Amy and Chris tied the knot at The Green Bell Bed & Barn on the 13th of October. I have to say, this was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had photographing a wedding. I knew through all my pre-planning with Amy that she was a very laid back girl, and turns out she is a very laid back bride too! It was the most pleasant & relaxed day. Everything from the weather, to the bridal party, to the guests, and even the other wedding vendors were as nice as could be. I think Amy's vision for her wedding was a complete success. She didn't want to make too big a fuss about anything, but everything turned out wonderfully perfect anyways. ( I credit that to Amy's being a teacher. Teachers are always organized, making everything go smoothly.) Enjoy this selection of my favorite images from their special day!Amy & Chris, It was an honor to be part of your day, to witness the joining of two people as not only a couple, but a new family. I pray that the Lord will guide you through life together. Let your light shine for Him in all that you are. Love, Dannielle
I can't say enough about The Green Bell Bed & Barn. It is a wonderfully rustic venue that is an open book for a bride's creativity.
Amy & Chris had their ceremony out in front of the barn and their reception under the cattle barn. The cattle barn can also be used for ceremonies. This is a great option for brides who want an outdoor wedding, but are worried about rain! There are two houses only a short walk from the main venue facilities, a main house and a guest house. It's simply perfect for people from out of town. The Green Bell can accommodate up to 18 guests!
We found a great place, only a few steps from the house, for the fella's portraits. The light shining through this valley is just beautiful.
Around back we found a little cluster of bamboo. I just had to stop and take a little creative wedding photo there. It's not often that a Middle Georgia photographer gets to shoot in bamboo!
The fellas were very patient while I maneuvered them around from spot to spot.
A couple relaxed poses of the handsome groom!
Get your hankies out! Chris and his dad shared a very heart-felt moment. Everyone say "Awwwwwww!".
Dreamy wedding dress photos!
Amy's wedding bouquet. I love the "country meets vintage bling" stem wrap!
Flowers by Daisy Patch Florist
Amy and her bridesmaids got ready in the guest house because Chris needed the extra space in the main house for his out of town guests.
Amy has two precious little girls. I caught one of them peeking in through the door!
Time for bridal portraits!
Now the tears begin as the moments become so sweet between Amy and her daughters...
...and then more tears when we went over to the main house to do a behind the door shot with Amy and Chris
(this is a good compromise for couples who don't want to see each other before the wedding as opposed to the new and popular "first look").
Wedding ceremony details. It's a fall theme with pumpkins galore!
When I left the girls to go shoot ceremony details, they were trying to figure out how to get Amy from the house to the ceremony. She did not want to get in a car and wrinkle her dress.
I laughed and said, "You could stand in the back of a truck!". Well, to my surprise, she arrived... in the back of a truck!
They laid a blanket in the back to keep her dress from getting dirty and the bridesmaids sat on the tailgate to help hide her. I nearly died laughing! I almost forgot to take a picture of it!
The new family!
Husband and Wife!
The reception was full of lovely details!
A delicious and beautiful spread by Katerings By Kelly. (The best Eye of Round I have ever tasted!) Kelly also made the wedding cakes!
Roll Tide with this Bamma grooms cake!
A few traditional reception activities... dancing, bouquet toss, garter toss, pumpkin seed spitting contest. Whaaaaaat! Did you say pumpkin seed spitting??? Yes I did! Keep on scrolling!
Yep, this is a first! A pumpkin seed spitting contest! It was fun and I loved to see something different added to the reception festivities.
I will say that I think Amy might change one thing about her wedding. I think she might have wished she had known to get smokeless sparklers ;)
What goes up, must come down. What arrives in a truck, must leave in a truck. Not without the groom though! Wait!!!!
One last adorable detail! Amy collected coffee cups, lots of them. They placed a thank you note in each one along with some fall treats like apple cider mix.
Cute idea, huh!?? Pin it! You know you want to! We all love Pinterest!
To my blog visitors, Thanks for sticking around till the end! I hope you enjoyed the wedding as much as I did!
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