A Rustic Wedding at a Vineyard in Georgia
The bride and groom, English teachers who met while working at the same school, chose to hold their wedding at daybreak because of its undeniable symbolism. "We loved the idea of the rising of the sun as a metaphor for a fresh start," says Bethany. At dawn on the big day, however, the couple and their nearly 200 guests weren't welcomed by the sun -- at least not immediately. Instead, a dense fog enveloped the landscape and delayed the ceremony for almost an hour. But when light finally broke through, Bethany says, "It was so worth it."
The Bride and Her Father
Bethany and her father share a proud moment as they walk down the aisle.
A Sunrise Ceremony
Bethany and Chad are married in a pavilion overlooking the vineyard.
Location and catering, Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery
The programs feature messages to loved ones.
The Scenic Route
The couple and their bridal party take the scenic route to the brunch reception.
The Happy Couple
Attendants assemble around the guests to create "a cloud of witnesses."
A Unique Bouquet
Instead of traditional flowers, attendants carry glowing lanterns.
The couple is showered in rose petals as they leave their morning reception.
The happy couple poses with family.
Flowers, Corrine Siegel, La Petite Fleur
The couple stands for a group photo with their nearest and dearest.
The newlyweds delight in a bite of cake, one of 12 confections served at their mid-morning reception.
Cake, Cecilia Villaveces Cakes