A Southern Springtime Wedding at Camp Tygart in Ray City, Georgia

Southern springtime charm captures the casual essence of the Georgia wedding of Lindsey Broome (27 and a nurse recruiter) and Kevin Broome (30 and a nurse). “We wanted [to get married] somewhere out of the ordinary, but still comfortable for our guests,” Lindsey says. The Tabernacle at Camp Tygart in Ray City, Georgia, provided a rustic venue with exposed wood and old church pews. “We were able to create a center aisle, which was a must for me,” the bride says. Southern Vines and Garden Market created meaningful floral arrangements for this wedding: The bride’s bouquet incorporated the silk white rose that Kevin used in his proposal, along with trinkets and pins from Lindsey’s loved ones. Kevin’s boutonniere was a handmade wooden flower with burlap leaves. “His boutonniere will literally last forever,” the bride says. Their wedding cake included timeless personal details too. They used Lindsey’s parents’ cake topper, and a cake knife that had been passed down through several family weddings. The best part for Lindsey was Kevin’s surprise: “I have a true love for rainbow sprinkles,” the bride says. “When we cut the cake, Kevin pulled a jar of sprinkles out of his pocket and sprinkled a few over the piece of cake.” Kevin’s chocolaty groom’s cake -- specially made by his mother -- was a nod to hunting, with a deer cake topper and shotgun shells, true to his Southern style. “I believe that the day as a whole reflected on us as a couple,” the bride says. “We had a heartfelt ceremony and a laid-back reception. It was intimate, while still making sure that our guests were comfortable.”