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Zack + Lauren

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I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about featuring Lauren and Zack’s beautiful wedding today on our brand new site. Lauren was college roommates with my good friend from high school, Marilyn, and when she she emailed me at the beginning of the year letting me know she was getting married on a farm in Athens,GA and her photographers were Our Labor of Love I knew right then and there it was going to be an incredible celebration. Lauren was sweet enough to share some of the stunning details from their wedding…

Zack asked me to marry him on January 16th and that night we decided to tie the knot in April! We were ready. This was perfect, because I loved the idea of getting married in the spring, but it gave us a mere three months to plan. But we did! April 25th, we were married and our wedding was perfect.

We both already knew where we would like to get married, the same place where Zack proposed, The Hill.  I work for Lee Epting, owner of Epting Events, an event planning and catering company based out of Athens, GA. Lee has a beautiful piece of property just outside of Athens that is an ideal spot for a wedding. The Hill as the Epting property is affectionately called, is filled with old barns, historic homes, fields, flowers and a rustic sunken garden. Exactly what we wanted.

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Not only is the The Hill a beautiful location.  It is very convenient as well because the ceremony and reception were yards apart. If you are working on a budget, a great way to save is to have your ceremony and reception at the same location. Also, there are several historic homes on Lee’s property where guests could stay and the bridal party could get ready.

Celebrate Sign: My friend Kate made this sign, which we hung in the A & D house, where the bridal party got ready to “Celebrate” the wedding festivities! This sign has traveled to many different parties for friends of mine. We all share it! Kate made this sign using paper from Hable Contruction.

Kate will actually be coming on later today to show us a little mini tutorial on how to create a celebrate banner, but until then we have so many more images from Our Labor of Love on the way…

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