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An Intentional Red Top Mountain LGBTQ+ Wedding

Lexi & Becca had the sweetest Atlanta LGBTQ+ wedding, getting married at Red Top Mountain at a cabin on the lake. They planned an intentional wedding day, from the sword they used to cut their pies to the broken watches they wore set for their wedding ceremony time.

A few of my favorite things that Lexi & Becca did during their wedding that bucked tradition included:

Multi-Day Celebrations

Lexi & Becca knew they wanted more than just one night of celebration, so rented out a lakefront cabin for the weekend and turned their wedding into a full weekend event. Having a multi-day celebration doesn’t have to come with as many dollar signs as you may think. For Lexi & Becca, they had Moe’s catering at one of the public picnic spaces in the park, then invited everyone back to their cabin to hang out. They roasted marshmallows by the campfire, played beer pong with their friends, and enjoyed the view of the lake. This took the celebration from a couple of hours with friends to a full weekend of celebration that they’ll remember forever.

Getting Ready Location

One of the most stressful parts of the day is getting ready. You have all your people, but you also have all their opinions. It can get overwhelming quickly, and I tend to see my couples finally relax once they see each other, whether that be during a first look or walking down the aisle. But a truly underrated option to reduce stress is getting ready near each other.

For Becca & Lexi, they opted to get ready in the same house. While they kept separate from each other while getting ready, they both prepared for their day on opposite ends of the cabin they had rented. This gave a closeness to both of them, knowing their partner was just in the other room if they needed anything. This also reduced the stress of having to move getting ready items around on the day, because everything was together in one cabin.

Inclusive Wedding Parties

Gender doesn’t mean a thing, and that was clear in Lexi & Becca’s wedding parties. Their wedding party was made up of all gender identities, making sure those most important to them were included in the celebration. They allowed each member of their wedding party to pick whether they wanted to wear a dress or a suit, making sure they were prioritizing affirming their genders over having perfectly matching wedding parties.

Incorporating Personal Items

A fun thing about Lexi and Becca is they love swords. They knew the thing they wanted to take away from the wedding was having a sick sword to display in their house. Before the wedding, they bought the perfect one at a Renaissance festival together. They even used it to cut pie for dessert. They now have this momento from their wedding to remember the day forever.

It’s always a good idea to incorporate items that are personal to you in your wedding day to create an intentional wedding day. From photos of your dog to playing your favorite yard games during the reception, there are plenty of ways to make sure your wedding represents you vs. feeling ripped from a Pinterest board.

Alone Time Together

Instead of doing a first dance, they invited me back to their cabin for an end-of-the-night celebration. While there, they had a private dance and toasted sparkling apple cider. This gave them some intentional time together where they could really enjoy that dance. Because who wants to dance in front of a crowd of people?

I always recommend incorporating time just the two of you during your day. The day goes by so fast, and it’s common for couples to feel like they didn’t actually get to enjoy it together. So make sure to build in some buffer time to have some time alone. Ideas include doing private vows pre-ceremony, eating your dinner together, or even just having your first cocktail before your reception in a private room.

Planning Your Intentional Wedding Day

This Atlanta LGBTQ+ wedding day was the perfect celebration to kick off Lexi & Becca’s life together. The entire day radiated with their personalities. It shows you can plan a wedding with intention that looks and feels like you.

The weddings that light me up the most include personal elements throughout the day. I specialize in helping you rethink those wedding day traditions to create an experience that looks & feels like you. I’d love to help you come up with a wedding weekend like no one else’s.

Vendors

Photographer: Kara Hunter Photography
Catering: 6 ft Cook
Wedding Dress: Aisle and Veil
Wedding Party Dresses: Azazie

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