Daria stayed calm no matter what happened
-Daryn (bride)     

Daryn & Trent
September 15, 2012 · Atlanta, GA

About The Wedding
Daryn called me at the end of July for her mid-September wedding. With six weeks to go and lots to do, we had to work quickly, but we managed to pull together a fabulous vendor team to bring her wedding vision to life. The wedding took place in the backyard of a good friend's Ansley Park home. Daryn and Trent wanted an intimate, family focused event that included Trent's daughter and Daryn's "little sister" (she is a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters). After a "flash mob-style" ceremony, guests enjoyed the jazz quintet and the classic American stations, as the lights of the city twinkled above. What a magical evening!

My Favorite Detail
I mentioned a "flash mob-style" ceremony. What does that mean? Well, it's a term we coined when Daryn came up with the ceremony concept, which actually goes back to the original roots of the wedding huppah, or canopy. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour as soon as they arrived at the house. Once everyone had arrived, the band leader announced, "Let's have a wedding!" Four canopy bearers brought out the wedding canopy made from bamboo poles and sheer fabric, Trent and the officiant stepped beneath it, and Daryn made her entrance, preceded by the two girls. Daryn and Trent said their vows while surrounded on all sides by their family and friends, including Daryn's mother in California via Skype on an iPad. At the end of the ceremony, the canopy disappeared as quickly as it came out, and the party continued.

My Favorite Moment
The last thing Daryn did before walking down the aisle was turn to me and give me a big hug. These are the moments I live for!

Ceremony and Reception
Private Residence

Officiant Kris McDaniel
Bliss Photography
Dennis Dean Catering
Florist The Savage Garden
Gloria Brock
Band Sweet Lu Quintet
Hair and Makeup Celebrity Beauty Coach

Comments From The Couple
"Thank you so much for the beautiful gift - yet another touch of your fantastic service. Thank you for helping us create our dream wedding. You're the best! Much love and gratitude." ~ Daryn (bride)

Design: Butler Creative | Programming: Ben McMath