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Empire Mills Wedding – Rebecca & Jacob

Rebecca and Jacob met in college on the intramural field when they were just 18 and 19. As a music major and a business major, they never had any classes together but had so much fun together playing sports. They were friends, but never dated. They lost touch after college and it was eight years after college before they serendipitously ended up at the same Braves game. They didn’t actually run into each other at the game, but saw on social media that they were both there, and they both thought how good the years had been to each of them. They decided that it was time to catch up, and it didn’t take long before they were inseparable.

For their first date, they went to a Festival in a nearby small town (Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival). They spent all day together and had a lot of fun together at the festival. Exactly one year later on the anniversary of their first date, they went to the festival again, and Jacob arranged for his cousins to take them to a nearby cotton field where he got down on one knee for the best surprise proposal ever.

For their wedding, they knew that they both wanted to be surrounded by good music, good friends, and good food. Empire Mills’ owner is a family friend of the bride and Rebecca knew immediately it was her dream venue. Friends of the bride and groom provided the music for the day, from the ceremony and cocktail hour to the reception DJ – musicians included Atlanta Symphony cellist, music school friends from college, and present colleagues. They love to dance, so wanted to make sure the dance floor was always full.

This wedding was dripping with classic old Hollywood style and love. The deep red colour of the bride’s bouquet, the venue, the floral arrangements, the gown, the tuxedo; it all fit together in such a way that feels like you could have been stepping back in time when people knew what glamour and classic beauty really meant.

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Photographer: Brandy Angel Photography // Venue: Empire Mills // Bakery: Hoosier Girl Cakery // Hair Stylist: Gigi’s Hair Salon // Groomsman Attire: Mens Warehouse // Floral Designer: Z.Grant // Caterer: Hallie Jane’s Catering

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