A Quartet, A Piano and Sushi!

The chapel was packed with loved ones excitedly waiting for the wedding to begin!

Light shone through the pastel colored stained glass of Darlington School’s Morris Chapel as family and friends of Natalie and Caleb filled the chapel’s pews to the brim. Beautiful prelude music was provided by Seven Hills String Quartet and Carolyn Walker on the piano. The aisles were decorated with bouquets of white hydrangea with accents of pine and seeded eucalyptus berries from Bussey’s.

The bride’s brother sang a beautiful song, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” while a groomsman accompanied on the piano. The sweet moment between brother and sister ensured there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

As the ceremony ended and evening approached, guests took a short trip to the Coosa Country Club for the reception and were greeted by a toasty fire place and welcoming music from the grand piano.

The colorful sushi was a crowd favorite!

Appetizers including curry chicken salad and sizzling bacon wrapped scallops were served with wine as guests made their way to the main ballroom. Along the hallway, guests enjoyed displays of photographs of the bride and groom and of their family wedding photos from the past.

Dinner began and some went straight for the mouth watering pulled pork, roasted squash medley and asparagus while others made their way to the colorful sushi bar from Rusan’s on the back patio! The back patio of the club was enclosed and heated to ensure guest comfort, but also to give a nod to the bride and groom’s more ‘natural’ tastes. Overhead café lights helped guests enjoy the outdoors, while still staying toasty warm.

The wedding cake, as tasty as it was beautiful!

Everyone’s attention turned towards the doors as the newlyweds walked into the ballroom. The couple greeted and mingled with loved ones making their way towards the dance floor where the Ascencion Band played “That’s How Strong My Love Is” for the couple’s first dance. As the dance ended and “What a Wonderful World” began to play, the bride asked her father for a father daughter dance, a touching surprise her father was not expecting (he had no idea the song the bride had selected)!

As dinner came to a close, the couple began to cut the five-tier wedding cake from Honeymoon Bakery which was adorned with pale flowers cascading down the side. The groom’s three-tiered chocolate cake was complete with his monogram in the middle. To end the night, the newlyweds were sent off by sparklers shining bright against the night sky.