Chelsea

United States

#1 Feb 19, 2012
Does anyone know of any beautiful places to get married around here? Not talking about Brasstown Valley or The Ridges or any other commercialized "wedding" property. Something original. Thanks!
Former wedding photog

Young Harris, GA

#2 Feb 20, 2012
Chelsea wrote:
Does anyone know of any beautiful places to get married around here? Not talking about Brasstown Valley or The Ridges or any other commercialized "wedding" property. Something original. Thanks!
Years ago I shot a wedding at High Shoals Falls. Tough getting in there but the setting was, well, God was showing off when He made that place. The bridal portrait was also done there, with her half way up the falls, on a ledge. How? She and her parents climbed up and she changed into her dress there, then took it off for the trip down.(She had on a full body-stocking so it wasn't like she was up there nude).

Fires Creek might also be a nice place. So would the John C. Campbell Folk School, at their nature walk, at Rainbow Bridge or the pond, or.... You could set up a tent for the reception.

MAYBE, Brasstown Bald - at the top, in the morning when the view is fantastic.
Former wedding photog

Young Harris, GA

#3 Feb 20, 2012
Send me a throw-away e-address and I'll send you some pics of the nature walk at the Folk School. Beside the pond or on the boardwalk just to the left of it are two PERFECT places to shoot your portrait. I'm going to do a shoot there this spring, if I can find a professional or aspiring model and believe me, I am very demanding when it comes to locations.
Chelsea

United States

#4 Feb 20, 2012
Thanks for the advice. I would really like a covered pavilion somewhere but I can't find any. The folk school is a great idea but they would have to cater it I have called and I have heard some good and bad about their food.
Former wedding photog

Young Harris, GA

#5 Feb 20, 2012
Chelsea wrote:
Thanks for the advice. I would really like a covered pavilion somewhere but I can't find any. The folk school is a great idea but they would have to cater it I have called and I have heard some good and bad about their food.
They have a pavilion, but it's not on the nature walk and the visuals aren't as good, but still nice.

Take a look at the barn while you're out there. That could be something very different!

In the twelve years I taught out there, I never once had or heard of a complain about the food. Sitting down beside someone taking blacksmything, well, that's another matter cause in summer those guys are smelly, dirty and have mastered the "boarding-house reach." ;o)

There have been several weddings held at the Ga Mountain Fairgrounds (Hamilton Gardens) but, frankly, the setting there sucks and the only way you'll remember your special day (you'll be in a daze the whole time) is with the photographs, so choose your location wisely.

FWIW: Weddings held at 11;00 draw better. Guests are up, dressed, attend the wedding then have the rest of the day for themselves. And regarding weather - any of the TV stations can tell you which side of the road is going to get rained on, and when. Keep the number on speed-dial and be prepared to duck inside somewhere.
Chelsea

United States

#6 Feb 21, 2012
Thanks for all of your help, I will be checking into some things! Thanks again I really appreciate it! So helpful!
michelle

Milledgeville, GA

#7 Jun 13, 2012
I hear that the ridges golf course is nice
LOL

Blairsville, GA

#8 Jun 16, 2012
michelle wrote:
I hear that the ridges golf course is nice
What a straight line - for off-color quips about "getting it in the cup," "hole in one," "par for the course," "the score card," "slices," "hooks," "Mulligans," "playing in the buff, er, rough," "18 holes," "being swingers" and on and on!

No mercy! ;o)

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