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Bethany & Doug: A Traditional Wedding in Athens, GA

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Bethany worked with a designer to create the letterpress-printed wedding day stationery, which featured the couple's purple and green colors as well as a feather and bird motif to showcase their theme.
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Bethany carried down the aisle a purple cluster of her favorite flowers: irises and hydrangeas.
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Doug donned a purple bloom accented with a fiddlehead fern.
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Bethany wore a pair of champagne-hued shoes by Emma Hope and accessorized her look with a mix of vintage freshwater pearl and crystal jewelry.
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Deep purple hydrangeas were tied to the church's aisle pews with green silk ribbon.
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Shepherd's hooks, which held purple lanterns and were accented with deep purple ribbon, lined the pathways outside the reception space.
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Two estate tables that seated the couple and their families featured a variety of arrangements with curly willows and blossoms.
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Bethany and Doug went with a classic white wedding cake covered in buttercream. The bottom tier tied in the colors of the day and was accented with irises and a green ribbon.
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The newlyweds had their first dance to Sarah McLachlan's "Ice Cream." They had their band adapt the song in honor of their love of sweets.

Bethany & Doug in Athens, GA

Love found Bethany and Doug in the grocery store aisle. The two met while working at a local store one summer -- Bethany needed a second job to cover the purchase of her first home, and Doug had taken the job as a postgraduation gig while looking for a position in his field. The Bride Bethany Nash, 29, government The Groom Jason (Doug) Bird, 29, IT The Date June 9 Two-and-a-half years later, while the two enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant, Doug proposed to Bethany with a ring she had picked out. With the help of a wedding planner, the couple pulled off a wedding celebration at the State Botanical Garden in Athens that boasted a modern vintage style and a bird motif in honor of the groom's last name.
- Anja Winikka
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