Ariel and Alex’s wedding day was an Italian-inspired soiree, dripping in elegance and designed to highlight both Western and Taiwanese traditions.
The couple originally dreamt of a destination wedding in Positano, Italy, but due to the pandemic, they began to look for venues locally. Ariel and Alex wanted the overall theme to be modern and romantic, and to still achieve an Italian aesthetic. Narrowing down their venue search to just wineries, the couple ended up selecting Montaluce’s quiet and intimate atmosphere as their venue. Montaluce didn’t feel like Georgia at all, but instead, it felt like a step into the Tuscan landscape.
The morning of the wedding, the couple and their respective wedding parties began their day at Montaluce’s villas. Here, they dressed in traditional Taiwanese attire and took part in a traditional tea ceremony with their family. After this tradition, the couple returned to their villas to change into Western wedding attire, staying separate until their breathtaking “first look” in the vineyard.
The ceremony itself took place inside the wine production room at Montaluce. Illuminated by the glow of flickering candles, the ceremony was intimate and warm. Montaluce’s old-world charm set the tone for the decor choices, and the floral installations and candles accented that vision perfectly.
The reception took place in Montaluce’s main dining room with spectacular views of the vineyard. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner as jazz played in the background and the sun set over the rolling hills. In spite of the original Italian plans, Ariel and Alex’s north Georgia wedding was romantic, intimate and as dreamy as can be.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Authentic Collective
VIDEOGRAPHER: Water & Whimsy
VENUE: Montaluce Winery
EVENT PLANNER: Weddings by Epic
FLORAL & DÉCOR: Anik Collective
TABLETOP DECOR: The Prissy Plate Company
BRIDE’S GOWN: Dany Tabet from The White Magnolia
GROOM’S FORMALWEAR: Indochino
HAIR & MAKEUP: Mimi Kuang Bridal Artistry
STATIONERY: Halo Designs Shop
CATERING: Montaluce Winery
CAKE: Cake Envy
ENTERTAINMENT: Andy Rojas from Nice Entertainment
FAVORS: White Confetti Box