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World-Famous Songwriters Create Signature, One-of-a-Kind Wedding Songs at Georgia Resort

GREENSBORO, GA -- (Marketwired) -- Aug 11, 2015 -- Imagine stepping out for your first wedding dance as a married couple to the sounds of a song written just for the two of you. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, on picturesque Lake Oconee, Georgia, is delighted to now offer an exclusive songwriting service for bridal couples. Those getting married at one of the resort's venues such as the Sandy Creek Barn, Lakeside Lawn or The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom may have a personalized song created by a famed songwriter of their choosing to debut at their wedding.

Celebrated writers from Nashville to Los Angeles, with accolades including Grammy Awards, Tony Awards and Billboard "Top 10" hits, have been specifically-selected to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience that will last a lifetime. Couples may choose among R&B, pop and country songwriters with some of the most renowned romance songs in their respective genres on their creative repertoires, including Phil Maderia, writer of "Maybe" for Garth Brooks; Gordon Kennedy, who wrote "Change the World" for Eric Clapton; Charlie Peacock, the creative force behind "Every Heartbeat" for Amy Grant; and Wayne Kirkpatrick, writer of the soundtrack for the 10-time Tony nominated Broadway show, Something Rotten.

Couples will review the works of each artist and choose their talented partner for this journey based on their personal musical tastes, or meet with the team to be expertly paired with a writer to ensure there is a creative connection. The couple and songwriter will then begin the personalized process with an introduction and a one-on-one virtual meeting. Once the artist meets the couple and develops an understanding of their unique relationship, he or she will begin creating a sentimental song that perfectly matches the pair.

"We are beyond ecstatic to introduce the Wedding Song option for couples who have chosen The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation as the backdrop for their special day," said Robin Kreitner, the resort's wedding advisor. "This offer is one-of-a-kind and brings our wedding services to a level unmatched by any venue in the country. Couples who take advantage of the offer will have an original wedding keepsake that will hold a special place in their hearts for a lifetime."

Depending on the artist selected, the service starts at $5,000 and includes one appointment with the writer, one demo version of the song, a digital copy of the completed song and a keepsake gold record. The digital version of the song is a truly unique and romantic wedding favor or thank you note addition. If the couple wishes to hire the writer or artist to perform the song at their north Georgia wedding, the resort can arrange this at the venue for an additional fee.

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee is located just 75 miles from Atlanta and offers 30 acres to explore. For more information about weddings and events, please visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
An AAA Five Diamond resort, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service enhanced by an abundance of gracious Southern hospitality. The resort is situated within Reynolds Plantation on 30 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia's Lake Oconee, the resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf designed by Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: 251 newly refurbished rooms with resort and lake views; a newly-enhanced 27,600-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center; more than 18,000 square feet of recently-renovated meeting space including expansive indoor meeting and pre-function spaces; the Sandy Creek Barn, a restored 1820s classic wood beam barn; fine low-country cuisine at Georgia's Bistro, updated classics at Linger Longer Steakhouse, casual dining at Gaby's by the Lake and lakefront Chiminea dining; and outdoor activities ranging from fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding to horseback riding and hiking. For more information and reservations, please call toll-free (800) 826-1945, (706) 467-0600 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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Julie Rollend 
Area Communications Manager 
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Katharine Ames
Division Director 
The Reynolds Group, Inc. 
83 Walton Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation Offers Personalized Wedding Songwriter Experience



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