Lynnsey and Chandler wanted a romantic, classic feel to their wedding, and good gravy, did they achieve that! From saying their vows alongside a candlelit altar at one of the oldest churches in Augusta to an abundance of all-white flowers with magnolia leaf greenery, I couldn’t think of two more fitting words to describe their sweet Georgia wedding than the ones they were going for. But, when it comes to Lynnsey’s Martina Liana gown, I sure can think of a few more: stunning, gorgeous, dreamy… I think you get the picture!
Thanks for sharing, Mark Williams Studio –I’m sure glad you did.
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! My something borrowed was my sister’s veil. My something blue was a beautiful blue rosary my mother-in-law gave me that I wrapped around my bouquet.
From the beginning, I wanted a long-sleeved lace gown. My sister lives in Charleston, so my mom and I went down there for the weekend to shop for wedding gowns. I only tried on about ten or so gowns before I tried on a sleeved lace gown that had the most beautiful lace train. I fell in love with it, so I bought the gown and had lace sleeves added.
What made you choose your ceremony and reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you? Sacred Heart is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Augusta. The Richmond on Greene is an old Augusta hotel that was turned into a private event location. They both have a romantic and classic feel, which is what I wanted for my wedding.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Saying our vows was one of our favorite parts of the night. The ceremony setting was so romantic, thanks to the candles in the big, beautiful church, and repeating our vows in front of our family and friends was so special.
Describe your wedding flowers. White, white, white! My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I wanted classic white flowers, and a lot of them! We had flowers everywhere. For greenery, we used magnolia leaves. The result was gorgeous, Southern, and classic.
My wedding cake was such a statement piece. I got so many compliments on it. It was a huge cake with white fondant and our initials trimmed in gold. The cake was absolutely delicious too; half of the layers were traditional vanilla with raspberry and lemon filling. The other layers were chocolate Kahlua fudge.
How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. My two best friends, Ali and Catie, were our matchmakers. We were away on a trip to Lake Oconee, and Catie and Ali invited their cute cousin, Chandler. We immediately hit it off and have been together ever since. My best friends turned into my cousins!
Tell us all about the proposal! The day we got engaged was like a fairy tale! Our plan was to go to our niece’s christening and then take family pictures down at the river. I had no idea what was about to happen! The spot where we were going to take pictures is so beautiful, and it overlooks the river. When we pulled up, I immediately knew something else was going on–I saw flowers and candles everywhere, and Chandler’s mother looked at me with tears in her eyes. I got out of the car and walked down to a spot where Chandler had put an iPad with a video for me to watch. The video he had put together was so sweet; it was all pictures from the time we met and all the years we dated. After I finished watching the video, I got up and walked down the bridge, where I saw Chandler at the end. When I got to the end of the bridge, he got down on one knee and proposed with the most beautiful diamond ring I had ever seen! I, of course, said yes! One of the best parts was he had our friends, who were also our photographers, there to take pictures, along with my sister and my best friend. We had a quick engagement shoot and then headed to my parents’ house to celebrate. My parents had all of our friends and family at their house, and we had a champagne-filled celebration!
When did y’all get married? November 21, 2015
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? Around 350
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. Pre-ceremony and walking down the aisle, we used traditional wedding songs. When Chandler and I exited after the ceremony, we played Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars.” Our first dance was to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” My dad and I danced to Rod Stewart’s “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” which is the same song my sister and my dad danced to at her wedding. My sister and I chose that song because my dad asks my sister and me every single day, “have I told you that I love you?” It is our special song!
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Our photographers were friends with my sister and me in college, so having them as part of our wedding was very special. They have a great family business and it is so much fun working with friends.
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? We just took our late honeymoon to Rome, Florence, and Venice. We had an amazing time in such a romantic country. We are looking forward to celebrating our first anniversary coming up in November!
Photographer and Florist: Mark Williams Studio | Videographer: That Rainwater | Planner: Ashley Greene of Posh Petals and Pearls | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Richmond on Greene | Wedding Cake: Dianna Tornow Cakes | Caterer: The Silver Palm Catering Company | Band: Palmetto Groove Party Band | Bride’s Gown: “Style 675″ by Martina Liana | Hair Stylist: Brittany Harrington of Studio 285 | Makeup Artist: Holly Hall and Crystal Atkins of Cucumber and Mint | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Calvin Klein | Menswear: Jos. A. Bank
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