Rachel & Dave
April 26, 2014 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
Rachel and Dave had one of the cutest, most creative themes I've ever seen! Since a large part of their relationship was long distance, they had the idea to incorporate telephones and other vintage communication devices throughout the wedding. Dave designed a telephone graphic that was used on all the paper goods, and together they came up with cute wording for each piece. Ring, Ring (get it, for the telephone and the wedding rings!) appeared on the invitations, programs, and as giant papier mache letters on the entrance table at Summerour. Rachel typed all the other wording on a vintage typewriter (including all the escort cards!) and Dave scanned it in to make the graphics. Escort cards were displayed in an antique Rolodex, and programs in library card boxes. Even the cake had tiny telephones on top! The other thing Rachel really wanted was fun, bright colors - perfect for spring! Against neutral pale gray and white, she incorporated pops of bright yellow and shades of pink and poppy red, which was very cheery. No detail was left out - even the bridesmaids' nail color (Essie "Geranium") was carefully chosen to blend with the color scheme, as were the cake flavors (lemon and strawberry)! A good friend of Rachel and Dave's officiated the ceremony, and then guests headed to cocktail hour in the beautiful front courtyard (thank goodness for lovely spring weather!) while the room was transformed. After their private dinner, Rachel and Dave led their guests into the main room and everyone enjoyed Endive's delicious food and the sounds of the Shimmer band. As the night wound down, Rachel and Dave made their getaway in a town car as guests lit the way with sparklers.
My Favorite Detail
Each tablescape included an actual vintage telephone, in all the colors of the wedding!
My Favorite Moment
Although the ceremony itself was not Jewish, to honor Rachel's heritage, they still wanted to sign a ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract, which is a beautiful piece of artwork). Before the guests began arriving, the whole wedding party and immediate family gathered to witness Rachel and Dave signing the ketubah while Rachel's brother said a few words. It was a lovely, intimate prelude to the ceremony.
Ceremony and Reception Summerour Studio
Officiant Dan Haumschild
Photographer Tim Harman Photography
Baker For Goodness Cakes
Florist Juli Vaughn Design
Hair Hillary Fry
Makeup Claire Berngartt
Band Shimmer Band
Ceremony Musician George Butler, cello
Transportation Atlantic Limousines
Host Hotel W Atlanta Midtown
Rentals Event Drapery
Gown Lovely Bridal (New York)
Comments From The Couple
"Daria was amazing! She was involved in our wedding planning since the very beginning (over a year before the date). I would 100% recommend her! We ended up choosing a venue, caterer, band, and photographer that we found via her recommendation and loved all of them! She definitely is a great judge of the bride's taste and knows who to recommend. She kept us on track with the timeline all along, so things really never got stressful. And she was great at reassuring my mom that everything was being taken care of when she started to get worried about something :) MOST importantly, Daria was absolutely amazing the week of and day of the wedding. She helped prevent a crisis with my dress, took care of making sure every single detail was ready to go before the big day, and literally we had NOTHING to worry about on the actual wedding day. Everything went SO smoothy, and multiple guests said it was the best organized wedding they had ever been to! Thanks Daria!" ~ Rachel
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