Rose + Arthur | Apr 13, 2019
Bohemian themed wedding with pink and floral accents located at Providence Canyon State Park in Stewart County, Georgia
When Rose and Arthur locked eyes at the Jewish music festival during the Purim holiday, they knew they were meant to be together. When Arthur decided to pop the question, he planned a romantic weekend for his soon-to-be fiancé in Asheville.
The morning of the proposal, the couple woke up early for a sunrise hike on Mount Mitchell. On the way, Arthur asked Rose if she’d like to stop at his old summer camp at the Pisgah National Forest and she agreed. The couple walked along the river until they came to the base of a double waterfall, where Arthur got on one knee and proposed!
The couple’s love for nature and adventure carried into planning their outdoor bohemian-inspired wedding day. As a graphic designer, Rose couldn’t have been happier watching her vision for her dream day come to life.
“I wanted the style to be fun and cohesive,” Rose explained. “We were inspired by the natural beauty of Providence Canyon and expanded on the colors that came from the red Georgia clay.”
The bride’s morning started off in the bridal suite, where she got primped and pampered while her bridesmaids did their own makeup in matching floral robes. Once the finishing touches were put on the bride’s soft-glam makeup look, it was time for her to slip into her textured Rue De Seine gown.
“Our bohemian flair was amplified when I found my dress,” Rose said. “I fell in love with the ultra-bold texture of it immediately and the rest of my look focused on complementing the gown, while still keeping it natural.”
The dress itself was long-sleeved and sheer with a nude underlay. The silhouette was fitted with a high neckline and a floral design pattern along the length of the dress. It was a dress made for a bohemian princess!
The bride played up her attire with minimal accessories, including brass earrings and a turquoise ring that she found while on her bachelorette trip in Arizona. She chose white duck boots for the mile hike down to the canyon, adding a practical and comfortable element to her look.
Once the bridesmaids slipped into their mismatched burgundy and blush floor-length dresses (and hiking boots), they helped Rose put the final touch on her natural half-up hairstyle. To tie the look together, the bride added in a bright floral comb full of roses and thistle.
Thanks to ATL Petal Peddler, the bride and her girls had the perfect floral arrangements to complement their looks. The girls’ bouquets were bright and bold, full of overflowing greenery and thistle. To match the vibrant orange and pink roses, the ladies tied their arrangements together with long blush ribbon. Rose’s arrangement featured two pink King Proteas to differentiate her bouquet from the others.
While the girls made their way to the canyon for portraits, Arthur and his guys got dressed into their suits. The groomsmen wore orange-toned suspenders and ties that matched the bridesmaids’ dresses. Arthur looked dapper in his tailored navy suit. The groom’s boutonniere featured scabiosa pods and reindeer moss, and he completed the look with a burgundy tie and brown belt.
After a quick game of poker (or two), the men set out to the state park, where Arthur would see his bride for the first time. Rose walked down the beaten path to an opening in the canyon for an intimate first look with her groom.
“We carefully coordinated the first look so that it was just us and the photographers,” Rose said. “We love the photos from that moment because our reactions are so genuine and beautiful.”
While the couple embraced the moments before the ceremony, guests began to arrive to the canyon. To get to the secluded ceremony, guests were led along the trail with wooden signs tied with white balloons. When they arrived, guests lined the canyon walls in front of two ropes that outlined the aisle.
The ceremony began and shortly after, the couple exchanged handwritten vows and were soon sharing their first kiss as husband and wife! The couple stuck around after the ceremony to thank their guests before starting the forty-five minute drive to the reception site, just the two of them.
“That time together was very peaceful and allowed us to just enjoy being married and let what we had just done sink in,” Rose explained. “The rest of the day was fast and chaotic, so that little oasis of time really stuck with us.”
The open-air reception was located on a private farm, complete with a barn and silos. The décor was simple and tied in the rustic and bohemian elements together perfectly.
While waiting for the couple to arrive, guests mingled around the silos while enjoying a drink they got from the very rustic bar. The bar was set up on top of two rustic barrels and accented with a white and teal-dipped ombre macramé hanging in front, adding another bohemian element to the day. Towards the end of the bar was a small arrangement similar to the bridesmaid’s bouquets and was surrounded by succulents.
On the other side of the property was a photobooth,complete with a wooden arched chair and a copper stand arbor. On the corners of the arbor were two blush hydrangeas and loose greenery. Hanging from the top of the arbor was ivory string tied in a diamond pattern and accented with small beading. Next to the chair there lay a small wooden sign and three candlesticks in antique gold candleholders. It was the cutest little set up for pictures.
Once guests took their selfies, they stopped by the card table to drop off their gifts and sign the couple’s guestbook. The dark wood table was draped in a patterned white tablecloth and accented with loose strands of eucalyptus.
Guests found their seats underneath a metal awning using white and gold decorated escort cards, which were pinned to a dark wood hanging installation. The border of the installation was lined with more eucalyptus, adding another soft element to the décor.
To soften the rustic décor of the space, each pillar of the awning was draped with white chiffon linen and twinkle lights were tied to the wooden ceiling beams.
Along each of the long rectangular wooden reception tables was a white fabric table runner. On top of the runner in the center of each table were a mixture of potted succulents and pink candles in gold vintage candleholders that the bride collected herself.
Across the way was the couple’s sweetheart table, decorated with a small glass vase filled with white and pink roses and wrapped in blush ribbon. The couple reserved their seats with the same dark wooden signs and eucalyptus used on the card table and the same diamond-patterned string used at the photobooth, tying everything together perfectly.
After entrances, toasts and dinner, guests headed over to the donut wall the couple built themselves. The donuts were displayed on a dark wooden board and hung on a peg that was backed by a white lace doily. The wall was draped with more string lights and eucalyptus.
After the guests filled up on donuts and the traditional single-tiered white cake was cut, the couple headed out to dance the night away on their DIY wooden dance floor. The rest of the night was filled with live music, dancing and even an appearance from some hula-hoopers!
We wish Arthur and Rose a lifetime of happiness!
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