Early in the planning process, we brainstormed a list of descriptive words that we wanted our wedding day to capture and those are what came up. From that point, the challenge was to make them all work together and make sense and I think we pulled it off!
It was important for our wedding day to reflect our personalities and things we love, be non-traditional but still feel like a wedding celebration.
My absolute favorite part of the day (besides exchanging vows with the love of my life) was when my groom and I lead our guests in a processional through Atlantic Station from the ceremony space to our reception hall. I always thought our love deserved a parade and we finally got one! Trumpeter Extraordinaire “Milkshake” Mayfield played a Big Easy style tune that stopped traffic and cleared our path. Many people get married in Atlantic Station all the time but I don’t know of anyone who did so in such a way that made spectators a part of the celebration. They honked their horns, cheered us on, and walked along side us. In those moments, I felt the contagion of our joy and feel so blessed to have experienced that.
The biggest compliments we received about our wedding came in the words people used to describe the day. Whimsical! Romantic! Storybook! Fun! The same words we used to build our wedding day vision. Don’t you just love when a plan comes together? What’s even better than that are the great unplanned moments we experienced. A fire truck came down 17th Street at the perfect time, right during our processional, and the heroes inside turned on their sirens to help all our guests cross the street together. The homeless wedding crasher, who filled his plate during the cocktail hour and only left after he got a popsicle, gave us a humorous story to look back upon. TWELVE residents, alerted by the sound of Milkshake’s trumpet, congratulated us from their balconies, recorded a video and posted it to YouTube to share with the world. While other high rise dwellers, giddy with enthusiasm, reached for our balloons as we let them fly into the heavens.
Wedding Planner- Event Passion, LLC
Photographer- Melissa Prosser Photography
Videographer- J and J Digital Media
Flowers and Décor- The Savage Garden
Seating- Sweet Seats
Officiant- Rev. Jason Thomas, Compassion Church
Popscicles- King of Pops
Cocktail Hour Beverages- The Perfect Bartender
Cocktail Hour Catering- Clement Catering
Cake- Confection Perfection
Invitations and Programs- Poetic Twist
Reception Signage and Favors- Tie That Binds Weddings
Ceremony Venue- The Millennium Gate
Reception Venue- TWELVE Hotel Ballroom, Atlantic Station
Dance Instructor- I Am Dance, Inc.
Make Up Artist- Sonya Sims
Hair Stylist- Terion Montgomery
Harpist- Adrianna Wolaver
DJ- DJ E Double U
Vocalist- Melva Robertson, Vocalist
Courier- Courier Services by Michael Lindsay