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A Formal Backyard Wedding in Atlanta, Georgia

A Southern couple invite more than 300 guests to celebrate their marriage in the backyard of the bride's family home.

Peyten and Stan returned to the site of their first date to celebrate their two year anniversary, yet Peyten insists she "suspected nothing" as they dined at Atlanta's Georgia Grill, then dashed off to view the city's botanical gardens lit up for the winter holidays.

The couple shuffled through the crowded park, until Stan pulled Peyten into the secluded garden and Peyten admits "at this point, I wondered." She didn't have to for long—within minutes, Stan dropped to one knee and proposed with a custom designed engagement ring. "It was one of the most romantic nights," Peyten says.

Photo: Anna and Spencer Photography