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A Rustic Down-Home Country Georgia Wedding

Bride doing her makeup in bathroom mirror for country Georgia wedding in Woodstock

Emily and Jesse planned a celebration that not only included all of their family and friends, but also a lot of their personality and Georgia roots. The location was filled with tons of great scenery including a lake, mountains, fields, and plenty of trees. Their wedding was extra special to me since I’ve been honored to be a part of weddings for other members of their family over the years.

Their day started like many with Emily getting ready with her bridesmaids. Jesse and his groomsmen were already ready and spent their time relaxing and watching various hunting shows. They were so inspired by the shows that they even got out a bow just for fun. What else would you expect from southern Georgia boys. Bride laughing while getting ready at country Georgia wedding in Woodstock

Once everyone was ready, we all headed to the venue in the Roswell, Georgia area. I don’t think Emily and Jesse could have asked for a more beautiful day for their fall wedding. The sky was clear and the temperature perfect. Not too hot, not too cold…..just right. The ceremony and reception location were filled with very personal details and touches that truly represented them both as individuals and as a couple. Bridesmaid in silence while getting ready at country Georgia wedding in Woodstock

I’ve shot A LOT of weddings all over the country and a few outside the US, but this was the first one where the ceremony was almost delayed due to the bride’s mom being locked in the bathroom! At this point, you might be thinking that Emily’s mom purposely locked herself in the bathroom, but you’d be wrong. The handle literally broke, so she couldn’t get out! The more time that went by, the more and more people gathered into the hallway to check things out for themselves.Groomsmen sitting in living room with dog at country Georgia wedding in Woodstock

A number of people made attempts to free her. It even got to the point of kicking the door down. Unfortunately, the frame was metal, so the next step was to crawl through the ceiling to take the hinges off. Eventually, she was liberated by busting the handle off and prying it out. Needless to say, it was pretty hilarious and will always be a unique memory from their day.Bride putting on makeup in bathroom with groomsmen with bow and arrows at country Georgia wedding in Woodstock

After the bathroom fiasco, the ceremony started and on time. The bridal party made their way to the ceremony site passing through the rustic double doors that sat in the field then began dancing. After the display from the bridal party, Jesse followed closely behind making his way to the altar. Emily was walked down the aisle by her father…at first, then they broke out skipping all the way to meet Jesse. During the vowels, Emily was asked if she accepted Jesse to be her husband and she responded with an enthusiastic, “Heck YES!!”Blue eyed bride by window at country Georgia wedding in Woodstock

After the ceremony was over, all of the guests made their way to the reception as Emily, Jesse, and myself shot portraits. We took advantage of the setting sun and the surrounding scenery as we made our way around to various locations before heading back for their introduction. After a few short speeches and prayers, it was time to eat some awesome chili. Once everyone was finished eating, they made their way inside for some dancing and more celebrating.

Congratulations to Emily and Jesse! Here are a few of my favorite photos from their country Georgia wedding.Bride and groom's rings at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBridesmaid zipping up bride's wedding dress at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride putting on her earrings at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockMom putting necklace on bride at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding ceremony details at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBails of hay with picnic baskets at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockAtlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew DruinAtlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew DruinWedding reception sign at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding guests arriving at ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding guests at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockOlder couple sitting at wedding ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding party arriving at ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding party lined up at wedding reception at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding party dancing down ceremony aisle at country Georgia wedding in Woodstock Wedding party couple dancing at ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockGroom walking down aisle at wedding ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockFather looking at camera standing with bride daughter at ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockFather and daughter walking down ceremony aisle at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and father dancing down ceremony aisle at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and father at alter at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBridesmaid with bouquet at country Georgia wedding in Woodstock Groom looking at bride standing at alter at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom looking rings at ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWide shot of wedding ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom first kiss at ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom leaving ceremony at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom walking through woods at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom kissing in woods at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride leaning head on groom and looking at camera at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom standing by lake at sunset at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride looking at camera standing with groom by lake at sunset at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom standing by lake with ducks at sunset at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockMason jar wedding details at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockFloral and rustic wedding reception details at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockSweetheart table at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockGuitar guest book at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding sign at reception at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockCandle and flower details at reception at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockWedding cake and cupcake wagon at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride and groom first dance at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockGroom scared at first dance at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockGuys dancing at wedding reception at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride dancing at wedding reception at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockGirl dancing at wedding reception at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockNight shot of wedding guest dancing at reception at country Georgia wedding in WoodstockBride fixing garter at reception of a rustic down-home country Georgia weddingCouple leaving with sparklers a rustic down-home country Georgia wedding

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