Victoria + Jess | Milledgeville, GA Wedding
Thank you Zach Robinson Photography for the beautiful photos!
If you have spent any time around here, you know that I am a firm believer in making your wedding day look however you want. If you want a six-piece band and a party that lasts all night – go for it. If you want an intimate dinner with your closest people, do that. If you want to get married at 10:00 AM so you can hop in the lake that afternoon, by all means! So I was thrilled to hear that Victoria and Jess had planned a sweet lakeside ceremony and brunch reception at Victoria’s parents’ home. It was SO. Much. Fun.
These two lovebirds were about to embark on a new journey - Jess was about to be stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, so it was important to both of them to soak up this precious time with family and friends. Jess' dad was the officiant, childhood friends and siblings made up the bridal party, and the day really did end with a dip in the lake! Victoria and Jess make intentional choices about their wedding day - choices that reflected who they are as a couple, their values, and that allowed them to relax and enjoy each other.
It’s hard to go wrong with a lakeside view, and Victoria’s parents’ home was picturesque. Goodwin events set up lovely dark brown chairs to face the water, and the bridal party made their entrance over a gorgeous sun-dappled bridge. I nearly teared up (let’s be real, cried big tears) as the bride crossed the bridge and the sun lit up her beautiful face. Ugh. Mesmerizing. Just behind the ceremony area were cocktail tables and seating for guests to enjoy the beautiful morning.
Cast Iron Catering (formerly Kudzu Catering) was just fantastic. I have a serious problem with breakfast food (as in I love it way too much) so I was delighted to hear waffles, grits, egg casserole, and coffee were the menu. The food was fantastic, and the staff was exceptional. I always appreciate a catering team that values presentation as highly as quality of the food, and CIC has it down. It was not only beautiful, but so tasty! No matter the time of day, you can’t go wrong with waffles.
Mindy at Luella Floral Design has a fabulous vision and execution. The central piece of the day was an amazing flower-draped arbor set at the ceremony altar. Mindy and her team assembled the flowers on site and created a perfect backdrop for Victoria and Jess to tie the knot. They also brought three gorgeous urns filled with blush and green garden tones that added elegance to the backyard affair.
I have been privileged to work with some amazing families, but I don’t think any of them have been as laid back as Victoria and Jess’ crew. They were happy to be together, to be celebrating, and to be at the lake. It was a beautiful morning to get married. Congratulations again Victoria and Jess!