The colors of autumn, a creek, and a woodsy lodge set the tone for this wedding.
Sydney Danae Petreccia and Cullen Mitchel Montgomery, both born and raised in Florida, met at church in Fort Lauderdale in 2014. Cullen proposed the following fall as Sydney’s birthday surprise. The day started with a private sunrise plane ride over the Atlantic Ocean and ended with a Bible devotion and a sunset dinner looking out over the Gulf of Mexico, where he popped the question.
Sydney’s family owns Four Fillies Lodge in Peterstown, a newly opened elegantly rustic lodge where the two were wed on a gorgeous October day. All bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements had a natural feel, matching the brilliant colors of autumn. The reception flowers were created by Four Fillies Lodge. The personal and God-honoring ceremony was held at a chapel located on the property. Overlooking the creek, the wedding featured white flowers and stood out brilliantly against the warm autumn colors that nature had to offer. The bride wore an elegant ivory ball gown with climbing lace on the bodice and hem as she walked down the aisle, while the groom, donning dark jeans, an ivory dress shirt, and a charcoal vest, waited eagerly for her at the altar.
During the ceremony, the bride and groom read sweet letters to each other that they had written and exchanged traditional vows. At the reception, guests were able to create their own favors at the caramel apple dipping station and play yard games during the cocktail hour while sipping homemade apple cider. The festive reception was held in the Four Fillies Lodge Party Barn, complete with a 24-foot-tall fireplace and a larger-than-life antler chandelier over the dance floor, where guests partied all night long. Although no alcohol was served, once the dancing started, it didn’t stop until the sparkler send-off.