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Warm weather has us dreaming of Summer so this week’s wedding wednesday blog features a dreamy winery lawn wedding.  Nicholas and Wen’s special day was exquisitely captured by Paris Mountain Photography.

Wen looked like perfection in her elegant lace detailed wedding gown. From her lace accented veil to her diamond earrings, and pastel pink rose bouquet–we could barely pick our favorite detail. Her reception was held in our candlelit Caskroom.

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Photography: Paris Mountain Photography

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What better way to cheer up a chilly Wednesday with today’s featured Spring wedding! Danielle & Steven’s elegant Atlanta wedding day started with a sunny Inn Atrium ceremony and a Winery Pavilion reception followed.

Who doesn’t love a classy spring wedding? From the boho chic rose and eucalyptus bouquets, and blush v-neck taffeta bridesmaids dresses, to the delicate lace detailed wedding gown, we can’t get over the simple romance!

 

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Photographer: Sarah Slavik Photography

Decor/Florist: Cathy Taylor/Your Event Solutions 

Entertainment (DJ): Rich Leggitt/Black Tie Events

Wedding Cake: Unforgettable Wedding Cakes 

Wedding Coordinator: Hester Parks/Park Avenue Events

Venue: Chateau Elan Atrium and Pavillion

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Start planning your dream wedding at Chateau Elan today.

 


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Another fairy tale ending for the books! Today we’re featuring Autumn and Justin’s happily ever after with photography by Paris Mountain Photography. From their sunlit Atrium ceremony to the gorgeous rose-accented center pieces at their ballroom reception, we can’t get enough.

Autumn’s jaw-dropping diamond studded bodice and layered tulle ball gown gave us major throwbacks to our childhood princess wedding fantasies. She stood out among her bridesmaids who were in classic black satin, one shouldered dresses. Her pastel palette rose bouquet complimented her dress perfectly as well as the glamorous Paris Ballroom reception decor.

 

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 We can’t get enough of our amazing Chateau Elan wedding couples! Today we’re sharing another celebration of love with Lauren and Houston’s joyous big day.

 

“Little did I know that while swinging in my favorite place in the park, Houston would get down on one knee and ask me to spend the rest of my life with him. It was completely unexpected and so special with just the two of us in the park that afternoon!”-Lauren

 

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Hair & Makeup: Brushworx

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Get those Pinterest boards ready because it’s #WeddingWednesday and that means another beautiful Chateau Elan winery wedding feature.

Today’s inspiration is brought to you in part by Sposabella Photography and our lovely couple, Shannon and Philip.

The bride wore an elegant tulle princess style wedding dress with a jewel encrusted bodice and a classic floor length veil. Bridesmaids were adorned in Lavender chiffon dresses with halter necklines; complimented with lush lavender rose bouquets in hand.

The indoor Atrium ceremony took place under the bright glass ceiling of our Inn. Perfect for photos and never impacted by weather!

You can’t help but smile when looking at these photos… the joy is just exuding from this sweet couple and their Atlanta vineyard destination event.

 

Vendor List

Photographer: Sposabella Photography

Florist: Roger Chapman – Floral Shoppe

Rentals/Lighting: Your Event Solutions

Dress: Madison James

Hair & Makeup: Formal Faces

Cake: The Baking Grounds Bakery

Caterer/Venue/Planner: Chateau Elan

To see more of our wedding photos check us out on Facebook. 

Start planning your dream wedding at Chateau Elan today.


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Today we welcome guest blogger AshSaidIt to talk about last years VineyardFest Festivities in anticipation for this year’s big bash! 

“The 20th annual Vineyard Fest 2016 was exquisitely executed this past Sunday. Chateau Elan Winery and Resort rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of guests. This yearly gala is a favorite to locals as well as many out of state patrons. I met groups from Detroit, Long Island, Nevada, San Jose and even Utah. This festival is well known and bigger than I had imagined.

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Once you check in, you receive a program and your commemorative wine glass. The first section was the Pavillion. This area included a music stage, an elaborate cheese station, decadent desserts, Tipsy Canvas and many seats to enjoy the ambiance. League of Decency lit up the music stage with classic rock hits. Their energy was up tempo and kept the crowds entertained. The cheese station was beautiful! There was so many different varieties of cheese. It was perfect for such an event.

The dessert station was unlike anything I had ever seen. They fried funnel cake bites and put them on a round black plate. Then you could pick toppings to add on top. There was strawberry, caramel, chocolate, candied pecans and even brandied bacon. Everything tasted so fresh. I love it when food is cooked to order. It was an overwhelming table of sweet delights.

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The next stop was the Vat Room. This room hosted all of the food stations. The features included Braised Oxtail, Confit Chicken Lollipop, Conecuh Sausage Corndog, The Elvis, Tomato Water Aspic, Grilled Oyster and Lobster Beignet. The presentation of food was absolutely flawless!

The Cask Room was up next. Here we began our first tastings of the afternoon. Southern Distinctions, Inkwell Designers, Chateau Elan Muscadines, Red Hare Brewing Co., Boston Beer and Wild Heaven Craft Beers were on full display. Each company showcased their most acclaimed products. We gladly sat in line for a sample.

Just up the staircase, the Winery Tasting Room took up most of the time. It was comforting to speak directly with local distilleries about their companies. I was delighted to see several familiar faces behind the counter. Lazy Guy Distillery was front and center. I just met them a few weeks back at another tasting event. They only bring the cream of the crop wherever they go. In this case, it was their Snow Cream. I am definitely scheduling my tour of their distillery in Kennesaw, Ga. 

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Sassy Bitch Wines was present as well. They are a local favorite that I enjoy. Their Pinot Noir is a crowd pleaser. The fruity flavors mixed with the smokey oak make for a great experience. In the past 4 months Sassy Bitch Wines has been present at many events. Look out for them at your local stores.

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I was in ‘Bread Heaven’ with the Artisan Bread Display. OMG! So many varieties of bread. I could hardly contain myself. This display was in the center of the hall and was constantly being replenished. New bread all the time.

To the left of the staircase was the center attraction of the day. The Vegetable Garden. It was the most creative thing that I’ve seen in some time. It’s hard to even explain it. It was a HUGE display of hummus with different veggies decorated to look like an actual vegetable garden. I was tickled pink at how marvelous everything appeared. I was even more impressed with how savory it tasted. Bravo!

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On the 3rd floor, there was even more to discover. Yes. There was a 3rd level of activities. At the top of this staircase was a jam tasting table. It was a local farmer and they had over 10+ varieties of jellies. To the left was an ongoing wine seminar. And to the right, there were ongoing cooking demonstrations. I was fortunate enough to catch a bit of the crab cakes demo. Both the seminar and the food demos were packed with people eager to learn something new.

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I was dressed to the T so I did not partake in grape stomping. However, I saw many that got their stomp on some grapes. Looked like a lot of fun.

I now understand why this festival is sought after by people across the country and even across the world. Chateau Elan perfected yet another pleasurable event that I will look forward to attending in 2017. If you want the red carpet treatment by the finest winery in Georgia, schedule your tour of Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. Book a room and make it a weekend getaway. You’ll be glad that you did!”- AshSaidIt

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August 14th prices go up to $85 for Early Bird Special

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Secure your spot and get ready for the biggest vineyard party of the year.

Cheers!