Friday, we shared their engagement session, and today we open up the week (which I'm excited to say is filled with stunning soirees around every corner) with this stylish couple's wedding. They are the kind of couple that can have a beautiful, completely chic, stunning wedding with very little effort - because they are just that cool. Cool enough for Artstar by Laura Stone to capture their unbelievable day, and cool enough to pack our gallery full of envy-inducing details!
Chris and I met in 2004 through a mutual friend in New York. Chris will tell you he fell in love with me the moment he saw me even though I was with someone else at the time. I didn’t remember our first meeting and it wasn’t until we were reintroduced in April 2005 that I feel like our story began. I thought Chris and I would be friends, but Chris had other plans. He was persistent and it was his humor and his easy way that I eventually fell for. Chris is my first love and we both knew early on that we would ultimately be married one day.
We became long distance in 2008 after I moved to Atlanta to be closer to my family. It was a challenge and there were some really tough times, but because we had such a strong foundation we ended up on the other side unscathed and stronger.
I’m surprised that men get so nervous before they propose even though they are confident their partner will say yes! Chris is normally a talker and a joker but I vividly remember him being very quiet the night he proposed . He was hot and we stopped to sit a few times on our way to a friend’s bar. It wasn’t until we were around the corner from our friend's that he got down on one knee. Chris proposed to me on the streets of downtown New York. It was perfectly unplanned and caught me totally by surprise. A perfect beginning to a perfectly planned/unplanned wedding.
Chris and I are both easy going so we knew that wedding planning had to be the same. No stressing on either side was a must so we talked about what was most important to us first. Our only true requirements were we wanted a charming and quaint venue and that our friends and family had a good time. We knew if those two things were met, everything else would fall into place. I looked at a couple of venues before I saw Flint Hill but knew from the moment I stepped in to the house that this was the venue for us.
Flint Hill turned out to be a god send. Because Chris and I lived in different cities and had very busy schedules, there was no way we could have done everything to plan a wedding. The people at Flint Hill took care of so much I almost thought something was wrong in the last few weeks because I was so carefree.
I wanted the bridesmaids to truly be able to wear their dresses again so we decided the bridal party would wear black and we let them choose the dress they wanted to wear. The flowers were left to the florist. I trusted Rory Moon to put together the bridal party flowers and I must admit it was one of two times I cried that day because they were so beautiful (the other was during the maid of honor's toast). And I feel as if I left some other major decisions to the vendors because I felt they knew what I was going for and i trusted them because they were all professionals.
The day of was truly amazing. Our nearest and dearest flew from so many different places just to be with us and everything exceeded our expectations. Our main concern was to make sure everyone had a good time. We knew if that happened we would have a great time as well, and we had a blast.
Photography: Artstar by Laura Stone / Flowers: Rory Moon / Ceremony & Reception Location: Flint Hill / Shoes: Mui Mui and Marc Jacobs / Dress: Anne Barge / Event Planning & Design: Magic Moments / Invitation Designer: Paces Papers / Cake/Desserts: White Windmill Bakery / Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: Diane Von Furstenberg / Bride's Necklace, bride's earrings, and bridesmaids' rings: Made Her Think