Collier and Chris Wedding

February 1, 2020

By Hailea Boykin  •  Photography by Ashley Seawell Photography

Surrounded by family and friends on a crisp February day, Collier McLeod and Chris Field said I do to forever at the Church of the Good Shepherd where two previous generations of the McLeods had also been married. Father Robert Fain officiated the wedding of Collier and Chris just as he had done for the wedding of the bride’s parents in 1987. 

With the weather being unpredictable in Augusta that time of year, Collier wanted to bring the outdoors, inside. Thanks to Greg Boulus Events, lush natural greenery enhanced the already beautiful Augusta Country Club. “It was nice to have a venue like the Augusta Country Club, its where I grew up going.”

Boulus and his team transformed the club’s ballroom into a beautiful dining room for the 300-person seated dinner. After dinner, guests were invited to the lounge and verandah for dessert, while the ballroom was converted to more of an entertainment venue where everyone danced the night away. “In just 28 minutes, we removed all draping and dinner tables to set up for the party,” Boulus explains.

To kick off the dance party, all seven of the McLeod grandchildren performed a Social dance, the Hustle, as a tribute to the bride’s paternal grandmother who rekindled the Social, Inc. tradition in the 1970s. This was the first time the bride’s grandparents, Guy and Dorothy McLeod, had seen all of their grandchildren dance together.

“Chris and I were incredibly fortunate to have been able to have our wedding as planned on February 1,” Collier explains. “With Chris’ family located mostly in Ohio and Minnesota, and so much of my family and friends located all around the southeast, the west coast and Europe, we are grateful to have been able to celebrate our marriage with all of our loved ones who traveled from near and far, prior to COVID-19 disrupting our lives!”

The Details

Season:
Winter

Planning Time:
A little over a year

Event Planner:
Greg Boulus Events

Florals:
Charleston Street/Greg
Boulus Events

Cake:
Lila Greene

Ceremony:
Church of the Good Shepherd

Reception:
Augusta Country Club

Photography:
Ashley Seawell Photography

 

 

 


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