A Regal Tented Wedding at Serenata Farm in Madison, Georgia

While Jessie Lysiak was working on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, some of her charter guests wanted to set her up on a blind date with their best fr

While Jessie Lysiak was working on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, some of her charter guests wanted to set her up on a blind date with their best friend, Justin Braun. The pair began dating long distance but shortly after the start of their relationship, Jessie was selected to compete on Master Chef, where she was isolated for over three months of filming. "I was on 23 episodes and made it to the final three, and with almost no communication for so long, something just clicked for us," says Jessie. "We knew if we could make it through the show and the long distance dating, then we could make it through anything!" After Justin proposed on New Year's Day, the pair began planning their timeless southern wedding but couldn't find their perfect venue. After much searching, Jessie brought home a card advertising a yoga retreat in Madison and fell in love with the sprawling 84-acre estate. She pleaded with Serenata Farm's owner to consider letting them have their wedding there and he agreed to host the farm's first wedding. "Bobby has since decided to use his fabulous facility as an event venue and has already booked future weddings!" says Jessie. After an intimate ceremony on the mansion's front porch, guests were invited to celebrate in a tented reception out back with a blush, gold and cream celebration. Regal candelabras filled with pale flower arrangements and matching gold chargers and chiavari chairs gave the tent a luxurious feel. Lights, chandeliers and a stunning oversized farm head table added extra warmth to the refined decor. "We had our wedding at a true southern mansion that has a European flair," says Jessica. "With immaculately manicured gardens, fountains, pool, horses and miles of white fencing, it was perfect!"

Since Jessie has modeled hundreds of wedding dresses over 13 years, she knew she didn't want anything she'd seen before. "I called a dress designer that makes dresses for Miss America and Miss USA,  that I had met at the Miss USA Georgia pageant, and together Randall Smith and I created my dream wedding dress!"
Timeless Blush Wedding Party
Since Jessie has modeled for over 13 years and probably modeled a thousand wedding dresses she knew she did not want anything she had worn or seen before. Jessie called a dress designer that makes dresses for Miss America and Miss USA. She had met Randall Smith at the Miss USA Georgia pageant where Jessie took 1st runner up...the winner wore a dress by Randall. Together they created Jessie's dream wedding dress. He also did a long beautiful veil, he designed her earrings, hand stoned the dress and her shoes.
"I've been a Mori Lee runway model for years and had my bridesmaids in a short blush style, keeping in line with a Georgia peach feel," says Jessie.
Romantic Cream and Blush Wedding Bouquet
Justin went for a timeless look and decided on a black Hugo Boss suit with a matching black bow tie.
"We had our wedding at a true southern mansion that has a European flair," says Jessica. "With immaculately manicured gardens, fountains, pool, horses and miles of white fencing, it was perfect!"
Blush Tulle Flower Girl Dresses
Serenata Farm Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
"We had our ceremony in front of the original home that dates back to the 1800s," says Jessie. "We had beautiful blush and light peach flowers all around and a harp player on the porch of the main mansion."
Jessie and Justin's Southern Elegance Wedding
Gold candelabras filled with blush flower arrangements and matching gold chargers and chiavari chairs gave the backyard tented reception a luxurious feel.
Lights, chandeliers and a stunning oversized farm head table warmed the tented reception.
Since Jessie and her baker are close personal friends, Debra allowed Jessie to come over and help make some of the hundreds of edible flower petals that decorated the blush cake.
Tented Reception with Black and White Dance Floor
After really struggling to decide how she should arrive at the ceremony, and just days before the wedding, Jessie saw a beautiful 1955 Chevy car parked on the side of the street. After finding the owner, he gladly agreed to drive her up to the ceremony in his classic car.