Laura Stone of Artstar Photography sent us this charming Georgia wedding, and I for one am absolutely smitten by the romantic winery ambiance. Who knew the Peach State was home to such amazing vineyard affairs? You've been holding out on us, Georgia brides! This couple complemented the spectacular natural elements of Montaluce, the venue, with deep purple accents, including bridesmaid dresses from our favorite, Coren Moore. The effect was classic, beautiful, and inspiring. Even more inspiration on Laura's blog!
Nick and I met at work, a very unromantic spot, as we are both accountants. However, we made a good team and the team turned into a friendship, and the friendship turned into a marriage, eventually. Personally, I thought of our relationship as a honeymoon - I had never met anyone quite like Nick before nor been with anyone whom I cared so much for. When he finally proposed, it felt surreal, almost like a fairytale. It was, at that point, the happiest day of my life!
That led me down the path of planning my fairytale wedding. With purple being my favorite color, I set to work to incorporate deep aubergine wherever I could in order to still keep that stark contrast with lighter colors. I had simply fallen in love with the serene settings of the north Georgia mountains as well as some of the beautiful local wineries. Nick and I loved the idea of lots of wine, we loved the idea of a mini-destination wedding, and we loved the absolutely gorgeous grounds and scrumptious fare at Montaluce.
With our beautiful venue selected and the ceremony to be held amidst the gorgeous vineyards, I couldn't imagine a more "fairytale" touch then a horse drawn carriage, which quite possibly was my favorite part of the day. Riding off into the sunset with my new husband after the ceremony left me feeling dreamy.
The most memorable moment of the day was during the actual ceremony after Nick's wonderful father walked me down the aisle and paired me with his son. I remember clasping hands with Nick as we set into prayer and there was an intense feeling of connectedness - as if our hands were forming a bond never to be broken. There was so much emotion in this simple act of holding someone's hand; it was absolutely amazing and my favorite memory!
Such incredible memories could not have been made without the fabulous wedding coordinator at Montaluce, Elizabeth Buck, who really became a key resource for us. I'd also say that Laura Stone of Artstar Photography so magically allowed me to capture all of these special memories for a lifetime of viewing. She has an incomprehensible talent.
Photographer: Artstar by Laura Stone / Wedding Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero / Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Coren Moore Inc. / Floral Designer: Donna Wright / Event Designer & Planner: Bride & Father of the Groom / Invitation Designer: Foglio Press / Cake & Desserts: Baker's Man / Shoes: Kate Spade / Venue: Montaluce