Athens is home to the bulldawg nation and many beautiful venues full of classic southern charm. With a rich history of hometown pride, Athens allows couples the opportunity to create a beautiful wedding full of tradition and personality. For the UGA graduates looking to tie-the-knot in the hometown of their glory days, or the couple enchanted by the quirkiness of this small historic college city, there are a host of phenomenal restaurants, concert halls, and exciting adventures around every corner which makes weddings in Athens GA fun and unique. I am honored to be able to hold weddings at a number of beautiful locations, such as the Taylor-Grady House, an elegant venue for receptions or events of nearly any size, with larger weddings being held on the opulent back lawn or boxwood garden.
For couples with a more rustic style, Athens, as well as the surrounding areas, host a variety of beautiful venues rich with elegance and natural charm. A 20 minute ride not only gets you out of the fast paced life of Athens, but also in the stunning hills of Oglethorpe County which is home to the Historic Smithonia Farm. A huge 13,000 square foot heated and cooled brick barn built in 1888 is the pride and joy of the Smithonia Farm, and a gorgeous location for couples planning with a large guest list. Features such as exposed wood beams, brick and stained concrete and pine make this a prime Athens GA wedding venue. I am always inspired by unique celebrations that tap into all the senses with details that are thoughtful, not overdone. It would be my honor to transform your love story into a timeless, classic city wedding.
With a planning background built on logistical expertise, I firmly believe that your design would be impossible without solid logistics. From the very beginning we coordinate your anticipated guest count with the dimensions of the space or tent, ensuring size and quantity of tables and chairs will allow for best flow both practically and aesthetically. Since most of my Athens GA weddings involve outdoor ceremonies and receptions, we also discuss and create fluid, extensive back-up plans so that your guests would never know if they are actually experiencing “plan B.” My role and purpose is always to guide with gentleness and ease, never to hijack someone’s vision because the foundation of my process is your love story.