The reception announcement that introduces a newly married couple is always a memorable moment, but having the legendary Chuck Norris perform the task is on an entirely different level.
Brad and Holly had bonded over Hollywood stories when they first met — Brad had lived in L.A. for a time and Holly was interested in film school — so, naturally, silver screen icons were woven into their special day. Holly even had her cousin impersonate Marilyn Monroe during dinner, walking from table to table to snap photos with guests.
“Having been in the wedding industry for 12 years prior to being engaged, I knew the exact vision for my big day,” Holly says. “So, the challenge was how to mix traditional elements with some that were unexpected, unforgettable and very us.”
Holly landed on a European glam theme. She wanted guests to feel transported to another time, so the atmosphere had an air of opulence. The ceremony aisle was adorned with candles and roses and the reception was decorated with layers of white, pink and gold. As beautiful and perfect as the setting was, the most special part of the wedding day was being with each other and sharing their vows.
“Brad’s most memorable moment of the entire day was seeing me, his bride, for the first time,” Holly says. “He said he knew right then and there in that moment that he had made the best decision of his life. Swoon!”
NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS: 130
EVENT PLANNER: Susan Eiseman & Erica French
PHOTOGRAPHER: Bud Johnson Photography
VENUE: The Mansion on Forsyth
ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS: KE Butler & Company Jewelers
BRIDE’S GOWN: Maggie Sottero Gown
FORMALWEAR: Men’s Warehouse
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Revelry
HAIR & MAKEUP: Southern Belle by Maria Noel
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: Etsy
FLORAL & DÉCOR: Southern Graces
CAKE & SWEETS: Bloom Custom Cakes