After Elissa and Brent got engaged, they had every intention of eloping. The idea of planning a large affair stressed Elissa out to no end. Lucky for us, they caved and had a dreamy rustic wedding at Meadows at Mossy Creek! The couple–with the help of their expert planner Katharine Marie Weddings–planned a day that was the perfect mashup of vintage and modern, bold and neutral, and indoors and outdoors.
With personalized touches like handwritten notes, manhattans before the ceremony, and a choreographed first dance to “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” to represent their love for Christmas, Elissa and Brent poured so much love into every detail. Photographer and Junebug member, The Tinsley Co. did a phenomenal job capturing every moment of this special day. We’ll be here staring at these photos for the rest of the day if you need us!
Elissa and Brent
Meadows at Mossy Creek, Cleveland, Georgia
Exchanging Wedding Day Gifts
During our first look, we exchanged letters with one another and made manhattans. In my family, my grandfather and father would make a manhattan for big celebrations and holidays and it’s always been one of my favorite cocktails. So before we tucked away for our ceremony, we mixed up a couple of manhattans and toasted one another before our guests arrived. It was a special way to start the festivities and honor all those who couldn’t be with us on that day.
The Most Memorable Chorus
I think both Brent and my favorite moment was standing during our ceremony and hearing our own voices sing the words of Come Thou Fount with the chorus of all the people who helped to get us to this moment echoing behind us. It felt like the perfect representation of what we wanted our wedding to be: a way to honor God and to acknowledge the people in our lives who have loved us so fiercely. Brent and I just kept looking at each other saying, “Best day ever? Best day ever.”
Why Meadows at Mossy Creek
We feel like finding Meadows at Mossy Creek was so unbelievably lucky. They had just opened the year before, so when we toured the property they hadn’t even finished landscaping. One of the things that was most important to me was having a venue that had indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces to use. I wanted to have an outdoor ceremony if at all possible, but didn’t want to spend the week of our wedding frantically watching the weather and trying to make a call on renting tents at the last minute. Meadows at Mossy Creek fulfilled those needs but was so much more. The owners had taken such time and paid close attention to the details of the space to make it an ideal location. The layout made everything for the day flow seamlessly.
How Conflicting Wedding Day Vibes Came Together
We have always liked a mix of vintage and modern, a mix of the neutrals and pops of bold color, a blend of the outdoors and the comfort of indoors in case the weather doesn’t agree—in many ways I thought these would feel like contradictions. All the vendors we worked with helped us pull this together into something cohesive that truly felt like it represented us and, most importantly, made our guests feel cared for and comfortable as we all celebrated together.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – The Tinsley Co.
Event Planning – Katharine Marie Weddings
Venue – Meadows at Mossy Creek
Floral Design – Sara Clark
Catering – Moonies Texas BBQ
DJ – Club Rett
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist – Sara Caroline
Rentals – The Prissy Plate Company
Congratulations again to Elissa and Brent on their rustic organic wedding at Meadows at Mossy Creek! Shoutout to Junebug member The Tinsley Co. for sharing their special day with us. To see more of her work, check out her profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!