J.D. Brown and Yaicha Farr were married in March at Lake Martin. The bride and groom both grew up going to the lake so picking this destination spot was pretty easy. Having known this fun couple for years and years, I was not surprised with to hear that they had asked 40 of their closest friends to be in the wedding. These 40 people are one of the many reasons why the wedding weekend was such a blast.
Yaicha and I worked hard trying to make sure the guests would enjoy themselves for the entire weekend. Whether it was the welcome bags in the rooms upon arrival, having a karaoke machine hooked up in the wedding party suite for late night concerts or transportation for the entire weekend, the guests were our first priority!
One little obstacle that we worked around was the tiny church and an always growing guest list. This is a common problem for some Lake Martin brides. Instead of cutting friends from the guest list, the couple decided to have a small group attend the ceremony and invited the rest of their guests to the reception. The reception started at the same time as the ceremony so that everyone had something to do at 5:30. This really worked well and I would tell you to strongly consider this if you are faced with the same challenge.
The reception was held at the AMAZING Springhouse Restaurant! Yaicha had dreamed of having a “Michael Buble” play during the cocktail part of the reception. I couldn’t get Michael himself, but as Yaicha’s mom said, “I got pretty darn close” when hiring Matthew DeVine. Reception guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, music and cocktails until Yaicha and J.D. walked in for their first dance. The party immediately began and not one guest left before the bride and goon. There were good times shared by all!!!
Our Children’s Harbour Chapel
Ivory and White
II Da Max with Southeastern Attractions
Peggy McKinney Cakes
Mary Margaret Chambliss Photography
Capital City Trailways