Sure... Georgia might be called the peach state, but Lauren and Ryan know the truth.
Alabama peaches = love!
And, to be sure, their wedding was a celebration of everything dear to the heart of a true southerner. True romance, the scent of sweet flowering trees on a warm breeze, oodles of friends and family gathered around food and backyard games, and - of course - fresh peach pie!
Lauren's rustic but elegant bouquet leans against a picket fence in front of an old Presbyterian church. The bouquet had the perfect finishing touch with burlap and delicate ribbon.
Bridesmaid's nosegay bouquets of peach roses and tiny white spray roses, stock, seeded eucalyptus and scabiosa pods.
We loved all the little details Lauren and Ryan sprinkled throughout their reception such as apothecary jars filled with peaches and adorable hand-painted signs for stations where guests played games like cornhole and badminton.
What better way to show off this peachy perfect wedding cake than a huge peach basket and sugared peach leaves.
Did you know that the peach is the official state fruit tree of Alabama?
Or that Alabama's peach industry is the state's leading commercial fruit crop? As a matter of fact, peaches have been grown in the state since the early 1850s.
A special thanks to photographer Jessica Messer and wedding planner Alene Gamel.