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Atlanta Wedding Planner’s Sweet Park Engagement Session

You know it’s going to be a beautiful engagement session when you find out it was captured through the lens of Sawyer Baird. But when the Bride-to-be is a wedding planner and designer for Atlanta’s Simply Charming Socials, you’re in for an extra special treat. And this sweet e-sesh doesn’t disappoint. From the fresh Spring blooms to the gorgeous couple, there’s nothing not to love. See it all here.

From Sawyer BairdWhen two creatives come together for an engagement session, nothing but magic can happen. Sydney reached out to us about shooting her engagements & wedding after we had worked together on other business projects. Beyond thankful, I was thrilled to work with Sydney for her big day!

Sydney is a wedding planner & designer for Simply Charming Socials, this being how we met, and when Sydney got engaged I almost jumped with joy! Instead, a lot of happy claps & congrats were occurring. Sydney received the most beautiful heirloom ring from Dustin… and it just fits her style and personality perfectly.

When figuring out details for the engagement session we knew we wanted something classy, fun, and in the city. With Atlanta having so many tucked away gems the engagement session was beyond perfect. We started in Inman Perk on the streets (might I add one of the cutest neighborhoods in Atlanta) and then later off of Ponce De Leon for a more classy feel in an area of Private Estates!

Photography: Sawyer Baird

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Elegant + Romantic Garden Wedding

One scroll through this garden fete and I’m all smiles. Why? Just look at the love between these two! It’s couples like this that make our hearts go pitter patter, and with Laura Leslie behind the lens it’s sure to get yours racing. Overflowing with sentimental details, from the cake topper to the ceremonial arch, one peek at the gorgeous gallery and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear. See it all here!

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From the beautiful Bride… Two special details come to mind because they were so personal: First was the arch we stood under during our ceremony was envisioned and created by my dad and a couple of other very talented friends… adding a very sentimental touch to our ceremony. The second was a gift from my older sister; a unique spin on the cake topper. She gave us a custom made cake topper the day before our wedding, featuring a clay version of Bryan and myself, a replica of the photo that we used for our save the date. The picture was originally taken in front of a wall in Austin, Tx the weekend of our engagement. I loved that this particular photo was close by throughout our entire wedding.

We used a friend’s hot sauce, “Hotlanta” as a wedding favor. Bryan and I both share a love for anything spicy and thought this was also a great way to pay homage to the city we call home.

The most stressful part of planning was finding the perfect venue. We knew that we wanted to have a wedding within the city, yet I had always imagined myself getting married outdoors (and was unwilling to let go of that image). Bryan and I also wanted to be able to have both our ceremony and reception at the same location. That being said, we scoured the city for venues that would allow us to have both a garden-like ceremony, with also having to be large enough to accommodate all of our guests and at the same time, fit within our budget. After a long, painstaking search we stumbled upon Callanwolde which was the perfect fit for us.

Photography: Laura Leslie Photography | Videography : Just Peachy Pictures | Event Planner : B. Moore Events | Florist : On Occasions Of Atlanta | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Cake: Sweet Caroline's Cakes | Invitations: Kelly Luther | Catering: Highland Bakery | Hair : Kyle | DJ : D Street Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center | Accessories : BHLDN

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Classic Tiffany Blue + Pink Atlanta Wedding at the St. Regis

There’s nothing quite like a Southern Wedding full of elegance, tradition and timeless touches. From the Bride’s heirloom veil (her mother wore it 30 years prior for her own “I Dos”) and the mint julep cups as an ode to the Groom’s fraternity to the Bride’s turquoise cowboy boots, this classic black-tie wedding, captured by Artstar’s incredible Laura Stone is sure to sweep you off your feet. Enjoy it all here.

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From The Bride…Kyle and I met our sophomore year of college. We both attended the University of Mississippi. We are avid Ole Miss fans and spent much of our time getting to know each other in The Grove and on the gorgeous Oxford campus. We dated for close to five years before getting engaged in January of 2013. To us it is the most perfect story and one that was a total surprise to me. It was actually Kyle’s birthday weekend and we had (or so I thought we had) a trip planned to the North Georgia mountains for a day of wine tasting. When I got to Kyle’s condo in Atlanta a car was waiting for us, a bag packed in the trunk, and a bottle of champagne waiting to be popped in the back seat of the car. Kyle looked at me a said “Surprise, we are going to the airport.” Kyle would not tell me where we were going until we got to our gate. When I found out it was New York City, I was ecstatic. I have a love for the city like no other and was thrilled for a “birthday weekend away.” Kyle and I are only eight days apart and always plan a trip to celebrate. I thought he just really outdid me this birthday with this surprise getaway!

After landing and checking into my favorite hotel in the city, The Benjamin, we were ready to explore. I lived and worked there for two summers during college and Kyle and I have great memories made in the city. Kyle said he was taking me to one of our favorite places…the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a chilly but gorgeous January evening. We pulled up to the bridge right as it was getting dark. Kyle led me down to the water under the perfectly lit bridge above us, and in what seems like seconds was down on one knee asking me to be his wife. I do not remember all the words, but I do remember Kyle saying “Amanda, I love you and I only have one more thing to give you…my last name. Will you marry me?”

Our decision on where to be married was easy. I grew up in Atlanta and wanted our wedding to be at home where my family still resides and where we now live. We chose to get married at Christ The King Cathedral in Buckhead. A gorgeous Cathedral and the first church that Kyle and I joined together. The reception was held at the grand and beautiful St. Regis Hotel right in the heart of Buckhead, a magical spot full of elegance and southern charm. We had a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner with a three-course meal. After a night of dancing we also revealed a late night snack bar, with mini sliders and fries, mini s’mores, chicken and waffles, and mini donuts. They were a hit after a ton of dancing!

The inspiration for our summer wedding was “Southern Elegance.” It was a black tie wedding and we wanted our guest to feel as though they were truly a part of a southern affair, but with a modern twist of the city in the background. Our wedding colors were whites, nudes and blush pink with a dash of what I called “sea glass”—a light aqua color. The color appeared in everything from the earrings I wore to the bridesmaid dresses and the cowboy boots that I changed into at the end of the night. As I told our wonderful florist, Britt Wood, I wanted everything to be dripping in flowers, silver, and candles. He created a truly breathtaking grand ballroom at the St. Regis. During cocktail hour we had mint julep glasses on the tables full of white roses, white peonies and fresh mint. It was an ode to Kyle and his fraternity’s drink at Ole Miss. The reception was full of lush roses, hydrangea and peonies. My bouquet was filled with white peonies, roses and the aromatic smell of gardenia. My mom and grandmother also carried gardenia and other flowers that were placed on their clutches when walking down the aisle. I love the smell of gardenias!

My most vivid memory of the entire day was seeing Kyle’s face for the first time while walking down the aisle. We decided not to see each other before the ceremony, so the moment was extra special. I could see his eyes fill up a bit, and he had one tear that ran down his cheek…the tear that would later be referred to by all of our friends as the “Elvis tear.” It was so sweet. I also remember the sweet, sweet moment of walking down the aisle with my dad and wearing my mom’s cathedral length veil that she had worn thirty years prior when marrying my Dad.

We have so many favorite photos from the day and the night. Our photographer, Laura from Arstar Photography, is truly talented and captured so many special moments. I love the pictures of my Mom helping me get ready, and I love the pictures of my Dad and I right before we walked down the aisle. You can just feel the emotion coming out of the picture. Then, there is this moment that Laura captured of Kyle and I on the dance floor. Kyle is kissing me towards the end of the night, and it is just perfect. Laura captured how the room felt that night, with all the flowers and the lights twinkling in the background. She also captured the grandness and gorgeous long aisle that I walked down in the Cathedral.

Our favors were little aqua boxes, tied much like a Tiffany box. Inside were Frango mints, a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. They were something sweet to end the night on. Guest also went home with a pair of flip-flops that were for their “dancing feet.”

Photography: Artstar By Laura Stone | Videography: Sterling Cinematics, Steve Schummacher | Event Planning: Amy DiLoreti, A Flawless Event | Floral Design: Britt Wood Designs | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier & Joan Pillow Bridal | Invitations: Paces Paper | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Of Christ The King | Reception Venue: St. Regis Hotel | Jewelry : Judith Ripka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Cake & Desserts: The St. Regis Atlanta, Pastry Chef Michael Craig

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Elegant Atlanta Garden Terrace Wedding

When a professional photographer ties the knot you KNOW it’s going to be a breathtaking day. Take this Groom and his beautiful Bride’s classic affair masterly crafted by Simply Charming Socials. From the Bride’s emotional first look with her father to the joyous ceremony that followed Rachel Red Photography has it all waiting for you in the gallery!

From Rachel Red PhotographyRob is a photographer from New York. He is marrying the sweet and saucy Rachel, who is originally from Atlanta. They were married in Summerour Studios, a unique venue in the heart of the city that features a gorgeous terrace. This wedding had the sweetest first look, but not with Rachel and Rob. It was with Rachel and her dad! So sweet!

From the handsome Groom… Rachel decided that we weren’t going to see each other until she walked down the aisle for the first time. She set the scene for my favorite memory of the day – the way she made me feel when I saw her for the first time as a bride. I knew nothing about her dress, her makeup or how she was going to wear her hair – it was all going to be a surprise. When I caught the first glimpse of her as she approached the top of the staircase – she was lit with the sun at her back and I could just begin to make out her face behind her veil.

We wanted to keep our wedding simple and classic. We are not big on trends, and really wanted to be able to look back 40 years from now and appreciate all of the design elements on our wedding day. We could not decide on a wedding color, so we thought choosing black for the bridesmaids would keep the look simple and chic. We also had the same thinking of simplicity with flowers, so we chose white, ivory and hints of blush for the color scheme. We also threw in hints of gold with our table signs, cake server set and invitation suite.

From the beautiful Bride… Rob and I are based in New York City and decided to have the wedding in my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. We met while I was working in Brooklyn at a youth center. Rob is a portrait photographer and donated his time and came to the center to take portraits of the kids. It was a busy afternoon that day at the center, lots of kids, parents and staff members buzzing with excitement that they were getting their very own photo shoot, just in time for the Christmas holiday. I was really impressed with how engaged the children were during the photo shoot, it was incredible! Before the photo shoot began, Rob picked me out and asked if he could do a ‘test shoot’ using me as the model. I was shy, and felt a little nervous, but I agreed. I remember looking into his eyes for the first time, and there was something about it that made me feel special. However, we did not exchange phone numbers on this day. Fast forward, four months or so, Rob came back to the youth center for another project. From there on, we became friends and eventually (about a year later), we began dating. The rest, as they say, is history.

I wanted to honor both of my parents during the wedding celebration. My mother’s birthday was a week before the wedding. She worked so hard to make our wedding day perfect, and I really wanted to acknowledge how much this meant to us. Just after Rob and I cut our cake, my mom’s birthday cake was presented with candles, she was so surprised! We all gathered and sang happy birthday. It was one of my favorite parts of the whole evening!

For my father, I wanted to celebrate his mother Ruth, who was very dear to me. I resemble my grandmother, and as a child, family members would call me “Baby Ruth”. Mama Ruth, as we called her, made fresh pound cake and lemonade every weekend when I would go to visit her. I presented my father with a pound cake and photo of Mama Ruth. I could feel her presence in that moment and I know he could to.

My wedding gown was inspired by the styles of Betty Draper and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, thus the illusion necklines on both of my gowns. My second gown served as my “pre and post” gown, I wore it from the bed and breakfast where I was getting ready and then later during the reception. Rob has such great taste and I knew that he would pull together a suit that was perfect. When I saw him as I walked down the aisle, I was thrilled with his tux selection. Rob even got a new pair of frames for our special day. All of the groomsmen looked awesome too, I have really enjoyed our bridal party photos!

The days leading up to our wedding day were filled with many family gatherings. It was wonderful to have so many out of town guests from Rob’s side of the family, our New York City friends, and my Atlanta family and friends all in one place. We also had a special evening for our parents. On our wedding day, Rob and I had a moment to ourselves upstairs looking down on everyone in the courtyard. It was such a beautiful sight with all of friends and family gathered together. It was wonderful to see so many different people in our lives coming together for our celebration. We truly had the most joyous occasion! 

Photography: Rachel Red Photography | Event Planning: Simply Charming Socials | Floral Design: Bold American Events | Catering: Bold American Catering | Makeup: Dominique Doyle | Hair: Juliese Davis | DJ: DJ Dre 1800 | Officiant: Pastor Donald Earl Bryant, Friendship Community Church | Transportation: Atlanta Car Service | Accomodations: Sugar Magnolia Bed & Breakfast | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Summerour Studio | Harpist + Violinist: Alyssa Lowe

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Elegant Swan House Garden Wedding Inspiration

This glamorous historic home may look familiar—it recently starred as President Snow’s mansion in “The Hunger Games.” And when you have a beautiful Tara Keely lace gown and some of Atlanta’s top vendors, including Amanda Berube Photography, creating a dreamy, romantic wedding, the odds are definitely in your favor. Fall in love with all the gorgeous details in the gallery.

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From Amanda Berube PhotographyThis wedding editorial took place at the ever gorgeous and historic, Swan House Mansion in Atlanta, GA. If you are not familiar with the Swan House, be ready to get excited! Its most recent big screen appearance was in the Hunger Games as President Snow’s Capital Mansion. Our creative team consisted of over 12 amazingly talented wedding vendors from all over the US to collaborate to bring the beauty of the Swan House, along with this gorgeous couple’s love, to life.

In addition to the Swan House; inspiration was drawn from our bride’s gorgeous spring 2015 Tara Keely gown and our groom’s dashing 2015 Michael Kors tuxedos. To compliment the venues stunning architecture and location, a cream + blush color palette was selected to matched with loose florals and accents of delicate greenery. My vision and design for this shoot was to set out to create something timeless and breathtakingly gorgeous. Shot in digital and film, I wanted to complimented every part of this historic mansion and as well as inspire.

Photography: Amanda Berube Photography | Wedding Dress: J. Andrews Bridal | Cake: Cakes by Tania | Jewelry: Adriane Brunner For Chloe + Isabel | Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup Artistry By Jessica Nicole | Calligraphy: Ragan House Lettering | Wedding Venue: Swan House Mansion | B.Anderson Floral Designs: B Anderson Floral | Film Lab: Photovision Film Lab | Model: Jared Leland | Model : Courtney Smits | Photography Assistants: Jesseca Coppedge, Rachel Taylor & Alexis Velazquez | Rentals: Bloomwoods | Ribbon Details: Silk and Willow | Table Styling: Invision Events | Tuxedo: Celebrate Tuxedos | Tuxedo Designer: Michael Kors | Wedding Dress Designer: Tara Keely

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