A meaningful wedding at Koury Farms, with unique touches and thoughtful details

This sweet couple, Mary Kate and Brent hosted their beautiful wedding here at Koury Farms in November 2022, and we were blown away by all the unique touches and thoughtful details they incorporated into their wedding. 

They went to so much effort to ensure that each guest felt welcomed, connected to the couple, and truly taken care of. We are sharing some of the stunning images of their wedding below captured by Olivia Rose Photography, so you can see the beautiful moments and hopefully walk away with some of your own meaningful wedding ideas. 

Wedding Preparations In The Bridal Suite

The day began in our spacious and elegant bridal suite at Koury Farms which was the ideal setting for the bride to host her close friends and family members with ample space to get ready and relax. The bridal party were presented with custom, monogrammed pajamas that matched the pale green color of their dresses, with the bride in a white set. Each bridesmaid received a small jewelry gift tied with a black bow. They all made a fuss of the youngest members of the bridal party, enjoyed quality time pampering and preening before changing into their dresses. 

We adored the bride’s customized denim jacket with her new married last name, which she wore later at the reception to keep her warm as the temperature dropped in the evening.

wedding details including jewelry florals and weddings shoes
Wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses hanging. Brides customized denim jacket
bridal party getting ready in bridal suite
bridesmaids and bride in matching pj's popping champagne
bride looking in the mirror at dress
brides first look with her dad
bride first look with groom
Bride and groom portraits at Koury farms weddings
bride and groom wedding portraits at koury farms
bride and groom portraits outside white barn wedding venue, Koury farms.

Ideas For A Meaningful Wedding Ceremony 

After touching and emotional first looks with the bride and groom and the bride’s father they were ready to begin the ceremony. This was held at our outdoor covered pavilion. 

Wedding signs lined the aisle with powerful statements expressing the meaning of love. Such as “love never fails”, “love always protects” and “love is patient”

They chose to have an unplugged ceremony, so guests were asked to turn off all devices and cameras. This allowed everyone to feel more present in the moment and more connected with the couple. 

To symbolize their marriage the couple incorporated a unity braid into their ceremony. This refers to a verse in the bible that states “A code of three strands is not easily broken” The three strands represent God, the bride, and the groom and it symbolizes how the bond between two people can become even stronger with God at the center of the relationship. This is a beautiful alternative to more popular sand or candle unity ceremony traditions.

wedding ceremony arch with green, white and orange floral display
wedding signage for wedding ceremony at Koury Farms
wedding signs lining the aisle for wedding ceremony at Koury Farms
Wedding ceremony at Koury Farms
wedding ceremony at the covered pavilion Koury Farms
wedding unity knot ceremony for a meaningful wedding ceremony idea
Bride and groom just married
bride with bridesmaids in pale green dresses
groom with groomsmen in navy suits and brown shoes
bridal party included bridesmaids and groomsmen

Thoughtful details For The Wedding Reception

No detail was spared at the wedding reception to ensure the comfort of the guests, as well as creating memories and mementos that can be treasured for years to come. 

Here are some of the meaningful ideas that the couple incorporated into their wedding reception:

  • Thank you notes: Each guest was presented with a thank you note displayed at each place setting. An extra way for the couple to express their gratitude for each guest attending their wedding.
  • Activities for the kids: Any parent would appreciate this gesture! The couple thoughtfully provided toys, games and activities to keep the kids entertained.
  • Signature cocktails: This is a great way to personalize your wedding whilst providing a fun cocktail for your guests. This couple had “His”, “Her’s” and “Ours” cocktail offerings.
  • Wedding favors and sweet treats: The couple spoiled their guests with cupcake favors, a trail mix bar as well as drink koozies as a keepsake from the wedding.
  • Photo display: We loved this photo display of the bride and groom and their families throughout the years. It’s a perfect way to allow guests to get to know the couple better and reminisce on their lives apart as well as together. 
  • Notes & Well wishes: Another opportunity to allow the guests to feel included into their day. Guests were encouraged to leave the couple notes, advice on marriage and well wishes for the bride and groom.
  • A family bible – guests were encouraged to highlight their favorite verses and leave notes in the margin. This will then become the couple’s family bible for years to come and a treasured keepsake.

This was an amazing, heartfelt wedding and we wish Mary Kate and Brett many years of happiness together.

wedding reception tables at Koury farms
Thank you notes on wedding guest tables a meaningful wedding idea to thank guests
bride and groom first dance
wedding seating chart displayed on a mirror
wedding dessert table with cupcake favors and wedding cake
bride and groom feeding each other cake
meaningful wedding idea of a bible where guests mark their favorite verse for bride and groom to keep
trail mix bar for wedding guests at wedding reception
wedding guest book
wedding cocktail signs and wedding coozy for guests wedding favor. Another meaningful wedding idea.
wedding photo display and present table
notes for the guests to leave the bride and groom well wishes or advice on marriage
guests dancing at wedding reception at Koury farms
kids occupied at wedding reception with toys and crayons
sparkler send off after the wedding reception at Koury Farms

If you are looking to hold your own dream wedding, look no further than our white barn wedding venue with rustic charm located in North Georgia. Book your tour today!


Photographer: Olivia Rose Photography

Venue: Koury Farms Weddings

Florist/ Rentals/DJ: Bloom and Ivy Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Styles On Site

Caterer – The Catering Cafe

couple kissing as bridal party make an arch for them.

July 25, 2023

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