Although they both grew up in the same county, Briana and Taylor actually met on a casual night out with friends in Athens. After being together for some time, they eventually found themselves buying a house together. When they finally found the perfect home, Taylor proposed to Briana inside the empty spaces of that home before ever moving in. The rooms of that house may have been empty but Briana’s heart was undeniably full of happiness.
When the wedding day came Briana and her team of gal pals got hair and makeup done at Potts’ Farm, which is a common local family-friend hangout spot they frequent. Not only was the farm a cozy spot to spend the beginning of such a fun day, it also made a gorgeous place for Briana and Taylor to have a “First Look” moment together as well as portraits prior to the ceremony. And boy aren’t they pretty?! I’m in love with the portraits of them!
The couple exchanged vows in the sanctuary of their home church, gathered with their closest loved ones. Taylor and Bri chose to approach their wedding day with simplicity, which to me was a breath of fresh air. While I do enjoy working at large event-like weddings, I also think it’s a great idea to simplify such monumental happenings as it really helps release anxiety so that you can enjoy your wedding day with ease. Stripped from the overwhelming distractions of all that most weddings these days entail, this sweet couple was able to let down all guards and just allow themselves to be vulnerable to each aspect of the day. There were several tear-jerker moments that organically happened because of the comfort level of everyone around. It was such an honor to be invited in on this special occasion.
Ceremony & Reception at Jefferson Church || Coordinator & Florist: Jessie Patton at Southern Sophistication Designs || Invitations: Minted || Hair Stylist: Ashley Hopper || Caterer & Cake: Kay Hardy Events