Southern Wedding at Wavering Place

On the grounds of Wavering Place, you’ll step back into a time of southern hospitality, style and grace with its large acreage, canopy of trees, and historical markers. It’s a setting worth everything for your big day!

On March 20, 2021, the grounds were filled with the families of Sara Hockenberry and Erick Wells. The host had originally planned a fall wedding for September 2020. It was postponed and reset for spring due to the global pandemic. But, there was no time for crying over split milk. Everything was just as it should be. Lovely, fun and perfect!

Utilizing the front lawn of the great manor, Erick and Sara shared their nuptials at sunset. Everything looked so beautiful. Each bridal party member stood by to support their friends as they said “I do.” The bridal party processed to “Here comes the sun,” played by Mac McMillen a musician playing acoustic guitar, which was so fitting for this couple. They truly were happy, throughout their entire wedding day. The laughing and smiling that was captured by Morgan Stevens, Visionary Photo Film really said it all.

The Green Tree House was the spot for the couple’s reception. Fortunately, much time and consideration had been taken regarding the weather. It was a chilly day, while sunny, the air was cooler than warm. The guests were kept cozy and warm with mushroom heaters and clear side panels from the venue’s preferred rental company, Crisp Event Rentals. The fireplace was running and the doors were kept closed to create a cozy, intimate dining space.

“I talked to your dad go pick out a white dress. It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes.”

Taylor Swift

Southern Way Catering handled all the menu details. The guests began with a charcuterie board presented at each table. The reception selection offered a roasted chicken and fingerling potatoes, grilled panini station, and an assortment of vegetables. Guests were entertained by the music, and crackling of the fireplace.

With a spread of mini cupcakes and sweets, the couple shared a small Couple’s Cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes which was a delight to all. The party was fun, lively and comfortable. Guests had the opportunity to personalize messages to the bride and groom with a polaroid snap shot of themselves and message in a journal. This was their guest book, which was displayed on boards, added to throughout the evening made for a fun activity for guests.

Joan Day Weddings – wedding planning and design

Southern Way Catering – catering and beverages

Crisp Rentals – specialty linens and rentals

Wavering Place – venue

Mac McMillen – guitarist

American Floral – florals

Nothing Bundt Cakes – bakery

Disc Jockeys Now – Entertainment

Pink Posies and Pearls – signage and acrylic accents

Enaura Bridal – Bride’s gown

David’s Bridal – Bridesmaids’ dresses