Laura & Clarke
December 8, 2012 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
Laura and Clarke's wedding was all about family and friends, beautiful decor, and personal details. Laura, a former Falcons cheerleader, had nine of her closest friends stand up with her as bridesmaids, and Clarke had the same! Plus, Laura's adorable niece and nephew were the flower girl and ring bearer. After First Look photos at the St. Regis, the entire party continued to the rooftop restaurant/lounge at the Renaissance Marriott Midtown for the skyline photographs that were very important to Laura. At Summerour, the venue sparkled and shone with candlelight, crystals and pearls, along with all of Laura's carefully planned details, including a lovely ceremony (with one of my favorites, a hand blessing), a nut station for favors, a Jif peanut butter jar groom's cake (complete with lots of pictures of Clarke on the table), and a memory table with votives symbolizing grandparents and others who had passed. Guests enjoyed a fabulous Southern buffet, and danced to the band's wedding standards. A sparkler send-off was the endcap of a beautiful evening.
My Favorite Detail
Laura and Clarke did something very sweet that I have not seen before: they each hand-wrote letters of thanks and appreciation to their parents and framed them, and then we set those out on the guest book table.
My Favorite Moment
Laura's mom, Fran, is one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She was also one of the most nervous mothers I have ever met. She came to me during the reception and hugged me for a good long time, and told me that all her nervousness had been for nothing, because it was the most perfect wedding ever. (Something she never thought was possible!) Another example of why I love what I do!
Ceremony and Reception Summerour Studio
Officiant Mike Glogorski
Photographer The Storyteller
Videographer Rusticus Films (formerly Artdeo Films)
Caterer Bold American
Baker Rhodes Bakery
Florist Bold American
Ceremony Music Armonico Strings
Makeup Paula Molinari
Comments From The Couple
"I am a very detail oriented person and enjoy having control of important things in my life, and I can tell you that despite all of that, I could not have gotten through this wedding process without Daria! She provided a turn-key approach to putting the wedding together and made sure that not only is nothing missed, but everything is just as you expect. She handled everything from vendor management (including problem resolution), timeline of events, deadlines for all aspects, suggestions of things that work/don't work, and much more. Daria has such a pleasant, calming demeanor that gives you the reassurance that everything is just fine, on schedule, and it will get done. She was very prompt with phone and email responses, ready to tackle any issue, and VERY easy to work with. I would highly recommend her work to all brides in the area - you will not regret it!" ~ Laura (bride)
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Comments From The Family
"Daria, how can I thank you enough for all you have done to make Laura and Clarke’s wedding so special! It was a beautiful and magical evening and it came together without a single problem. Oh, the hours of worry that were totally not needed as you did assure me that all would be just as planned!!! Everything went so smoothly and could not have been more beautiful!!!
Through this wedding I feel I have gained a wonderful new friend and I am so happy with all the help you were to me! Thank you again for your professional manner and friendship as well! You gave it that special touch in knowing that all was under control and NOT TO WORRY!" God bless you always as you serve other brides and families!!! ~ Fran (MOB)
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Photos courtesy of The Storyteller.