Vintage-Inspired Garden Wedding at Sweet Meadow Farm

August 11, 2018 | juliette

In true Georgia fashion, Kristin and Brian’s wedding at Sweet Meadow Farm was as sweet as could be and full of vintage inspiration. Although the weather took a turn for the worse after their first look and portrait session with Yellow Bird Visuals, this couple rolled with it and had the coziest ceremony inside the farmstead and an indoor-outdoor reception covered by a clear tent. For a touch of vintage charm, they rented mismatched place settings from The Prissy Plate Company and had The Botanical Studio design understated floral arrangements that added warmth to the décor. We are wholeheartedly in love with Kristin’s beaded Jenny Packham gown, which she paired with a delicate gold hairpiece from Twigs & Honey for a vintage-inspired bridal look that matched the vibe of the entire day — and looked so chic with the fur stole she added for the reception!

The Couple:

Kristin and Brian

The Wedding:

Sweet Meadow Farm, Tallapoosa, Georgia

I have always loved vintage gowns and long sleeves (swoon!) When I tried on my Jenny Packham gown, I didn’t think I would ever want to take it off! My incredible seamstress helped me customize the back with a peep-hole, created a custom belt, and made it fit like a glove! My vintage inspired headpiece from Twigs & Honey was the icing on the cake. My husband and his groomsmen wore beautiful blue suits fromGeneration Tux. He added a vest to his attire, which made him stand out and added some vintage flair. My bridesmaids were dressed in incredible beaded gowns by Adrianna Papell.

Brian and I are generally relaxed people, and we wanted our day to reflect that. We toured our venue, Sweet Meadow Farm, on a beautiful spring day and knew immediately that there was no comparison. Their focus on a “slow” wedding day and their awesome team allowed us to find some calm in the craziness of the day!

Our ceremony was the most memorable part of the day. It was a freezing day in Georgia — so cold you could see our breath when we said our vows. I was shivering so hard that I had to sidebar with our guests to tell them that I was not incredibly nervous! Brian and I planted a fiddle leaf fig for our unity ceremony, and we had to walk around our arbor to get to the tree. Brian walked around first and I (clumsy as can be) almost knocked myself out on the arbor. I announced that I was okay and we all had a great laugh. Our ceremony was even more perfect because of its imperfections!

Our best planning advice is to always prepare for the whims of mother nature, and try not to let crazy weather cause you to stress! April in Georgia is hit or miss, and we ended up with freezing weather and rain. Thankfully we planned ahead with a backup location for the ceremony and a completely clear, magical tent for the reception. Despite the rain and cold, our day was absolutely incredible!

We wanted something simple, casual, and delicious for our menu, so we immediately called the awesome team at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. We have always loved our neighborhood Fox Bros (an Atlanta staple) and chose some of our favorites for the day. We selected mini pork sliders, quartered chicken, and brisket chili, along with tons of delicious sides like mac & cheese and spicy green beans. The meal paired perfectly with our mismatched china from The Prissy Plate Company.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Yellow Bird Visuals
Venue – Sweet Meadow Farm
Floral Design – The Botanical Studio
Catering – Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
Cake – Peaches and Crème Bakery
Officiant – Carol Lane
DJ – Complete Weddings + Events
Live Music – Atlanta Sound Quartet
Videography – AHP Photo + Video
Stationery – Paradise Invitations
Makeup Artist – Carrie Roser
Hair Styling – Taylor Niele Hair
Wedding Dress – Jenny Packham via Kelly’s Closet
Bridal Accessories – Twigs & Honey
Dress Alterations – Sew Classy Bridal Designs
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Adrianna Papell
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Generation Tux
Rentals – The Prissy Plate Company
Tent and Dance Floor – Unlimited Party & Event Rental
Favors – Oscar’s Donut Shop and Bakery


Congratulations to Kristin and Brian, and a big thanks to Yellow Bird Visuals for sharing this beautiful Sweet Meadow Farm wedding with Junebug! Looking for more vintage wedding inspiration? You have to see Katie and Kenneth’s elegant vintage-inspired outdoor wedding at The Ridge Asheville!

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One Comment

  1. These are wonderful. The venue itself serves so much by itself.. and the photography covering the detail shots are amazing. I’ve taken some time away from Weddings for a little while to raise our littles but am looking to start taking clients again on top of our portrait sessions. Beautiful work.

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