the groom and groomsmen blow off day-of steam at the ceremony site, but that’s exactly what Ben and his friends did. Enjoying the great outdoors, they fished all morning at the bass-filled lake turned ceremony chapel.
Miranda chose a color palette of muted natural shades of blush, caramel and soft greens that wouldn’t compete with the scenic outdoor setting. She hoped that the colors and decor were a frame of reference only to the beauty of the day and not the decade.
Keeping the mood of the day jovial and light the bride, groom and bridesmaids all wore temporary mustache tattoos on their fingers providing tons of amusing photos!
Deemed the crowd favorite by Miranda, the cake consisted of two flavors: “Black & Jack:” smashed whole blackberries and Jack Daniels icing on lemon pound cake, and “Blueberries & Brandy:” a similar style of crushed blueberries and brandy icing over lemon pound cake.
Photography: Bamber Photography | Event Planner: Tommy Lam, Mary Sib Banks | Venue: Private Home | Catering: Two Can Do | Floral: Paula Fuller | Cake: Crickette’s Cakes | Music: Entice | Rentals: A1 Tent and Party Rentals | Stationery: Cynthia Howell | Hair: Wiyanna’s Salon | Makeup: Stella Blu