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: Kristen and Steven

Kristen and Steven

Glendalough Manor

May 26, 2012

 Kristen and Steven met in February of 2006 while attending a social event their freshmen year in college at the University of Tennessee.  On May 26, 2012, six years later, Kristen and Steven were married in the beautiful gardens of Glendalough Manor.  The couple knew one of the most important aspects of the wedding was the venue.  As soon as they pulled into the parking lot they knew Glendalough Manor was the perfect place. It was the outdoorsy yet formal feeling they were looking for.  They put down their deposit that day, nailed down the date, and started planning a wedding! They didn’t look anywhere else once they had found this gem!

The couple chose navy with touches of green and ivory as their wedding colors. Kristen looked phenomenal in a lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and keyhole back.  She also wore a customized beaded navy belt to add a touch of color to her dress and an off white flower in her hair!   We also have to mention her ah-mazing wedding shoes!

Kristen walked down the aisle carrying an all white and ivory bouquet with small touches of green created by Blueberry Springs.  A beautiful photo locket was pinned to the bridal bouquet to remember a loved one.  Steven wore a white orchid boutonniere to match Kristen’s bridal bouquet.

The ceremony pergola was draped in ivory fabric with matching navy and ivory flowers.  Kristen says  “On the day of the wedding, I couldn’t eat or sit still. I was pacing all day, and could not calm myself down. The interesting thing is that as soon as I was completely ready and looking at myself in the mirror, all of my fears went away. Walking down the aisle, I felt totally comfortable. Steven and I were laughing through our ceremony. It felt as if no one else was there with us.”  The couple had a beautiful and emotional ceremony officiated by Grant Cole.  Stephanie Hamlet, one of Glendalough Manor’s preferred photographers, was there to capture every moment of this beautiful ceremony and reception!

The bridesmaids wore floor length navy satin dresses and a navy flower in their hair to match the bride. Steven and his groomsmen wore khaki colored suits. The groom wore a white vest and striped tie with the groomsmen wearing navy vests and navy striped ties.

One of my favorite pictures was of the bridesmaids…can you name the movie?  Too cute!

After the ceremony guests were invited in to the Avondale Ballroom at Glendalough Manor for a night of dancing and celebrating the newly married couple.

One of A Kind Music Productions kept everyone on the dance floor!

Kristen says the whole day was absolutely perfect, fun, and most importantly just felt “right”. When she thinks back to her wedding day, she finds herself smiling from ear to ear!  Her advice to other brides is to be open to change. “The weekend goes by so quickly and is such a blur. Steven and I decided to go out with friends and family after our wedding, and I am so glad that we did. I didn’t envision spending time at a restaurant bar on my wedding night, but it ended up being one our my favorite parts of the weekend.”

Congratulations the to new Mr. and Mrs. from everyone at Glendalough Manor!

Thank you to Stephanie Hamlet for these stunning photographs!!