Carrie Underwood Weds (right down the road)

Carrie Underwood got married just down the road from Kate Aspen - so we look at the bride, the venue, and the favors!



Where the heck is Greensboro, Georgia? And why on earth would a celebrity like Carrie Underwood choose this place for her wedding? Yes, we’re located in Atlanta – and even we weren’t sure where to find Greensboro, Georgia. But we did know about Reynolds Plantation – lots of high profile people own homes in the area. So we thought we’d all get educated together. Who knows? It might be the perfect spot for your wedding!

Located about an hour and a half southeast of us (on the way to Augusta for all you golf fans), Reynolds Plantation is a secluded, high-end community nestled around Lake Oconee. Alongside beautiful homes and pristine water, you’ll find a Ritz-Carlton – right smack in the middle of a lovely, natural nowhere – total privacy!

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds sits on 35 tranquil acres. Golf, fishing, and a fabulous spa await your arrival. Plan your wedding celebration around these activities, or set out with your crew on a siteseeing tour of the quaint little antebellum towns that dot the area.

Now if you’re the soon-to-be Mrs. Mike Fisher, you can rent out the entire place (250 rooms), shut down the private airport, and have the run of the entire facility for your wedding celebration. Oh – do tack on the cost of marine police to keep boats at bay, sheriff deputies to shut down the roads and the like.

If you’re more like the rest of us, you can choose from several fabulous wedding packages and locations on the property – inside, or by the lake, or on the event lawn overlooking the water for example. The Ritz-Carlton offers up its own professional wedding planner to ensure the perfection of your special day, and their excellent culinary staff is at your command.

The tented area is where the wedding took place. Thanks to 101.5’s Cadillac Jack for the TwitPic!

People Magazine has exclusive rights to the wedding pictures – so you’ll probably see the all glamour and the bliss surrounding Carrie and Mike’s wedding on a newstand near you soon. But until then – industrious 101.5’s Cadillac Jack and an Ottawa journalist did a little pre-wedding stalking. Check it out on the AJC blog. It’s a cute read!

Hey! This will interest you. The Ritz-Carlton at Reynolds Plantation is holding a Wedding Showcase in November. See? You already have an excuse to at least make a visit. Details here.

Favor perfection for your ritzy Reynolds Plantation wedding? Why trendy-chic stemless wine glasses, of course – personalized to just your wedding style. So many colors – so many delightful designs!

Happy Planning – southern style!