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      Meet the Waterfall Wedding Experts

      About the Waterfall Wedding Experts – A Family Business!

      The Waterfall Wedding Experts were created in 2010 when a couple came to our Cavender Castle venue looking to elope. Both had been married before and had already done the “big wedding thing”. They loved the outdoors. And they knew they did not want to get married at a venue or chapel.

      We escorted that couple to a well known waterfall near Dahlonega and they fell in love with the ceremony site. Their wedding photos came out fantastic! We knew we had stumbled upon a very special approach for intimate weddings.


      How We Selected our Waterfall Wedding Locations

      Owner Rick Durham and his daughter Delaney got out the maps and started hiking to all the waterfalls they could find. Waterfalls were ranked by their beauty and ease of access. Waterfalls requiring long hikes or mediocre scenic qualities were eliminated. The search was focused on waterfalls that were reasonably easy to get to, that also had the “Wow” factor. Next there was research on lodging, restaurants, florists, hairdressers, and other services our couples would need to make their elopement or small wedding hassle free.

      And, the rest is history…

      Since then we have been blessed to have assisted hundreds of couples with their waterfall weddings. Services include guide service to the waterfall of your choice, minister service, photography along with concierge services to assist you with securing lodging and anything else you need to make your wedding a success. Out of state couples love working with The Waterfall Wedding Experts because the planning process is so easy!

      Hopefully, you will find this site to be informative and user-friendly to couples trying to plan a destination wedding or Elopement in the North Georgia Mountains.

      So sit back and relax… You will find everything you need to plan your wedding right here!

      About Our Family:

      Waterfall Wedding Expert Rev. Rick Durham

      Rev.  Rick Durham

      Co-Owner of Waterfall Wedding Experts & Officiant

      Rick is our Leader & Visonary Expert.  He dreams big and makes things happen!

      Reverend Rick is an ordained  minister who specializes in weddings… especially Waterfall Weddings.

      Over recent years no minister has married more couples in Georgia than Rev. Rick!

      He specializes in non-denominational Christian wedding ceremonies.  However, he also conducts secular civil ceremonies, same-sex marriages and adventure based weddings.

      Learn more about Rev. Rick by visiting his website:

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      Delaney Durham, Waterfall Wedding Experts

      Delaney Durham Haskew

      Lead Photographer & Day-Of Coordinator

      Delaney is our Creative Expert!  Style, trends and jaw-dropping photography  are her thing!

      Delaney grew up in the wedding business helping her Mom and Dad, and now she has sprouted into an amazing photographer herself!

      Affectionately nicknamed “Lu Lu” by her Dad, she is our Lead Photographer and Photography Editor, and she provides day-of coordination as a part of our packages. Delaney is a certified wedding planner and used to do that full time, so that gives her ample experience in making sure your day goes as smoothly as possible!  

      Her youthful outlook keeps our company current and on top of all the newest trends, and her bubbly personality is sure to bring out the best in everyone, even those who cannot stand having their picture taken! Delaney makes you forget you’re in front of the camera, and by the end of the day she will be your best friend!

      Justin Haskew

      Tech Expert & Lead Officiant

      Justin is our Social Media/Tech Expert!   He manages all our social media platforms.  And he is terrific at seeking out and implementing technology tools (like A.I.)  that keep our company on top!

      Justin met Delaney in 2014 and before they even started dating, Delaney had put him to work! He started off only as extra staff, and as he got older and learned more about the wedding industry (and as he fell deeper in love with Delaney), he took the steps to take on a larger role with us.

      In 2018 Justin began officiating weddings, and he hasn’t looked back since. His tall stature is the best for your ceremony photos, and with the help of his mentor Rev. Rick Durham he has quickly become one of the busiest young officiants in the Southeast! His role grew even larger in 2022 as he graduated college and married Delaney. 

      Now, Justin performs most of our Waterfall Wedding Ceremonies as our Lead Officiant. His years of experience combined with his youth and his ability to keep up with the latest trends allows him to provide you with an officiant experience you cannot find anywhere else!


      Waterfall Wedding Expert - Cyndi Durham

      Cyndi Durham

      Co-Owner Waterfall Wedding Experts & Photographer

      Cyndi is our People Expert!    She knows how to connect with others and loves to hear their story!  Everyone loves Cyndi!

      Cyndi got the family started in the wedding business in 2003.  She is an fabulous photographer, while also being a professional wedding planner. Having both skill sets her apart in the wedding business.   

      This means she can provide you with helpful advice on all aspects of your wedding.  Need help finding a wedding cake?  Maybe a salon to have your hair done?  Need help getting one of you comfortable during photos?

      Just ask Cyndi… she will have a smile on her face an is eager to help!


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