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Amanda Olivia Photography
Monday, February 11, 2019

A Riverside Nature Inspired Georgia Wedding

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Cassidy and Shea chose to do a whimsical outdoor wedding in Dansville, Ga complete with a greenery-covered arbor, simple bright bouquets, a riverside ceremony and their two dogs; Sundance and Elmore. This nature inspired wedding has so many incredible elements that are perfect ideas for anyone wanting to do an easy going wedding with dogs.


Where the forest, creek and backyard meet is where these two college sweethearts and hiking enthusiasts created the perfect setting to tie the knot. When Shea proposed to Cassidy on a hike in Asheville, NC they knew that their wedding would be inspired by a natural backdrop, so they chose a color palette of navy, burgundy, blush, plum and forest green with hints of natural colors and accents.


Keeping it comfortable and simple was Cassidy and Shea’s planning strategy from their attire right down to their DIY timeline painted on an up cycled wood palette. Cassidy stated, “We are a laid back, simple nature loving couple. It's easy to be influenced by family and friends to go certain routes when planning a wedding; however, we knew that anything we considered fancy and over the top would not be fitting for us.” Though Cassidy & Shea planned their wedding “their way”, they wanted to make sure their guests were happy & comfortable too. So, they planned and budgeted for extra food, adult beverages, a shuttle and a live band to keep their guests on the dance floor all night long.


Cassidy’s sister and her husband own a landscaping design business in GA, and were a great resource for an easy going look, budget and creative look. The flowers they chose complemented the bridesmaids dresses perfectly, including florals like, burgundy, dahlia, pale pink spray roses, solidago golden rod, white anemone, burgundy hypericum, berries, leather leaf fern, plumosa fern and pin cushion protea.


Cassidy offered some great advice for planning your perfect day. “BE YOU! Be open to advice, but never feel guilty about going a non-traditional route. Little petty things don't matter in the big scheme of things. Makes whats most important to you and your partner the star of the planning process, and everything else will fall into place.” Well, we simply couldn’t agree more.


Photography: amanda olivia photography | Ceremony Venue: Private Property | Reception Venue: Private Property | Event Planning: georgia grace weddings | Floral: Dig and Design | Stationery: Bushels Pecks | Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Rentals: Barrons Rental | Hair: Evolve Salong Systems | Wedding Dress: Carries Bridal Collection | Film Lab: The FIND Lab | Catering: The Conversation Piece and More | Submitted via: Matchology

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