Austin + Victoria, Athens Country Club Wedding | Athens, GA

These two. Austin and Victoria. I love these two, so, so much! Honestly, with there wedding day behind us I am a little bit sad to not have a reason to photograph them anymore! I had the pleasure of photographing not one but two sets of engagement photos for them which gave me an opportunity to get to know them even better in the months leading up to their wedding. If you haven't seen their engagement photos you should definitely check them out. These two have been so much fun for me to photograph and their wedding day was more of the same! We loved watching them laugh together the entire day--zero drama, zero stress. And the Athens Country Club was the perfect venue for this bride's style. She describes it as,  "a good mix of classy / vintage / fun, with gold accents everywhere" :) And I have to emphasize the FUN because this wedding had more laughter and dancing and smiles than I've ever seen! I asked Victoria to let us in on how she pulled off that care-free wedding day style and she graciously shared some secrets:

Someone told me to remember that "it is just a day" and also, "what doesn't get done before the day, wasn't supposed to be done" and "how your wedding is does not determine how your marriage will be." All of these little sayings helped prevent stress and gave me a better perspective of the whole process.

Such a refreshing perspective for the wedding industry! She credits her mom's "superhero" planning skills for taking care of the details. Victoria and Austin let a lot of the style come from the country club's decor but they did do some DIY projects together, mainly the 27+ centerpieces! we made all of our (27+) center pieces! 

"Austin & I actually had a blast putting them [the centerpieces] together. Our wedding day was so sweet & special. We had all of the people that love us and support us the most in the same room! It was wonderful. The details went smoothly and i am thankful for that."
Well without any further ado, I am so excited to show you my favorites from their wedding day photos. Enjoy! 


Lydia Phillips

athens, GA, USA