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Real Wedding - Erin and Ricky in Monroe, Georgia

Vintage weddings are a Dreamwedding favorite (as you have probably guessed by now!) When we saw this wedding that was held in a unique venue, we couldn’t resist seeing more of the photos. With a budget of $16,000, Erin and Ricky pulled off a beautiful vintage wedding on a rainy Sunday in Georgia. 

“Ricky and I both attended college at UGA in Athens, Georgia,” Erin says. “We met through mutual friends while living in Reed Hall and later started dating in our junior year of college while studying together for a Spanish class. We are the perfect match because we balance each other out so well!” 

The couple decided they wanted a wedding that was totally unique, and a day where they could really show off their personalities. They chose the quirky venue of a converted Industrial cotton mill called The Engine Room in Monroe, Georgia, and enlisted the help of wedding planner Jessie Patton to make their dreams a reality.

Their pre-Christmas wedding had the glitz and glam of the season, but was without the full-on Christmas theme. A winter wonderland was brought to life with baby's breath, vintage mantles, and sheet music in Christmas balls and paper chains.

With so many cute and quirky ideas we had to ask what the bride’s favorite detail was. Her answer surprised us, but it was so simple and really special. "My grandfather had passed a few years back from lung cancer,” she said. “So I decided to use his US Navy lapel pins as the buttons on my bouquet. "

Although they were able to have the day of their dreams without spending big bucks, they did splash out on food and photography. “Before we started planning we agreed that those areas were the most important to us. Ricky and I love to trying new places to eat and cooking together. It made sense to share our love of good food with our family and friends. We also wanted candid shots of our family and friends. After all was said and done, we have our pictures that tell the story of our day.”

Take a look at the beautiful photos taken by Andie Freeman Photography of their special and unique wedding.


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