A Comfy Autumn Wedding in the Appalachians

 Kristy & Mark  |  November 11th  |  Cleveland, Georgia

From the photographer, Wendy Dixon of Innovative Memories Photography:
Picture the wedding day of your dreams…you’re nestled in the rolling hills with the Appalachian mountain range in view…it’s autumn, the sun is out, but there’s a chill in the air. PERFECT!! Mark and Kristy couldn’t have planned it any better! Every detail carefully planned and considered. So many thoughtful gestures to their guest expressing their appreciation of their presence on their day! Meaningful details applied, like her mother’s sleeve from her wedding dress used to wrap around her bouquet. Then there were the windows from her grandparents house framing the country blue door that served as a backdrop. I can still hear the laughter, smell the food and feel the emotion of the day.

Innovation01 Innovation02Kristy’s dress was GORGEOUS and her colors tied in perfectly with the autumn palate that landscaped the venue.  Innovation03

Innovation04Simple bouquets of crespedias flowers, wrapped with burlap, popped with autumn yellows! The bridesmaids chose their styles in matching gray and wore yellow sweaters and shoes. Innovation05 Innovation06From the bride, Kristy:
Our day was all about the comfort feel of Home where love and welcome-ness overflow into fun! Our friends and family were a part of every detail. We wanted everyone who came to know that they were appreciated. Innovation07I will never forget the time I spend with Mark before the wedding. Away from everyone, we were able to soak up some moments together before the rush of the event, just talking and realizing that our day was a here.

Innovation08 Innovation09The ceremony was outdoors on a beautiful fall afternoon. The back drop was built by my father from with windows from my great-grandparents house.
Innovation10 Innovation11We wanted to start our marriage off by serving one another through the act of washing each others feet.Innovation12 Innovation14I was so ‘in the moment’ that I forgot to repeat my vows, which started a chain reaction of laughter!Innovation13 Innovation15 Innovation16 Innovation17

The reception was low key and full of fun. 

Innovation18 Innovation19Kristy’s advice:  RELAX. The day comes and goes so fast. Although the details are fun, they are not what you remember. Make decisions that you like and want and entrust your vision to someone who knows you well, and let the rest go. Enjoy your day with YOUR LOVE. Soak up the engagement time, t is a sweet blink of the eye!


Photographer:  Innovative Memories Photography  //  Venue: The Densmore Farm