Bride and Groom: Amanda and Jordon
Venue: Historic Smithsonia Farms
Photographer: Blane Marable Photograpahy
Amanda Jane Erwin Chandler went to the University of Georgia and graduated in 2009,so obviously she loves the dawgs and going to every game she can. During her time in school, she was a game day host for incoming high school recruits and competed in the Miss America Organization, competing for Miss Georgia three years in a row. After graduating with her undergraduate degree she went to dental school, where she met Jordon. After that she moved back to her hometown of Elberton, Georgia. Amanda loves to ride her horse KT and her Harley motorcycle. She enjoys reading a great book and just hanging out at the lake. On top of all of that, she designed and planned her whole wedding and then did her own hair and makeup.
About the Groom
Jordan Lynn Chandler is from Perry, Georgia, and went to Georgia Southern University. After graduating with his undergraduate degree, he went to dental school and met Amanda. He loves to golf, if he could he would quit his job and go pro. In addition to golfing, Jordon loves to hunt, in particular duck hunting. They got a black lab just for that reason. He’s reserved at first but definitely a jokester when you get to know him. When asked about any special details that they wanted to share, Amanda said, “My husband is such a snappy dresser that before ANYTHING else was decided, especially the wedding colors, we had to find the PERFECT bowtie!” In addition to his good bowtie choices and love for sports, he loves the Lord and Amanda.
Their Love Story
After meeting in dental school, they were friends for a while but first got to know each other on a mission trip to the Amazon. Then one semester they worked in the same clinical group making dentures for a patient and fell in love! They got engaged November 23, 2013.
Jordon and Amanda got married August 24, 2014, at the Historic Smithonia Farms in Colbert, Georgia. They said it was the best location for both of their families and Amanda loves any excuse to come back to Athens after graduating in 2009. Their elegant outdoor wedding was completely designed and planned by Amanda. When asked about her inspiration for the wedding she said, ” I have always loved the outdoors and feel like I am a classy, elegant person. My husband’s tastes are very similar”. They had an outdoor ceremony under an antique chandelier hanging from an old tree. Amanda arrived to the ceremony in her grandfather’s beautiful black Plymouth and had the unique idea to have all of the guests brought into the Historic Smithonia Farms on a trolley from Georgia Trolley Services. After the cermony, the reception was in an old 1800s barn that they decorated with crystal and mercury glass. Their entire wedding had that elegant, classy feel and was translated into every little beautiful detail. To give their guests an extra fun treat, the barn opened up to a courtyard where they had a classic UGA tailgate paired with Redcoat band music and the Athens staple, Mama’s Boy. The cake was made by the mother of the bride adding a homemade touch to the reception. Amanda’s dress was a gorgeous fitted dress from Bridal’s by Lori and then her veil was custom designed by House of Bride. Her bridesmaids wore navy blue and had their hair done by Tracie York. The whole wedding was a complete reflection of Amanda and Jordon and their exquisite taste and love of Athens and the Dawgs.
Amanda and Jordon signed the papers the day before the wedding for a dental practice in Franklin Springs, Georgia. Jordon works at that office while Amanda works at her father’s practice in Elberton, Georgia. They live on her family’s farm with their dog Murray.
Words of Wisdom
When asked about what words of wisdom she would give to future brides, Amanda said, “Find vendors you trust. […] I found vendors that I felt captured my vision and let them use their expertise to bring it to life”. Secondly, incorporate items that are sentimental to you and your future husband. Amanda used lace from her mother’s veil in her accessories and Jordon’s grandfather’s fishing lure in his boutonniere. Lastly, Amanda says, “do things that reflect you”. She gave rings to her bridesmaids since she loves cocktail rings and then gave them coordinating jewelry, which she also loved putting together.
Photographer: Blane Marable Photography
Cinematographer : Munn Brothers
Tents, Rentals, and Decor: Greg Hall and Company
Florists: Greg Hall and Company
Wedding Dress: Bridal’s by Lori
Veil: House of Bride
Transportation: Georgia Trolley Services
Caterer: Mama’s Boy