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Emily & Alex

An epic two-day celebration marrying formal sophistication with countryside chic proves the perfect match for these newlyweds.

The newlyweds enjoyed a stroll on the farm.

West designed Amy’s brilliant sapphire and trillion engagement ring with his grandfather.

Handmade signs point guests in the right direction.

Childhood photos hung on a web between two trees at the farm reception.

Picnic tables accented with milk-glass vases full of fresh blooms awaited guests.

Gallery owner Emily Amy and software entrepreneur Alex West first crossed paths at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, where they were both board members. Fast-forward a few years, and West was down on one knee at Bacchanalia—asking Amy to seal the deal with a brilliant sapphire and trillion ring that arrived via an elaborate pulley system he’d rigged in the restaurant.

They set out to plan a grand two-day affair in three short months. An intimate Friday-night celebration with just 18 guests was held at the Contemporary Art Center’s outdoor pavilion. After a traditional ceremony, the party moved to Bacchanalia, where guests enjoyed a five-course meal, Champagne toast, individual mini carrot cakes and plenty of heartfelt moments and laughter. “It just felt like we were having a dinner with family,” Amy says fondly. “We actually got to talk to everyone at the wedding, which I loved.” She donned lace Valentino shoes (“They were my splurge item!” Amy says) for the ceremony, along with a glamorous Vera Wang White gown and a tanzanite and diamond necklace that was a 25th anniversary gift to Alex’s mother from his father.

With more celebrating to do Saturday, the couple and family headed to Habersham County for a casual party at West’s parents’ farm. Amy radiated in a short white dress and cowboy boots, while West sported a blazer by Sid Mashburn and jeans. A buffet of hearty Southern comfort food by Dennis Dean Catering—country ham, pulled pork, buttermilk biscuits and Cajun-fried turkey—for 150 was served in a rustic barn, while The Foxfire Boys bluegrass band provided background music. Guests found seats on picnic tables—adorned with milk-glass vases and simple, stunning blooms by Holly Bryan Floral Design—while sipping signature sweet tea and bourbon cocktails from Mason jars. For dessert, guests enjoyed s’mores roasted over a giant bonfire, followed by a sparkling exit for the newlyweds on an all-terrain vehicle—proving that city love and country love can indeed be wrapped up into one momentous weekend.