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Carson & Rudy: An Outdoor Wedding in Athens, GA

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Carson & Rudy in Athens, GA
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Carson's long, soft, wedding curls were styled at Bob Salon in Athens.
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Carson carried a hand-tied bouquet of cabbage roses.
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Picking up colors from the surrounding garden, the five bridesmaids wore cactus green, tea-length, Vera Wang dresses with bobbinet accents at the hem and ivory grosgrain belts.
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Rudy donned a simple ivory rose bud boutonniere.
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Garden urns with pink, ivory, and peach flowers adorned the altar area, while pink rose petals and wrought-iron stands with hanging glass hurricane candles marked the aisles. A string quartet, set up on the balcony of the house overlooking the ceremony space, provided the ceremony music as guests took their seats and the processional began.
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The ceremony took place outdoors on the Taylor-Grady House grounds. As guests arrived at the ceremony, they were given sweet tea and lemonade to sip and programs that doubled as paper fans to keep cool in the warm summer air. “We even had four couples greeting guests as they arrived, to show our southern hospitality,” Carson says.
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To help them with the planning, the couple hired a consultant.  And with the helping hand of Carson's mother, they pulled off a beautiful wedding at a historic house with a southern garden theme and plenty of charm and hospitality.
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Following the intimate ceremony (the groom’s father officiated), large wrought-iron candelabras lit the way for guests to walk from the ceremony to the reception tent behind the house.
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Tables covered with white linens and green and pink overlays were bedecked with pink, peach, and ivory floral centerpieces in varying heights and shapes.
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Carson and Rudy kicked off the celebration with a first dance to David Hasselhoff's "Flying on the Wings of Tenderness."
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Following dinner, the couple cut into their four-tiered, round, Spanish lemon cake with buttercream icing, which was covered with rolled pink rose petals.

Carson & Rudy in Athens, GA

Six clues led Carson on a scavenger hunt from her apartment to her boyfriend Rudy, who was waiting to propose underneath the north campus Chapel bell at the University of Georgia (the two are avid Georgia football fans). The Bride Carson Brown, 24, teacher's assistant The Groom Rudy Weber, 27, consultant The Date June 10 When she said yes, their friends, who had been hiding in the bushes and trees, congratulated the two, and Carson rang the Chapel bell (a university tradition for any school or personal victories).
- Anja Winikka
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