Romantic Rainy Day Spring Chapel Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on May 21, 2014


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Jenelle and David were married on at Juliette Chapel & Events in Dahlonega, Ga. on March 28. “We wanted something that our family from Michigan would never see up north,” Jenelle said. “The Juliette Chapel & Events was right in the middle of a beautiful mountain town, full of charm and personality. When we pulled up and saw that we would have room for both an outdoor and indoor setting, we got this overwhelming feeling of a romantic yet rustic atmosphere.” The bride wore a strapless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a black tie. Bridesmaids wore long gray chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses.  “The days leading up to the wedding the forecast was grim and expected to rain all day, which it pretty much did,” she said. “But I look back and think about how fun we had, between standing with my bridesmaids with their purple umbrellas and funny poses to walking across the patio with my husband to take pictures under our clear umbrella, it was perfect.” Following the intimate ceremony, 85 guests found their seats via vintage key escort cards. Tables were decorated with white linens, hydrangea centerpieces, votive candles, and mint favor bags. The newlyweds’ favorite detail? “Our cake was AMAZING!” Jenelle said. “It was literally the best cake I have ever had. Our decorator surprised David with a groom’s cake and catered to my gluten-free/dairy-free needs.”

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Photography: Barbara B. Covington Photography | Venue: Juliette Chapel & Events | Dress Designer: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo from Charme Bridal | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Express | Floral Designer: All Occasion Flowers | Caterer: Sally’s Events | Cake: Memorable Cake Creations | DJ: Disc Jockeys Now | Officiant: Matthew Meccia | Hair and Makeup Artist: Refuge Salon

6 Ways to Keep Your Guests Cool

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 07, 2013


Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography

Tis the season for rising temperatures! While you may think it’s ideal weather to have a summer wedding in, the heat can often make family and friends uncomfortable. To help keep them cool (and refreshed), here are 6 ways to ensure they won’t have a meltdown:

1. Chilled Beverages

Before the ceremony, have a water stand with beverage tappers filled with your choice of limes, lemons, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.

2. Iced Treats

During cocktail hour, pass out popsicles or freeze pops.

3. Oversized Umbrellas

Instead of having guests hold an umbrella to stay in the shade, place oversized umbrellas over the ceremony space. That way no one’s view is blocked.

4. Double-Duty Programs 

Turn your ceremony programs into personal fans.

5. Dancing Shoes 

Let guests kick off their shoes and have happy feet on the dance floor with flip flops.

6.  Sunglasses 

Provide sunglasses to those guests who forgot theirs. You don’t want them squinting as you walk down the aisle!


7 Ways To Rock Your Rainy Day Wedding

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 15, 2013

Photo: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography

So the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” But no bride wants to hear the “r” word. Little does she know that it’s good luck! Rain signifies unity, which means that a stronger bond is created when you are “tying the knot” in the rain. Water makes a knot harder to untie compared to a dry one. A bond that won’t be easily broken. Even if there is a possibility, here are seven ways to rock your rainy day wedding:

1. Download a weather app to check for updates.

2. If you planned for an outdoor ceremony and reception, set a tent up.

3. Create DIY signs that say, “Rain, rain” and “Go away!”

4. Buy umbrellas that match your colors and pose under them.

5. Give rain boots to your bridal party as part of their thank you gifts.

6. Protect your dress. Consider getting ready at your venue instead of at home or a hotel.

7. Wear waterproof makeup.


3 Rainy Day Wedding Must-Haves

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 06, 2012

So the saying goes, “It’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day.” Symbolically, rain signifies unity, which means that a stronger bond is created when you are “tying the knot” in the rain. Water makes a knot harder to untie compared to a dry one. Just think: Your bond will not easily be broken. Even though rain is never quite welcome, being prepared is key. Here’s how you can keep dry with these rainy day wedding must-haves:

1. Rain boots: Treat your bridesmaids to a matching pair of rain boots that corresponds with their dress and don’t forget to get a pair for you and your husband.

Photos (from top to bottom): The Feds Wedding Collection and Susan Stripling