I am just so in awe of you!
-Sarah (bride)     

Sarah & John
June 10, 2017 · Atlanta, GA

About The Wedding
When I met Sarah I felt that instant connection that's so wonderful, and I knew I would be really sad if she didn't hire me as her planner. Luckily, she did! I was also grateful to be at the Ritz Buckhead once more before this Atlanta icon changed hands and brands. The wedding, true to Sarah and Ritz style, was classically beautiful. The wedding ceremony took place at another landmark: the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead. Sarah was regal as she processed down the longest aisle in Atlanta to the strains of a special brass quintet that John had arranged, and John was adorably attentive as we got some beautiful post-ceremony photos outside before they drove off in their private car to the hotel. Beauty awaited us, as the ballroom was resplendent with white peonies and garden roses and mercury glass candles to light the room. After cocktail hour that included a dim sum bar, antipasti station, and bride and groom specialty drinks (Sarah's was the Dixieland Delight and John's was the Peach Manhattan), guests enjoyed a plated dinner of short ribs, halibut and gnocchi. The wedding party reveled at being seated together at the giant (40-foot!) estate table that formed the centerpiece of the room. After touching toasts and a rousing dance party, the families continued the celebration in the hotel bar, while Sarah and John departed in a cloud of bubbles.

My Favorite Detail
As a surprise for Sarah, the hotel provided warm chocolate chip cookies as a parting gift. Everyone was so excited for this little treat as they left!

My Favorite Moment
Sarah's parents are also the sweetest people, and they were both so excited for Dad's First Look (where we bring the father of the bride in for a private moment with his daughter once she is dressed in her gown).

Ceremony The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip
Reception The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

Photographer Laura Stone
Hair and Makeup The Moore Agency
Florist Faith Flowers
Catering The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Baker The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Band The Diane McIntosh Band
Linens I Do Linens
Rentals Event Rentals Unlimited
Transportation Cooper Global
Host Hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Paper Goods DecoMarj
Rehearsal Dinner Canoe

Comments From The Couple
"Daria, I cannot thank you enough for everything you did this past year in planning and especially the wedding day. Everything was absolutely beautiful and perfect and even better than I had imagined it would be. We could not have done it without your recommendations, your experience and your patience. I know that you worked so hard to make everything seem so effortless and I am just so in awe of you. We are so happy and we know everyone had an amazing time. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!" ~ Sarah and John

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