We don't normally feature real weddings on the weekend.
But we just had so much gorgeousness to pack into this week that it literally overflowed into Saturday.
But this pair of high school sweethearts are worth the wait.
Ryan and Lauren were married in an elegant barn wedding in picturesque North Georgia, and their day was photographed by the wonderful Allie of ABH Fine Photography.
We'll let the lady behind the lens tell you a little bit more about this intimate family affair…
The wedding was nestled in the heart of North Georgia's mountains at a location names White Oaks Barn.
Between the mountainous view offered from the barn itself, to the tall grasses amongst the property and the at-home feel of the venue, the location was nothing short of perfectly stunning.
Add in the unbounded passion and excitement that came from a traditional first site at the start of their indoor ceremony (beautifully backlit and supported with an uninhibited view of the Blue Ridge Mountains), glitzy and sophisticated floral and table details, I just knew this was a glimpse of heaven!
We both wanted a beautiful view and when we came across White Oaks Barn we thought it was perfect.
We did not want the typical rustic barn wedding with cowboy boots, burlap and hay bails. We wanted it to be beautiful and classy.
Navy blue and silver seemed elegant with a touch of pink. Ryan wanted to look different with an all black tux (like Johnny Cash).
We wanted to have people that we special to us to be a part of the ceremony.
My godmother sang as I walked down the aisle, my godfather did the readings and Ryan's uncle married us. The ceremony ended up being funny and sweet.
It was very special for both of us.
It ended up making a perfect day and we loved the indoor barn wedding with a view.
So pretty! I love how they embraced the rain and said it actually added to the atmosphere on their day, it's so important to have a little perspective on your wedding day – whatever the weather!
Thanks so much to ABH Fine Photography, and of course to Ryan and Lauren for sharing their day with a view with us.
For more real wedding inspiration, see past Chic + Rustic Weddings.