The Reception

A wedding is really all about the details. From color palettes and flowers to venues and menus to cocktail hours and seating arrangements, every detail is carefully planned to create a memorable day for each couple. But the reception is often what guests remember the most.

It’s the time for friends and family to greet the newlyweds and spend time with everyone who came to celebrate!

From custom bars and elaborate seated dinners to floral arrangements and place cards to toasting and dancing the night away – the reception punctuates the overall event.


For Greg Boulus, owner of Charleston Street and Greg Boulus Events, the goal is to create timeless and memorable events. Boulus and his team floored the entire ballroom at the Augusta Country Club for Collier McLeod’s wedding and designed a stunning stage for the band.


For Katlyn Gates, owner of Southern Gates Weddings & Events, champagne walls are a brilliant and hassle-free way for guests to serve themselves. Short wooden, flora decorated walls with filled champagne flutes keep the exciting times rolling, swipe a drink and keep chatting without the wait.

Consider adding a few fresh cut fruit selections to allow guests the opportunity to customize their drink with a bit of extra flavor. Custom furniture adds a luxurious, yet comfortable, feel to outdoor events.

“There is nothing more gratifying than helping to create a special day and sending people home with memories that will last a lifetime,” says Gates.


“It’s all these little details that make a wedding unique,” says Boulus.

Boulus also designed a custom bar, complete with Chinoiserie wallpaper, for another wedding held at the Augusta Country Club. A dramatic entry with a grand floral arrangement was created for a reception held at the Old Medical College.



Photos courtesy of
Amy J. Owen Photography
Ashley Seawell Photography
Ashley Rae Photography
Birdsong Louis Photography

Appears in the February/March 2021 issue of Augusta Magazine.

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