Ally & Adam
August 17, 2013 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
I had the pleasure of working with Ally and Adam throughout the entire wedding planning process, starting with finding the venues when they first got engaged. Ally really wanted to do a lot of the decor herself, including all the centerpieces. As time went on (and after several conversations about the logistics of who would set up and take down all of her decor), she settled on simply making the bouquets out of silk flowers and faux succulents. Her florist incorporated some of the containers and candles Ally had collected, and took care of the rest - a decision Ally was very happy with in the end! The wedding day dawned rainy (par for the course this summer, it seems!), but Ally and Adam were so starry-eyed, nothing was going to get them down. After a beautiful First Look session at Whiskey Blue on the rooftop of the W Buckhead, we headed to the church for the Nuptial Mass. Afterwards, we took advantage of the time gap to take lots of pictures in Summerour's courtyard, as Aharon dodged the raindrops. Sadly, cocktail hour had to be moved inside, but that only meant guests got to enjoy the beautiful ballroom that much longer. After gorging on Endive's fabulous stations, the dance floor was packed and so was the photo booth. Ally and Adam departed with their guests on the bus, en route to their after party at the same place they began this beautiful day - Whiskey Blue.
My Favorite Detail
Ally and Adam are huge Packers fans, so they supplemented the photo booth props with lots of green and gold: including Packers shirts, green and gold feather boas, cheeseheads and my personal favorite - a cheesehead bra, which we quickly dubbed "the cheese boobs." Ally and Adam nearly died laughing at a photo her mom took wearing the contraption!
My Favorite Moment
I'm sure all of the bridesmaids' boyfriends and fiancés now hate Adam, because he really set the bar high for romantic gestures! With 10 bridesmaids, two moms and one bride, the ladies had to begin getting ready pretty darn early. Throughout the course of the morning, a grand total of FIVE love letters arrived at Ally's room, eliciting tears from the bride each time. The grand finale (number six) was a fabulous David Yurman right-hand ring with a row of channel-set diamonds. Ally's reaction? "I am so happy right now!"
Ceremony Our Lady of the Assumption Church
Reception Summerour Studio
Photographer Aharon Hill Photography
Hair Devyn Goss
Caterer and Baker Endive
Florist Viridis Designs
Guitarist Brandon Crocker
DJ Mike Zarin
Transortation Atlantic Limousine
Photo Booth Circle of Love Weddings
Host Hotel The W Hotel, Atlanta-Buckhead
Comments From The Couple
"We could go on and on about how wonderful it has been to have the opportunity to work with Daria. From day one she was extremely professional, easily accessible, and always really cared about our needs and “dreams” about our wedding. She was also 100% honest in helping us to create a realistic vision of what we can accomplish for our day. As a very organized and borderline “over planning” bride, I felt like I had a best friend that knew everything and who I could bounce ideas off of and make those ideas become a reality. Daria was ALWAYS there for us whenever we had a question or concern no matter how small. Not only was she great but every single vendor that she recommended fit our style perfectly and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Daria 10 times over. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and we literally didn't have to worry about a thing the entire day. She was the very best investment we made. Future Grooms out there, do yourself a favor and hire Daria to help your beautiful bride-to-be to remain stress-free and completely organized during your entire engagement. Not to mention, you’ll save a bunch of time and money working with someone reliable with all of the knowledge and connections you will need to plan your perfect day!" ~ Ally (bride)
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