Candace + Grant | Macon, GA Wedding
Thank you to Holly Von Lanken for capturing these lovely photos! It was a pleasure working with this fabulous photographer!
What a sweet surprise when Candace and Grant walked into church on Sunday morning, visiting with their friend (and mine too!) and soon-to-be usher, Marshall. "Hey! I know them! I'm coordinating their wedding!" I had met Candace briefly a few months before when she inquired about me coordinating her fall wedding, and it was so fun to see them in my home and church! Little did I know that by the time their September wedding rolled around, Candace and Grant would be regular members of our church and small group!
I had a unique advantage in preparing for this wedding, because I got to befriend this sweet couple before I even started working with them. So the process was a little extra special as I got ready to help them celebrate - both as a coordinator and a friend.
These two have Georgia bulldog blood running through their veins, and a whole tribe of people who couldn’t wait to celebrate with them. A bridal party of 8 on each side, plus 4 ushers, sure makes for a party! Throughout the entire process both Candace and Grant were ready to be married, to love one another well, and to enjoy the day.
Candace and Grant didn't meet in Macon, but they moved their lives here when Grant began preparing for Med School at Mercer and Candace graduated from nursing school and took a nursing position in middle Georgia (yes, they're a very medical family). In my humble opinion, there are few better places for a ceremony than Mercer's own Newton Chapel (as you can see here and here). My heart. After tying the knot in amid the stained glass and wooden pews, they took the party to another Macon favorite: The Blacksmith Shop. This classic venue was the perfect place to host the celebration Candace and Grant had in mind. Elegant and cozy, with plenty of room for a dance floor.
Sometimes brides and grooms must look no further than family for their wedding pros, and this family is blessed to have a real gem in Alexander’s. The groom’s aunt and her team were not only a full-service catering company, but they handled all of the décor for the reception and executed a fabulous meal for both the reception and rehearsal dinner. The food was impeccable, and the service was so impressive! Y’all know that I am a sucker for a well dressed table and a professional staff, and Alexander’s definitely brought both. They were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Candace and Grant wanted to spend their day having fun, and the reception entertainment was certainly no exception. Rusty Pearson with Entourage Entertainment kept the party going and kept my feet on the dance floor more than once! Candace and Grant’s guests knew how to have a good time, and Rusty was just the person to set the stage. If a DJ is part of your vision for a perfect wedding day, Entourage is a fantastic choice!
It was a special privilege to serve these two and to be a part of their day. Congratulations to Candace and Grant!