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Elegant Montaluce Winery Wedding – Lauren & Jorge


June 29, 2017


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Lauren and Jorge’s wedding at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA was a dream. From our first meeting, I was impressed by Lauren’s taste and sense of style, and we bonded over a love for beautiful florals and photography! Both Lauren & Jorge are absolutely a joy to be around! I knew when we met for their engagement session (where we spent the entire evening laughing) I knew their wedding was going to be a fun one! I just adore the way Jorge can make Lauren laugh, and from the First Look to wedding party photos, we were laughing together while one or the other made jokes – it made for such a fun day!

The day started in a gorgeous villa overlooking the lush vines at the end of Montaluce’s property. As we pulled into the lane, I noticed that even the clouds were perfect! Hydrangeas graced the front walk and were the perfect little addition to Lauren’s elegant details from Kate Spade and Badgley Mischka. Surrounded by her Mom, sisters and maid of honor, Lauren slipped into her custom Morilee gown. After a touching first look with her Dad, Lauren & Jorge shared their First Look along the edge of the vineyard, and afterwards, we continued photos through the picture-perfect vines!

The ceremony took place under a gorgeous tree against the backdrop of the vineyard. Lauren & Jorge opted to share personal vows as well as traditional ones – and the result was the perfect amount of humor and sentimentality. I don’t think I was the only one who shared a laugh and moments later wiped away a sweet tear. 

After the ceremony and family photos, we took sunset photos in the vineyard, and I felt like a kid at Christmas! I just love that Lauren & Jorge prioritized their love for photography and made sure we had time for photos in beautiful sunset light! It was gorgeous! The party then transitioned inside where friends and family enjoyed wine and dinner before heading onto the patio for dancing! We were also graced with several Colombian traditions during the evening, and Katie & I even got sombreros! It was such a fun party – the perfect ending to a perfect day!

Lauren & Jorge – I’m so amazed by your love for each other, and I love the way your relationship began in friendship! The best loves begin that way, in my opinion! You two have the gift of humor together, and I love the fun you have with one another! I’m sure they’ll be many more fun, laughter-filled days in your future! Thank you for the privilege of capturing your amazing wedding day! Much love & appreciation – Carrie Joy

I just love Lauren & Jorge’s invitation suite & how their elegant Vows books matched perfectly!

Lauren wore this beautiful perfume “Walk on Air” by Kate Spade New York!

I just adore the back of Lauren’s custom Morilee gown – the buttons & lace detailing was simply stunning!

This is one of my favorite photos of the entire day – I love the movement of Lauren’s gown as she walks into the vineyard!

Daddy-daughter first looks are some of my absolute favorites! Look at that love!

Lauren & Jorge’s First Look was so cute! Just look at those smiles! 🙂

Lauren carried a gorgeous bouquet of peonies – aren’t they stunning?!!

With the vineyard as their backdrop, Jorge & Lauren were wed under this gorgeous tree!

I just adore the floral garland created by Alpharetta Flower Market – it framed the ceremony perfectly!

What a perfect setting for Lauren & Jorge to say “I do!” – I just love this one 🙂

The sunset was simply magical, and I’m so glad Lauren & Jorge took some time for photos during golden hour!

This is one of my favorites – I just love that you get a feel for the lush vines, the sun setting and the party starting off in the distance!

I just love the ambiance created by long farm tables lit by candlelight!

The sweet parent dances had many wiping away tears!

Y’all, the parent dances get me every time! I just love how sweet Jorge & his Mom are together!

Congrats, Lauren & Jorge! Wishing you all the joy in your lives together!

A big Thank You to Katie Cathell for photographing this day with me, and to the following vendors for helping create Lauren & Jorge’s dream day!

Venue: Montaluce Winery

Wedding Coordinator: Jessie Caudill with Montaluce Winery

Florist: Allison Schrade of Alpharetta Flower and Garden Market

Cake Artist: Nicole Adams of Gingerspice Bakery

DJ: Louie of DJ Louie Productions

Make up & Hair Stylist: Bombshell Creations

Videographer: Jonathan Nye of Cre8ive Cinema

Bridal Gown: Designer Mori Lee from Bravura Bridal and Prom

Bridesmaids’ Dress: Bill Levkoff from Affordable Bridal

Menswear: J. Harringtons Clothiers

Officiant: Ali Mills

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