I am thrilled to share with you a beautiful first for The Party Wagon- a wedding!  My daughter’s sweet teacher shared her son’s wedding with me and the touching story that goes with it, as the bride’s mom passed away from breast cancer two months before the wedding.  You can see the radiance of the bride as she keeps her focus on her wonderful wedding day while honoring her mother’s memory.  This gorgeous celebration will also be featured on TLC’s  Say Yes to the Dress- Atlanta this fall.

Beautiful bride, Beth, honored her mother’s memory by wearing the wedding veil her mother had worn on her wedding day~

And placed roses in a seat to acknowledge her mother’s presence~

Each member of the wedding party wore a pink ribbon pin, and guests were offered a pin as well…

The wedding was held in the beautiful north Georgia mountains at Lake Burton Club~

The charming little flower girl and ring bearers lead the ceremony…

The beautiful bride and her father making a stunning entrance~



My daughter’s wonderful teacher- and her newlywed son…

Apple favors with customized tags served as a thank you from the bride and groom- perfectly fitting from the north Georgia mountains!

Such a lovely celebration and a beautiful couple.  In the wedding program, a message from Beth and Thad notes that they dedicated the service to Beth’s mother, “… for providing a shining example of what a devoted wife and mother should be.”.

Sending you both the very best wishes for a wonderful life together!  Thank you for sharing such a special day with us!


Photography~ McGinnis Leathers Photography

Flowers~ Always, Always Flowers

Cake~ Waterfall Country Club

Invitations, Programs ~ Plain Jane


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