Brittanie & Steve
November 15, 2014 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
Brittanie and Steve, who live in California, contacted me with just five weeks left to plan. It was a mad race to the finish line as I helped them choose vendors and wrap up the details. Brittanie is a Georgia Peach, and Steven is a California boy. Incredibly, he wished for her 15 years ago (he and his friends literally wrote a rap song 15 years ago and one of the lines was that he wished for a Georgia Peach). He and Brittanie planned a classic, formal wedding at the Georgian Terrace. It was very important to them that their guests would enjoy Southern hospitality, great food and beautiful decor. Lovely floral decor from Anik met the decor criteria, with the traditional whites and ivories accented with beautiful coral roses and candlelight making the room shine in the November gloom. The fabulous dinner and dancing took care of the other two criteria. Brittanie and Steve took advantage of many moments throughout the day where they were able to spend time together alone (including their First Look photos; time in ballroom prior to the ceremony practicing getting up and down the stage stairs in her beautiful tulle-skirted gown; on their private date (I could barely get them into the ballroom for dinner!); during the dancing when they took a break on the lobby couch; and finally as they departed in their vintage car, which wasn't needed since they were staying at the hotel, but they knew they wanted the magical night to last just a little bit longer.
My Favorite Detail
Was going to be her guest book, which was a box with little wooden hearts and a cutout of Georgia and California. However, it unfortunately didn't arrive in time. So option two, which was also super cute, was their escort card table, which featured cards in corks (for California wine) and a crate of peanuts (for Georgia, of course). She tried to get peaches, but since they aren't in season right now, peanuts worked just fine!
My Favorite Moment
One of the vendors Brittanie was worried about was the baker, and due to them living in California, she wasn't able to get to a tasting appointment. She hired the baker with my assurances that she would love the cake. And when she took a bite during the cake cutting, she did!
Ceremony and Reception The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Officiant Larry Daniel, WeddingRev
Ceremony Musicians After Five String Quartet
Photographer Rodinis Films
Caterer The Georgian Terrace Hotel
DJ Soul Spin Studios
Baker Sweet Caroline's
Florist Anik Designs
Hair Cheron Hamner and Catherine Garner
Makeup Brushworx and Catherine Garner
Transportation Atlantic Limousine
Rehearsal Dinner La Grotta Buckhead
Comments From The Couple
"Daria was incredible and enjoyable to work with! My husband and I still say that Daria was without a doubt the best investment we made in our wedding and we believe that to be the truth! From our first conversation over the phone, Daria was positive, upbeat, extremely attentive, highly detail oriented and had such an encouraging demeanor with a "can-do" attitude for every action item. Daria made our wedding magical -- her expertise allowed us to enjoy each moment as it unfolded and gave us the luxury of being able to pause, look into each other's eyes. Were it not for her coordinating the many details both the day before and the day-of, our wedding would have had an entirely different tone/feel from beginning to end for us. I continue to receive compliments about the details guests noticed and also about the overall energy and love they witnessed throughout our wedding day. The highest compliment we were paid was, "Your wedding was the most romantic wedding I've ever been to...." That compliment is evidence for how well Daria handled the details and how much we trusted her so that we as the bride and groom could truly focus on enjoying each moment together along with our friends and loved ones who were beside us. Daria - it was a privilege to have you a part of our wedding team and we hope you know how eternally grateful we are to you!" ~ Brittanie (bride)
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