When I first locked eyes with this Montaluce Winery wedding from Heather Cook Elliott, I would have never, in a million years, guessed it belonged on the Georgia blog! The gorgeous rolling hills and lush vineyard locale took my mind directly to Tuscany, Italy, not Dahlonega, Georgia! It was at this little gem of a venue, in the North Georgia Mountains, where the sweetest couple became Mr. and Mrs. surrounded by family + friends. See it all right here!
From Heather Cook Elliott… Andrea & Ray were married overlooking a vineyard in the North Georgia Mountains where most folks don’t know that a little slice of Tuscany exists. Their outdoor wedding was preceded by one of my favorite first looks ever – Ray was nervous then calm, nervous again and then finally, completely and for the rest of the day perfectly calm once Andrea tip toed up behind him between rows of grapes on vines. He seemed to exhale a breath he didn’t know he was holding and she giggled. She glowed. She looked amazing. And she would soon be Ray’s wife. Andrea’s minister brother officiated the nuptials and the wedding party was intimately small and included Ray’s dad as one of the groomsmen. The details were plentiful and festive and just basically joyful – sweet flowers from the fields set off by rustic wood tables, delicious cuisine from the award winning dining room at Montaluce, a rich his and hers set of cakes, and then the sparklers – so many sparklers to wish them well at the end of the night.
Wedding Photography: Heather Cook Elliott / Wedding Venue: Montaluce Winery & Estates in Dahlonega, Georgia / Floral Design: Corrine Siegel from La Petite Fleur / Officiant: Reverend Brad Hood, the Bride’s Brother / Wedding Cake: Publix / Harpist: Carolyn Lund / DJ: Andre Peterson from DJ Dre 1800 / Wedding Invitations: Reaves Engraving / Wedding Programs: Wiregrass Weddings / Wedding Dress: Blue by Enzoani via J Andrews Bridal / Veil: the Bride’s Mother’s / Bride’s Shoes: Ted Baker + TOMS / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Alfred Sung via Formally Yours / Hair + Makeup: Brushworx Hair & Makeup