Victoria + Tim | May 12, 2018
Vintage farm wedding with an earthy color palette and boho-chic, eclectic decor at the Farmhouse Inn at Hundred Acre Farm in Madison, Georgia
It was pouring good ole Georgia rain the day Victoria met Tim for their first date. She’d been texting with her two close girlfriends that day and wanted to reschedule when the weather would be better, but they made sure she stayed the course and didn’t wear her old, worn-out Chacos for the date - and that date was all it took.
“We met at a downtown bar in Savannah for an afternoon cocktail and after seven hours of conversation, laughs, and the worst grilled cheese; I knew I had to know more about this guy,” said Victoria. “I had to know more about this guy who made me belly laugh so hard on the first date yet had such a familiarity from the start.”
They hung out the next day, and then the next, and the rest was history. Tim later proposed at a charming bed and breakfast in Georgia, after a morning walk with coffee. They had gotten up early and walked down to Lake Oconee to watch the sunrise, and were walking back for breakfast when he turned around with tears in his eyes.
“His sweet words are something I will cherish forever,” said Victoria. “We decided to keep the big news to ourselves all day.”
Victoria and Tim tied the knot at a charming inn nestled in the heart of Georgia - the same bed and breakfast where Tim asked her to be his wife. The rustic space boasted luscious acres of land, which created the most picturesque backdrop paired with an earthy color palette and vintage, boho-chic decor.
“We wanted to get married at the same place we took our first long weekend together and where Tim proposed,” said Victoria. “We wanted our personalities to shine and have a piece of each of us in the whole weekend.”
That gorgeous spring day began inside the inn, surrounded by cascading live greenery. In one of the enchanting rooms, Victoria and her maid of honor made finishing touches to their whimsical looks. The maid of honor slipped into her floral print, kimono-style gown, just before Victoria reemerged in her breathtaking bridal look.
“I wanted something easy, breezy,” said Victoria. “I knew I would change out of my booties into something else, and I wanted the dress to not be stuffy.”
She looked graceful and effortlessly beautiful in an ivory gown with a full tulle skirt and sheer lace bodice. The top showcased a romantic illusion neckline, and the back featured a deep open V cut. To complete the look, she wore a pair of taupe, snake print heeled booties and a dainty pendant necklace - which held dear sentimental value.
“The day of the wedding, Tim's family had two family heirloom pieces for me to wear - a necklace and a bracelet, and I wore them with honor,” said Victoria. “I also had Victoria Ann on the inside of my dress which was the embroidery from my baby carriage pillow when I was an infant.”
Both Victoria’s and her maid of honor’s natural beauty shone through with minimal makeup, and they each wore flower crowns - a classic veil attached to Victoria’s. They carried bouquets that were overflowing with rustic greenery and spring blooms, including peach and blush roses, creamy ranunculus, blue thistle and sprigs of fresh greenery.
“Our florist, who is a dear friend, hit it out of the park with the florals,” said Victoria. “I currently have my bouquet on our mantle in the living room and it looks just as gorgeous dried!”
At the ceremony site, the focal point was a spectacular live oak tree - with overhanging limbs creating the altar moment. There were balls of moss hanging from varying heights, with small bunches of flowers waterfalling down each suspended element.
“The flowers really made me smile - they were from a local farm near Savannah,” said Victoria. “We also donated our flowers and leftover food the day after thanks to a local rehab facility through the help of our photographer's foundation, so nothing went to waste.”
The ceremony decor was kept simple, since the outdoor venue’s beauty really spoke for itself. There were rows of wooden garden chairs set for the guests, and a classic wooden fence across the grassy lawn in the distance.
“I loved the romance of it all,” said the photographer. “The boho style of the wedding was absolutely beautiful and told the story of this amazing couple perfectly.”
As Tim stood with his best man at the end of the aisle, in dapper grey suits with robin’s egg blue ties, time stopped when he saw Victoria walking toward him. Once they were face-to-face and hand-in-hand, the world around them disappeared as the ceremony and vows unfolded. It was Victoria’s most cherished memory of the day.
“Our dear friend prepared the most amazing ceremony and I couldn't wait for it,” said Victoria. “It was more magical than I could have anticipated.”
Following their dream ceremony, Victoria and Tim took a moment to slip away for an intimate photo session. Between the warm, fading natural light, guest wildlife, old rustic boat and charming lone tire swing, the photos were the perfect representation of this couple’s playful, relaxed personalities and authentic love.
As soon as guests entered the reception space, they were invited to sign a very special guest book, which was a tabletop with a beautiful Bob Marley quote, painted by a local Savannah artist. It was the first of many DIY items intertwined throughout the decor, which allowed everyone to feel welcome and to enjoy themselves.
“By having a basket of flip flops in various sizes, sunglasses and flower crowns; everyone was good to go for the ceremony and beginning of the reception,” said Victoria. “Then we had a variety of glow sticks and glow blowup balls when the party got started!”
Tim and Victoria surprised their guests with a special entrance - a short rehearsed dance that was announced by their close friend, who happens to be a local radio personality! Following the couple’s first dance was the father/daughter dance, where Victoria surprised her dad with the song selection. They swayed to about 90 seconds of one song, before his absolute favorite song started playing.
“I had my girls come out with blow up instruments and he loved it,” said Victoria. “His face in the photos when he realized it was priceless!”
Under the reception tent and string of twinkling lights, all of the decor elements were a mix of vintage flair and boho-chic. The round tables were covered in champagne-colored fabrics, with centerpiece floral arrangements, wood accents, taper candles, silver champagne buckets and baskets of fluffy biscuits on top. The abundance of spring florals accentuated the vintage style furnishes in the decor.
“I wanted old antique pieces and thankfully my mom has a knack for refurbishing,” said Victoria.
Their cake stand was an old piece that her mom redid - one of Victoria’s favorite pieces. It showcased two wedding cakes: a single-tiered cake with textured buttercream icing, and a two-tiered cake with ribbed frosting and a heart topper made of twine. She even had a piece of her mom's wedding gown turned into a runner and used on the cake stand with a piece of wood they found the day they got engaged!
“I loved having the flowers on all the details and pouring out of the cake table and all around,” said Victoria.
As the night full of celebrations came to a close, Tim grabbed Victoria’s hand and they ran through a sea of vibrant sparklers. The vintage, robin’s egg blue VW van - which served as a photobooth throughout the evening - doubled as the couple’s getaway car! It was the most magical ending to their much-anticipated day.
“It's just one day (or weekend) - it's the rest of your life that matters,” said Victoria. “The only thing that mattered is what happened under the tree when we became husband and wife.”
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!
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