This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

October 4 2016 | offbeatbride  
Photos by: Rob Felt
This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress
Photos by Rob Felt and Stephanie Sigler

The Offbeat Bride: Fitrah, Baker

Her offbeat partner: Christopher, Chemical Engineer

Date and location of wedding: Big Canoe, Georgia — August 13, 2016

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:

Christopher and I have known each other since elementary school. We wanted a simple, afternoon wedding in the mountains where we grew up. We let the setting speak for itself and just wanted to focus on being with our loved ones.

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

Tell us about the ceremony:

We had an organist play throughout the ceremony. For my entrance, mine and Christopher's high school band director accompanied the organ on his trumpet. A friend of ours performed the ceremony, which consisted of Quranic readings and a reading from Christopher's father. My mother walked me down the aisle.

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dressThis mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

Tell us about your reception:

Our favors were jars of homemade hot chocolate mix (which took about 20 man hours on my part!). I made our wedding cakes, a buffet of four different flavors. Our first dance was "Everlasting Light" by The Black Keys.

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

What was your most important lesson learned?

My biggest challenge was deciding whether or not I wanted to undertake making our wedding cakes. At first, I decided not to, but ultimately changed my mind when I thought about how disappointed I'd be if I didn't at least try. So, I had a Plan B (a doughnut place that only needed 24 hours notice) and went for it. I was really proud of myself.

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

This simple mountain wedding had handmade cakes and a stunning black and white dress

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  1. Holy Moly, the brides dress (and shoes). I love her smile in all the photos (I would be happy to if I was making/decorating cake. Never mind the other photos!).

    I also love her hair scarf on her bridesmaid. Her flower girl is cute in the yellow!

    Congrats!

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  2. Oooooh that mountain cake! That gorgeous church! The look on the bride's face when she's coming down the aisle with her mom! I love it all.

    And you guys are unreasonably attractive people! Seriously! 😉

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  3. I love love love the unbridled joy on both their faces in every single photo! This is how a wedding should be

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