Adam & Haven’s beautiful downtown Carrollton, Georgia wedding is everything you could imagine from a southern affair and more. They were blessed with gorgeous weather that made for perfect pictures by Aislinn Rain Photography. They used blush pinks and accents of gold that made their day have a romantic and elegant feel. Their reception was held at The Train Depot, which is one of the oldest train stations in Georgia. As the Bride and Groom were announced, they went directly into their first dance as Husband and Wife. Continue reading for all of the details about their day including the story behind the bride’s veil that will touch your heart forever.
How did you two meet?
Growing up in a small town like Carrollton, we have known each other for most of our lives. Adam was a couple years older than me in school, but we always hung around in the same group of friends. Our friendship blossomed into a very close bond after high school, through college, and after graduation. Three years ago, I realized that Adam was “the one” for me.
How did he propose?
Adam knows that I am a HUGE Alabama fan! It just so happened that Alabama and Georgia (Adam’s team) met up in the SEC Championship in December of 2012. We scored tickets and headed to Atlanta for a fun-filled weekend. On the eve of the big game, he took me to dinner at Canoe. After dinner, he asked me to join him outside for a walk beside the river. As he got down on one knee, my mother, brother, and about 25 of our closest friends came out with sparklers! It was a HUGE surprise and unbelievably sweet and thoughtful. We spent the rest of the weekend celebrating our engagement and Alabama’s big win!
Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Old: All of the female members in my family have gold pins with our names on them. I wore my great grandmother’s, my grandmother’s, my mother’s, and my pin in the under part of my skirt.
Borrowed: Mrs. Pat’s veil
Blue: I happened to have a black eye from a clumsy mistake on my wedding day! Everyone teased me that it was my “something black&blue.”
This is what happens when your wedding day falls on a BIG game day!
Tell us about your dress!
My dress was everything I dreamed. It was beautiful, form fitting, detailed, but still light and comfortable. I only tried on about 3 other dresses before I found it. It was truly a perfect fit. I knew that it was going to be my dress as I was trying it on in the dressing room, but when I walked out and saw my VERY PARTICULAR mother crying, I really knew it!
From the Bride:
“One of the most special moments of the day was when one of my best friends, Ashleigh, placed the veil on my head. I could cry even writing about it….Ashleigh and I have been nearly inseparable since the 1st grade, Ashley’s mother (Mrs. Pat), whom I was very close to, passed away when we were 17. Mrs. Pat was one of the most beautiful and kindhearted people I have ever met. When Ashleigh was married in September of the same year, she wore her mother’s cathedral length, lace veil. Because Ashleigh knew how much her mother meant to me, she offered to let me wear it on my big day. It just so happened to match my dress perfectly! Wearing the veil allowed me to feel like Mrs. Pat was there with us in that moment. It was truly a bittersweet moment.”
What was the vision for your wedding day?
I just wanted it to be fun and memorable, and not one of those weddings that felt so “planned.” I wanted to it be full of surprises and I wanted to feel like myself. I wasn’t one of those brides that had to have everything a certain way. We played music during the ceremony that we loved…songs that meant something to us. Everything from Tom Petty to Led Zeppelin. There wasn’t a single moment where I felt like I was doing something that I didn’t want to be doing. That meant everything. But…Thank God I had a great wedding planner and that very particular mother that I mentioned earlier.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
I think we both really enjoyed the fact that we wrote our own vows. The best part of the delivery of the vows was that a bee was flying around Adam’s head right when he started to talk! He was trying so hard to not pay attention to it, but it kept buzzing. Meanwhile, I was trying to give him an eye signal that said: Don’t you dare freak out right now! Just as the bee was flying closer to his head, the best man sprang to action and swatted the bee down with his hand. I then politely crushed it with my shoe, just to make sure it really was dead! It was just one of those moments that fit us so perfectly.
Do you have any advice for others planning their day?
Hire great vendors, especially a great wedding planner! It saved my sanity.
Hair & Makeup – Tori Crocker | Cake – Publix | Dress – Bride Beautiful Atlanta
Florals – Agnes Richmond | Music – East Coat Entertainment