Kathryn & Kyle
November 9, 2013 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
This wedding was very interesting, because when Kathryn and Kyle first contacted me, they were planning a "normal" size wedding of 150-200 people. However, shortly after they hired me, they called me with some big news: they had scaled down...WAY down...to 16 people. I was happy that they kept me on to help them with the planning, however, because in the end, there was actually just as much to do as there would be with a larger wedding. Although Kathryn originally planned for the ceremony to be at East Decatur Station (a shop and restaurant complex that her dad owns), we ended up doing both the ceremony and the reception at Sun In My Belly. Kathryn still opted to get ready and have her First Look photos at East Decatur Station, though, which was a perfect compromise. Kathryn and Kyle created an intimate ceremony that was officiated by a friend, and which included readings from books on running (a shared passion). The Sun In My Belly patio and private dining room were fabulously decorated by two friends of theirs (whose stated goal was to bring Kathryn's Pinterest board to life). For such a small space, the amount of detail was simply incredible, and Kathryn was thrilled. After a brief cocktail hour, everyone came inside and found their seats for dinner (each marked with a tiny pot of herbs, grown from seed by Kyle, and a flag with their names). As the dinner was served, in Quaker tradition, every guest gave a toast, or just spoke some words from the heart about Kathryn and Kyle. After dinner, they cut the cake, which was lovingly baked by Kathryn's dad; and guests enjoyed the candy bar and wedding Mad Libs. An after party in downtown Decatur followed (in lieu of dancing). In the end, it was just what they wanted and I'm so glad they didn't bend to pressure to do anything else.
My Favorite Detail
The big square table (two 8'x4' tables placed together) made for such a lovely space for the group to dine together. It was the perfect size because everyone could see each other and talk, and there was plenty of room in the middle for decor, and around the edges for the plates and glassware.
My Favorite Moment
Every time I saw Kathryn, she was always smiling. I love a person like that!
Ceremony and Reception Sun in My Belly
Getting Ready Location East Decatur Station
Photographer Photo by Gannon
Hair and Makeup Stylist Kori Smith
Caterer Sun in My Belly
Guitarist Walter Biel
Decor Betty Janelle and Anna Godfrey
Baker Father of the Bride
Officiant Matthew Rose
Gown Sweet Elegance