Eileen & Nicholas
Montaluce Winery & Restaurant, Dahlonega, GA
Southern elegance and romantic charm were abundant at this gorgeous winery wedding.
Eileen and Nicholas envisioned a take-your-breath-away setting for their wedding, but also wanted guests to feel at home, so they chose Montaluce Winery & Restaurant for its southern elegance and romantic, yet unpretentious charm. Sheer white fabric draped from a tree branch formed the impromptu-looking alter under which the bride’s cousin officiated, while the bouquets and other floral adornments integrated Vendela and Juliet roses with anemones, white ranunculus, pink dahlias and silver-dollar eucalyptus. Eileen dressed in a chic long-sleeve, illusions lace Martina Liana gown, whereas her bridesmaids chose blush pink dresses in varied styles that could accommodate their height (many being former volleyball teammates, meaning very tall).
Because Eileen and Nicholas have been through three cross-country moves in eight years, the reception was all about reuniting loved ones and throwing one colossal party. Upon arrival, guests were greeted by a prosecco bar where they could add St. Germain and various fruits. After the ceremony, they were treated to tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and a full bar, including the bride and groom’s signature cocktails — a Moscow Mule, and gin and St. Germain — along with a custom-engraved shotski for the brave. Organically formed runners of silver-dollar eucalyptus and Italian ruscus accentuated tables topped with silver mercury-glass votive candles. Guests enjoyed an elaborate dinner of Scottish salmon and ribeye, followed with a simple yellow cake with buttercream frosting, then Chick-fil-A heart-shaped chicken biscuits, which provided revelers a perfect Georgian late-night snack.
From the couple:
“The most memorable moment by far was when my father and I missed the aisle! It was a long walk, and we actually ended up turning too soon and walking along the outside of all of our guests. He and I were both so nervous I didn’t even notice until I was standing at the alter and Nick whispered, ‘You missed the aisle.’ All of our guests had a chuckle, and after the ceremony was finished and it was time to walk back up the aisle, I shouted, ‘Oh, so this is the right way!’ We still poke fun at my dad from time to time.”
Venue/Catering: Montaluce Winery & Restaurant
Photography/ Videography: Marc & Anna Photo And Film
Floral: Stylish Stems
Cake: Publix Bakery
Entertainment: Nice Entertainment
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana From Gown Collective
Bridesmaids Dresses: Brideside
Groom’s Formalwear: SuitSupply
Groomsmen’s Formalwear: The Black Tux
Hair/Makeup: Bombshell Creations