A Shabby-Chic Wedding at the Mill At Yellow River in Porterdale, Georgia

Nicole Crumbley (25 and a clinical behavioral specialist) and Brandon Crumbley (23 and a special education teacher) broke out their cowboy boots for a

Nicole Crumbley (25 and a clinical behavioral specialist) and Brandon Crumbley (23 and a special education teacher) broke out their cowboy boots for a shabby-chic wedding that fit their rustic style. Their restored venue, the Mill At Yellow River in Porterdale, Georgia, was a big part of that. “When I walked in, it was everything I envisioned for where I would marry my best friend,” Nicole says. Their geometric wooden wedding arch highlighted the Mill’s garden during the ceremony. Once they moved inside for the reception, each piece of decor drew on the space's wooden beams, exposed brick walls and more than 100-year-old heritage. Vintage metal chandeliers filled the room with candlelight. Keeping with the rustic vibe, each family-style table was also paired with mason jars and wax flowers in bulb vases. To take things a step further, every tier of Nicole and Brandon’s wedding cake was wrapped with burlap and lace. His groom’s cake even called out Brandon's favorite hobby: duck hunting. At the heart of it all, however, were Nicole and Brandon’s laid-back personalities and love for each other. “We could not have asked for a better day,” Nicole says.

Nicole paired her cowboy boots with a brighter detail that fit the fall wedding. Bright orange roses, chrysanthemums and hypericum were arranged with blue sea holly thistles, scabiosa pods and blue hydrangeas in her bouquet. A burlap wrap tied it to the rustic theme.
The bridesmaids picked out one-shoulder navy chiffon Donna Morgan dresses from J. Andrew's Bridal + Formal to tie in to the blue wedding color. They also wore cowboy boots for Nicole and Brandon's shabby-chic wedding.
Simple Hanging Baby’s Breath Aisle Decor
This is the epitome of shabby chic! At the Mill At Yellow River in Porterdale, Georgia, Nicole and Brandon highlighted the garden with a geometric wooden wedding arch. A whiskey barrel was placed under it as the sand ceremony's altar.
Brandon's love of duck hunting definitely came out in his boutonniere. He wore an arrangement with a blue duck feather, dried orange freesias and baby's breath wrapped in twine.
Nicole's bridesmaid bouquets matched hers with bright orange flowers. Each woman carried hypericum, roses and dahlias wrapped in burlap to bring out the rustic style.
Shabby-Chic Metal Chandelier With Candles
Nicole and Brandon's lighting design enhanced their theme with a vintage accent. Metal chandeliers were hung over seven of the reception tables, as tealight candles gave the room a soft glow.
Nicole's bridal party table mimicked their bright orange bouquets with a few lighter flowers. White hydrangeas, blue sea holly, orange hypericum and green thistles filled the wooden breakaway vase. Nicole and Brandon even designated their seats with a little chalkboard sign.
Nicole and Brandon chose desserts from Sweet Treats Bakery that brought our their rustic wedding style with a little personal flair. Burlap and lace wrapped around each tier of their buttercream wedding cake. For the groom's cake, they called out his love of duck hunting with bird decals and a hunting dog topper.
Nicole's half-up, curled hairstyle highlighted her jewelry. She wore personal pearl accents with sweet stories behind each piece. Her pearl necklace was originally worn by her mother on her parents' wedding day. Nicole's mother-in-law's pearl bracelet was also wrapped around her wrist. For the earrings, she chose a matching pair of pearl starburst studs.