This weekend we had the honor of attending the wedding of a close friend, Clay. Brandon and Clay were fraternity brothers (Clay was actually Brandon’s big brother!) and they lived together senior year of college. I spent quite a lot of time with Brandon and his four roommates during our senior year and have so many great memories from that house. It’s been so much fun to see everyone get married.
Clay met his new wife, Tyler, a couple of years ago. She is also a Georgia grad and we’ve loved getting to know her. Clay proposed to Tyler on family land in the mountains outside of Rome, Georgia and they decided to hold the wedding there as well.
Everything about the wedding perfect. The weather was awesome – cloudless blue skies with a lovely fall crispness in the air. The vibe was casual but with phenomenal attention to detail. The food was relaxed but extremely well done. And the entertainment kept the dance floor packed all night. I am really excited to share this beautiful wedding with you.
We were transported to the wedding site via shuttle. When we arrived people were milling about with drinks while waiting for the ceremony to get underway. They had a guitarist who provided background music and then the ceremony music.
The ceremony was performed by another of Brandon and Clay’s fraternity brothers who entered seminary after college. It was really cool to see a friend performing the wedding. Check out the bridesmaids cowboy boots!
We sat on cloth-covered bales of hay.
Cocktail hour apps included pimento cheese and smoked trout dip with carrots, celery and crackers. There were also deviled eggs and boiled peanuts.
Dinner was a barbecue feast catered by Community Q BBQ out of Decatur, Georgia. My plate was piled high with brisket, pulled pork, mac and cheese (that was to die for), creamed corn and cole slaw.
The cake was not only beautiful but insanely delicious too.
It was the traditional vanilla pound cake but not dry at all and filled with strawberries and covered in cream cheese frosting. I selected a very icing-heavy piece and savored every bite!
The Beautiful Scenery
A pink sky sunset.
Tons of lights strung around and a roaring bonfire.
The tent with the band stayed slammed all night.
Final outfit selection was a short-sleeved black sweater dress, gold jewelry, black tights and brown boots. The boy wore black cowboy boots, dress khakis, a white dress shirt, vest and tie.
Brandon and the groom.
First dance. Isn’t Tyler’s dress to die for? I love the open back.
Brandon with another of his roommates, Charlie and his wife Ashley. Remember when we went to their wedding in May?
Of course once darkness settled in the pictures got sillier.
Brandon and Clay…notice Clay balancing it out with beer + water. Responsible groom!
We had way too much fun with the prop cowboy hats from the photo booth.
A sparkler send-off. They left in a pickup truck.
These kind of evenings are such great reminders of how lucky we are to have such amazing friends in our lives. It is really special to be there for each other during these huge life events. I am so happy for Clay and Tyler and wishing them a wonderful honeymoon trip to Hawaii followed by a lifetime of smiles and happy moments.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!