RUSTIC SOUTHERN WEDDING + OMG BACHELOR FINALE?!! | By Lauren Rae Photography

Happy Monday eveningish, peepsicles!  As I wrap up the writey part of this post, I’m already running a bit late for an event tonight, so I’m slightly freaking out but also trying to stay calm, cool and collected so that I don’t completely lose my s**t.  You see, today is kind of a lot, and I’ve been sitting very still on purpose, so as not to allow my panties to get all in a bunch.  I hear that happens with panties when you get in a tizzy.  Also, I hear *panties* is a much reviled word.  So I’mma stop using it, for that reason, but also because I’m sure today’s bride is absolutely THRILLED that I’ve used the word *panties* a total of what, four times now?  We should probably move on.

NUMBER ONE: I’ve got this incredibly lovely wedding to share with you, submitted by the amazeballs Lauren of Lauren Rae Photography, and the wedding is tushietastic.  By that I don’t mean it’s got an unusually high number of tushies; I mean it’s got the most fine-a$$ decor inspiration I’ve seen in a southern rustic wedding this month, not to mention, I’m completely in love with that altar!!!

NUMBER TWO: I’ve got some pics from our most recent wedding venue visit to a pretty spectacular place, and I’m psyched to show you, but it turns out I have to wait until tomorrow now, because I couldn’t get them back in time!  Sorries :(  (We did a little horsing around… you’ll see.)

Which brings us to the actual NUMBER TWO: This one is sort of weird……

I didn’t tell you guys this, but I spent Monday night of last week watching The Bachelor’s Women Tell All episode over at the lovely Ashley Spivey’s home.  She’s a former bachelor contestant – Brad’s season.  Remember the adorably cute and sweet Ashley, who isn’t The Bachelorette Ashley?  Well that’s her.  Good news; Ashley’s one of those rare ones… one of the few and far between bachelorette contestants who’s actually cool, and normal, and a good time.  There were lots of cool ladies present, however guess who in particular was a bit of a mindf**k to meet?  That evening, I had the pleasure of meeting Jenna the Blogger from this past season – I’m SURE y’all remember that young lady, yes? – and guess what?  She’s totally more sane in person.  I mean that in the nicest of ways, Jenna.  Obvs.  … also, umm, see you tonight.  :\

But anyway, I’m heading over to the Z100 finale party downtown and I’m KIND OF EXTREMELY CRAZED ABOUT IT.  Because I’ll admit, of the ladies from this most recent Bachelor season, I have yet to meet a few of the ladies I was MOST AGGRESSIVELY MOCKTASTIC about.

So.  We’ll uhhh…… we’ll see how tonight goes, overall.  Wish me luck?  Anything in particular you think I should mention to any of the ladies from this most recent season?  Lay it on me. ;)

ANYWHOSIT, to celebrate the entire season of The Bachelor, I give you this video, which one of our members shared with me on twitter yesterday.  It’s like they got inside of my mind and then made a video out of what was stuck in my brain matter.  Or, I’m totally not special, and everyone’s been thinking the same stuff I’ve been thinking about Ben.  Maybe we’ll never know.

Wedding tiempo has arrived!  First, listen to the rundown from that beautiful bride, Sara:

Our wedding day was the most special for both George and I and our wonderful families. It was held on my dad’s birthday, October 15th, and almost exactly 6 months from the actual day we got married at the Columbus city courthouse in April. We wanted to go ahead and tie the knot and then stress about the details later. We also wanted a cooler temperature wedding considering it’s only cool in Columbus for about 2 months. Planning wasn’t as much of a stressfest as most brides make it out to be especially because I had my awesome mom to count as a wedding planner, decorator, and personal assistant. George and I are the most laidback easygoing people you will ever meet and knew we wanted the wedding to take place in a setting that everyone could kick back and have fun at. We chose our cute venue, Lake Pines, because of the rustic vibe and because of how close it was to our actual home (less than 10 minutes). We both gravitate towards old vintage things and knew, once we saw the inside, that this was going to be the place for us.

I had the best luck finding the vendors that worked so closely with us, our caterers, our florist, and our awesome photographer, whom I’ve actually known for several years. The biggest thanks goes to my mother, though, for tirelessly browsing wedding websites, antique markets, and pinning endless pins on Pinterest. George and I are very family oriented and have a small group of extremely close friends with whom we got to spend the most special day of our lives with.

Advice to brides? Take it EASY. If you’ve got an overbearing mother, maybe let her take the reigns a little bit on this one. You’re going to have a lot on your plate and as long as you’ve got someone helping you out, you are golden!

Okie dokie, I’d love to hear what you think!  Here are some questions if you’re interested in answering questions today.  ’Course, you could always just go ahead and write whatever you want in the comments; these are just discussion topics I thought of…

1) What’s your favorite element of today’s wedding?  I’m LOVING the altar, but you already knew that.

2) Like I said, anything I should mention to the ladies of this season of The Bachelor?  Or should I just give all of them a group sympathy hug, for enduring such a craptastic several weeks of competing for a dbag.  Your call, you guys.  Your call.

xoxo  - Alison

Lauren Rae Photography is a member of Vendor Love.  Explore more of her work here, in our guide.

Photography: Lauren Rae Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Venue: Lake Pines Event Center / Florist: Scheduled Occasions / Bride’s Dress Designer: Adele Wechsler / Bride’s Dress Shop (also for the veil): Kelly’s Closet / Bride’s Shoes: Modcloth / Bride’s Rings: Melissa Joy Manning / Groom’s Ring: Vintage, a family heirloom / Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein / DJ: Studio One Entertainment / Favors: Dani Jamz / Catering: Avalon / Event Design: The bride’s mother / Hair & Makeup: Cara Cesaro – 404-895-9925 / Random Antique pieces & decor: Vintage, mostly from Queen of Hearts antiques / & Front Porch of the South

Label(s): Color, Orange, Pink, {Real Weddings}

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15 comments

  1. Jamie on March 13, 2012

    This is so adorable!

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  2. Sam on March 13, 2012

    Love that bachelor video you posted. That is just hilarious! And in many ways its kind of true, thats what makes it funny! Thanks

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  3. prom dresses on March 13, 2012

    Love all the colored theme!! And her smile captured so sweet!!!

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  4. aurea @ pricewise events on March 13, 2012

    This one’s a beautiful bride! :) I love her blue eyes! :D And yes, those polka-dotted cupcakes look adorable and exciting to eat! :D

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  5. The LDS Bride on March 13, 2012

    What a gorgeous bride! She is stunning. And I love the video and cupcakes as well. :) Everything is so beautifully pulled together.

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  6. MaggieMay on March 13, 2012

    Loving the altar & the veil & especially the rear-view pic of her veil. Gorgeous! Awesome & unique colour theme too, bm dresses suit each girl perfectly!

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  7. Lena on March 13, 2012

    I LOVE this. I’ve missed you, and your weddings, and your Bach posts, and I stayed away because I’m still watching the finale (at work, on Hulu no less) and I didn’t want you to break out with some AMAZEBALLS or whatever the new word is before I’d finished but I couldn’t stop myself.

    And that wedding? The veil just killed me.

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  8. invitation consultants on March 15, 2012

    GOR.GEOUS.

    and i’m not just talking about the bride (but i mean, wow, can we talk?). great color scheme, details and decor.

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  9. Michael marker on March 15, 2012

    Just love the styling and photographs from this wedding. Partuclarly love the shot of the bride over the groom’s shoulder – brillaint.

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  10. Beautiful wedding. love the color theme on the bridesmaids.

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  11. Desha DeVor on March 22, 2012

    How wonderfully lovely! I know the bride since before sh was born and I so wish I could’ve been there. These pictures are so sweet!

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  12. Avery on March 22, 2012

    Omg! Love it! The theme is great! Only thing missing is the wire weeding hanger! This person has the best on etsy in my opinion…tons of cuteness! =)

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  13. Veil Wedding Photographers on April 26, 2012

    I love this wedding! So southern and so rustic! Love it!! I especially loved seeing them drinking from mason jars! This beautiful bride has great taste, awesome details!!

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  14. Rudy on May 29, 2012

    That bride is freakin’ gorgeous. I’m amazed at the photography as well. AMAZING!!!!

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  15. Black N Bianco Boys Suits on January 10, 2014

    So cute! i love the rustic look of the wedding.

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