Madison Georgia Wedding Venue Variety Works Holds Open House

This past Sunday afternoon the folks at Variety Works welcomed guests to their recently opened rustic wedding venue. The space is perfect for the couple looking for something beyond the norm. Here's what Diane Lively of the Morgan County Post wrote about the space:

"Big news! The Variety Works, owned by Jane and Everett Royal and located in the Madison Markets campus behind Tequila Express, has been transformed y’all! I’m talkin’ it is now one of the area’s most beautiful event and wedding venues! Honey, Momma and I crashed the first weddin’ there on Saturday night to check it all out and it is flat unbelievable! OK so Variety Works has about 5,000 square feet downstairs and 2,200 upstairs and it has been completely remodeled! Plus, this space creates a historic, rustic atmosphere that you just can’t get in any other location!"

I was lucky enough to meet Diane at the open house. She was taking photos for the newspaper. I was takin' photos for my blog (and for the Royal's. Everett is charming.)

Here are a few of my favorites from the evening:

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Wedding Venue Tour - James Madison Inn, Madison, GA

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Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the James Madison Inn in historic Madison, Georgia. Jake Grant, Jr., General Manager of the Inn gave us a tour of the property from lobby, to guest rooms to the Variety Works Wedding Venue set to open in March. The boutique inn exhibits an understated elegance everywhere one looks, from the beautiful, leaded, beveled-glass windows saved from an older home in the lobby to the pineapple bedpost toppers in the Bonnar Hall Suite. Each room in the Inn is named for a historic home in Madison and has a painting of that home prominently displayed in the room. Here are a few of our favorite photos.

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Pine floors Jame Madison Inn

Pine floors Jame Madison Inn

Guest room - boutique inn in Maidson, GA

Guest room - boutique inn in Maidson, GA

Painting of home in James Madison Inn

Painting of home in James Madison Inn

Jake Grant, Jr, General Manager James Madison Inn

Jake Grant, Jr, General Manager James Madison Inn

We can't wait until the Variety Works Wedding Venue opens in March. The rustic building, once housed Madison Variety Works, which manufactured furniture, windows, blinds and building materials. It is currently being transformed into a luxury wedding venue with rustic charm. Once the Variety Works is open the Inn will be a one-stop shop for high-end, rustic weddings. Can't wait to see the finished space. Hope you get some rest between now and opening day, Jake. You deserve it!

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.