Wedding in the Gardens

Travel

I’m back in Atlanta after a week at home for wedding planning and a weekend trip to my cousin’s wedding!

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The wedding was amazing and soo sweet. It took place in an outdoor chapel, so I got front row seating. The ceremony was quite emotional and very beautiful. I think it made Matt and I nervous to say our vows:)

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My cousin Chris (the bride’s brother), is a talented musician and he performed during the ceremony – you can hear some of his music here!

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Congrats to Carolina and Kris!

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For the reception, we walked through a gate to the bride’s backyard for a romantic evening in the garden.

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There were hydrangeas in all kinds of beautiful vases.

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I got to spend some time with my grandmother!

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All of the food was awesome – fresh from a farm-to-table restaurant in Baltimore.

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I drank a lot of red wine….

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Everyone in this family loves bourbon, so the they did a toast with Manhattans before dinner was served.

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They are usually too strong for me, but I enjoyed sipping this one.

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Everything was fabulous, especially the bluefish paté and the lamb in phyllo.

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The dessert bar!!

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I heart wedding cake.

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The groom is from Australia and he brought sparkling wine all the way from Tasmania – I was so excited when I saw the bottle!!

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And it tasted soo good – made with pinot noir.

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What a blast the weekend was, but I’m so excited to be back in Atlanta. After basically a month of traveling every weekend, I probably need to eat a bit less and get back in the grove of normal life. Grocery trip in the AM.

Happy Father’s Day!

  • Miranda
    June 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

    What a stunning wedding 🙂 Your cousin’s dress is just beautiful. Hope it gave you lots of ideas for your own wedding!

  • Brita
    June 18, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Her wedding dress is absolutely stunning! I’m definitely saving the picture to my desktop inspiration file 🙂

  • tam
    June 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I discovered your blog through Kath’s blog. I really enjoy your writing and your photos in this post are especially amazing! Glad you had a good time at the wedding.

  • Katie
    June 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I love your dress! Where’s it from??

    • Laura
      June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks:) It’s from Francesca’s, a boutique/chain at the mall.

  • Sarah
    June 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    STUNNING wedding!! I love the outdoorsy/homemade aspect to it. And that fruit bowl also looks amazing.