Clara and Lee’s Montaluce Winery wedding took place on a bright and joyful Saturday in September. The pair shared a perfect wedding day, complete with sunny skies, good wine and lots of laughter! My favorite aspect of their day was their 40 person bridal party including 22 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen and 7 children. And while most photographers might gasp at a group that big, I was elated by it! What a fun challenge!
Clara is one of a kind. If you’re scrambling to plan a party, you call Clara. If you want to surprise your husband but need a good idea, call Clara! She’s the friend we all want to call on when we need a moment of joy to brighten our day. And her incredible qualities and thoughtful relationships are the reason she asked 22 women to stand by her side on her wedding day. Everyone wants to be around her to celebrate!
Lee is the perfect compliment to Clara’s outgoing glamour. He’s calm, down-to-earth and the kindest soul to be around. Together they’re parents to two fur-babies, Pinot Grigio and Ginger (another pair of complimentary souls!)
My day started with Clara and her gals at a villa at Montaluce Winery and Resort. These villas are my favorite getting ready locations in all of North Georgia! They’re so full of Italian nostalgia that you forget for a moment that you’re hundreds of miles from Tuscany.
Clara prepared her details for me so that when I arrived, I could jump into action! In addition to her bridal details, she included an antique handheld mirror and florals for me to style with. Talk about a dream bride! I’m a sucker for details, and Clara new just how to make me smile.
Soon we made our way to the main venue for Clara and Lee’s first look. Lee patiently waited for us, but as always on a wedding day, there was an air of nervousness about our groom. He was ready to see Clara and begin this day that they’d been planning for well over a year!
They shared their first look in the groves over looking the vineyards. I don’t blame lee one bit for tearing up at the sight of Clara. She was a vision in white! After seeing her, I could see the nerves lift off his shoulders, replaced with excitement that he was with his best friend!
With a long wedding day, guests arriving in buses, a large wedding party and venue logistics, it was so important that Clara and Lee had a great team cheering them on! A Dream Woven Events led the way with incredible taste and coordination skills while Ten Point Floral Design crushed the florals. A huge thank you to them and the rest of the vendor team below!
Videography: Seven Foot Films // Cake Artist: Cake Envy // Live Band: Five Star Funk Lounge // Make Up Artist: Beauty by Blasina // Hair Artist: Tori Banks // Bridal Gown: The Sentimentalist // Venue: Montaluce Winery & Resort