The lovely couple chose the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s Day Chapel, and don’t let the winter chill deceive you– this place is breathtaking during any season. Everything from the rehearsal dinner at Heirloom to the cozy reception at The Foundry Park Inn and Spa made the weekend unforgettable. The live music brought everyone to their feet and kept the celebration alive.
What made you choose the location?
We chose the Georgia Botanical Garden’s Day Chapel because of its simple, organic beauty. The light that shines in on the chapel is gorgeous; the carved wood is stunning; and setting in the woods just felt right. After meeting with Casey at the Foundry Park Inn, we felt confident that the ballroom would be a perfect venue for our reception. They take care of everything and know exactly how to put on a magical reception.
What was your inspiration while planning the big day?
We tried to keep it simple, but you know how that goes. Luckily, I had lots of help from loving friends and family. My maid of honor, Erica Rudy, who used to work for Martha Stewart in ad design and now works for American Girl, designed and sent out our wedding invitations. They were so personal and perfect. Brittany at Gardenia Floral really helped me pick out my wedding colors when we picked out the bouquets. I have been so impressed with Gardenia Floral. They even got me last-minute roses to decorate my house for the wedding weekend. They were always friendly, responsive, and full of brilliant ideas. They also did the flowers for the bridal party champagne brunch on Saturday morning — absolutely gorgeous!
What was one of your favorite parts of the weekend?
We loved our rehearsal dinner at Heirloom. They did a perfect job making everyone feel right at home. The food was, of course, delicious, and they opened up the old garage doors for all our friends to join us for a drink after the meal. They do amazing work.
Any advice for other brides?
Don’t sweat it. At the end of the day, all that matters is that Logan and I are married.
Gown: David’s Bridal
Hair: Model Citizen Salon
Floral Design: Gardenia Floral Design
Music: Soul Committee