A Bohemian Fairytale: A Tuscan-Inspired Wedding at Toccoa Falls and Lake Rabun


October 26, 2022

Tuscan Vogue: An Italian Love Affair

As a Georgia wedding photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing love stories in many breathtaking locations, but the recent wedding at Toccoa Falls and Lake Rabun was truly a dream come true. The Tuscan-inspired charm, bohemian vibes, and the couple’s deep love for Italy made this wedding an unforgettable affair.

From the very beginning, it was evident that this wedding would be something extraordinary. The couple, who had a profound love for Italy and all things Tuscan, were determined to incorporate this passion into their special day. The atmosphere was rich with elegance and sophistication, exuding a romantic Tuscan charm blended with contemporary vogue aesthetics.

The wedding’s bohemian color palette, inspired by the rolling hills of Tuscany, featured warm earth tones like terracotta, dusty rose, and olive green, complemented by touches of gold and cream. The venue was adorned with lush floral arrangements, reminiscent of the idyllic countryside of Italy. The reception area was beautifully decorated with twinkling string lights that mimicked the starlit nights of Tuscany, all while overlooking the waters of Lake Rabun, creating a magical ambiance for all who attended.

Toccoa Falls: A Gem of a Wedding Venue in Georgia

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Toccoa Falls provided the perfect backdrop for the couple’s dream wedding. As one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Georgia, its stunning natural beauty and serene surroundings make it a photographer’s paradise. The towering waterfall, cascading gracefully down the 186-foot cliff, added an ethereal touch to the ceremony, making it a truly awe-inspiring moment.

From the moment I arrived at the Toccoa Falls venue, I was transported to the rolling hills of Tuscany. The warm color palette, rustic stonework, and lush greenery adorned the venue with a distinct Tuscan feel. It was evident that the couple had invested time and effort into incorporating their love for Italy into every aspect of the celebration.

The couple exchanged their vows against the backdrop of the majestic of the falls, surrounded by their closest family and friends, making it an intimate and unforgettable experience. The venue’s tranquil atmosphere allowed everyone to immerse themselves in the beauty of the occasion, creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Lake Rabun: An Enchanting Reception Location

After the heartfelt ceremony at Toccoa Falls, the celebration continued at the charming Pavilion at Lake Rabun. Located just a short distance away from the falls, Lake Rabun provided the perfect locale for the couple’s unique flair. In a heartwarming nod to their family’s heritage, the couple borrowed a vintage wooden boat from a relative to sail across the glistening waters of Lake Rabun, making a grand entrance to their reception.

The Pavilion at Lake Rabun, with its rustic yet elegant appeal, proved to be the ideal setting for the couple’s celebration. Surrounded by the beauty of the lake and lush greenery, the venue perfectly complemented the Tuscan-inspired theme, bringing the couple’s dream of a destination-like wedding to life without leaving Georgia.

Where Love and Beauty Meet

One of the greatest advantages of this wedding was the close proximity of Toccoa Falls and Lake Rabun. Located merely a short drive away from each other, the convenience allowed for a seamless transition between the breathtaking waterfall ceremony and the scenic lakeside reception. These two picturesque locations offered the couple and their guests the chance to experience the best of both worlds—the awe-inspiring grandeur of Toccoa Falls and the tranquil allure of Lake Rabun.

As the day unfolded, it became apparent that this wedding was not just a celebration of love between two people but a beautiful fusion of passion for Italy and the breathtaking landscapes of Georgia. The couple’s attention to detail, from the Tuscan-inspired decor to the vintage boat entrance, created an atmosphere that was truly remarkable and unforgettable.

As a Georgia wedding photographer, it was an honor to be a part of such a unique and remarkable event. This celebration at Toccoa Falls and Lake Rabun will forever hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the boundless possibilities that come to life when love, creativity, and natural beauty intertwine.

Getting Ready Airbnb: The Barn at Lake Rabun

Ceremony Site: Toccoa Falls

Reception Venue: The Pavillion at Lake Rabun

  1. Hi! Do you know the name of the vendors from the boat ride? I’d love to recreate this in some way for my own wedding! Thank you & amazing photography!!!

    • Shelby says:

      Hello! Thank you for such a kind comment! This wedding was SUCH a good day, and that old boat was a show stealer for sure! This boat was a family friend’s so sadly I don’t have any vendors to send along your way. I am so sorry about that, but perhaps, as the wedding took place on Lake Rabun, you can look around the area and see if anyone offers that service or rental?

  2. Madison says:

    I am interested in booking the Pavilion at Lake Rabun. I love the tables and chairs you have pictured. Are these the ones provided by the venue or from a different vendor?

    • Shelby Taylor says:

      Hey there! I apologize for how late this is – I am just now seeing this. I don’t know for certain, but I believe a lot of the tables there were provided! I could be wrong though – I am sorry I don’t have a sure answer!

  3. Brittany says:

    Where did you get all your pampas grass? Rental or you purchased it? I’m getting married at Toccoa Falls in November and love the pampas grass.

    • Shelby Taylor says:

      I believe this was all from the florist! The bride had contact with the person who did all this, but the florist was spectacular so I would guess she got them from her florist!

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