A Rustic Chic Wedding at Dunham Farms in Sunbury, Georgia
Kerri Maxwell, 34, a public affairs consultant and Brad Hunter, 35, owner of a construction company grew up together in the same small town in Arkansas. Their parents were good friends and they were even born in the same hospital. After Brad and his family moved to Savannah, Georgia, the pair fell out of touch, but years later reconnected when they were both in Arkansas for the holidays visiting family. "We hadn't seen each other in years and ended up having a total blast," says Kerri. "We decided we would each plan visits to each other's respective cities. But, once I visited Savannah, I basically never left. I moved to Savannah that summer." Brad popped the question a few years later, surprising Kerri during a party at their home on Super Bowl Sunday, getting down on one knee in front of all their closet family members and friends. For their rustic chic wedding, the couple headed to Dunham Farms the oldest plantation home in Georgia that remains with its original family. The 30-acre estate boats beautifully manicured lawns and a Cathedral Oak Grove that provided a stunning backdrop for the occasion. Wooden signs and chalkboards welcomed the guests to Dunham Farms and guided them through the beautiful marsh-side property. But, the piece de resistance were, the beautiful white doors which hid the bride from her groom, until it was time for her to walk down the aisle lined with rustic tins overflowing with hydrangeas and baby’s breath. Sisal wrapped centerpieces and lavender boutonnieres added to the rustic feel of the wedding. Kerri and Brad showed their guests a little southern hospitality providing pashminas to keep the ladies warm, mason jars filled with libations and boiled peanuts as a late night snack.