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Black and Red and Beer All Over: Elizabeth and Bryant’s Wedding Story

The wedding story of Elizabeth and Bryant, who were married October 26, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church and Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. Their dual themes of beer and Bulldogs resulted in one fabulous event!

We met Elizabeth and Bryant more than 18 months before their wedding in October. We absolutely LOVE having this much time, not only to plan everything down to the last tiny detail, but to get to know our couples as friends. As Elizabeth’s dad noted during his toast, Elizabeth is a very sentimental person, so together we were able to incorporate meaningful elements throughout the entire day. Check out how adorably classy these two are!

Let’s start with the fact that the day began with pictures all over the Agnes Scott College campus (Elizabeth’s alma mater). Who knew it was so beautiful? Elizabeth. That’s who. 

Then off to Elizabeth’s childhood church. We absolutely love a beautiful venue for a ceremony, but what is even better is a venue with meaning. Notice how the color scheme of the wedding party coordinates with the color scheme on the inside of the church. Planned or accident, either way, we love it.

After the ceremony, a 1947 Rolls Royce awaited the couple, as they exited the church in a hail of lavender and paused for a group photo of all of the wedding guests. How cute is that?

Now, we had a year and a half to plan this shin dig, so indulge us just the tiniest bit and let us gush over the details that we loved! Okay? Okay. Here is the rundown:

1. Check out her bouquet. Have you ever seen a bouquet that screamed (in a very lady-like type yell) “FALL!” No? We didn’t think so. 

See the brooch on the bouquet? She had bouquet brooches and bracelets from all four grandmothers.

2. The tables were all named after different Georgia beers.

Elizabeth and Bryant met at a beer festival. See how it all ties in? Not to mention the two different home brews offered at the bar. Think we’re done? Ohhhh no! Instead of special champagne flutes, the couple drank from engraved pint glasses and as personal gifts to their guests, black pashminas for the ladies and craft beer in red bags for the gents. Now this is a beer theme done right.

Would you believe us if we told you they were able to flawlessly pull off two themes? Okay, so you’ve got the home-brewed beer theme, but they are also “rabid” Georgia Bulldog fans, so black and red was everywhere. Classy. Cute. Perfect.

Back on track with the list.

3. The Cakes (you all know how we do love a good wedding cake)

And the surprise Sanford Stadium cake Elizabeth ordered for Bryant. Let us not forget that while they cut the stadium cake, the band played the UGA fight song. It was epic. Elizabeth was not done with surprising Bryant (beginning to like this girl yet?).

That’s right. An appearance by Hairy Dawg.

Just in case you are wanting a little more from the reception, here you go:

Gorgeous right? 

How about a little advice from Elizabeth?

“My main piece of advice to brides: take plenty of time on Your Day to enjoy your soon-to-be spouse and the little moments. We were able to do this because Daria took care of all the little details and any issues that arose seamlessly. What made our wedding day extra special was the fact that Bryant and I had out first look in the morning by ourselves with only the photographer. After we took our photos and the group photos at Agnes Scott College, we rode together ALONE to the church in the same classic car that would take us from the church to the reception later. The time we spent going to the church and going to the reception was unique. We reflected on all the little moments of the day, which solidified our memories. Many people told us that our wedding would pass by too quickly and all would be a blur. That was not the case for us, because we took the time to stop and smell the wedding roses.”

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Bryant! We wish you the happiest of ever afters!


Ceremony Trinity Lutheran Church
Reception Agnes Scott College


Photographer Brian Cole Photography
Videography Zach Porter Photography
Hair and Makeup Siggers stylists
Caterer Agnes Scott College
Cocktail Hour Music The Matchmaker
Bakers Gaby’s Mexican Bakery and Sweet N Sinful
Florist Petals a Florist
Band The Magictones
Transportation Atlantic Limousine
Invitations DecoMarj
Dance Lessons All About Ballroom
Host Hotel Courtyard Atlanta Decatur

Photos courtesy of Brian Cole Photography

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