by Amy Serrago
Taylor and Justin chose the stately Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, GA for their elegant winter wedding. The ceremony was held in the winery’s courtyard, with the chateau itself providing a stunning backdrop. The couple exchanged vows beneath a rustic arbor of branches adorned with a lush arrangement of eucalyptus leaves, blush and burgundy roses, white hydrangea and blue thistle as a trio of guitars and bass serenaded the group. After their first kiss as husband and wife, Taylor, Justin and their wedding party posed for portraits in the vineyard and in front of the grand estate.
Taylor was gorgeous in her fitted lace gown with its illusion sleeves and neckline and dramatic cathedral train. She finished her look with a fingertip veil and a bold burgundy lip. Her bridesmaids wore long sleeved burgundy gowns with lace accents, the perfect color to celebrate a winery wedding. All of the ladies carried lush bouquets of roses, hydrangea and blue thistle with eucalyptus accents, picking up on the ceremony arbor’s theme. The groomsmen were dapper in navy blue suits and burgundy ties and Justin added a gray vest to his look to stand out from the pack.
At the reception, which took place in the chateau’s wine cave, tables were set with cream colored linens and gold chargers and Edison lights were strung above the space, casting a romantic glow on the evening. Taylor and Justin’s sweetheart table was draped in a glittering rose-gold cloth and boasted a lush floral arrangement. Childhood photos of the bride and groom were displayed near a wall of wine barrels and after dinner, dancing and tastings of that delicious wine, guests wished the newlyweds well with a sparkler send off. Congratulations Taylor and Justin!