From what I've gathered, Chris & Victoria have family ties here in the U.S. (where they met), but also Brazil (where Vicky is from), Germany, and Japan (and there's probably more). They were blessed to have family travel from all over to be with them on this special day.
Early in the planning process, Vicky & I sat down to discuss the timeline for the upcoming day. That's when she mentioned they would be having "Thanksgiving food" catered for their reception. She said, besides it being a November wedding, that it made the most sense to have Thanksgiving dinner with everyone while they're all here in one place. I teared up when she said that and I'm tearing up again now. That's one of the sweetest things I've ever heard. (I must mention that food was some of the best meals I've ever had at a wedding! S/o to Robin's Nest Catering!!)
Before the reception even started though, it was very important to them that they had a chance to thank each guest for being a part of their lives. During their bilingual speech (Chris would speak in English, then Vicky would translate into Portuguese) they also shared the unique story of how they met (her being an exchange student and sitting next to each other in class by happenstance). Again, crying. I love their story.
They are a unique couple, with a unique journey, and their wedding day was no different -- 100% unique.
Coordinator: Samantha Nicole Weddings (LOVE HER!), Tallahassee, Fl
Venue: The Biscuit Company, Thomasville, Ga
Officiant: Camille Sienkowski (Chris' grandmother)
DJ: Fire Entertainment, Tallahassee, Fl
Catering: Robin's Nest Catering, Thomasville, ga
Cake: Mae Polly's Cake, Valdosta, Ga
Florist: Singletary's Flowers, Thomasville, Ga
Dresses: White Weddings, Valdosta, Ga
Hair & MU: Abigail Chandler
Invitation: Perfect Settings, Valdosta, Ga
Linens: Ring Party Rentals, Thomasville, Ga
Photographer: Glori Beaufort Photography, Valdosta, Ga
What was your favorite party about Chris & Victoria's special day? Leave them a comment below!
Glori Beaufort is a professionally trained photographer from Valdosta, Georgia specializing in weddings and couples across the East Coast.