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Web Extra: 2016 Georgia Mountain Laurel Wedding Directory and Guide

Feb 18, 2016 11:42PM, Published by Kevin, Categories: In Print, Life+Leisure 2016



February is a celebration of all things wedding-related in and around Rabun County here at Georgia Mountain Laurel. To make selecting professionals a bit easier we have prepared a list for you of local vendors. Don't miss out on reading our complete Mountain Weddings section in the links that follow the guide!

Alcohol, Beer and Wine

Bacchus Wine Shoppe

Hiawassee, GA • 706.896.9947 

www.bacchusbeerandwine.com/

Clayton Fine Spirits/ABC

Clayton, GA • 706.782.6973 

Grapes and Beans

Clayton, GA • 706.212.0007 

http://grapesandbeans.com/

Smitty’s Spirits

Clayton, GA • 706.782.7593 

Wine Cottage

Young Harris, GA • 706.896.9238

Beverages – Wineries

12 Spies Vineyards & Farm

Rabun Gap, GA • 706.746.2097 

http://www.12spiesvineyards.com/

Crane Creek Vineyards

Young Harris, GA • 706.379.1236 

http://www.cranecreekvineyards.com/

Habersham Winery

Helen, GA • 706.983.1973 

http://www.habershamvineyards.com/

Stonewall Creek Vineyards

Tiger, GA • 706.212.0584 

http://stonewallcreek.com/

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger, GA • 706.782.4777

http://www.tigerwine.com/

Bridal Fashions

Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear

Franklin, NC • 828.369.9818 

Cowboys & Divas

Franklin, NC • 828.369.7300 

Bridal Hair / Salon / Spa 

At Your Fingertips

Clayton, GA • 706.490.9622 

http://www.atyourfingertips-salon.com/

Country Cutaway Hair Salon

Dillard, GA • 706.746.2061 

Cut and Curl Beauty Salon

Clayton, GA • 706.782.0265 

Cutting Edge Salon

Rabun Gap, GA • 706.746.7136 

Expectations Beauty Salon

Mountain City, GA • 706.746.3390 

Holly’s Salon

Mountain City, GA • 706.746.2851 

Images of Clayton

Clayton, GA • 706.782.6066 

Kelly & Company

Clayton, GA • 706.782.3010 

Salon 259

Clayton, GA • 706.782.1223 

Skin Deep Skin Care Studio

Clayton, GA • 706.949.1111 

Tangerine Dream

Tiger, GA • 706.212.0007 

Tara’s Southern Hairstyling

Tiger, GA • 706.782.6464 

Bridal Registry

Reeves Furniture & Gifts

Clayton, GA • 706.782.4253 

http://www.acehardware.com/home/index.jsp

Sonshine Bible, Books & Gifts

Cornelia, GA • 706.894.1987 

Woods Furniture, Inc.

Clarkesville, GA • 706.754.4144

http://www.woodsfurnitureinc.com/

Cakes – Wedding & Groom

Ginger J. Bleckley

Clayton, GA • 706.782.3729 

Country Bake Shoppe

Cleveland, GA • 706.865.9584 

Maries Designer Cakes

Cleveland, GA • 706.219.3859 

Patty Cakes Bakery

Clayton, GA • 706.490.4506 

Watts Farmhouse

Clarkesville, GA • 706.947.1417

The Wedding Cake

Sautee, GA • 706.969.8578

Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Andi

Lakemont, GA • 706.782.1099

Catering Services

Barn Inn, Inc.

Clayton, GA  • 706.782.6110

http://barninn.com/

Brother’s Restaurant

Young Harris, GA • 706.379.1272 

http://www.brothersatwillowranch.com/

Cupboard Café

Dillard, GA • 706.746.5700 

http://www.dillardgeorgia.com/cupboard-cafe/

Dillard House

Dillard, GA • 706.746.5348 

http://www.dillardhouse.com/

Fromage & Other Fine Foods

Clayton, GA • 706.212.7349 

http://www.fromageclayton.com/

Hawg Wild BBQ

Clarkesville, GA • 706.754.4323 

www.hawgwildbbq.com

Karan’s Catering

Rabun Gap, GA • 706.746.2726 

Kingwood Resort

Clayton, GA • 706.212.4100 

http://www.kingwoodresort.com/

Lake Rabun Hotel

Lakemont, GA • 706.782.4946 

http://www.lakerabunhotel.com/

Mama G’s

Clayton, GA • 706.782.9565 

http://loveisgoodfood.net/

Oinkers BBQ

Clayton, GA • 706.782.7010 

http://www.pigoutatoinkers.com/

Valley Café

Dillard, GA • 706.746.3321

http://www.valleycafedillard.com/

Custom Framing

Crawford Art Gallery

Clayton, GA • 706.782.8379 

http://www.broderickcrawfordart.com/

Creative Framing

Franklin, NC • 828.369.4468 

http://www.creativeframingnc.com/

Mountain Feathers Gallery

Clayton, GA • 706.782.9995

Dry Cleaners / Wedding Dress Preservation 

Model Cleaners

Clayton, GA • 706.782.3313 

Touch of Class Cleaners

Clayton, GA • 706.782.6414

Florists

Apple Blossom

Clayton, GA • 706.782.6315 

http://www.appleblossomflowersga.com/

Buds & Blossoms

Clayton, GA • 706.782.6876 

http://www.budsandblossomsflorist.com/

Cornelia Florist

Cornelia, GA • 706.778.7131 

http://www.corneliaflorist.com/

Daretta’s Florist

Cleveland, GA • 706.865.4736 

http://www.darettasflorist.com/

Design House

Clarkesville, GA • 706.754.3280 

Gertie Mae’s

Clarkesville, GA • 706.968.8744 

http://www.gertiemaes.com/

Glorious Daisy

Clayton, GA • 706.212.0031 

http://www.thegloriousdaisy.com/

Twigs, Leaves & Flowers

McDonough, GA • 706.954.1774

http://www.twigsleavesflowers.com/

Gentleman’s Formal Attire

Anderson’s

Hiawassee, GA • 706.896.3675 

Cannon’s Department Store

Clayton, GA • 706.782.7108 

https://www.jimsformalwear.com/stores/ga/clayton/cannons-department-store

Cowboys & Divas

Franklin, NC • 828.369.7300 

http://www.cowboysanddivas.com/

Jewelers

Carolyn’s Fine Jewelry

Cornelia, GA • 706.778.0245 

http://www.carolynsfinejewelry.com/

Gold Craft Jewelers

Eastanollee, GA • 706.886.2708 

Stewart’s of Franklin

Franklin, NC • 828.369.9440 

Make-up & Spa Treatments 

Body Sense

Hiawassee, GA • 706.896.6457 

http://www.bodysenseonline.com/

Michelle Bramlett

Tiger, GA • 706.982.9316 

The Amara Center

Clayton, GA • 706.782.4009

http://www.theamaracenter.com/

Musicians

Caledonia

Tiger, GA • 770.335.0967 

http://www.caledoniaswing.com/

Bella Musica

Clarkesville, GA • 706.499.2880 

http://bellamusicastrings.com/

Cyndi Israel - Harp

Clayton, GA • 770.954.1774 

Kenny Tollison

Clayton, GA • 706.212.0338

Photographers

Adrian Freeman Photography

Clayton, GA • 706.982.0993 

http://www.adrianfreeman.com/

Candice Holcomb Photography

Demorest, GA • 706.207.8069 

http://www.candiceholcomb.com/

Cariad Photography

Clayton, GA • 706.490.2191 

http://www.cariadphotography.com/

Cass Watts Photography

Clayton, GA • 706.982.0375 

Heirloom Images

Blairsville, GA • 706.781.3374 

http://www.heirloom-images.com/

Jeff Hurndon Photography

McDonough, GA •  770.616.6306

http://www.jhurndon.com/

Melissa Henderson Photography

Clarkesville, GA • 706.621.2126

https://about.me/MelissaHenderson

Moments of Clarity

Corneila, GA • 706.778.0469

Peter McIntosh Photography

Clayton, GA • 706.782.1819

http://www.mcintoshmountains.com/

Valerie Shelton

Clayton, GA • 706-982-5739

Public Wedding Announcements

Georgia Mountain Laurel

Clayton, GA • 706.782.1600 

http://www.gmlaurel.com/

The Clayton Tribune

Clayton, GA • 706.782.3312 

http://www.theclaytontribune.com/

The Franklin Press

Franklin, NC • 828.524.2010 

http://www.thefranklinpress.com/

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA • 706.745.6343 

http://www.nganews.com/

The Northeast Georgian

Cornelia, GA • 706.778.4215 

http://www.thenortheastgeorgian.com/

The Toccoa Record

Toccoa, GA • 706.886.9476 

http://www.thetoccoarecord.com/

Towns County Herald

Hiawassee, GA • 706.896.4454 

http://www.townscountyherald.net/

White County News

Cleveland, GA • 706.865.4718

http://www.whitecountynews.net/

Rentals

Goodwin Rentals

Greensboro,GA • 770.325.0133 

http://www.goodwinrentals.com/

Lanier Tent Rental

Gainesville, GA • 770.532.4740 

http://laniertentrental.com/

Mountain Elegance

Hiawassee, GA • 706.435.0515

Hayesville, NC • 828.389.4001

http://www.mountainelegancenc.com/

Restrooms

Gotta Go Portable Toilets

Tiger, GA • 706.782.7114 

Johnny on the Spot

Rabun Gap, GA • 706.746.5287 

Quality Portables

Cleveland, GA • 706.865.9992 

Wedding Insurance

Appalachian Insurance

Clayton, GA • 706.782.1900 

http://appalachian-insurance.net/

Wedding Invitations & Stationary

The Basket Peddler

Cornelia, GA • 706.778.4869 

Clayton Printing

Clayton, GA • 706.782.7977 

http://downtownclaytonga.org/listings/clayton-printing/

Happy Jacks Graphics

Clayton, GA • 706.782.1963

http://www.happyjackgraphics.com/

Wedding Planners

Ambiance Event Services

Clarkesville, GA • 706.543.3008 

http://www.ambienceentertainmentservices.com/

Kathy Blalock & Associates

Clayton, GA • 706.490.1484 

http://gamountains.com/m/listing/view/kathyblalock

Wedding Venues

Beechwood Inn

Clayton, GA • 706.782.5485

http://www.beechwoodinn.ws/

Bernie's at Nacoochee Valley

Sautee Nacoochee, GA • 706.878.3830

http://www.letsgotobernies.com/

Betty's Creek Barn

Dillard, GA • 706.982.9192

http://www.bettyscreekbarn.com/

Chota Falls

Clayton, GA • 706.490.5557

http://www.chotafalls.com/

Cope Hall

Dillard, GA • 706.746.2550

http://www.andystroutfarm.com/#!venue/c16ok

Forest Cove Getaways

Franklin, NC • 800.609.7196

http://www.forestcovegetaways.com/

Glen-Ella Springs Inn

Clarkesville, GA • 706.754.7295

http://glenella.com/

Hiawassee River Retreat  

Hiawassee, GA •  706.896.7400 

http://hcab.in/

Kingwood Resort

Clayton, GA • 706.212.4100

http://www.kingwoodresort.com/

Lake Rabun Hotel

Lakemont, GA • 706.782.4946

http://www.lakerabunhotel.com/

North Georgia Technical College

Blairsville, GA • 706.439.6334

https://northgatech.edu/

Pavillon at Lake Rabun

Lakemont, GA • 706.782.6110 

http://www.lakerabun.org/PavilionatLakeRabun.aspx

Rabun County Civic Center

Clayton, GA • 706.212.2819

http://www.rabunciviccenter.com/

Rabun Event Center

Clayton, GA •  706.982.9673

http://www.rabuneventcenter.com/

Splendor Mountain

Clayton, GA • 706.212.2897

http://www.splendormountain.com/

Tallulah Falls Wedding Chapel

Tallulah Falls, GA • 706.490.1484

Toccoa Falls College- Gate Cottage

Toccoa, GA • 706.886.6831 

http://www.tfc.edu/about-tfc/connect/gate-cottage/

The Chapel at Sky Valley

Sky Valley, GA • 706.746.2999

http://www.skyvalleychapel.com/

Advice and Local Wedding Stories

This engagement photo was captured by Valerie Shelton Photography

Plan Your Mountain Wedding

We have compiled a list of some of the things you’ll need to do, when to do them so that when the day comes it is all done and you can enjoy the day. Read More » 

 

Cover artist Valerie Shelton Photography provided us with this wonderful wedding photo of Dwayne and Megan just one of the couples she has photographed

Personal Account: The Marriage of Dwayne & Megan Hunnicutt

Being together just seemed like a perfect fit. Dwayne and Megan had talked about marriage after dating for a while. Megan said she should have seen the proposal coming but she didn’t. The... Read More » 

 

Photo by Jenn Mac Photography

Ancient Floral Customs and Traditions

Cyndi Israel – owner of Twigs, Leaves & Flowers, wedding planner and harpist – shares expertise on making old wedding traditions your very own! Read More » 

 

Personal Account The Marriage of John  Neena Chestnut - Feb 17 2016 0404PM

Personal Account: The Marriage of John & Neena Chestnut

The couple decided that they would marry at Lake Burton and chose Waterfall Country Club as their venue. Read More » 

 

Bed  Breakfast Weddings - Feb 18 2016 0841PM

Bed & Breakfast Weddings

Aside from choosing who your spouse will be the next biggest decision you make is where you will celebrate the best and most important day of your life thus far. Read More » 

 

Personal Account The Marriage of David  Paula Near - Feb 18 2016 0958PM

Personal Account: The Marriage of David & Paula Near

David and Paula met on Match.com. Their first date was at a local Mexican restaurant. Ironically, it turned out that David and Paula lived within a mile of each other in the Marietta/Kenn... Read More » 

 

Choosing the Venue for your Mountain Wedding - Feb 18 2016 1002PM

Choosing the Venue for your Mountain Wedding

There are many important steps to choosing a venue that will make your day exactly what you want! Read More » 

 

Personal Account The Marriage of Andrew  Jessica Contino - Feb 18 2016 1015PM

Personal Account: The Marriage of Andrew & Jessica Contino

When Andrew decided to ask Jessica to be his wife he chose a beautiful location tucked under Sunset Cliff in San Diego, California. Read More » 

 

Celebrate the Bride  Groom With a Great Reception - Feb 18 2016 1024PM

Celebrate the Bride & Groom With a Great Reception

The wedding reception is the place where the bride and groom dance together for the first time, eat cake, converse with guests, or complete any number of other cultural rituals. Read More » 

 


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