Can I just sum the night up in a word?
Our Saturday night with the new Mr. and Mrs. Rice was fantastic and definitely one of the most incredibly beautiful and incredibly warm events we’ve ever been a part of. The ceremony was held at the Biltmore Hotel and the ballroom was absolutely transformed into an elegant wedding chapel at the hands of Tony Brewer and Company. We have worked with Tony before, but this weekend, he outdid himself. I can’t even imagine the number of lights, roses, tulips, sheer drapes, crystal beads and candles that they used. It was unreal.
Cammie’s gown was a gorgeous Anne Barge creation that was just perfect for her, and she wore her grandmother’s wedding band, a gorgeous strand of pearls from John and a special ring from her Aunt that was over 100 years old.
The ceremony was very warm and intimate. Cammie and John each have 2 sons, and those young men were their “best men”. Before lighting the unity candle, each son lit his own candle and then lit one of his new brothers’. Then, John’s sons lit Cammie’s and Cammie’s sons lit John’s. It was so touching, meaningful and warm. The boys are all so connected–like brothers.
After the ceremony we headed to the Four Seasons for the reception. (and yes, the Georgia/GA Tech game ended right as we were trying to hustle to the hotel…ahh, Atlanta traffic times 100!) I thought that the Biltmore looked spectacular…well the Four Seasons ballroom left me speechless. And that doesn’t happen often. Really. Just ask Ric.
The ballroom looked like one that Cinderella would have been dancing in with her Prince Charming…all the way down to the beautiful white roses with crystal stems that Cammie presented to her new Mother-in-law and held in honor of her Mother and Grandmother who were too ill to attend.