Lauren and Chris were married on a hot and humid day in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauren drew much of her inspiration from her art history studies ... and her antique ring! Mike and Summer at Rising Moon Video Productions have shared a terrific highlight film from the day, but first a few shots from their awesome photographer, Michele Beckwith!
Lauren and Chris were married at St. Jude Catholic Church, with the reception at Greystone in Piedmont Park on a hot, humid day in Atlanta, Georgia. The park had stunning views of the city skyline, which provided a gorgeous backdrop and made for a nice mix of urban and romantic. Chris and Lauren's love of travel inspired their table cards, as each one was named after a place they had visited in their many travels together, and their send-off included paper airplanes being tossed into the air as the bride and groom made their exit. Another personal touch included the absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for cake pops that the bride herself makes with her company, Sweet Lauren Cakes. In the bride's own words (below), a lot of her inspiration also centered around her vintage designed ring.
From Mike and Summer at Rising Moon Video Productions ~ Lauren and Chris' beautiful summer wedding in Atlanta, Georgia. Enjoy!
Overall, all the details were developed based on my ring, an antique, which is over 100 years old. I wanted the design elements of the wedding to hint at something from the early 1900s-1920's, my favorite period from my Art History Studies.
Originally, I was looking for a dress that had something extra special on the back of the dress, but we had a lot of trouble finding something that was both beautiful in the front and unusual looking in the back. So with Rin's help, we had the bustle made to give it a little Victorian flair! It took a few cuts, but finally we had the right amount of "layers" and oomph! Basically, the look was vintage modern to match my ring!
My veil was also made by my Aunt, and we used vintage lace that we got from the Lace Museum in Berkely. It was so beautiful and even better, it was from nearly 100 years ago. We really lucked out as there was only just enough left of the lace to make the veil before it was gone!
The design for the invitations and cards were originally conceived by my friend Timoni, who has also recently started a website company, but she does invitations and cards as well.
Cinema: Rising Moon Video Productions / Photography: Michele Beckwith Photography / Coordinator: Cristina Perry Events / Ceremony: St. Jude Catholic Church / Reception: Greystone at Piedmont Park / Floral: Southern Bouquets / Cake: Celso's Cakes / Cake-Pops: Sweet Lauren Cakes *this is the bride's own business, she makes the most DELICIOUS cake pops!) / Catering/Decor: Bold American / DJ: Hans Daniels/ Wedding Dress: Rin's Bridal / Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias