Natalie & Steven
July 23, 2016 · Atlanta, GA
About The Wedding
Natalie and Steven are math teachers who met at Marist. They had a beautiful, traditional ceremony at the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Atlanta's most historic church), which was officiated by Marist's principal. Natalie's sister-in-law was the soloist, and several family members did readings. We then headed to the reception at the Wimbish House on the Tech Trolley (since both of them graduated from Georgia Tech). Cocktail hour was in full swing when we arrived, and Natalie and Steven headed upstairs for their private date. Steven was most excited about Zest's delicious food, so he thoroughly enjoyed having time to taste everything! Guests then headed downstairs for a family-style dinner, and dancing to the country band Blue Denim. Natalie and Steven departed on foot to the Four Seasons as guests lit their way with sparklers.
My Favorite Detail
Steven's mom provided some family heirlooms: the ring bearer's pillow, which had been used in several family weddings, as well as a vintage tablecloth that Steven's grandmother brought with her as one of her only possessions when she fled Cuba as a young mother.
My Favorite Moment
The photographer brought Natalie and Steven outside at twilight for some photos, taking advantage of the beautiful light at that time of day. A butterfly was following them and then lighted in Natalie's hair and stayed there for several minutes! The symbolic association of a butterfly is a peaceful spirit (which Natalie certainly has) and metamorphosis (due to the literal transformation they undergo in the cocoon) - certainly appropriate on a wedding day, a day of new beginnings!
Ceremony The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Reception The Wimbish House
Officiant Father Joel Konzen
Photographer Scott Culberson, George Street Photography
Hair Sacha Stamps
Makeup Carrie Byrd
Caterer Zest Atlanta
Florist Marlipaige Floral Designs
Transportation The Tech Trolley
Band Blue Denim
Pianist Jeff Box
Host Hotels Marriott Suites Midtown and the Four Seasons