Ines and Garrett celebrated their love at the beautiful Tatum Acres barn in the North Georgia mountains. It was an amazing day filled love, laughter, friends, and family. The rain came down off and on, but that couldn't start this party.
How They Met: Having met during their final year of college in Tallahassee, Florida while attending the FSU Film School, hilariously these two actually have slightly differing accounts about their first time meeting.
According to Inés, they were introduced to each other one-on-one. Names were exchanged. She remembers thinking, "That's a pretty boy." She could tell he was dressed weird on purpose and she liked that. Garrett only remembers meeting everyone as a group and not much beyond that. Shockingly, Garrett doesn't remember meeting Inés. His first memory of Inés came later.
According to Garrett, he was working on the thesis film of a friend, Aubrey Danielson. Inés was the Gaffer and not yet an expert on green screen cinematography. Garrett, with his VFX background, stepped in to assist. A mutual friend of theirs, Sam Goodwin, was the Key Grip, and they all chatted casually in between setups. Truthfully, Garrett thought Inés was a little stuffy, a little like Hermione. In fact, he had seen Inés lecture a Camera Asst. on how to slate properly, a topic on which she was an expert.
A few weeks later, Garrett lent Inés his motorcycle for a film she was producing. When he dropped it off, she was wearing leather ostrich pants. He remembers being intrigued, saying to himself "This does not compute." A stuffy film student wouldn’t wear pants like that. Garrett wanted to learn more.
According to Inés, the pants were not actually leather, but snake-print denim. Either way, Garrett developed a new perspective on Inés. That hot summer in Tallahassee built the friendship that was the foundation for their relationship.
Inés drunkenly invited Garrett to her 21st birthday party, which he politely declined. However, at a thesis film wrap party, Paula Gonzalez came up to Garrett and told him that Inés liked him and that he should go talk to her. Despite the pressure, they began to talk and hit it off. At the end of summer, when the MFA graduates were being celebrated with a gala attended by famous alumni, Inés drove Garrett home and they had their first kiss.
Their first date came soon after. Inés said he asked her out via text message. Garrett says he did it in person. Whichever it was, the date was set at Waterworks, a local tiki bar. Paralyzed by nervousness, Garrett showed up drunk thanks to some drinks with his friend Warren Williams.
In fact, according to Inés, Garrett would show up drunk for their first 10 dates, a strategy in the dating world with statistically mixed results. Garrett says he was only as inebriated as it was socially acceptable to be. But this didn't turn off Inés - she enjoyed it.
As the summer ended and fall semester began, they were just casually seeing each other, having ice cream dinners at Brusters and reconnecting. Just a month later, on September 14th and stretching into the wee hours of the 15th, they had a ‘where are we’ conversation.
They decided, matter-of-factly, that they were dating. The very next day, Garret ditched the weird-on-purpose clothes, wore a nice button-down shirt and suggested they cook dinner together. They were officially a couple now.
Photography: Lunalee Photography
Event Design & Styling: The Perfect Palette
Floral Design: Stems Atlanta
Event Planning: Ivy Marie Weddings
Venue: Tatum Acres
Tabletop Rentals: The Prissy Plate Company
Decor Rentals: Decor by the Day
Cake: Cake Envy
Catering: Juan Adames
Hair: Sonya Riviere
Makeup: Erin Chaney
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Wedding Dress: Carter Gown from Lover's Society x Green Wedding Shoes Collection
Dress Boutique: Lovely Bride Miami
Shoes: Ted Baker London and Kate Spade for Keds.
Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Tiffany Co.
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Headpiece: Untamed Petals
Veil: Toni Federici
Dress Alterations: White Orchid Bridal
Groom's + Groomsmen: Men's Wearhouse
(Groomsmen wore Calvin Klein, Groom wore a custom Joseph Abboud suit)
Groom's Tie: Penguin Original Co.
Groomsmen Ties: BHLDN