A Casual Country Wedding at Mountain Park in Woodstock, Georgia

Instead of a formal affair to celebrate their nuptials, Emily Wauford (20 and a student) and Jesse Christopher (20 and a student) wanted to plan somet

Instead of a formal affair to celebrate their nuptials, Emily Wauford (20 and a student) and Jesse Christopher (20 and a student) wanted to plan something different: a "picnic fancy" celebration with family and friends. For their rustic day at Mountain Park in Woodstock, Georgia, the couple worked with Emily's mother to make their entire shabby-chic decor by mixing vintage accents with burlap and baby's breath clusters. "My mom is a super frugal genius so our decor was really affordable too," says Emily. "We bought hay bales and collected quilts for seating and spent many days in Goodwill digging for things that we could use. Looking at all of my decor you would never think that almost all of it came from Goodwill—it's amazing what you can do with some ribbon, lace and burlap!" Instead of a traditional autumnal color scheme, Emily and Jesse worked with a pink, brown and tan palette to complement their natural setting. "We had our wedding at Mountain Park because it had indoor and outdoor spaces with a pond, meadow and gazebo that I loved," says Emily. "I just wanted everyone to feel comfortable, we let people wear what they wanted for the most part, and somehow it all came together perfectly!"

The groomsmen wore homemade boutonnieres of pinecones, twine and baby's breath.
Rustic Wood Ceremony Sign
"We came up with our own term of 'picnic fancy' for our wedding," says Emily. "We wanted our guest to come dressed wedding appropriate, but we also wanted them to be comfortable since it was so laid-back and outside, which gave it a picnic feel!"
Emily and Jesse's Garden Ceremony
The bridesmaids wore different shades of pale pink dresses and carried homemade clusters of baby's breath.
Pale Shirts with Suspenders
Emily and Jesse's First Kiss
"My mom is a super frugal genius  so our decor was really affordable too," says Emily. "We bought hay bales and collected quilts for seating and spent many days in Goodwill digging for things that we could use. Looking at all of my decor you would never think that almost all of it came from Goodwill—it's amazing what you can do with some ribbon, lace and burlap!"
Hanging Mason Jar Lighting
For their rustic affair, the couple worked with Emily's mother to make all of their shabby-chic decor by mixing vintage accents, burlap and baby's breath.
The couple didn't want to go with a traditional autumnal color palette for their outdoor October nuptials and in the end decided on a pink, brown and tan color scheme. f
Vintage Wedding Cake Topper
"I didn't really use a color palette—I'm such an indecisive person when it comes to picking things out that I changed my colors a million times," says Emily. The bride ended up deciding on her colors based off of her sister's rose dress and settled on pale pink, brown and tan.
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