You make MY days. Every email I see from you makes me a little more relaxed.
-Natalie (bride)     


Natalie & Hunter
June 1, 2013 · Atlanta, GA

About The Wedding
The first thing Natalie and her mom told me about when they hired me a year before Natalie and Hunter's wedding was the garden theme. Natalie's parents own a gorgeous estate in Sandy Springs, and Natalie had always dreamed of being married from her childhood home. They transformed the tennis court into a garden-like setting by removing the fencing, covering the court with white carpet, and draping the fence poles with hydrangea blue fabric and clusters of blooms. A high-peaked tent was erected at the back, from which the bride would make her entrance. Natalie's four siblings were a part of the wedding party, and their sweet pup Mason made an appearance for post-ceremony photos! For the reception, Natalie's mom had a vision to bring the garden into the Piedmont Driving Club's ballroom, by creating large silkscreen hanging banners with photos from the gardens at the house. The idea was that guests would feel they were actually surrounded by the gardens, and the effect was stunning. Lime green linens brightened the room for summer, accented with whites and hydrangea blue. The wedding party arrived on a trolley, and joined the guests for a seated dinner. The band was amazing, and the guests packed the dance floor starting after the salad course. As the night wound down, Natalie and Hunter departed in a horse-drawn carriage as guests lit sparklers.

My Favorite Detail
Although the ceremony was not Jewish, Natalie and Hunter wanted to include two Jewish traditions to honor Natalie's mom's heritage. After the rehearsal on Friday, the immediate family and wedding party gathered in the garden to sign the ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract). The next day, at the conclusion of the ceremony (after the guests were on their way to the reception), Hunter broke the glass, to shouts of Mazel Tov! and a surprise performance of "Simantov" by the string quartet.

My Favorite Moment
One of Natalie's brothers is a singer, and he wanted to surprise Natalie by singing one of her favorite songs, "I Had The Time of My Life" from the movie Dirty Dancing, with the band at the reception. After I finally managed to get all the pieces in place (the band was ready, Jordan was ready, and all the key audience members were in the ballroom), the song went perfectly and Natalie could not have been more surprised!


Venue
Ceremony
Private Residence
Reception
Piedmont Driving Club


Services
Officiant Larry Morhous (father of the groom)
Photographer Libelle Photography
Videographer Walk on Water
Hair and Makeup Brushworx
Tents, Chairs and Table Rentals Reece Tents
Ceremony Audio Omnicom Media Group
Caterer and Baker Piedmont Driving Club
Florist Darryl Wiseman Flowers
Ceremony Music Amati Chamber Music
Band Atlanta Party Band
Trolley Shuttles Premier Trolley
Bus Shuttles US Coachways
Departure Transportation Nottinghamshire Carriage
Host Hotels W Atlanta Midtown, Four Season Hotel Atlanta, Marriott Suites Midtown


Comments From The Couple
"Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. We will never forget it!" ~ Natalie and Hunter (bride and groom)


Comments From The Vendors
"I loved talking with you today - thank you so much for all of the helpful information, and thank you for being so very "on top of" things! I would not want to do this wedding without you!!!" ~ Sarah Paul, Amati Chamber Music


Design: Butler Creative | Programming: Ben McMath