Large dusty pink garden roses, plump white hydrangea, sumptuous white carnations, mixed with petite purple wax flowers and greenery in a large antique urn surrounded by scattered rose petals beneath – this was just one of the many magnificent flower arrangements that the couple used to lead guests from the intersection of 5th Avenue and 2nd street up Neely Hill to the base of the renowned Clocktower which overlooks downtown Rome.
Bride Tiffany, an employee at Bussey’s Flowers, took her knowledge and passion for flowers and created an exquisite wedding at a stunning venue with a fabulous ceremony time – 10:30 am! Having the wedding earlier in the day allowed for more time to enjoy the beautiful weather in Rome and enabled the couple to get to their honeymoon destination early in the evening!
This couple did not stop with a marvelous ceremony. The reception was held on the second floor of the Rome Area History Museum on Broad Street. As guests emerged from the elevator, they first took turns stamping “leaves” on a large painting of a tree with “love birds” sitting together on a branch (including 2 tiny, special lovebirds who symbolized the bride’s twin daughters!).
The brunch buffet catered by Pirkle’s Deli offered a variety of superb breakfast dishes including hash brown casserole, French toast strata, ham croissants, cinnamon and blueberry scones. Guests found their seats in the next room after selecting a Mimosa or Bloody Mary from the bartender.
The three tiered wedding cake from Honeymoon Bakery make a statement against the distressed brick wall of the museum along with the pale roses and greenery that adorned it. The groom chose to have a three-dimensional bass fish with a hook atop his groom’s cake.
At the end of the brunch reception, guests helped to lead the newlyweds through a shower of flower petals and into their waiting limo!