Erin & Simon
December 15, 2012 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
Erin and Simon are both super smart marine biologists. They met on the beach while studying sea turtles (they have both done very important research about this fragile species). Fernbank was the perfect setting to show their love of animals! After an intimate ceremony at the beautiful, historic chapel of Decatur First United Methodist, guests were treated to a true feast: passed hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, two kinds of cake, a candy bar, and a late-night snack! However, despite being full, everyone found time to enjoy the photo booth with fun props, and to hit the dance floor to 80's classics like Footloose, in the shadow of the dinosaurs.
My Favorite Detail
Instead of simply writing their own vows, Erin and Simon put a unique twist on this tradition by composing "Statements of Why I Like You" to read to each other before exchanging traditional wedding vows. These statements were kept secret from each other, and yet both of them closed with the endearment "I love you super much a lot." So sweet!
My Favorite Moment
Since Erin and Simon are all about sea turtles, of course the groom's cake had to be a sea turtle! After seven bakers were interviewed, the end result was stunningly life-like. So much so, that Erin and Simon didn't want to cut it! (Nor did the chef!) So they posed for a picture, and next thing I knew, Simon had whipped out his tape measure (that he just happened to be carrying in his tux pocket) to measure the shell, just like they would have done on the beach. I was laughing with Erin about that later - she said, oh yes, that's Simon! What a perfect pair they are.
Ceremony Decatur First United Methodist Church
Harpist Christine Drescher-Jones
Trumpeter Paul Poovey
Hair Brittany Bergh
Makeup Dina Marie Makeup
Florist Unique Floral Expressions
Caterer Bold American
Guitarist Lauren Hunt
DJ Greg's Events
Bakers Sweet Caroline's and Perfect Wedding Cake
Transportation Atlantic Limousine
Host Hotel Courtyard Decatur