Kari & Tim
May 7, 2016 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
Kari hired me five weeks out from the wedding, having just fired her previous planner, who was also acting as the florist and event decorator. This basically meant we had to start over with the decor plan, as well as catch up on all the planning details. Kari asked me during our interview if we could do it, and I confidently answered "Yes!" while privately wondering just how we were actually going to do it. But Kari was motivated and luck was on our side as one of my favorite florists happened to be available on the date as well, and we made it happen! A wedding miracle, for sure!
My Favorite Detail
Kari and her stationer had come up with a unique idea for the escort cards: each guest would find their name on a tag on a glass of champagne as they entered the cocktail hour. It made a fun and festive display!
My Favorite Moment
Decor was super important to Kari, and part of the reason she changed vendors was that she wasn't sure her wedding decor would be a unique reflection of her and Tim. When I walked them into the ballroom for a sneak peek before the reception began, she was struck speechless, and then started crying, saying it was the most beautiful room she had ever seen and she couldn't believe that this was her wedding. A top ten moment in my career, for sure!
Ceremony Peachtree Road UMC
Reception The St. Regis Hotel
Photographer and Videographer Christopher Brock Photography
Officiants Karla Daniel (Peachtree Road UMC) and Wayne Clark (bride's childhood pastor)
Hair and Makeup Eye Do Makeup and Hair
Florist Faith Flowers
Transportation Atlantic Limousine
Caterer and Baker The St. Regis Hotel
Band A-Town A-List
Chiavari Chairs and Chargers The Rented Event
Lighting and A/V PSAV
Linens I Do Linens
Lighted Trees Total Plant and Floral
Draping Geri Sims Weddings and Events
Stationery and Paper Goods Custom Invitations by Cassandra Flinn
Host Hotels The St. Regis, HyattPlace Buckhead, The InterContinental Buckhead
Rehearsal Dinner Atlanta Fish Market
Comments From The Family
"Daria saves the day! We fired our wedding planners with 5 weeks to go. Daria took over and turned a nightmare into a dream wedding. She spent an entire day with us going to vendors as we had to redo everything. The vendors she recommended went above and beyond and they were first rate. She was positive and encouraging the whole time and she knows her stuff! She found holes in our original plan that would have made significant issues for us. She tried her best to keep us in our budget; making money-saving suggestions and also letting us know what would be superfluous or unnecessary. She fought for us with the venue to be sure we were treated right. She proofread everything. She kept things running on time and smoothly. Daria was with us the entire day and night until after 1am when she finally decided her job was finished. I would recommend her wholeheartedly and don't think that you could find a better planner for your wedding. She will give you peace of mind and your wedding will be exactly what you had hoped it would be." ~ Judy (MOB)
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