Lauren and Chase met in the North Georgia Mountains at Young Harris College…which is also where he popped the question…so it was only fitting that they tied the knot in a similar setting at Yonah Mountain Vineyards!
I met Lauren and Chase through my sweet January couple, Cassie and Parker—and it was so special for me to get to shoot both of their weddings!! Lauren and Chase were in Cassie and Parker’s wedding, and Saturday, Cassie and Parker were returning the favor as bridesmaid and groomsmen for Chase and Lauren!
Saturday was a beautiful day up in the North Georgia mountains! Lauren and her gorgeous girls were hanging out at the Urban Farmhouse in Cleveland before heading over to the venue. Lauren had gifted them with navy monogrammed pajamas and personalized wine cooler cups, and they had a great time hanging out and grabbing a bite to eat! Y’all, despite a few minor mishaps at the wedding (Chase discovering that the dry cleaner had given him the wrong shirt, and the realization that Chase’s mother was unknowingly cut and bleeding, which happened to get on Lauren’s veil 30 minutes before the ceremony) Lauren and Chase were just content to enjoy their day! I never saw them get stressed or panicked—they had a “go with the flow” attitude the entire day, and that says a lot about not only their personalities but what was important to them—that they were about to join their lives together, and that was the most important thing!
They exchanged vows on a mountain top overlooking the Yonah Mountain vineyards…it was truly breathtaking and dreamy. Lauren was the epitome of a fairy-tale bride in her gorgeous, sweeping wedding gown, and I’m still in love with her vibrant blue Badgley Mischka shoes! Chase enjoyed showing his groomsmen his personal dance, the “Hanky Leg” and at the reception, the tables were adorned with beautiful cut glass pink goblets and cascades of flower arrangements.
The guests mingled outside on the manicured lawn under the string lights and danced inside. We grabbed a special picture of all of the Young Harris graduates. Holly, Houston and Jordan gave great speeches that had everyone laughing, and finally Chase and Lauren ended their night exiting through a line of LED sparklers. It was a beautiful celebration in a stunning setting…Lauren and Chase, you were an absolute joy to know and work with—and when September rolls around and Lauren is done with her job training, I hope y’all have an amazing honeymoon in Mexico!!
Venue: Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Photographer: Audrey Herron Photography
Second Photographer: Diana Bello
Videographer: Ryan Lindsay, Imagine Video Productions
Wedding Gown: Allure Couture, Bridals by Lori
Wedding Coordinator: Kaley Stephens
Cake: Keliie Drake, Kellie’s Cakes
Catering: Bleu House Cafe
Arbor: Hannah Morris