What a View!

As guests entered the backyard, they were awestruck at the view of the falls, ruins and lit bridge.

The venue is one of the most important parts of a wedding. Having a wedding outdoors is a great choice because of the beauty of nature itself. This bride and groom took the outdoor wedding to the next level by having it at the breathtaking Hightower Falls in Cedartown, GA. Hightower Falls is not only home to a beautiful building of ruins that dates back to 1832, but is also accompanied by an 80-foot waterfall with rushing water that flows beneath a wooden bridge, all in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains!

Soft lavender flowers hanging from the ceremony chairs looked picture perfect with the waterfall in the background.

Bride Alyse chose a stunning entrance by coming from the ruins to the left of the guests and down the stairs to the ceremony. As if that wasn’t spectacular enough, the whole ceremony had the mesmerizing waterfall as a backdrop to the couple.

Following the ceremony, everyone crossed back over the bridge and onto the wooden dance floor located outside next to the bar provided by Spirits bartending and enjoyed music provided by a DJ. The bride and groom shared their first dance to “Then” by Brad Paisley, and after a dance with the mother and father, the maid of honor played a slideshow of pictures as well as a song she personally wrote for the bride.

Inside, Harvest Moon catered a delicious meal that sat next to the elegant square three-tiered wedding cake from Honeymoon Bakery. The cake was decorated with white piping as well as a rhinestone broach on the middle tier and topped with purple roses and white hydrangea from Bussey’s. The groom’s cake resembled a Hoover Police car, appropriate since the groom is a policeman himself.

The elegant wedding cake was placed in the middle of the reception catching everyone's eyes as they entered the room.

The reception continued into the night while everyone danced under the stringed lights wearing comfortable flip flops from a bucket beside the dance floor. The newlyweds were sent off through a row of sparklers that shined bright against the starry night sky.