An Organic DIY Vineyard Wedding at Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris, Georgia

When Cory, 28, was placed in the cubical next to Jason, 32, they became close work friends. After spending over a year and a half sitting next to each

When Cory, 28, was placed in the cubical next to Jason, 32, they became close work friends. After spending over a year and a half sitting next to each other for over eight hours a day, their friendship turned into something much more and Jason surprised Cory with an engagement ring during a quiet wine night by the fire. ?The couple looked for a wedding venue that was more than just a pretty space, but one that would honor the memory of Cory's late father. "My father had passed away earlier in the year and during his illness, Crane Creek Vineyards became a place for my family to get away from it all—a gorgeous little haven—and it also held some great memories of spending time with my dad there," says Cory. A spiced wine and green color palette completed the vineyard locale and DIY touches added a personal feel. Cory and her sister made all of the bridal party bouquets the day before the wedding and incorporated various flowers from their garden. The rustic blooms included lilies, roses, hydrangeas, golden rod, ivy and magnolia leaves. "My mom and my sister made my bouquet on their own and they surprised me by having my parents' wedding rings attached to the base for my something borrowed!" says Cory. "That extra special little touch, along with knowing that it had been made with such care and love, made me so proud to carry it down the aisle!"

A Crane Creek Vineyards Wedding
Vintage-Inspired Blue Earrings
Rustic DIY Boutonnieres
The bride's mom and sister made her bouquet the day before the wedding and incorporated various flowers from their garden. The rustic blooms included lilies, roses, hydrangeas, golden rod, ivy and magnolia leaves.
Rustic Burgundy Dahlia Bridal Bouquet
"My mom and sister made my bouquet on their ownrnand they surprised me by having my parents' wedding rings attached to the base for my something borrowed!" says Cory. "That extra special little touch, along with knowing that it had been made with such care and love, made me so proud to carry it down the aisle!"
The bridesmaids wore a short burgundy, strapless J.Crew dress. "Choosing to have a base color of spiced wine with a hints of gold, burlap and naturalrngreenery was one of the best decisions that I made," says Cory. "By not picking two or three traditional theme colors, but instead letting the vineyard tell that story, it created a very whimsical effect for the day!"
Cory spent the day before the wedding putting together the bouquets with her mom and sister. "Not only did they turn out amazing, but it also gave me a chance to spend time with them on such an important weekend of my life!"
Tieless Groom's Look
The groom and his party all wore matching custom navy suits and white shirts open at the neck—with no tie. "Since this is one of my favorite looks on my husband, I knew that was how I wanted to see him while we were saying our vows!” says Cory.
Rustic Burlap and Ribbon Recessional Ribbons
"We chose to keep the ceremony decor in line withrnthe theme with the vineyard itself," says Cory. "It's an eclectic place so we chose to have lots of ferns, candles, wooden accents and flowers."
"Crane Creek Vineyards is a place that held so much beauty and created a gorgeous little haven forrnmy family when my father was ill," says Cory. "We wanted to pick a place that could help include the memory of my dad."
Crane Creek Vineyards Outdoor Ceremony
Rustic Georgia Vineyard Reception
My father had passed away earlier in the year and during his illness, the vineyard became a place for my family to get away from it all," says Cory. "It was a place that held so much beauty and also held some great memories of spending time with my dad there.
"The shoes were what I was really concerned with but we found Tory Burch wedges to make walking onrnthe uneven grass easier," says Cory. "I wanted my bridesmaids to have a shoe that they actually enjoyed wearing and these are my favorite wedges to this day!"
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour overlooking the vineyard with a wine bar and a beer canoe. "The beer canoe was a definite favorite and if you have ever wondered how many beers it takes to fill up a canoe—it's 400!" says Cory.
DIY Chalkboard Wedding Sign
"We wanted to go in a different direction than a traditional wedding cake so we had an assortment of mini pies for our guest that were beyond scrumptious!" says Cory.
Mini Pie Wedding Dessert
Custom Matchbox Favors
Crane Creek Vineyards Reception
Loose Half-Up Wedding Hair Style
Sparkler Grand Exit