Just when I thought I couldn't love a modern wedding more than I already do, this gorgeous Atlanta affair pops up on my computer screen... and oh.my.goodness, is it AMAZING. The combination of the industrial backdrop of Ambient+Studio, clean, sophisticated stylings and vibrant purple blooms by Le Bonne Fleur is enough to make any contemporary lover giddy. And with It's All in the Details Event and Wedding Planning behind every fabulous moment and Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love on hand to capture all of the lovely, the gallery is literally bursting with pretty, pretty inspiration to peruse. Join me there, won't you?
From the Bride... We love very DIY, romantic, rustic, and modern... I also have a strange obsession with butterflies and sticks, so we knew those had to be involved. Sticks are close to my heart — when I was little, my stepdad and I would go play in the park and pick up sticks big enough for walking with and make up songs about them... it sounds weird, but it's sentimental. We are both designers, so we knew what we wanted, right down to the last detail. We also wanted to make sure our vegetarian/vegan friends had options, so we used Whole Foods catering to create a wonderful menu of food for our guests ... some firm meat-eaters, even to this day, say how much they loved our food! We also had vegan cupcakes, so no one had to feel left out. We also didn't want it to be stuffy, too "done," or too fancy ... we wanted everyone to feel comfortable.
In our engagement photos, our photographer set us up in a field with some mason jars and striped straws. We carried that through to our cocktail hour by making a sweet tea vodka lemonade drink as our specialty drink, which also helped us save money. We used purple and gray striped straws, since purple/silver/gray/white were our colors. We framed a photo of us from our engagement photos and put it in between all the drinks — it looked so nice. We also made sure to design, screen print, and assemble all of our wedding invitations. We had someone use calligraphy on our envelopes for invitations, and that made it look really special. I designed our wedding website with all the info on it. I think my favorite part of the wedding though was when we had pictures taken with my giant mascot Hello Kitty head and his storm trooper helmet from Star Wars — I think that really personalized it. People seemed to get a kick out of those as well.
I loved spending time with my friends and family and new husband. It sounds SO cliche to say that, but it will probably be the first and only time almost every single one of my loved ones were in a room together ... and they blended so nicely. It was overwhelming to see everyone I loved ALL on the same day. I also loved the honeymoon — nothing better than getting to relax for such a long time (not long enough!) with the love of my life/best friend after all of it was said and done. Bliss!!
Wedding Photography: Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love / Wedding Venue: Ambient+Studio / Wedding Coordinator: It's All in the Details Event and Wedding Planning (Now based in Seattle) / Florist: Le Bonne Fleur / Makeup: P3 Lab / Hair: Luxe Beauty Co. / Officiant: Rev. Gale York / Rentals: Unlimited Party Rentals / Cupcakes: Dulce Vegan / Catering: Whole Foods / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters / Groom's Tuxedo: J.Crew / Groomsmen Rental Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse