Marissa and Brant Stephens’ October 2010 wedding, celebrated with 150 guests at The Thompson House and Gardens, a wedding venue in Bogart, GA , was a shining example of Southern charm. As the bride walked down the aisle to the sounds of a string quartet, guests were wowed by the contrast between her lovely gown and the seasonal beauty of colorful orange and fuchsia roses. Marissa wanted a fall themed wedding with southern and Victorian charm, which led her to choose the antebellum venue for her big day. Centerpieces crafted by Flowers By On included Victorian teapots and pearls amongst the vibrantly hued roses, all set on beautiful lace. To carry the signature color throughout the event, the bridesmaids all wore fuchsia dresses and shawls, while the bride looked radiant in a strapless, ivory gown with ruching and flower details, topped off by a veil and tiara. Images by Atlanta area wedding photographer Courtney Goldman.
Traditional southern cuisine, catered by Hallie Jane’s, gave the guests energy to dance into the night and included mac and cheese, green beans, and barbecue brisket. For dessert, everyone enjoyed the delicious strawberry and lemon wedding cake from Cecilia’s Cakes.
Guests were pleased to discover that they’d be taking home heart shaped Krispy Kreme donuts as favors. The donuts were chosen to thank guests for celebrating with the couple, and were accompanied by a tag reading “Sweet Dreams, Love Marissa and Brant.”
Photography: Courtney Goldman | Venue: The Thompson House & Gardens | Catering: Hallie Jane’s Catering | Floral: Flowers by On | Favors: Krispy Kreme | Cake: Cecilia’s Cakes | Music: Classic City Strings | DJ: Dj Osborne