Our first spring wedding was a romantic tale of two lovers finding love again. This intimate wedding was tucked away at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Retreat, a two-story stone house adorned with evergreen ivory on the side, nestled behind Callanwolde’s main entrance. The weather could have not been any better for a sunset wedding. The sun was shining and the flowers in Callanwolde’s garden were in full bloom, adding a perfect colorful backdrop for this sweet couple’s nuptials outside.
It was the day of the wedding, and the couple was overjoyed and could not wait to be Mr. and Mrs. After an afternoon of hair and make-up by Formal Faces, Kim and her two daughters looked breathtaking: Kim was the epitome of a picture-perfect bride, wearing a sleeveless champagne colored floor-length gown, decorated with beautiful embellishments that dazzled in the sunlight. Her two daughters emulated their mother’s style wearing simple, pale nude dresses that complemented their mothers’ gown.
The couple decided to do a first look and took family pictures before the ceremony. Sneaking in sweet kisses between pictures, anyone could tell, by first glance, that this couple adored each other and the family was surrounded by love. Laughter was the soundtrack to the family photos as Chris, Kim and their children celebrated the new union of their family as one.
Cocktail hour was outside, downstairs in the courtyard of the retreat, which was the perfect setting for a small, intimate wedding. A stone pathway greeted guests as they walked into the cocktail hour. White flowers were the perfect garnish on the handrails leading up to where guests could enjoy the open bar and sip the couple’s signature drink—lemon drop martinis. Since the couple did a first look, they mingled with their guests and ate the delicious hor d’ ouvres provided by Talk of the Town. The stone waterfall added a touch of romance as the three piece orchestra, Innocent Strings, played angelic music in the background.
The sun began to set and guests started to make the short walk to the Arbor where Chris and Kim would seal their forever with a kiss. Guests walked down a stone pathway aligned with purple, red and orange flowers, making the walk bright and refreshing. The ceremony started promptly at 7:30 and guests took their seats. The backdrop of the ceremony was picturesque, with the sunset and green shrubs full of white flowers popping out as the view behind the couple’s exchange.
The reception started immediately after, in a cozy room upstairs with dim lighting that gave the room a dreamy, whimsical ambiance for the romantic wedding. The stone fireplace, trimmed with greenery and white candles across the top, added a subtle touch of romance. The tables were draped with white linens, ivory candles and white and green flowers, inside crystal clear vases, decorated the tables.
As the reception continued, laughter filled the room from family and friends. With everyone enjoying their plated dinner, Chris gave a sweet speech to his new bride, Kim, and tears began to swell in guests eyes. The night continued and Innocent Strings played faintly in the background as guests wined and dined.
We are so grateful to be a part of Kim and Chris’s wedding day. It was wonderful getting to know them and turn their romantic vision into reality. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
Happy Engagement, Happy Planning