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Modern Navy and Yellow Spring Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 20, 2013

Maying & Bobby

March 9

Acworth, Georgia

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The wooden interior and rustic decoration are so unique. Their food and drink package is great and affordable. We do want our guests to have a good time so that’s when we knew we want to have our wedding there.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. I loved the groom’s cake. My husband is a Georgia Tech fan, and I am University of Georgia fan. The cake is the Buzz on a spider web, which looks like a Georgia Tech cake but with a little twist.

2. I loved our DJ playing “Gangnam Style” and when everyone started dancing. It was so much fun!

3. My mom and groom’s mom were dancing together. My parents are from China and don’t know English at all. It was so sweet to see two moms communicating and dancing without language.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.

Walking down the aisle and looking at the groom is definitely the moment I can’t stop thinking about. I felt so much in those few minutes. 

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Vintage-Inspired, Shabby Chic Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Kim on Jun 18, 2013

Virginia & James

October 20

Monroe, Georgia

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Q&A with the Bride

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The venue felt incredibly warm and intimate. We live out of state, but wanted to have our wedding in Georgia so that my grandparents would be able to attend. When we visited the location, the wood, brick, and lighting gave it a romantic and intimate feel, which is what I was looking for. Although Monroe is a bit out of the way in what was already a “destination wedding”, we felt the venue was worth it. We got a lot of feedback from guests that the venue, combined with the personal touches and toasts of the wedding, all lent an intimate and warm atmosphere, where guests truly felt they held a special part of our lives.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

Emily from Stella Harper Events took on a lot of the design elements. I love the DIY feel, but had none of the resources of talent, time, or proximity to the locale, so Emily was a lifesaver. She created an adorable banner that hung across the mantlepiece on which family photographs, mostly from weddings, were displayed. She made an identical, tiny banner for our wedding cake, all using unique fabrics that fit our wedding colors. She also found different vintage containers that also fit in our color scheme, and worked with Stems Atlanta to create unique, adorable flower centerpieces with them. Finally, I really loved that my bridesmaids all wore different blue dresses. It’s cheesy, but they were all different but beautiful, just like them.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

When James looked at me and said his vows, everything else went away, sped up, and slowed down at the same time. 

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Coral and Gray Shabby Chic Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 12, 2013

Keri & Casey

April 27

Clayton, Georgia

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Chota Falls is so unique and picturesque. I loved that we had the venue to ourselves, and the waterfall setting really sold my family and I. It was actually the only venue I toured.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Flowers 

2. Pictures taken by the waterfall

3. Props 

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

I would tell couples that they don’t need a yearlong (or longer) engagement to have the wedding of their dreams. Thanks to my mom, who is a wedding coordinator herself, we were able to plan our wedding in slightly less than six months. I loved having that amount of time because it was short enough that we didn’t second-guess our decisions and long enough that our guests had sufficient time to make travel arrangements. 

4. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Having all of my closest friends and family in the same room was my favorite part of the day. I loved introducing people from all walks of my life to my husband’s friends and family, and it was wonderful to see family and friends that I hadn’t seen in years.  I’ll also never forget the moment that they pronounced us husband and wife. Everything was perfect, and I wish I could relive my wedding day every day.

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Elegant Evening Fall Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on May 10, 2013

Nhadyne & Corregan 

October 5

Marietta, Georgia

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

When we stepped onto the Hilton’s veranda and looked over the rolling golf course towards the woods, hills and setting sun, we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate our wedding. We wanted to have our ceremony at a church, so we picked the friendliest and most welcoming church with a traditional sanctuary in the area. However, the grounds of the Hilton and the restaurant were the perfect place for an outdoor cocktail hour and an indoor reception.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Music is an important part of both of our lives, so we wanted the music at the wedding to reflect our respective backgrounds and experiences. Nhadyne’s family is from Trinidad and Jamaica by way of England, and her grandfather, Winston Simon, pioneered the steel pan. We decided to have a steel pan player during the cocktail hour to honor him. As we took pictures across the golf course, we heard the Marley classic “No Woman No Cry” being played by the band, and the fusion of Trinidadian and Jamaican influences was perfect. We followed this up with an English DJ, who has lived here for a long time, and so knew UK, West Indian and American favorite songs to get everyone moving on the dance floor.

2. We decided to do an adults-only reception, and as a courtesy to our guests provided sitter services for those with children. Younger children got to play games, do arts and crafts, and get their faces painted, while the older children got to play in a video game truck that we rented. It was great to free the adults to stay for the whole event and have uninhibited fun without having to worry about the well-being or entertainment of their children.

3. Corregan is a big fan of microbrews and is particular about his beverages, so the Hilton’s beverage coordinator provided a customized selection of drinks for the event that were comparable to the standard list in price, but reflected our personal taste. The guests were delighted to have a different set of choices, and the distinctive selection added an additional flair and elegance to the event.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

At the end of the wedding, we departed through a path surrounded by our family and friends, lit with sparklers, to a waiting vintage Rolls Royce. As we were about to start, one of our friends’ daughters,  fresh from an exciting evening in the video game truck, and beautifully adorned in face paint from the sitters, jumped up excitedly and grabbed Nhadyne’s train. As we walked out and waved to everyone, she danced back and forth behind Nhadyne, while still managing to do a decent job of carrying the train. The moment was a bit surreal, and definitely magical and full of the love we had experienced the entire day. What a way to start a life together!

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Classic and Charming Spring Wedding in Atlanta

Posted by Kim on Feb 25, 2013

Erin & Taylor

May 21

Atlanta, Georgia

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Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Since our wedding was in May, we loved that the reception was indoor/outdoor so our guests could soak up the gorgeous spring weather. We lived about five miles from our venue, so we loved how close it was for all of our friends and family. We also knew the beautiful setting would make for some gorgeous pictures!

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The AMAZING flowers… especially the peonies.

2. The peach pie pops we gave out as our favors.

3. Everything about our reception was just perfect… from the food,  the cake, the band, and the place settings, it was all a dream come true.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. In the end, NONE of it matters, I promise!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

There are a few! I loved spending the day with my bridesmaids, mom and grandma. It was so much fun getting ready with them, we had a blast! I also love the memory I have of my dad and I right before he walked me down the aisle. Dancing with my husband was also something I’ll never forget, it was a moment I had always thought as a little girl.

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