These are the words we kept on the front of the planning folder for Erin and Brendan’s big Southern affair in the capital of the South. Home to sweet tea, Chick-fil-a, Coca Cola, sweet peaches and the world’s busiest airport. That’s right, we were heading to Atlanta…. more specifically Buckhead.
There is something charming about the old Southern city of Atlanta. It always makes me think of the show Designing Women. With their fine southern accents and full knowledge of Emily Post’s Etiquette rules… the South truly knows how to host a party and accommodate their guests. Erin and Brendan’s wedding weekend was no different, treating their guests to true Southern charm.
When Brendan and Erin got engaged, they knew they wanted a formal Atlanta affair…. black tie. The bride is a nurse who grew up in North Carolina and the groom is a lawyer from Georgia. The young couple made their home in Buckhead Atlanta.
They wanted to incorporate timeless elegance into their day. When we met for their design consultation, we were so excited to look over aisles and aisles and more aisles of décor items from A Legendary Event in Atlanta. Their warehouse was our dream come true for this event. We decided on sterling silver containers for the centerpieces, taper candles, candelabras and lush floral design. Neutral colors and flickering candlelight made the entire space glow. It was traditional Southern style and I loved every single detail.
Carrying out the True Southern Affair, the guests were met at cocktail hour with two bars, a “His Bar”, which featured whiskey and a “Her’s Bar” with Gelato Champagne coolers. Guests could also partake in a Whiskey Tasting upstairs and a Cigar Bar on the large estate’s porch.
After a decadent dinner and lots of dancing, guests enjoyed a late night pizza slice before loading up the buses to head back to their hotel. It was a truly elegant, timeless affair for one of the most beautiful couples.
Thank you to Bill Broere and Lauren from Bill Broere Photography for capturing the details and sharing the beautiful photos!
Planners: Merrymaking Events I Greensboro, NC
Gelato for Champagne Bar: Honeysuckle Gelato
Photography: Bill Broere Photography I High Point, NC
Bridal Luncheon: Swan House
Ceremony: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Buckhead
Reception: The Estate Buckhead
Floral / Food / Cake : A Legendary Event
Accommodations: InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead
Transportation: Uber Atlanta / Shuttle Buses / Vintage Rolls Royce
Music: Band of Gold