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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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Rustic Romance Wedding Inspiration

A gorgeous field at dusk, complete with a romantic picnic, handsome groom by your side… can we just run away and escape to this fantasy pretty please? Sawyer Baird captured this rustic wonderland full of Forage and Fleur’s lush blooms and captivating calligraphy from the talented Jenny Sanders. With this gallery in front of me, there isn’t much hope for a productive rest of the day and I’m a-ok with that.

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From Sawyer Baird… This shoot all began when I was contacted to create and teach a fellow photographer for a 1:1 Workshop with myself… I was beyond honored and couldn’t wait to get to work!

With this began the thoughts of creating with purpose, creating with a story in mind, and creating with real, pure, and amazing love. In this shoot you see real love notes, combined with a real couple… and I wouldn’t have it any other way. This shoot describes the couple so well, from the simple picnic to the mountain side, and the amazing details. It really couldn’t have been better.

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Floral Design: Forage & Fleur | Wedding Dress: The Sentimentalist | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Hair & Makeup: Claudia Verduzco | Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders | Men's Attire: H&M | Venue: Private Residence | Ribbon: Adorn Company | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

Neutral + Elegant Sea Island Wedding

I’m pretty sure that if I were a guest at this wedding, you would have seen my eyes grow wider and my smile brighter at every turn. For starters, Sea Island has gorgeous written all over it, and served as the perfect canvas for this elegant duo‘s nuptials. With classically neutral details like these bow-adorned heels and invites from Bella Figura, there were plenty of beautiful bits for Amy Arrington to steal with her lens—see it all here in the full gallery!

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From The Bride…We wanted our wedding to be elegant and simple with a touch of rustic charm. For the ceremony, classic neutral colors were selected and we used lots of texture for the flowers and bridesmaids dresses. We hung chandeliers from the trees (easily my favorite part of the ceremony design) to compliment the space and give it an intimate, romantic feel. We wanted the reception space to again be simple but also fun. We used the same neutrals from the ceremony but highlighted them with pops of bright pink color and fun rustic votives and candles. In keeping with the rustic theme, we used both square and round tables of different sizes and covered them with gold and brown table cloths, again with texture and pattern. The best part of the reception design were the beautiful branch overhangs that were built over the larger estate tables. We hung small candles from the branches and my goal was for these tables to give the room a slight “outdoor under the stars” appeal. My husband and I were blown away by what an amazing job everyone did in executing the entire design. We are so grateful to everyone who made the event so much fun and such a success!

Photography: Amy Arrington Photography | Wedding Planner: Maren White | Wedding Dress: The White Magnolia | Invitations: Bella Figura | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Food: The Cloister | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Ceremony & Reception: The Cloister, Sea Island | Flowers & Design: The Cloister Florist

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Traditional Georgia Ballroom Wedding

There are traditional weddings, and then there is this sweet affair captured brilliantly by Buffy Dekmar Photography; an utterly gorgeous Southern party with lush blooms from Jane Rogers of By Special Arrangement, yummy treats from Jamie Keating Culinary and a ballroom celebration planned to perfection by Belle of the Ball Events.  In other words?  It’s traditional perfection. See it all here.

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From Buffy Dekmar PhotograpahyNatalie and Will’s wedding was a traditional southern celebration, with an added air of modern elegance, complete with thoughtful details and family connections that tied the day together with meaningfulness throughout. Their ceremony was beautifully tender, held inside the grand sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, where Natalie grew up. The reception followed at Del’Avant, a charmingly classic ballroom venue in downtown LaGrange, Georgia.

Subtle pinks and ivory hues with touches of gold gave a sweetly feminine feel, perfectly complemented by the lace detailing on Natalie’s Anne Barge bridal gown. The bridesmaids wore blush Alfred Sung dresses, and carried a fresh mixture of garden roses, hydrangea, and seeded eucalyptus. Groomsmen in black tuxedos rounded out the classic, traditional style.

The reception was characterized by exceptionally creative and delicious appetizers and food stations, invented and prepared by Jamie Keating Culinary. From the gold Chiavari chairs to the scotch bar on the mezzanine, the details were seamlessly and elegantly executed by Eva of Belle of the Ball Events. Band of Gold provided outstanding entertainment, and the honest celebration that came with the night proved worthy of every detail!

Photography: Buffy Dekmar Photography | Videography: Dekmar Films | Wedding Planner: Belle Of The Ball Events | Floral Design: Jane Rogers, By Special Arrangement | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Cake: Blooming Flour Bakery | Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church LaGrange, GA | Reception Venue: Del'Avant Event Center | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Catering: Jamie Keating Culinary | Hair And Makeup: Jennifer C. Nieman | Band: Band Of Gold | Paper Goods: Ashley Buzzy

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DIY Savannah Railroad Wedding

This beauty of a Bride takes DIY to an entirely new level. Not only did she dream up every gorgeous detail in these perfect images from Glass Jar Photography, she also made her own wedding gown. Yes, you read that right. Her own gown. Can you even imagine? Add there super unique Georgia State Railroad Museum venue, and it goes without saying we have a winner on our hands.

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From Glass Jar PhotographyThe Bride in this wedding was one of the most crafty and creative gals we’ve ever met. She HAND MADE her own dress and accessories, as well as designed everything you may see at the wedding. All of which was based around them working for the Railroad in Savannah and from days at SCAD.

The day was based around black and white, and the Georgia Railroad museum. a great inspiration for other GA couples, and gals with a sense of DIY for their day.

Photography: Glass Jar Photography | Coordination: Everlasting Occasions | Flowers: The Bride DIY | Wedding Dress: The Bride Hand Made | Catering: Creative Catering | Lighting: Eddie Kimmer Lighting | Wedding Venue: Georgia State Railroad Museum | Sound: Rockjocks Professional DJ | Sweets & Cake: Baker's Pride

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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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