We are excited to share with you the winner of our Creative Bride Contest, Heidi & Mark! This sweet southern couple are straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel, deep rooted in family, they are planning a southern affair at her grandparents estate in North Ga. Here is an insert from Heidi’s entry letter:
I have decided to have my wedding at one of the most beautiful placess, my Grandparent’s land/home. I have always envisioned an outdoor rustic chic wedding. My grandparents have a lot of land with a new brick, plantation style home. There will be around 140 people with a small wedding party of 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen. We have three nieces, all little blonde-haired cuties as flowergirls and our nephew as a ring bearer. I will have 6 of my close friends as honorary bridesmaids. The ceremony will be in the back with an outdoor chapel my fiance is building. The reception will be in a field in front of the house under a large white tent. Near the tent, there will be dancing and fun under string of large-bulb lights. We are having southern food, sweet tea and lemonade. As a late-night treat, there will be an apple dipping station with caramel, candy, etc to dip fall apples in.
The theme is going to be very vintage rustic chic. Mason jars, old windows handing from trees, vintage chandeliers, old wooden signs, etc. The hay will be freshly cut to create large round bales scattered across the fields. There is also a small pond nearby. I am having a range of colors, but an emphasis on plum and light green. I just want the wedding to have a relaxed, comfortable feeling. The ceremony will take place close to sunset, so we can dance away the night.
When we called to let Heidi know that she was the winner, she screamed in delight. What makes all of this even more exciting for her is the fact she didn’t learn about the contest until 4:30 on Friday! She quickly wrote us an email & included her story along with a million pictures that she had saved to her computer for inspiration! Talk about saving the best for last! Congrats again Heidi & Mark, we look forward to seeing all your plans come to fruition!
Disclaimer: Heidi’s inspiration board was created from a collection of images she saved from searching the internet, if you are the copyright holder of any of these images please let us know so we can get proper credit. Thank you.