Picture it. A December wedding, outdoors, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Add a spring, an 80 foot cascading waterfall, and ruins of an 1850 stone grist mill. A perfect playground for the ever-youthful duo from this day forth known as Mr. & Mrs. Newman. The weather was warm for December 11th. Ashley and Austin exchanged handwritten letters on the steps of the grist mill. And the laid eyes on one another for the first time in the midst of beuatiful tall ruins with soft light illuminating them from above. There were giggles and whispers. Then long gazes. More laughing and joking. Two preacher’s kids if you can imagine it, that are just giddy in each other’s presence with no one else around. Those are such sweet moments. The ceremony took place with the waterfall as a backdrop. The image of the bride crossing the bridge to her groom was unforgettable. As was the kiss. As the newlyweds ran away from the ceremony site and around the building there was one long beautiful embrace we were happy to catch on camera from behind a bush or two. At the reception it was warm enough to throw open the barn doors for dancing, the tossing of the bouque, and garter toss. So many details of the day had been crafted by the bride and her friends. Did I mention the most amazing dessert table full of specialty desserts made by family members? And it all went off without a hitch! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Newman. May you live happily ever after.
Venue: Hightower Falls, Cedartown, GA, approximately 1 hour west of Atlanta
Officiant: Rusty Newman
Ceremony music: Tabitha & Mark McWherter
Cake: Cakehouse on Main