We have a sincere love for catering events at Yonah Mountain Vineyards beautiful wedding venue in Northeast Georgia. However, when the event is a celebration for someone in the Proof of the Pudding family we LOVE it just a little more! We were beyond excited and appreciative to have had the opportunity to be a part of Katie Larsen & Yates Branch’s September wedding at Yonah Mountain Vineyards. Katie is the daughter of Larry Larsen, Proof’s Assistant Vice President of Operations. Larry has been part of the Proof family for more than 20 years!
As the fairytale goes, Katie met her husband to be at Georgia Southern University where they attended classes together. After dating for four years and graduating, they decided to take their careers (and relationship) to the next level. While planning the wedding of their dreams Katie began traveling as a flight attendant and Yates enrolled with the Artillery School, and was stationed in Oklahoma.
Katie and Yates pulled together the perfect creative team of vendors for the wedding day (see list of vendors below). A palette of blush was selected for the day’s design and décor elements. A subtle palette, but when paired with Katie’s stunning gown and Yates’ Marine ‘Dress Blues’ it made for one beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. We especially loved that the couple added to their ceremony exit a traditional Military Arch of Sabers (Sword Ceremony) where the bride and groom walk under an Arch created by the Marines. It was a special day, full of lots of love and the perfect Instagram moments.
The ceremony and reception both were held in Yonah Mountain Vinyards’ wedding venue. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this venue in Northeast Georgia yet, you need to. It’s not only a wedding venue, it’s a fully operational Vineyard and is open to the public year-round. The vineyard sits on the top of the mountains and is surrounded by rolling hills and the dramatic rock face of Yonah – a bride’s dream venue location!
Thank you to Five Fourteen Photography who documented moments from the day that are shared in this blog. And a very special thank you to the Larson and Yates family for entrusting catering for this special occasion to Proof of the Pudding!
The vendor team for this wedding:
Venue: Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Photography: Five Fourteen Photography
Catering: Proof of the Pudding
Florist & Event Design: Your Event Solution
Cake Artist: The Baking Grounds
Hair & Make Up Artist: Amberly Enich
Bridal Gown: The White Magnolia Boutique
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Weddington Way
Men’s Tuxes: Jos A Bank
DJ: Boo Larsen, Northern Michigan DJ’s
Videographer: Rustic River Films
Assistant (3rd) Photographer: Glenn Wilson