Bride and groom walking in

Special thanks to Dayana Cagle of CDM Photo Studio who provided many of the photos in this post. 

Here’s the third and final installment in my Rustic Southern Wedding series. This one is all about the reception. We had so much fun! Our awesome band, The Glow Band, was so great that Brian and Caroline signed them to play at their wedding. Family and friends, old and young were on the dance floor having a blast together. It was a great night.

first dance

From the bride and groom’s first dance to the father daughter dance, this wedding was special. But the father daughter dance was just a little bit different. Malorie and David are both talented musicians and singers, so they came up with the idea of singing together. Mal always used to play Great Day to Be Alive by Travis Tritt on her iPod, so it seemed a natural choice:

Followed by the mother son dance…

mother son dance

There was great food provided by Atlanta’s Finest Catering, and unlimited beverages:

food and drink at rustic wedding reception

There were the usual wedding activities:

throwing bouqet, garter, cutting cake

There were lots of ecstatic parents and grandparents:

parents and grandparents

And happy siblings:

siblings at the wedding

Many, many friends and family:

friends and family

Even a family reunion of sorts—the groom’s dad has five siblings and this was the first time they had all been together in years:

Globensky reunion

We had another surprise in addition to the father-daughter duet. Not only are Malorie and David musically talented, but so are several of our closest friends. So David arranged with our awesome band, Glow Band, to have his friends come up and play a couple of tunes. The crowd loved it:

surprise of friends playing on stage

And speaking of our band, at this wedding there was dancing. Lots and lots of DANCING. It was So. Much. Fun.

dancing at the wedding

Around 10:45, the happy newlyweds said goodnight amidst sparkling laughter…

newlyweds leaving the reception through a trail of sparklers

It was a beautiful end to an extraordinary evening and one that our family will never forget.

bride and groom under the covered bridge
If you missed the other installments in this series, here are the links:
Rustic Southern Wedding Part One: The Venue
Rustic Southern Wedding Part Two: The Ceremony
The bride

We sincerely appreciate the following vendors and recommend their services to anyone planning a wedding in the Atlanta area:


Venue: Indigo Falls Events

Caterer/Florist: Atlanta’s Finest Catering and Event Planning

Photography: CDM Photo Studio

Hair and Makeup: Fringe Hair Salon, Augusta

Wedding Cake: Confection Perfection

Bus (transportation from hotel to venue and back): MTI Limo & Shuttle Services, Inc.

Limousine: Cumberland Limousine

Invitations: The White Crane, Augusta, Georgia

Lucy standing behind a counter with a cheese board and glass of wine.

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