An Athens Wedding at Taylor Grady House: Aubrey + Tyler


Aubrey + Tyler became Mr. and Mrs. Ricks on May 19th, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. Home to their Alma Mater, Athens was the perfect setting for these two bulldogs to get married. Their story started at a University of Georgia football game, so it was only fitting that their forever start at the timeless Taylor Grady House close to campus. Despite a rainy first look, the blue skies graced their event from start to finish.

Aubrey + Tyler’s first look took place at the Registrar's Office. The grand staircases and the classic architecture at this particular spot are hard to beat, and what Georgia grad can resist a walk back through the Arch? Aubrey looked ethereal in her modern lace gown and long veil. The couple’s stunning decor consisted of trailing greenery garlands and taper candles, and you can never go wrong with a sailcloth tent. Gardenia Floral Design took Aubrey’s floral vision and executed it perfectly. Can our brides always incorporate anemones?! A soft palette of blush, ivory, and dusty rose was mixed with gold, geometric elements, and tones of wood. Flowing mauve dresses worn by the bridesmaids paired perfectly with the groomsmen’s navy attire.  Close friends were included and remembered in the ceremony and decor, making for an extra meaningful and intimate day.

The couple's first dance to John Legend's You and I had many in tears, and their chest bumps throughout the night had their guests breaking into laughter. The cake cutting would not have been complete without an assist from Tyler's best man (and brother) and groomsmen as they smashed cake in his face. Aubrey sported a flower crown and brought her monogrammed tambourine out onto the dance floor to dance the night away with her and Tyler's loved ones. After many heartfelt moments and UGA chants, the couple were sent off with light-up tambourines and countless cheers at the end of the night.

Aubrey + Tyler, we love you guys! Thank you for bringing us on board to plan such a romantic and memorable wedding. You are both a joy to be around, and we are so happy that your paths led you to one another. We wish you (and your cute pup Eleanor Rose) a lifetime of happiness! 

To see more of the Ricks wedding, check out their wedding film, made by their friend and videographer Will from Cobblestone Productions.

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Photography: Dash Photography  // Venue: Taylor Grady House // Planning + Design: Molly McKinley Designs // Florals: Gardenia Floral Design  // Cake: Cecilia Villaveces Cakes  // Rentals: Goodwin Events  // Videography: Cobblestone Productions  // DJ: Black Tie Events // Catering: Mama’s Boy // Hair & Makeup: Make Me Up GA // Ceremony Music: Etude Entertainment // Invitations: Minted