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Ashley & Tyler | A Romantic Summer DIY Inspired Georgia Lakeside Wedding

Landscape shot of Crooked Creek Marina with lake and dock with blue sky at Georgia lakeside wedding

Ashley and Tyler decided to keep their wedding simple and elegant with a romantic Georgia lakeside wedding at Crooked Creek Marina in Eatonton, Georgia. They used DIY inspiration to add special touches that really showcased their personalities……just the way all awesome weddings should be! From Ashley’s cowboy boots to the straw bouquets, it was all them. To top it off, the ring box and arbor were actually handmade by Ashley’s grandfather of cedar wood from her great grandmother’s mantle!

Bride having her hair done at Georgia lakeside wedding

Both Ashley and Tyler were able to get ready at their parent’s lake houses making it much more personal…and easier. As Ashley’s bridesmaids helped her getting ready with hair and makeup, Tyler and the groomsmen were finished in typical guy fashion of ten minutes. They spent the rest of their time just hanging out and enjoying time with family and friends before the ceremony.

Bride's wedding cowboy boots sitting on wood tree stump for Georgia lakeside wedding

As we made our way closer to the ceremony the sky began to get pretty cloudy but cleared up quick right before the ceremony. The morning rain soaked the ceremony site, but that didn’t stop anyone from stomping right through the soggy grass. We also have no problems getting soaked or muddy in order to capture awesome photos. We actually eat mud, so it works out good. On that note: we also have no problem talking hotel clerks into potentially getting fired by giving us keys to their canoes for your photos either!

The wedding reception was held at the local marina restaurant, Bone Island Grill, with tons of amazing food to feast on. My personal favorites were the cupcakes, S’mores, and beer. The reception rocked…literally…as a live band ripped away while the guest drank and danced the night away. Here are some of my favorite photos from their Georgia lakeside wedding.

Bride's wedding dress hanging at the end of dark hallway at Georgia lakeside wedding Bride and groom's wedding rings sitting on wood by cowboy boots at Georgia lakeside wedding Bride's vintage inspired wedding jewelry at Georgia lakeside wedding Bridesmaids in purple dresses watching bride get her hair done at Georgia lakeside wedding Groom hugging uncle before Georgia lakeside wedding  Bride's custom wood wedding hanger at Georgia lakeside wedding Bridesmaids looking at brides wedding dress hanging on balcony at Georgia lakeside wedding Silhouette of bride putting her garter on while getting ready at Georgia lakeside wedding Groom hanging out with guests before his Georgia lakeside wedding Mom helping bride put on her wedding dress Bridesmaids lacing up brides wedding dress while getting ready at Georgia lakeside wedding Atlanta bridesmaid in tears watching bride put on her wedding dress at Georgia lakeside wedding Bride putting on wedding dress while bridesmaid in purple dress chases dog Georgia lakeside wedding Bridesmaid and mom helping bride with her wedding dress at Crooked Creek Georgia lakeside wedding Bride looking at wedding rings in custom wood box for Georgia lakeside wedding Bridesmaids in purple dresses watching bride put on dress Georgia lakeside wedding Mom helping bride with her vail for her Georgia lakeside wedding Mom kissing bride after putting on her wedding dress at Crooked Creek Marina at Georgia lakeside wedding Groomsmen's suit and purple boutonniere at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Groom and groomsmen wearing purple ties at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Photos with purple flower petals on table at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bridesmaids in purple dresses looking at groomsmen at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bridal party lined up for ceremony at Georgia lakeside wedding Bride and groom walking into outdoor ceremony at Georgia lakeside wedding Groom watching bride walk down the aisle at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Groom looking at bride at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride standing looking at groom at altar with father at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Father giving away bride to groom at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride and groom holding hands at altar at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Detail shot of bridesmaids in purple dresses holding wheat stalk bouquet at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride and groom holding hands by bridesmaids with purple dresses at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride with father standing at altar with groom at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Groom looking at bride while holding hands at altar at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride and groom at altar with white and purple flower petals on ground at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Guests watching bride and groom Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bridesmaid in purple dress holding wheat stalk bouquet watching bride at ceremony Georgia lakeside wedding Close up of bride and groom holding hands at altar Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bridesmaid handing wedding rings at Crooked Creek Marina Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Groom putting on bride's ring at Crooked Creek Marina Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride and groom first kiss at Crooked Creek Marina Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride and groom in white leaving at Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bride and groom leaving Crooked Creek Marina wedding ceremony Guests leaving wedding ceremony at Crook Creek Marina Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Wedding party hugging bride and groom after Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Groomsmen hugging crying bride after Georgia lakeside wedding ceremony Bridesmaids in purple dresses picking up groom at Crooked Creek Marina at Georgia lakeside wedding Portrait of bride and groom kissing on lake dock at sunset at Georgia lakeside wedding Portrait of bride and groom in rowboat on lake at sunset at Georgia lakeside wedding Bone Island Grill shot from outside at night at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Wheat stalk in grey napkins at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Purple floors on reception table at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Cupcakes at Bone Island Grill at Georgia lakeside wedding reception S'mores bar at Bone Island Grill at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Bride and groom first dance from behind at Crooked Creek Marina at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Guitarist playing with band at Crooked Creek Marina at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Bridesmaid in purple dress dancing at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Wedding guests dancing at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Band playing at Crooked Creek Marina at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Guests dancing at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Guests dancing with band at at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Band playing at Crooked Creek Marina at Georgia lakeside wedding reception Bride and groom dancing at Crooked Creek Marina at Georgia lakeside wedding reception

My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!  

Contact Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

Email [email protected]

Phone 678-551-0115

Address 225 Parkway 575 #66 Woodstock, Georgia 30188

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    • Kelsey WhitleyJune 3, 2013 - 9:48 pm

      Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

    • Laura YellisJune 4, 2013 - 7:58 am

      What a gourgious and fun looking wedding! I really love those bouquets and wedding colors.ReplyCancel

    • ReneJune 4, 2013 - 8:31 am

      I love your work. You seem to always capture the real story and emotions. As soon as I’m engaged…one day. Lol.ReplyCancel

    • JamieJune 5, 2013 - 9:18 am

      I love, love, love, all these photos!!!ReplyCancel

    • KevinJune 5, 2013 - 9:24 pm

      Great work man. You always seem to capture just the right moments.ReplyCancel

    • Matthew DruinJune 6, 2013 - 10:40 am

      Thanks for all the great comments everyone! :)ReplyCancel