Wedding, part 2.

Here is a giant batch of wedding photos, and I promise you that this will be the last of the wedding posts. But it really was a wonderful day that deserves a gigantic post, and Jamie’s photos do too. We got married at Serenbe, which is this little planned community south of Atlanta, with a farm and an old white farmhouse that was turned into an inn/restaurant and a bunch of old cottages on the property . . . My family stayed in an old ’30s barn that was renovated into a guesthouse, and that day I got ready in my parents’ room at the top. I was absolutely nervous–I joked around with my mom and dad and sister Ashley, and then Jamie came to help with flowers and our friend Rodney came to help with hair, but mostly he helped by making us laugh, which I really needed.

I already talked about the ceremony a little (how I was afraid I’d faint but didn’t), but it went by more quickly than I thought it would. One thing that helped out a ton was having my little nephew Jack up there. When we were planning the wedding he asked us if he could be the ring bearer, only he was convinced it was called “ring bear” and that he needed to wear a bear costume. He is a smart but strange kid (in the best way) and I thought that anything that could make us laugh and relax during the ceremony would be a good thing. My niece Stella and Drew’s cousin Tyndell were the flower girls; I didn’t get the chance to see them walk down the aisle, but I heard good reports. They are adorable.

After the ceremony and after all the pictures were out of the way we went up to the back porch of the farmhouse and sat at a long table and had wine and salad and shrimp and grits. There were flowers and candles and candy corn on the table, and I got to pick out the dessert and thought that we couldn’t go wrong with chocolate bourbon pecan pie, especially since my mom and Drew’s dad are big pecan pie fans. I had Drew on one side and Lauren on the other, and it was pretty amazing to have the ceremony done with and to be surrounded by all my favorite people in the world.

When it got dark we went to the ’30s guesthouse, where my parents put together a little after-party. It was the nicest thing–my dad and Lauren’s husband Neil are really into cooking and food, and they picked out amazing cheese and chocolate and things I didn’t eat enough of because my stomach was still fluttering around. We had more wine, and instead of wedding cake we had an improvised donut cake made of donuts from the best donut place in Atlanta, Sublime Donuts.

There were lights hanging overhead outside where we had gotten married earlier, and a fire going and people making s’mores and playing music, and it was great to be able to talk to people who had come and to spend a lot of time with our family and friends, and Drew especially.


Photo credits: All photos by Jamie Hopper except for 13 by Lauren Winter,  3. Michael K. , and 16, 17, 18, 19:. Jason W. Dress: Lover. Shoes: Rachel Comey. Hair wreath: Jamie Hopper!

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39 Comments

  1. Olivia
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    So so beautiful. What a perfect wedding :)

  2. Posted November 9, 2011 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    The photos are beautiful as always, but the bear costume is possibly the cutest thing ever!

  3. Posted November 9, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    You guys make such a perfect couple, not to mention those photos are absolutely beautiful! x

  4. Viv
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! The ring bear is especially adorable :)
    Lots of happiness to you two.

  5. Posted November 9, 2011 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! I hope my wedding is as beautiful and charming as this one! xxx

  6. Posted November 9, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I definitely commented already on the first wedding post but I just have to say how oh my gosh cute th ring bear costume is. That picture totally makes me make an annoying sound that somehow conveys how adorable that is.

    • Rhiannon
      Posted November 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      Ha ha, I think I made the same sound when I saw him : )

  7. Posted November 9, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Big congrats! I’ve been following your blog from ireland for ages, and I feel genuine joy for you on your marriage! really beautiful photos. looks like a really charming wedding & a great day. especially love the lil fellow in the tiger onesie :)

    Aoife

  8. Anthe
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    It was such an amazing wedding and the pictures are beautiful! You definitely had a beautiful
    romantic wedding with an amazing venue for the background!

  9. Posted November 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! So pretty and perfect! I won’t protest if you post more.

  10. Posted November 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I wish you all the best dress <3 I've been reading your blog for ages now!

    ps. your dress is just so beautiful!

    xx,
    Carissa

  11. Posted November 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    very nice wedding ……..

  12. Posted November 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    What an absolutely perfect-looking day. You nailed the silent screen, Charlie Chaplin-inspired vibe in your attire, and it is so you. Congratulations on your marriage!

  13. Shayo
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Everything looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect and your nephew is beyond adorable in his bear costume! I only “know” you through your blog, which I’ve been following since the ebay/wardrobe remix days, but I am very happy for you and Drew. Congratulations and I wish you both many years filled with joy and love! :)

    • Rhiannon
      Posted November 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      Wow, that’s a long time! (Wardrobe Remix days–5 years ago?) Thanks a lot–means a lot that you’ve been following that long : )

  14. Posted November 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    These are all beautiful. It looks like such a wonderful day.

    Also, the photo of Rufus is literally killing me from the inside. :’)

  15. Posted November 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Very sweet. Congratulations to you!

  16. Tessa
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful and so YOU. Just as Shayo posted a few comments above, I too, only know you from your blog (long time reader, 4 years maybe) and I think everything you always covey about yourself was expressed beautifully in your wedding. So refreshing. Congratulations. : )

    X

    • Rhiannon
      Posted November 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Tessa, that means a lot! I really wanted something super simple.

  17. Tessa
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    You know I meant to say “convey”. :)

  18. Mia
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    You two look beautiful! What a gorgeous day! I love that dress, it’s perfect. These photo’s are stunning. I’m jealous!!!!

  19. Posted November 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, so beautiful! And I can’t get over how adorable your nephew is in his bear costume. That’s such a cute idea :)

  20. Posted November 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful, really beautiful!

  21. Posted November 10, 2011 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    Literally laughed about the ring bear thing for like, 5 minutes. Everything seems seriously beautiful though, I am so happy for you. It seems so perfect for you guys.

  22. Posted November 10, 2011 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    congratulatioooooon :D

  23. Posted November 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    ring bear. oh dear, that kills me it’s so cute and funny. and it shows that you’re not a bridezilla who has to have everything a certain way. i love that (and I’ve been showing my friends all day bc I think it’s just hilarious). You’re beautiful, the Lover dress is a dream, bravo on the flower arrangement Jamie, and congratulations Rhiannon, Drew, and Rufus. :)

    • Rhiannon
      Posted November 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Starr–I lucked out by having little Jack as the ringbear because it was such a cute idea and I really didn’t have any ideas for the wedding, ha ha.

  24. Posted November 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    congratulations. really wonderful. it looks like you had a lovely time.

  25. Posted November 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    a RING BEAR!? Best idea ever

  26. Alexandra
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, you look gorgeous! Like some ethereal fairy tale princess. The whole wedding decor and environment looked beautiful. Big congratulations!

  27. Posted November 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous wedding! Stunning.

  28. Posted November 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    love all the photos! what a gorgeous wedding, everything’s so beautiful! :) x

  29. Rhiannon
    Posted November 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Everyone, thanks so much! Little Jack (or Peach as we call him) was adorable, and the bear costume was all his idea. : )

  30. Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    these are so gorgeous! you were the most gorgeous bridge!

  31. Emily Pidgeon
    Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    You guys are the best. Rufus looks so proud :)

  32. Posted November 15, 2011 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    This is amazing! You look so gorgeous! Congrats! <3

  33. Posted November 27, 2011 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Congrats!!!!!!!! You guys look so cute together.

  34. Amy
    Posted November 29, 2011 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Oh, the “ring bear” is so wonderful! How kind of you to let him go with his expectations of the job. That costume is SO much better than a shirt and tie on a little boy. Your wedding sounds beautiful and cosy and like my ideal. Congratulations to you and Drew.

  35. Posted November 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    I am *so* far behind commenting on blogs (dratted moving! ;), but I wanted to say congratulations!!! The day looks so beautiful from the pictures. :)

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