{Wedding} Tara+Travis, A Barnesville Farm Wedding

I have a confession to make. I wish our wedding was in Georgia. We got married at the beach, but I am just such a down-home-country-girl-who-likes-fried-okra kind of girl that I dream of weddings with mason jars. And wooden crates. And hydrangeas. And cowboy boots, but that’s for another day.

So, what’s the next best thing to having the wedding of your dreams? Going to someone else’s wedding who is having the wedding of your dreams (and her dreams too, of course!). We had the privilege of attending such a wedding. It began as a super foggy morning; we knew we were driving through the country, but couldn’t see a thing. As the fog was starting to clear, we drove up to Tara’s house, a gorgeous white plantation house. Tara was getting ready for the first look that was going to happen in just a few small hours.

They had hand-made signs pointing us in the right direction. It’s a good thing because it was so foggy that morning!

Tara had some gorgeous antique furniture in her room that was her grandparents, like the dresser I used as a prop for her ring photograph. If I’m not mistaken, I think her grandfather actually made some of it. Really cool.

Tara and Travis wanted to do a first look (good choice!), so we found this awesome old tree with a swing in it for the secret spot.

After they had their moment together, we had a few minutes to let Tara and Travis show off their wedding day duds. Quite a handsome couple, if you ask me!

It was already hot early that morning, so we let them cool off and catch some breeze on the swing.



Tara got to sneak back inside for some AC where I snatched this while she was hanging out with Travis and the family before the ceremony.

That’s Tara’s dad. He did a fabulous job walking her down the aisle.

Do you not love their house? It’s the perfect location for a wedding.

We had lots of laughs during the ceremony.

I just love it when boys adore girls.

I don’t typically get a chance to stand in front of the bride and groom, but I did sneak up on Tara’s porch. The sun was so glowy up there. It was just beautiful.

After the happy couple was married, they snuck around to the back of the house and reappeared with a sweet tea and a lemonade, both in mason jars with ice.

It looked like this:……Are you thirsty yet?

This is one of Nathan’s photographs. I love the angle he sees life from.

See the groom’s cake below? It’s a Mac laptop (including a full keyboard and the apple on the outside) with a photograph from their engagement session on the screen. I have secretly convinced myself that they loved their engagement session so much, they designed their groom’s cake around the photograph.

I spy a bouquet.

After the festivities, the bridal party headed down to the water for some fun time with their awesome photographer. 😉 Tara rode there in style…piggyback style, that is.

The water was a nice soft backdrop for some group photographs of the ladies.

The boys got to stand on cool boulders for their main photograph, but I just had to show you this one instead. The guys got to hold a bouquet for each girl (while they climbed back up the hill from the waterside). 😀 Guys holding flowers cracks me up every time.

Where else do you get to head out to a field like this except on a farm?! It was awesome!

Not only did they have gorgeous trees, a tree swing, boulders, a pond, and a field, but they had an airstrip. A-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!!

If you look in the background, they are all pretending to be airplanes on the airstrip.

We had to be serious for at least one photograph.

While everyone got into their places, Travis dipped Tara. For like the 5th time that day. He definitely kept us on our toes.


If you look just to the right of Travis, you can see Stew (in the same outfit as Travis) totally cheering them on. 😀 Love it when people are happy for other people.

Confession #2. I left out a ton of awesome photographs that told the story of their day way better than the 20-something shown here. If I were you, I would watch the slideshow.

I hope you enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed being there!

Until next time,






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