When tradition and elegance meet a touch of whimsy that’s when real magic happens. This Atlanta wedding by Kate-Belle Photography is an urban chic dream with a pretty-as-can-be bride and buckets of organically stylish details. It has everything we love about weddings from this great Southern city – sophistication and grace, loads of charm and a lovely natural feel. There are so many details to gawk over so head to to the full gallery to see them all!
From the bride… Curtis and I both moved to Los Angeles after college to work in the entertainment industry. At the time, Curtis was working for the actor Hugh Jackman and I was working for the restaurateur/entrepreneur Sam Nazarian of SBE Entertainment. A mutual friend of ours suggested that we meet, which is typical for executive assistants in the industry. Thinking nothing of it, we got together for drinks after work one day at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. Three hours, a bottle of wine, and a bizarre number of similarities later, we knew we were meant to be. After a job change and a six-month long distance relationship, Curtis whisked me away to Atlanta by proposing with my family in tow over a Thanksgiving holiday in the North Georgia mountains.
Both of our families are scattered across the nation, so we decided to have everyone come to us for the big day. Atlanta has the world’s busiest airport so we figured it wouldn’t be too difficult for our love ones traveling from afar to attend. We wanted the wedding to evoke a rustic sophistication and to focus heavily on the divine cuisine that JCT Kitchen offers. The evening was elegant, organic, and whimsical – just what we had hoped for. Two non-traditional elements to the wedding that I conjured up were our smoked salt favors, which were made for us by one of our favorite Atlanta chefs, Chris Hall of Local Three (where our rehearsal dinner was held), and our cheesecake cake. Two elements that Curtis contributed were a surprise gift of one dozen six-foot-tall “long” stem roses flown in from Brazil and our send-off in a red helicopter. And thus, my fairytale ending came true!
Photographer: Kate-Belle Photography / Flowers: Le Bonne Fleur / Wedding Coordinator: It’s All in the Details Event and Wedding Planning (recently moved from Atlanta to Seattle) / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang via Joan Pillow Bridal Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters via Bridals by Lori / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Hair + Makeup: POSH Hair & Makeup / Venue + Catering: JCT Kitchen / Cake: Classic Cheesecakes & Cakes / Smoked Salt Favors: Chris Hall of Local Three