A Sophisticated Plantation Wedding at a Private Estate in Greensboro, Georgia
A mutual friend wanted to set Christopher Nobo (33 and a gastroenterologist) up on a blind date with Morgan Smith (26 and a wealth manager), promising that Morgan would change Chris's life. They immediately hit it off and life was never the same for either of them! Chris proposed to Morgan on what appeared to be a typical Friday night—she got home from work to find her favorite scene from Bridesmaids (the airplane scene!) on TV and Chris invited her to sit down and watch. "After about two minutes, Chris stood up and stated in an unsteady voice 'I forgot! I built a bonfire out back,' and I replied with, "You forgot you built a bonfire?!'" says Morgan. "Chris opened the back door and revealed a gorgeous scene with wicker light balls hanging from the trees and a blazing bonfire." After Chris got down on one knee, the couple celebrated with family before spending the next fifteen months planning a sophisticated southern affair at the bride's grandparents' estate in Greensboro, Georgia. "It's a plantation style home built around 1800, with so much natural beauty," says Morgan. "We put together 9,000 square feet of tents with cafe string lights to create the 'rustic elegant' feel we were looking for." A mint, gold and white color palette warmed their tented celebration while bright pops of pink peonies added color throughout the ceremony and reception. For an extra touch of elegance, Morgan and Chris had a black and white dance floor along with almost a dozen crystal chandeliers hanging from different heights. "Having the wedding at my grandparents' estate was an easy choice because even though they are no longer with us, it felt like they were there the entire night!""