You're invited to join us as we re-live one of our very favorite weddings to date. This blog post has been a long time coming, but we are glad to finally share all this beauty with you. Elena and Zach designed a unforgettable wedding that invited their family and friends to be a part of their love story.
Elena - wedding coordinator, small business owner (Laurel Avenue), and overall rock star with a heart of gold, has a styling eye like no other. She is a risk-taker, a people-pleaser, and a logistics genius. She imagined a delicate balance of what some might see as conflicting visions - eclectic funkiness, elegance, and a fun, energetic, but somehow relaxed, cozy, natural atmosphere. Evidence of this bride's talent - she achieved that exact vision! Most importantly, she got to celebrate with loved ones after saying "I do" to her beloved Zach (a kind baby/dog-whisperer, basketball junky, and aspiring teacher).
I won't even apologize for how many pictures you're about to see. It was hard enough to narrow it down this much! Kaitie Bryant was the PERFECT artist to capture this most special day.
On our end, Elena and Zach's wedding was especially involved- so it was all hands on deck! Elena cleared out our showroom and chose to fill the historic Library Ballroom with all of our upholstered seating instead of traditional wedding tables and chairs. Her idea was really a first for us - she wanted everyone to mingle and relax. Every decision she made - vendors, layout, timing - was in order to create the perfect "flow" and make her guests feel like they were comfortably in her living room.
Again, bucking tradition, Elena didn't use flowers on each and every table. She wanted the beautiful antique furniture pieces to speak for themselves. As a result, the few floral arrangements she did use (masterpieces created by Roy Lamb) became focal points around the room.
One of our the most unique, eye-catching areas of Elena and Zach's wedding was their bar and drink tagging station. They used our printer's desk for their bar, our industrial metal shelves to display a bright collection of our glassware, and Eliza Jane Lettering's custom chalk art on our favorite gold chalkboard to display instructions for their guests!
Zach and Elena's day was everything they wanted and more. Kindred spirits starting their lives together with their friends, family, and a beautiful room full of old treasures.
We were doubly blessed to be guests at this wedding, getting to share in each happy moment. Including a brother-sister dance we will never forget...
Best wishes to the creative couple who continues to inspire us with their generosity, compassion, and love for humanity! Their adventure is just beginning...
Photography- Kaitie Bryant Photography
Rentals- Southern Vintage
Florals- Roy Lamb Floral Event Design
Officiant- Nathan Emmelhainz
Ceremony Venue- Strong Tower Fellowship
Reception Venue- Library Ballroom
Catering- Celebrations by Alexa
Custom Hand Lettering - Eliza Jane Lettering
Petit Fours- Monica Jones
Grooms Cake- Mrs. Scarlett’s Cakes
Dress- Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta
Dress Alterations- Fashions by Angie
Custom Handmade Bowties- Madison Ties
Bride’s hair- Signature Salon