Maura & Joshua
February 9, 2013 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
Maura's parents, Betsy and John, wanted to give her and Joshua a fabulous Marriage Blessing and wedding celebration here in Maura's hometown. Maura and Joshua live in Seattle, and Joshua just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Betsy and I worked together on the celebration for a year, and early on in the planning process the planning took a bit of a surprising turn: Maura discovered she was pregnant! So we added a Baptism to the Blessing and kept on planning. The evening was fantastic, with a moving ceremony in Betsy and John's church, followed by dinner at the 5 Seasons in Sandy Springs. The Savage Garden completely transformed the covered patio into a wonderland of hanging chandeliers with flower garlands, beautiful draping, and hanging lights.
My Favorite Detail
Baby Emmeline wore the same dress that Maura wore for her baptism. Betsy plans to start a new tradition of embroidering each child's initials into the hem of the gown, along with the date it was worn.
My Favorite Moment
When Maura came up to me during the reception and said that everything was more beautiful than she could have imagined. This was so meaningful because we planned it all without her there, and we all really wanted it to be what she wanted. Mission accomplished!
Ceremony Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
Reception Five Seasons Brewery (The Prado)
Photographer Renée Brock Photography
Hair D2 Designs
Makeup MiMi Makeup
Florist The Savage Garden
Caterer Five Seasons Brewery (The Prado)
Baker For Goodness Cakes
Band Nicole Chillemi
Transportation Classy Car Limo
Rentals Tents, Tents, Tents
Host Hotel Hilton Suites Atlanta Perimeter
Invitations and Paper Goods DecoMarj
Bride's Gown Stephanie James
Suit Rentals The Modern Gent