Kiersten's wedding weekend was absolutely fabulous!
-Lorie (MOB)     

Kiersten & Micah
May 25, 2013 · Atlanta, GA

About the Wedding
When I write these wedding descriptions, I sometimes find it helpful to go back to the paperwork from my original meeting with the bride. Since Kiersten and her mom and I worked together for 17 months, I was curious to see what she had to say about her original vision for the wedding. Outdoor venue - check; garden-style - check; trees as the backdrop for the ceremony - check; grass aisle - check. Despite months of searching for a venue and even considering a beach wedding, it is clear in hindsight that the Atlanta Botanical Garden was always the perfect venue for this classy, simple and understated wedding. Kiersten and Micah met in college, since Micah was her brother Brandon's roommate and best friend. How wonderful that Micah had Brandon as his best man. This beautiful wedding was centered around family and faith, and included a lovely moment during the ceremony when all four parents came up to the altar to pray together with the bride and groom, right after they said their vows and exchanged rings. A "very fun party" followed (again, one of Kiersten's original notes) in Day Hall, with a buffet dinner starring Bold's famous mac and cheese station (Kiersten was so excited for this), and mini pie pops for dessert (Micah's choice!). The party began with a choreographed father/daughter dance that Kiersten's dad worked on in secret for weeks. The crowd danced the night away and at one point I saw Kiersten being lifted in a chair, although they weren't doing the horah, since they aren't Jewish! Kiersten and Micah departed in a vintage car to begin their new life in L.A., where he will complete his residency.

My Favorite Moment
I love the Rose Garden for many reasons, but one of them is the hidden vantage point it gives me for viewing the ceremony, if I have time. Watching Kiersten's face as Micah was saying his vows, her eyes so filled with love for him, brought tears to my eyes. Ain't love grand!

My Favorite Detail
I love stationery, so I always appreciate it when my brides have a theme that runs through their paper goods. We did a simple rose (for the Rose Garden) and used it on everything, from the invitations to the escort cards to the menu cards.

Ceremony and Reception
Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Photographer Scobey Photography
Tommy Holmes (cousin of the groom)
Officiant Pastor David Maness
Hair and Makeup
Formal Faces
Caterer Bold American
Florist Jackson Durham
Sweet Caroline's
Ceremony Musicians After Five String Quartet
DJ Ampd Atlanta
Host Hotel Marriott Suites
Bus Transportation Atlantic Limousine
Reception Chairs Sweet Seats
Departure Car Atlanta Vintage Rides
Welcome Bags Georgia Gifts for Less
Bride's Attire Wedding Angels
Groom's Attire Modern Gent
Stationery Deco Marj

Comments From The Couple
"Micah and I cannot thank you enough for all your help with the wedding! Everything was absolutely perfect. We loved every second. It was the best day of my life! And you made it possible!" ~ Kiersten (bride)

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Photos courtesy of Scobey Photography

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