VENUE TYPE: Field / Forest / Orchard

One of the World’s Sweetest Farm Owners Wants to Make Your Wedding Day a Stunning No-Fuss Wonder
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27031
VENUE:
Sweet Meadow Farms
LOCATION:
Tallapoosa, Georgia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Autumn Wedding
Natural Rustic
Family Farm
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

When a fashion blogger and a southern gentleman get hitched, there's a lot of ground to cover. The wedding day should be rustic, yet stylish; gorgeous, yet not overdone. Luckily, and unsurprisingly, Jess and Dustin nailed it. The best example of the lovebirds keenly strutting such a balancing act had to be the bride rocking a Jenny Packham gown with converse high-tops.

What made the special day so memorable, however, aside from the couple's favorite human beings in the world being there to cheer and congratulate, was the venue itself. A sweetly southern farm that covers 160 acres of Georgia woodland, sprinkled with meadows and ponds, Sweet Meadow Farms stirred up the impression that Jess and Dustin were tying the knot at a beloved relative’s country home.

Words: Melanie Hobart of Sweet Meadow Farms | Photos: Ben And Colleen

 

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Downton Abbey Fans, This Photo Shoot’s For You
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27008
VENUE:
Port Eliot Estate
LOCATION:
Saint Germans, England
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Rainy Bridal Shoot
Romantic & Moody
English Countryside
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

As any Downton Abbey fan will happily reminisce over, the wedding scene when Lady Mary finally marries Matthew Crawley is easily the most beautiful wedding scene in all of TV history. With the perfect amount of light flooding into the big, airy mansion, and the abundance of gorgeous flowers in an otherwise dark and moody setting, there’s an air of old English gloominess that makes the celebration that much sweeter. You can imagine our excitement when we got our hands on this photo shoot with a similar vibe.

We recently had a fill-us-in session with the shoot’s creative director Amanda Rose of Oak and Cypress and photographer Kristen Marie Parker. The dream team gave us all the details of the inspiration behind this stunning photo series and the incredible property. Spoiler alert: there may or may not have been a sighting of a ghost.

Words + Photos by Kristen Marie Parker


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This Couple Didn’t Know Where They Were Getting Married Until Their Wedding Day And It Was Totally Worth The Wait
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26998
VENUE:
Snæfellsnes
LOCATION:
Snæfellsnes
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement
Rugged Nature
Iceland Wilderness
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Elopements always have an unspoken appeal of the unknown, but this one more than ever. This couple actually had no idea where their ceremony would take place until their photographers arrived on the scene, gave them the scoop on a place they could hike to in their wedding attire, and guided them through snow, sea, horse pastures, and cliffs. To call it an Icelandic adventure seems an understatement, but what an incredible way to start a new life together.

We can’t say enough about the talented duo behind the lenses of this gorgeous wedding in rural Snæfellsnes. Cole and Jakob of Nordica Photography do really incredible storytelling in their photography and we couldn’t be more excited to share the story of this wedding from their perspective. It’s just so cool that their clients trust them enough to choose their wedding location at the last possible moment. Here’s the skinny in their words.

Words + Photography: Cole and Jakob of Nordica Photography 


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See How Our Very Own Photo Editor Celebrates a Birthday Road Trip to Yosemite
Nathan Mueller
REPORT
No. 27002
VENUE:
Yosemite Road Trip
LOCATION:
Yosemite
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Glampground
Camp Vibes
Desert to Mountains to Forest
REPORTER: Nathan Mueller

What's better than a glamping birthday celebration complete with bike rides, hiking to waterfalls along a misted trail and close friends gathering in a iconic national park to celebrate among redwoods? Cheers, Yosemite. 

Our very own photo editor Nathan Mueller not only creates stunning visual editorials for The Venue Report, he also writes for his travel journal Long Live Sundays that celebrates allll the things we love; traveling and gathering with the best people, places and vibes.


Words & Images by Nathan Mueller for The Venue Report x Long Live Sundays

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DIARY OF A GIRLS BIRTHDAY GETAWAY: ENTRY #5: Into the Wild, Amazon Style
Michaela Trimble
REPORT
No. 26987
VENUE:
Samiria Ecolodge
LOCATION:
Napo 475, Iquitos, Peru
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Forest
Tropical
Amazon
REPORTER: Michaela Trimble

The massively talented "birthday twins," Michaela & Marianna of Nomadic Habit, a stunning travel writer and crazy amazing photographer, respectively, are winding down their #birthdaybucketlist South American soirees. From crafting flower crowns in Cartegna, Colombia to galloping down to the Galapagos, figuring out their work/life balance in Quito, Ecuador, kicking back in serious bohemian style in Nicaragua and now... venturing into the wild of the Amazon for their final South American stop.  This is the crown jewel of  trip that can only be described as it has been... a true birthday bucket list adventure, culiminating, of course, with a cruise down the Amazon and an exploration of the natural healing and medicines this wonder of the world provides... if you know where to look.   As always, they've chosen to walk to the beat of their own drum and we're in step right along with them, flower crowns perched prettily & intact.

 

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