John and Caroline met through their best friends in college at the University of Georgia and immediately hit it off. They dated for five years leading up to John nervously getting down on one knee, bouquet of roses in hand, and asking Caroline to marry him. She was so excited that she almost forgot to say yes!
Caroline knew she wanted a spring wedding with a southern flair to incorporate the couple’s roots. The beautiful ceremony took place at Christ United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 26, 2014, the perfect time for a spring wedding.
After the ceremony, guests arrived to Gleneagles Country Club and were greeted by the elegant Dallas Wedding Music string quartet playing. John and Caroline had a cocktail menu filled with fresh orange infused water, red and white wine, and two southern style signature drinks of Arnold Palmers and Mint Juleps. The hors d’oeuvres were to die for….tomato & mozzarella skewers, fried artichokes, crab cakes, bacon wrapped dates & apricots, and coconut shrimp. So yummy!
For the reception, Caroline continued her southern, natural, airy feel. Tables were decorated with champagne shantung linens accentuated with classic gold chiavari chairs from M&M Special Events. The incredibly beautiful floral arrangements were done by the amazing Branching Out Floral Design and were accompanied by an array of candle collections to tie the whole look together. Beyond did an awesome job with the lighting to create a romantic atmosphere for the reception. Caroline’s vision for her wedding absolutely gorgeous to say the least.
Sugar Bee Sweets did such a phenomenal job with the cakes. I mean look how gorgeous they are! Caroline wanted to surprise John with a special UGA cake to represent their alma matter and favorite team. Go Bulldogs! A hobby of theirs is to brew beer. It was the perfect special touch to this tailgate style cake.
As the evening went on, everyone danced the night away to the band Tenacity!
To keep the energy going strong, John and Caroline came up with the fun idea to pass one of their favorite treats, Chicken Fried Honey Biscuits, as a late night snack. They were such a hit!
A favorite Kaufman family treat of homemade toffee was given to guests as favors. We’re a bit of toffee connoisseurs so we can tell you firsthand that this was some delicious toffee. Thank you, Beth & Caroline!
As guests gathered outside for the departure they were given handfuls of rose petals to toss over the happy couple. Blomberg Photography did an amazing job capturing every sweet and happy moment of this spring wedding.
When asked what her favorite part of the evening was, Caroline said, “It was how in love I felt. John and I aren’t a very mushy-gushy couple, but the whole night, we couldn’t take our eyes off each other. We danced and mingled and ate and laughed…and hardly left each other’s sides. Looking back, I still get the feeling of bliss I had that night. It was really perfect!”
We couldn’t be more pleased to have been apart of your first steps in your new life together, Caroline & John! Cheers to living “Hoppily Ever After”!