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A Romantic Vintage Wedding in Helen, GA

  • Katie Rivers Photography
    Louise Nix
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Chelsey & Jason in Helen, GA
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Chelsey carried a bouquet filled with old southern favorites: roses, peonies and calla lilies.
Nadine Wardenga/Nadine's Classic Cuisine
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The girls' arrangements of peonies, hydrangeas, calla lilies and roses complemented their classic black-satin dresses.
Nadine Wardenga/Nadine's Classic Cuisine
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Chelsey wanted her bridesmaids to look timeless, so she picked out these simple satin black dresses.
Bill Levkoff, Affordable Bridal
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Jason's design company printed the programs, which were placed in antique-style urns at the ceremony entrance.
Jason Hogan Designs
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Chelsey and Jason exchanged vows standing before a large magnolia-and-grapevine gazebo, framed by flowing ferns.
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Candlelit stands, overflowing with pink and white flowers, were a romantic addition to the ceremony aisle.
Nadine Wardenga/Nadine's Classic Cuisine
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Aiming for a vintage-inspired look, the couple incorporated antique furniture into their ceremony and reception.
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The natural ambience made the Smithgall Woods a picturesque spot for Chelsey and Jason's wedding.
David Sexton/Tents Over Georgia
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Each table was topped with crisp white linens and burlap, and was finished with a unique floral centerpiece.
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A pre-Civil War-era oak table, reserved for the bridal party, was decked out in vintage china, votives and candles.
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Antique china atop gold-beaded chargers exuded historical elegance.
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The four-tiered ivory cake was embellished with a fondant bow and a rhinestone brooch- similar to the one found on Chelsey's dress.
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Guests helped themselves to Mason jars filled with homemade cookies.
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Jason designed and made labels, complete with the couple's names and wedding date, to add a personalized touch to the cookies favors.
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Chelsey & Jason in Helen, GA

The Bride Chelsey Chastain, 24, a regional sales manager at Business Distribution Solutions The Groom Jason Hogan, 28, owner of Jason Hogan Designs The Date April 23 Chelsey & Jason went with a vintage look for their spring wedding. Inspired by their lush outdoor surroundings, they incorporated a soft-pink, ivory, and green palette, and decorated with antiques-shop treasures and family heirlooms. The result? A romantic forest affair drenched in southern tradition and history.
- Hannah Soo Park
Their Ingredients
  • Katie Rivers Photography
  • Louise Nix
  • Nadine Wardenga/Nadine's Classic Cuisine
  • Bill Levkoff, Affordable Bridal
  • Jason Hogan Designs
  • David Sexton/Tents Over Georgia
  • The Kneaded Perk

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