Glendalough Manor Real Wedding: Ellen and Lamar

“Simple Elegance”

May 26, 2012

Ellen and Lamar were married in the gardens of Glendalough Manor.  The couple met through mutual friends in college and dated for 8 years before finally tying the knot!

The blushing bride and her bridesmaids had a great time in Molly’s Place, Glendalough Manor’s bridal room, getting ready for the ceremony.  Ellen wore a stunning strapless gown by Nicole Miller with crystal detailing at the bodice, waist and skirt of the gown.  She accented the gown with teardrop crystal earrings to match the dress.   One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the blush colored bridesmaid dresses from BCBGeneration.  I love the uniqueness and the femininity of the lace top and ruffled skirt!! Ellen and her bridesmaids carried a simple bouquet of all white hydrangeas adding the perfect touch to their dresses.

Also check out the brides ruffled shoes to match her bridesmaids…perfection!

The guys chose traditional tuxes with the groom wearing a black bow tie and the groomsmen wearing silver bow ties.

The couple decided to decorate the ceremony arbor and pergola with white round hanging lanterns.  Such a simple yet beautiful way to decorate the outside ceremony location.  They gave programs made in to a fan to all of the guests for the outside ceremony to help keep them cool. Love this idea for an outside garden wedding! Ellen says the ceremony was her favorite part of the wedding day.  “Just walking down that beautiful aisle with my family all around me and my future husband watching me as I walked towards him was an unforgettable moment.”

One hundred and fifty of the couples close friends and family were also invited to the reception in the Wicklow Ballroom.  The bride chose classic ivory linens and napkins and used silver tall vases with a bouquet of blush pink spider mums.

The bride chose her favorite cake from Publix as her wedding cake and placed them on risers at different heights.

The couple says their advice to future brides is to “Enjoy every moment because it flies by so fast!”

Congratulations to the happily married couple from everyone at Glendalough Manor.  Thank you for letting us be apart of your special day!

A special thank you to Your World In Stills Photography for the capturing this beautiful wedding and providing us with these pictures!

Glendalough Manor Real Wedding: Kimberly and Matthew

Kimberly and Matthew

“A Vintage Inspired Wedding”

 On July 21, 2012 Kimberly and Matthew were married outside in the gardens at Glendalough Manor. Kimberly and Matt met at a church softball game.  Matt was playing on the same team as Kimberly’s step dad and she came to watch one night….I guess the rest is history!

The bride wore a beautiful fitted gown with a sweetheart neckline.  She wore her hair half up and half down with curls surrounding her face. She carried an all white bouquet filled with hydrangea and roses accented with pearl studs.  The bridesmaids wore tea length chocolate brown gowns and carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas with ivory and mauve roses.  I love the halo for the bridesmaid to wear in her hair….such a beautiful flower girl!

The groom wore a traditional black tuxedo with a white tie and vest and his groomsmen also wore black tuxedos with chocolate brown vests and ties.  Their suits were accented with a white rose boutonniere for the groom and mauve rose boutonnieres for the groomsmen.


 One of my favorite aspects of the wedding was how Kimberly and Matthew decorated the ceremony area.  A floral arch hung above the pergola with a stunning chandelier hanging under the pergola that added a touch of elegance and romance.  The chairs had pew ends with glass mason jars filled with ivory and mauve matching flowers.

Guests were treated to pink lemonade before the ceremony to help stay cool during the ceremony!

After the ceremony the guests were led to the Wicklow Ballroom at Glendalough Manor for the reception.  Ciao Bella Weddings helped in bringing Kimberly’s vision to life.  She used Rose Pink linens and ivory napkins accented with a chocolate brown band with the couples initials on the napkin. Kimberly says, “My favorite part of the wedding was the reception. It all went so well, very organized, fun, loved the music, food, and most of all seeing all my friends and family, and people I haven’t seen in years.”

The head table was decorated with antique candelabras with a grouping of flowers.  On the head table, the bride displayed her grandmothers gloves and hat she wore on her wedding day 53 years ago.

Chef Raymond prepared Parmesan Crusted Chicken (my favorite ;)) and Cajun style Roast Beef.

Kimberly and Matthew left in the Georgia Tech Ramblin’ Wreck!  How fitting!

Kimberly said “Without Glendalough Manor I wouldn’t have had the wedding of my dreams!” and her advice to future brides is  ” To not stress out so much! Stay positive about everything, and no matter what happens on your wedding, at the end of the day your still gonna be married!”

Congratulations to Kimberly and Matthew from everyone at Glendalough Manor!

Special thanks to IMphotography for these beautiful photos.

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Glendalough Manor Real Wedding: Karen and Eric

Karen and Eric

February 24, 2012

Karen and Eric were married at Glendalough Manor on February 24, 2012 with one hundred and seventy of their closest friends and family in attendance.

The bride wore a beautiful sweetheart neckline gown with ruching along the bodice and waistline with soft layers of ruffles along the bottom.  She wore a simple strand of pearls around her neck and peal earrings to match.

The bridesmaids wore platinum satin full length gowns with a sweetheart neckline and a sparkling crystal brooch was worn at the waistline.  To match the bride, the bridesmaids wore silver pearls and earrings.

The groom wore his military uniform for the ceremony. L-O-V-E this picture!

The ceremony was held in the Avondale ballroom and DGL Designs Florist did an amazing job at transforming the ballroom in to a romantic and elegant ceremony location.  The bride chose a beautiful lavender aisle runner and DGL used two large candelabras with flowers on either side of the mantle with a matching spray arrangement in the center.  The aisle was lined with tall stanchions with flowers on top.

The couple chose a jazz trio to play during the ceremony and gave the guests also enjoyed this music during the cocktail hour and dinner.  After the cocktail hour guests entered the Wicklow ballroom and were amazed at it’s beauty.  The tables were draped in lavender with platinum napkins.  The bride used candelabras provided by Glendalough Manor and DGL Designs adorned the candelabras with an epergnette of matching flowers and a circlet of rose petals.

The couple danced their first dance to “At Last” by Etta James.  Everyone at the reception loved this choice of song!

Glendalough Manor’s chef, Raymond Gregory, served a selection of Jerk Chicken, Seafood Creole and Beef Tenderloin. Yummy!

Cakes by Lameeka created this unbelievable cake!  One of the prettiest cakes I have seen…I love the touch of sparkle!

The couple left the reception to sparklers!

Congratulations to Karen and Eric!  Best wishes from all of the staff at Glendalough Manor!

Thank you to Stephanie Hamlet for these beautiful pictures and not missing any details of this beautiful wedding!