The moment Lizzy and Mark set eyes on the forest at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Oconee, they knew it was the one. “The smell of the pine trees with glimmers of the lake sparkling” set the tone while incredible floral displays by Designs by Kent added romance and whimsey. The robust arbor, cascading floral chandelier and textural bouquets are amazing and you can check it all out in these images by Willett Photography.
What made the wedding special and unique?
Our venue, the forest at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Oconee, really set the tone for the whole day! From the first time we saw it, we knew we had to be married there. The smell of the pine trees with glimmers of the lake sparkling in the background are just pure bliss!
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I found it at Kelly’s Closet in Candler Park! It was the first dress the truly felt myself in. I knew I had to have it. The gorgeous intricate but eclectic lace just sealed the deal. I didn’t know if I was going to wear the off the shoulder straps for the wedding, but I’m so glad I did, I feel like they really help make the dress.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
Our vendors really went above and beyond to make us feel special and comfortable the whole day. Everything from the dreamy setting, to the beautiful lounge furniture and seating arrangement, the artist painting under the pine trees, along with some great music and the people we love the most in the world truly made it unforgettable. Oh, and a late night snack was pretty amazing after dancing the night away!
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Watching everyone enjoy themselves. Mother Nature really showed off and let everyone truly enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.
Photography: Willett Photography // Floral Design: Designs by Kent // Paper Goods: Paces Paper // Ceremony + Reception Venue + Catering: The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee // Hair & Makeup: Scoobie West & Company // Wedding Gown Designer: Rue De Seine // Wedding Gown Boutique: Kelly’s Closet // Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Ring Box: Anthropologie // Groom’s Attire: Perry Ellis // Rentals: Crush Event Rentals