Laura Kelcy Smith and George Evans Rainer met while living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After years of rubbing shoulders in the SEC, it was fate that they would finally meet. On their first official date they went skiing followed by an après of pitchers of beer, nachos and wings.
After moving to Georgia, Kelcy and Evans visited Jackson Hole for a ski trip. Evans got a group of friends together to take the last tram up to the top of the mountain for one final ski to the Blue Room. The group unloaded and began skiing down Rendezvous Bowl to meet up at the lookout point. The couple was leading the pack, and as soon as they got to the spot Evans popped off his skis and reached into his backpack.
When Kelcy turned around, she was greeted with Evans down on one knee asking her to be his wife. Once Kelcy said yes, Evans waved down their group. The entire crew had a champagne toast at 11,000 feet.
After the wedding, Kelcy and Evans stayed at the Matachica Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize for seven days. The two currently live in Atlanta, where Kelcy is the Therapeutic Program Director of Chastain Horse Park and PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Evans is an IT Consultant at CentricsIT.
Bride: Laura Kelcy Smith
Groom: George Evans Rainer
Bride’s Parents John Dudley & Laura Bunn Charbonnet Smith
Groom’s Parents: Joel Marbury & Kathryn Kenny Rainer
Date of Wedding: November 16, 2013
Ceremony Location: Oak Grove, Audubon Park
Reception Location: Audubon Park Clubhouse
Celebrant: Rev. Kelly Hostetler
Ceremony Music: Lourdes Reeks
Wedding Gown: David Fielden, London
Maid of Honor: Caitlin Fairfax Smith
Matron of Honor: Elizabeth Norris Bushman
Bridesmaids: Caroline Carson Arcell, Dominique Haydel Chauvin, Katherine Walker Coleman, Anna Coleman Dunbar, Amy Elizabeth Leefe, Emily Coldwell Leefe, Margaret Ann Musselwhite, Katherine Sparrow Voelker & Sarah Elizabeth Westmoreland
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lula Kate
Greeters: Carolyn Deborah Ramelli, Charlotte Smallpage Sapir, Leslie Ann Turley, Katherine Blake Watson & Lauren Johnson Weeks
Flower Girls: Loren Jane Roper & Winnie Rainer, the couple’s Labrador
Lantern Girls: Ella Ann Wheat Charbonnet, Emma Werder King & Sophie Rainer King
Ring Bearers: Olivier Clément Dabezies, junior ( Collins Perez Dabezies
Groom’s Attire: Pelican Coast Tie
Best Man: Joel Marbury Rainer
Groomsmen: Andrew Pierce Alexander, Tyler Smith Caswell, James Mansfield Coe III, Michael Ian Crocker, Allen Craig Inman, Douglas Jeffery Harless, Christopher William McGanity, Justin Marbury Rainer, Charles Urschel Slick, Henry Donald Snow, John Stewart Wallace & Allen Alexander Woodward
Ushers: Nicolas Reed Haggard & Chase McKnight Helms
Groomsmen’s & Ushers’ attire: Pelican Coast Tie
Florist: Parties to Die For, Atlanta; Trickey Wolfes, Kathy Rainer & Alvin Moore; & Mitch’s Flowers
Invitation: Marguerite Peele Fine Stationary, Atlanta
Caterer: Audubon Park Clubhouse
Wedding & Groom’s Cake: Maple Street Patisserie
Photographer: Robert Fousch, iMagic Photography, Atlanta
Hair: Casey Caillouet and Naomi Smith, John Jay