(Closed) North Georgia Brides – Information Share

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Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The only thing I’m stressing (and not really now though) GGSB, is the lack of the E ring making an official landing on my left hand.  I am a traditionalist and also saw a cousin of mine get financially screwed over by her former FI so I am not putting one darn thing in stone until THE STONE arrives.

I’ve visited a lot of venues (T’s seen one with me) and am getting info left and right.  You can pm me anytime and this thread is a great idea!

Give it up for the N. Ga brides to be!!!!    

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Now GGSB, I’ve met a woman recently who’s an awesome freelance florist but also works with a large wedding planning group too..she is much more affordable when it’s just her..and not the whole group doing florals.  I can get a name for you after we go to baseball practice again! (her son’s on my son’s team and she’s very nice..if I have mine here, she’s gonna do it)

Post # 6
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Newbee

Hi there! 

I"m getting married in Dillard Georgia, at the Dillard House on June 6.  We fell in love with the food there!  Trying to find a scenic place for a BBQ the night before (needs to be ok with alcohol though) somewhere in North Georgia (Rabun/Burton Lakes or Tallulah Falls and north).

We are using a guy named Dale Echols for our photographer, but won’t have more info about him till after we see the pics, I guess.  

One cake person I’d recommend is located in Franklin, NC (just across the state line).  It’s a one-woman show called Patty Cakes and she is insanely reasonably priced and her cake was delicious at the tasting.   

I’m wanting to diy my flowers so am looking for a good farmers market or perhaps a florist who will just sell me a couple of bunches of something yellow 🙂  Also, I"m thinking of putting together OOT bags featuring geogia peaches and peanuts, so will be searching for a good farm stand too.  Ideas?

GGSB  Glen Ella seems like they have some nice options.  How many people are you having there?   

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m getting married at Lake Rabun this August.

Jaemor farms is a great place to grab local produce. They’re on HWY 441, not too far south of Tallulah Gorge. We’re providing Georgia faves as our favors…peaches, vidalias, peanuts, etc.

For a relaxed BBQ venue, Tallulah Gorge State Park has some pavilions you can rent for like $60. For a little more put together venue, the Lake Rabun Pavilion is gorgeous–we’re having our reception there. see lakerabun.org for pics of the pavilion. rental is $1000 + $250 deposit. You can bring any caterer and bring your own booze (though the say no hard alcohol, they aren’t sticklers to it). The Lake Rabun Hotel across the street can actually cater BBQs & Low Country Boils for a moderate price, too. The pavilion also has tables you can rent for $5 (8′ rectangle) and plastic white chairs for $1 each.

We’ve booked a block of rooms at Kingwood Resort…$99/night! They have golf, pool, etc. Our other guests will be at the Lake Rabun Hotel, which I love!!!

I plan to DIY the flowers with stems bought at an Atlanta wholesaler. But, I’d love any suggestions for someone to do the simple bouquet & possibly ceremony arrangement or two. Bellenga, please share!

I’m searching for an officiant, preferably a Methodist pastor. I’m not tied to anyone in Atlanta where we live, so it makes more sense to find someone local if possible. My mom’s ordained, but no thank you! 🙂

As for hair & makeup, I think I’ll DIY that one too. My mom used to own a makeup studio, so we have all the fancy shmancy makeup tools of the trade.

Hope this helps! Please keep the insights coming!!

 

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll see the friend who’s the florist next week when baseball starts back..kids are on spring break right now and I’ll get her number for everybody here.  She does freelance and also works with Events by DeZine and alpharetta florists..

I haven’t heard of Glenn Ella.  I am gonna check that out!  And that string quartet too..are they good enough to play "Viva la Vida?"  That’s my aisle mile song!  I’m still not sure of where we’ll have our wedding.  Part of me wants the clubhouse at his subdivison (Laurel Springs in Suwanee) and part of me loves Canoe, and part of me wants his family’s home in MS.

 

Post # 12
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  • Wedding: July 2010

Theme is Old south meets Old Hollywood.  Colors cameo pink, black, and shimmery aqua.  Black bridesmaids dresses, with cameo pink pashminas and either pink or black shoes depending on how they feel about it.  Pearls at the neck.

I’ll get into the nitty gritty when the left hand is officially adorned!

 

 

Post # 13
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  • Wedding: July 2010

Here’s two lovely pics of the clubhouse in his neighborhood.. The back of the clubhouse faces the rolling hills and the area where they place the tents for receptions is to the left (as you look at the picture).  Weddings are in a garden area behind the clubhouse with the area with the tables used for either cocktail hours or pre wedding snacks.. 

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Post # 14
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Newbee

i guess we are going with country casual:  springy greens, yellows and blues.  My friends are referring to it as a Hoe Down!  We will use green table toppers/runners.  Haven’t figured out centerpieces yet, but probably will be potted plants in yellow or white pots or maybe huricanes or mason jars with candles.  something simple and not fussy.  im very anti-frou frou. Thinking of finding a bluegrass duo/trio to play the night before or something. 

Our officiant is an old friend who went to semiinary but lives in Asheville NC.  

yes! we are doing the same with the dillard house, providing the alcohol and they provide the bartender and mixers.  I"m stoked and have found great deals on alcohol at Greene’s in Atlanta on Ponce.  We will probably get our beer and wine from someplace more local though, so that we dont have to drive it up there! Probably going to get the wine from Bryson’s Food Store in Highlands NC.   Not sure about the beer though.

 No DJ recommendations, we are ipoding.  Sorry.

Post # 15
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oh yeah, Mrsv2bee:

I’ve gotten recommendations for these florists (but I havent checked any of them out myself)

 

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What Atlanta wholesaler are you using?  I’m wanted to diy something simple but don’t know what sort of flowers we can assume will be available etc.  

 

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Post # 16
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@ stephbriggs – your post got all messed up when you pasted the table…but i’d love your recos.

as for flower wholesalers…check out cutflower.com’s website. they’re based in ATL (if you have a tax ID #…which i have through my uncle who’s a landscaper). Their website is GREAT for knowing what flowers are available by month. Click on a flower you like from the flower gallery, and they’ll tell you the availability. The Dekalb Farmers Market (in Decatur) will also special order flowers for you wholesale. Not all of the staff speaks very clear English, but just ask to speak to the lady who manages the flowers…she’s there a few days a week and should be able to help you figure out what they can get, pricing, etc.

As for our theme…we don’t really have one. We’re using various shades of green with some pewter accents & throwing in a little twine. Girls are in lime green silk dresses, guys are in a gray faint pinstripe suit.  We’re playing off the natural surroundings and not taking anything too fancy. Natural & ethereal, I suppose. I keep telling myself "you’re at the lake, for goodness sake."

@GGSB – I’m interested in your mason jars. I just bought some but am searching for some tiny ones if you’ve got them after your wedding! Maybe the shepherd’s hooks too.

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