Wedding Planner

Virginia and Justin Wedding – Augusta Magazine

By Ashlee Duren | Photography by Clay Austin Photography

Small and intimate. These are the two words that came to mind when Virginia Claussen Bundy imagined her wedding day.

“I really didn’t want a big wedding,” Virginia explained. “I’ve always wanted [something] small and simple surrounded by those I love the most, my family.

Virginia and Justin hired Kate Bailey, with Kate Bailey Events, to help them plan their dream wedding. It all took place at the couple’s historic home in West Augusta. The afternoon ceremony was exactly what the bride had imagined. With only their families watching, the couple said their vows in their garden before settling into an elegant tent for an intimate dinner.

“It was so lovely and just perfect,” Virginia explained. “Justin and I started dating about six months before the pandemic and his family lives across the country, so we hadn’t really been able to spend a lot of time with them. It was really a time to bring our families together for learning to know each other.

It was also important that Justin’s young son felt included and had fun as well. So the couple had a special children’s area in their sunroom set up for him and their nieces and nephews to enjoy.

After dinner, the newlyweds invited a group of their closest friends to stop for cake and an espresso martini toast, the signature cocktail, to celebrate their union.

The evening ended early with the couple dancing a farewell for their guests on the rooftop balcony at weather balloons by Susto before surrendering.

“The one thing we really wanted more than anything was to wake up at home the next morning with family, The Bundys,” Virginia said. “And we just did that.”


SeasonTo fall
Planning timeSeven months
event plannerKate Bailey, Kate Bailey Events
flowersIndigo Floral Studio
invitationsKat McCall Papers
Cake – Lila Greene
CeremonyThe Bundy House
HomeThe Bundy House
PhotographyClay Austin Photography