Our Top Tips for Planning a Winter Wedding

Posted in Wedding Blog, Wedding in the Woods on Jan 05, 2021

Winters here in North Georgia/Eastern Tennessee are fairly mild and snow-free, often extending our wedding season through December and back as early as March
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How to Choose Your Wedding Vendors

Posted in Wedding Blog on Dec 18, 2020

Social media can make everyone look like a fabulous expert ready and willing to make your day surpass your expectations and meet all your dreams. If you don't have close friends who have gotten married recently, or are planning from a distance, you might be staring at a Google search that seems endless. How are you supposed to choose?
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Getting Married on a Monday?

Posted on Aug 20, 2020

As Saturdays in 2021 get scarce from all the moved 2020 weddings plus normal bookings, we have noticed a rise in requests for Monday weddings.
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Baby's Breath in Wedding Design

Posted in Wedding Blog on Apr 19, 2020

Baby's Breath has stepped out in wedding style: sporting colors, starring in cloud-like poufs, and incredible bouquets
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Sustainable Wedding featured in Southern Bride

Posted on Apr 10, 2020

An Earth-friendly, Boho wedding set in early Spring stepped out in style
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How to Get Creative with your Elopement

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

The beautiful thing about elopements is aside from saying “I do,” is that there are no written rules.
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Mountain Wedding Style

Posted on May 03, 2019

A few months ago, we spoke to floral designer extraordinaire Evan Leggoe of Thicket Creative about doing a wedding shoot. Evan recently moved to Chattanooga from Atlanta, and is building her business locally. We had a shared dream of stringing carnations on a line, like you see on temples in India. From there, Evan pulled together the most amazing group of vendors: Dresses: Monicas Bridal | Hair: Shaina Ramsey Beauty | Makeup: Gabriella Bordo | Furnishings/Tableware: Ramblewood Events | Florals: Thicket Creative | Photography: OK Crowe (Rachael Crowe) & Wonderly Creative (YeeWon Wil...
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Events and Learning Workshops Near Chattanooga, Tennessee

Posted in Blog, Events on Apr 17, 2019

At Oakleaf Cottage, we're all about growth. We hope that our workshops are a way for creatives, teachers and life-long learners to come together in growth and connection. Our property offers a mental reset and change of pace - the perfect environment to focus and relax.
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A Wedding Vendor Dinner

Posted on Mar 19, 2019

What’s better than seeing a wedding head table setting idea? How about six of them, from six different wedding pros! Better yet, this included a styled shoot, and a dinner party for wedding vendors. We work events together, but don’t really get a moment to talk or get to know each other very well. With wedding season starting in full at the start of April, the timing was perfect! Photos by Life with a View Studio unless otherwise marked. Table designed by Wildflower Wedding Planning There were so many beautiful tables! Red Roof Farm Vintage Rentals Summerfield Studio Floral Design Divine Des...
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It’s Painted White!

Posted in Wedding Blog on Mar 02, 2019

For several months… ok, a year… maybe more, I’ve wanted to paint the barn white inside. To me, the dark rustic-ness didn’t fit the Cottage or feel seamless with it. The Cottage is bright and happy inside, and a little trendy. The red oak in the barn didn’t feel that way. We had the trendy lighting (which is easier to see now, and I loooooove that) but it didn’t jump out well against the natural walls. Now I feel like all of our black hardware makes a statement, and the brick in our floors is more apparent as well. Brick will be in a few places throughout the venue as we keep adding. It add...
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