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Dates, they sound so perfect when you are planning. My anniversary is 8/6/88. I did not even plan that! It actually was our second date. The first was 7/6/88 a Saturday after the fourth of July holiday. It was the first date not booked with a wedding that year. July and hot was not what I had been dreaming about. Pinterest boards had not been thought of yet. It was all in our heads! My Mama would not agree on the date. There are many people and schedules that have to be coordinated when arriving at your date. You won't please everyone. So, do the best you can including the most people you can. Mama was right about my date. Too many people would be off on vacation. So now, I have the perfect anniversary of 8/6/88! It was the next date available in the church that year. (Oops! I forgot to say I consulted Roger. I just told him when to show up at the church. Still together after 30 years.) Your date will be perfect too! Schedule a tour with us and let's discuss your perfect anniversary month.
While we strive to be flexible and work with the bride and her family allowing you to bring your own vendors and DIY wedding planning. Sometimes that is just not what Mom wants to be doing on your wedding day. We have met many teams who have worked well under wedding day pressures. Please look over the blue and pink packages to see if these would work on your special day. Then call us and schedule a tour of our facility. Be sure to bring any materials so I can effectively translate the vision of your day to our team available for your day.
2018 found us in 2 magazine articles! Thank you to Southern Distinction Magazine for coming out and featuring our venue and myself in your magazine. Southern Distinction is a local magazine out of Athens, GA. From their website "Southern Distinction Magazine embodies the finer aspects of the southern lifestyle. From fine dining to leisure and vacation, we know the classic south, and our region has plenty to offer.
We educate our readers on businesses, trends, travel, events, entertainment, sports, home & garden, medical advances, food & wine, and up and coming, prominent citizens. Our professional, in-house staff are experts and we only work with the best photographers, artists, graphic designers, writers, and stylists to ensure our magazine remains a permanent fixture in homes and businesses."
As the 2018 booked weddings come to an end we turn to the farm life. The grass which is feed for our cows turns brown with the first freeze of the year and we begin to feed hay. It also means taking the calfs and yearlings off to the cattle sale barn. Our happy cows love just hanging out and watching the party and listening to your party music. We really do use that red cattle trailer in the lovely photos. But wait... just one more wedding song before they go on to greener pastures. It has been a great year and we look forward to Twenty Nineteen!
Just a quick 35 minutes OTP head north on interstate 85. We are 12 miles up I-985, Lanier Parkway. Located off exit 12 the Spout Springs/ Flowery Branch exit. Construction has begun on exit 14 and expected to be completed fall of 2019. We will then be located just 2 miles off the exit. And if you are coming from Gainesville, we are about 12 miles down I-985.
With the state of Georgia having a population of over 10 million people. Flowery Branch would be considered a small town with a population of 8 thousand people. Many people know Flowery Branch as the current training camp of the Atlanta Falcons. We are a bedroom community to Atlanta and the surrounding counties. People enjoy our hospitality and small town charm. Won't you come out and enjoy the country just up the road from Atlanta? Let The Farmhouse at 30542 be the place to make your wedding memories. Let us show you some southern hospitality.
Update! we gave our vendor baskets away to 2 booking brides. MaryKathleen and Wesleigh we just adore both and are looking forward to hosting their weddings!
Join us at the Farmhouse for our 3rd annual Open House! This is a free event for brides looking for a venue and other vendors for their upcoming wedding. You will get to meet the vendors in person and even book them that same day! There will be venue tours, giveaways, demos, cake tasting, entertainment, caterers, wedding planners, decorators, HMUA, and much more! If you are planning to come join the fun, go ahead and pick the "Going" option! Bring your bride tribe and have a fun Sunday afternoon here at the Farmhouse 30542 where you can book your venue and all your wedding vendors in one place and let them take care of making your dream wedding day perfect! We can't wait to meet you!
Xclusive Mobile Bartending
Acuna's Custom Cakes
Hair & Makeup by Allison
Live Nights Entertainment
David Suddeth -DJ & acoustic
Wayne Ackerson -Photography & Officiant
Lisa Michele Photography
Amy Broome Wt. Loss Consultant
Iron House Catering & Events
RLM Affairs Venue & Event Planner / BabyCakes Florist Cafe Bakery
This wedding was definitely one for the books! Every detail was ornately planned and tailored completely to the couples style. Oh, did we mention the bride was her own planner? That's how awesome of a bride she was! Thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing day Mr. & Mrs. Addison!
"We absolutely LOVED every single moment and tiny detail of our wedding day at the Farmhouse! Thank you for hosting us so well! I wish I could just get married over and over and over again here!! Our Honeymoon was perfect and we are loving every minute of being married! :) "
Bride- Lundon Addison
Groom- Nicholas Addison
Wedding Date- June 9, 2018
Time of ceremony- 6:00pm
Bride attire- Davids Bridal
shoes- Boots, etc
jewelry- Etsy- poetryjewelry
Groom attire- Mens Warehouse
Groomsmen attire- Mens Warehouse
Photographer- Jenrette Romberg Photography
Wedding Planner- myself
Rehearsal Caterer- brides family
Florist- All Occassion Flowers (Dale Jones)
Cake Vendor- TrueLove Celebrations
Caterer- Fergusons Meat Market
Entertainment (Dj/Band)- Atlanta Audio Services
Videography- Anna Crouse Videography
Rental items- Peach State Party Rentals
Officiant- Shane Jenkins
Dress Designer or Bridal Boutique- unknown
Bridesmaid Dresses- AZAZIE (assorted styles chosen by the bride)
Hair Stylist- Delena Wilson
Make-up Artist- Randi Richardson (Chromatic Cosmetics)
what were your take away gifts- Stadium cups & Koozies from Totally Promotional.com
what were your bridesmaids gifts- blush robes, earrings, hanger, and bride tribe cup (Purchased on Etsy and Amazon)
what did your groom give his groomsmen- handmade knives made by the groom
One of our beautiful spring brides has shared all her details and gorgeous photos with us! When deciding on vendors, always see if there are any preferred for that venue, sometimes they have specials deals or discounts if you book there!
Bride- Carsey Pilcher
Groom- Cody Vining
Bride attire- Sleeveless white dress made by MoB
jewelry- diamond studs
Groom attire-Affordable Bridal
Groomsmen attire- same as groom
Bridesmaid Dresses- Affordable Bridal
Photographer- Simply Morgan Photography
Rehearsal Caterer- Smokehouse
Florist- Lisa Martin
Cake Vendor- Barrett's Baked Goods
Entertainment (Dj/Band)- Soundscapes
Videography- Everlasting Films (Randy Olson)
Officiant- Bride's uncle (Jeff Gladden)
Hair Stylist- Salon Brichelle (Lauren Glahn)
Make-up Artist- Natalie Boatright (works with the hair stylist for weddings)
Invitations- Bought package of blank ones at Walmart and printed them ourselves
We still have a few openings for 2018 weekend weddings! Here is the list that we will keep updated for you all!
July: all weekends available
August: 8/4, 8/5, 8/11, 8/19, 8/25, 8/26
September: 9/1, 9/2, 9/22, 9/23
October: 10/7, 10/21
November: 11/3, 11/4, 11/17, 11/18, 11/24, 11/25
December: all weekends available
Here at the farmhouse, we are gearing up for a packed wedding season with our sweet brides and grooms. We can't wait to update you with all our happenings and events here and will be showcasing a lot of our weddings here on the blog and our other social media outlets. What are some of your favorite things about weddings? What would you like to see us give updates on with our blog? Comment and let us know!