In late May, we packed up all our team and made the journey out to Wadley, Georgia, a tight-knit community where we have had the pleasure of producing several weddings on beautiful farms that mean so much to our clients. We were thrilled when Charlotte and Carson got engaged and came to us to help them design and plan their big day on Charlotte's family's farm. They were envisioning a large tented reception to gather their many friends and family members to celebrate their long-awaited nuptials (Charlotte had just finished 4 years of medical school a few weeks prior!).
The ceremony was held under a towering pecan tree on the property. Our floral designers hung thick garland of various greens and swaths of white fabric from its limbs to create the ultimate romantic backdrop for Charlotte and Carson to exchange vows under. While the weather was a bit touch-and-go the whole week leading up to the big day, we were incredibly lucky the day-of! There were some light sprinkles throughout the morning but the sun peered out from behind the clouds just as the couple exchanged their vows, creating the most incredible light that beamed through the pecan tree. It was truly magical!
After the ceremony concluded, guests made their way across the property to enjoy cocktail hour in front of the towering white sails of the reception tent. The beautiful wooden round bar you see below was built by Carson and his dad. After cocktails, guests moved into the main tent, enjoyed food and drinks, and danced the night away while the sun set over River Ridge Farms.
There were several wonderful highlights from this wedding day, it is hard to pick a favorite. The oh-so-talented Elaine Burge came and did two live paintings of the day! Guests looked on as she created one of the ceremony and one of the first dance. Highly recommend incorporating a live-artist for any event, it was amazing to watch her creative process. Another highlight included Carson and his band mates getting on stage and performing for the rest of the guests as their band, Cracker Jack Prize. The grand finale of it all though was the incredible firework display Carson surprised Charlotte with as they made their way to their limo. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful day.
We had an all-star vendor team for this one, with photography by Mark Williams Studio, the catering provided by the all-star JK Culinary team, and non-stop dance party courtesy of the Celebrity All-Star Band it was a day for the books! See the entire vendor list below.
Event Design & Production, Decorative Rentals, Linens by Greg Boulus Events | Floral Design & Paper Goods by Charleston Street | Photography: Mark Williams Studio | Catering & Bar Service: JK Culinary | Band: Celebrity All Star Band | Videography: CL Money Films | Tenting & Rentals by Macon Tent Rentals | Ceremony Musicians: Soloist: Mike Jerel, String Quartet: led by Joe Kovac | Groom's Cake: Cake Art Studio | Wedding Cake: Tony Brett | Live Painting: Elaine Burge | Hair: Kellie Scarborough | Makeup: Kaleigh Simmons | Bridal Gown: Ines di Santo | Men's Attire: Chancellor's Men Store | Bridesmaids Dresses: Hayley Paige