The Youngs knew early on that their October nuptials would be held at their childhood church, while the Lookout Mountain Club – a place that held lifelong memories for the couple – would play host to three wedding weekend events: the rehearsal dinner, the post-toast welcome party for out-of-town guests, and the reception. “We knew the wonderful food and stunning views from the Club would be a hit with our guests,” Anne Miller shares. “The Club’s ballroom, where we had the rehearsal dinner, was also special to us, as my paternal grandparents and Wes’ parents all had their rehearsal dinners in the same spot!”
The Youngs’ traditional ceremony was held on a sunny Saturday evening accompanied by beautiful organ music, and shuttles waited just outside the church to transport guests to the nearby reception. A large tent was set up at the front of the Club, with seating scattered both inside the venue and in the tent outside. “For décor, I love all things neutral-colored, which allowed the vibrant floral arrangements to be the star of the show,” says Anne Miller.
At dinner, guests could choose from several food stations prepared by the venue, while a late-night station serving curly fries and mini chocolate milkshakes provided much-needed nourishment after hours on the dance floor. According to Anne Miller, “Wes and I both have two left feet, but we had the best time on the dance floor! We stayed longer than planned so that we could keep dancing with family and friends who gathered from near and far to celebrate.”
When they were finally able to peel away from the dance floor, the happy couple departed on a golf cart – a nod to their reception venue – as guests blew party noisemakers and wished them well.
How He Proposed
“Wes and I were planning to hike with some friends on the trails behind Covenant College. When our friends called saying that they couldn’t make it (as planned), Wes and I hiked anyway, and he proposed on a beautiful overlook mid-hike. We met up with both of our families afterward for a celebratory dinner.”