Courtney & Joe

Courtney and Joe were married at Emerald Pointe Resort at Lake Lanier on May 3rd. From my very first meeting with Courtney, I knew this would be a fabulous event. Courtney had so many great ideas including a beautiful Navy, Champagne and White color palette. Early on, Courtney created a monogram that was later integrated into a wax seal that was used on the couple's invitations, which were mailed with various vintage stamps. As the wedding day arrived, Courtney looked stunning in her Romona Keveza gown flanked by her maids in super-chic in Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses {love the same color and fabric, but with different cuts!}. Courtney and Joe were married in a touching Christian and Jewish interfaith ceremony under a birch chuppa on a gazebo that looks out over Lake Lanier. The weather could not have been more perfect- sunny with a gorgeous breeze- it was just lovely. And the best part? The ring bearers were the couple's dogs. After the ceremony the couple had the opportunity to get some amazing shots on the surrounding property before joining their guests in the ballroom. Courtney's vision came to fruition in the ballroom with Champagne and Navy satin linens, lots of candlelight and centerpieces of white hydrangea and Vendela roses. Joe is in the restaurant industry, so he worked with the chef to create a special menu that began with a scallop ceviche and gazpacho shooter. Guests then enjoyed a salad and dual entree of petit filet and chicken saltimbocca with shallot mashed potatoes and baby zuchinni and squash. And in addition to wedding cake for dessert, there were two! donut "grooms cake" towers to represent one of Joe's favorite foods and "Martha Stewart-esque" wedding cake cookie favors . Guests danced to everything from the Hora to 80's hair bands- and how could we forget the bride and bridesmaids dancing the choreographed moves to "Soldier Boy" they learned at the Bachelorette Party?! Late night the party moved to the hotel bar. What a fun wedding and couple! Thank you to Ron White for these lovely images!

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