Happy New Year! Today marks the beginning of a new decade. That has such a nice ring to it! To conclude each year, our team here at Detailed I Do’s likes to recap all of our Atlanta luxury weddings, plus all those we do outside the scope of the city. This year was full of excitement: we announced we now offer floral design, we conquered three styled shoots, and got to plan and design a lot of gorgeous weddings! So, 2019, here’s to you and all that you brought us. Keep scrolling for our favorite moments!
The day started at The Georgian Terrace Hotel on this crisp day in late February. Morgan + Wesley did their First Look out on the hotel’s gorgeous terrace with a slight breeze blowing. After a stunning church ceremony, everyone made their way over to The Fox Theatre for an evening full of dancing and merriment.
We can have just as much fun organizing and designing a styled shoot as we can doing a real wedding! Styled shoots are near and dear to our hearts because we get to establish new vendor relationships all while getting as creative as we can. This shoot at the Mayker Creative studio was straight out of our dreams. We had Michelle Scott behind the lens, Corianne Elizabeth Beauty behind the brushes, The Sentimentalist provided the most gorgeous 70’s-inspired gown, Tablemade.Co with the beautifully mod tableware, and Tiger Lily Invitations with the paper goods. And let’s not forget our in-house floral team that designed the florals and our team of impeccable planners who put it all together.
March rolled into April and we were ready for another shoot! Can you tell how much we really love using our design skills to think outside the box? Just northeast of Atlanta lives a gorgeous venue called Factory Atlanta. This space is modern, light, and truly a blank canvas. With that in mind, we chose a bright color palette. We had to team up with Diana Lupu Photo, for this one because we love her and her style so much. Everything from the bride’s makeup to the desserts had fun pops of color. The blue velvet linens from Nuage Designs, makeup and hair by Roanna Bales, dress from Gown Collective, groom’s attire from The Black Tux, stationery by The Impressionist, tableware by Tablemade.Co, chairs from Mayker Creative, and of course, florals by us all worked together so perfectly.
And one more shoot to top it off because they say you should always do things in threes, right? Later in April we traveled up to Little River Farms with another team of beloved vendors for this shoot that we crafted to have a classic + romantic feel.
If you’ve ever visited Little River Farms, you know that their stone fireplace is impossible to miss. We see this structure as the focal point of the space, so we acted on that by dressing it up with loads of candlelight, blooms, and greenery. Our model, Connor, met us at The Sentimentalist earlier that month to try on gowns and this sunburst lace dress was so perfect on her. Margaret Snider wanted to do something on the edgier side with this look, so she tousled Connor’s hair and gave her a smoky lid + a pop of lip color. Then, Hannah Forsberg captured it all on digital + film.
We had so many favorite moments on this day, but the tablescape setup may be out ultimate fav. This wide-striped linen from La Tavlola Fine Linen, chairs from Mayker Creative, and tableware from Tablemade.Co had us swooning as the sunlight hit this gorgeous setup so perfectly. Plus, our head florist, Megan, really hit the nail on the head with this palette and would you just look at those lilies?!
We kicked off another hot Atlanta summer with Meredith and Lee’s big day! These two had a tented wedding at Meredith’s parent’s estate. We must say our favorite part, besides the two dogs roaming around all day, was the family dynamic. The way these two families mesh together so well and love each other says so much. With it being an estate wedding, everyone automatically feels right at home and no one was afraid to get out on the dance floor.
Our sweet summertime was filled with some amazing weddings. Early on in 2019 we made a big announcement that we now offer floral design! We’re so thankful for our wonderful couple’s last year who trusted us with not only their planning, but their florals and design as well. Lindsey and Josh were one of these and we love them so much! If you want to read more about their day at The Engine Room, click here to view the full blog post.
These two are eclectic, funky, and cultured to say the least. Lindsey is a yogi who has done a lot of traveling, so naturally she has an amazing collection of keepsakes. Our floral + design team incorporated her precious belongings as well as our own decor to create this Moroccan-style design. We love how unique this design was and wish we could do it all over again!
Molly and Cody’s day at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center was filled with class, romance, and sick dance moves. These two are the perfect match and compliment each other in every way. Go check out our full blog post to see more of the fun and what these two changed into for the reception.
We did planning, design, and florals for this one as well and can we just say it’s impossible for anything our floral team touches to not turn out beautifully. Are we a little biased? Maybe. But all the proof you need is right here. Molly’s vision for her colors were pops of spring with hues of dark. Megan, our head florist, added in dark plum leaves to pull in the dark tones throughout. The reception space was layered with climbing greenery and a Tuscan-style cake by Gingerspice Bakery garnished with figs was the focal point.
Do you remember the 21st night of September? This was the phrase on these two’s cocktail napkins. One of the many reasons we love them so much. Tiffany and Bukhari hosted their big day at Ventanas and had a heart for minimalist style. I don’t want to give too much away because we have a blog post coming soon, but with ghost chairs, rows of candlelight, and a dance party that was out of this world, this day was one to remember. Our floral and design team blew us away yet again. Be on the look out for the full story soon! Lastly, is this not the perfect rooftop kiss captured by Michelle Scott Photo?!
The blanket of clouds that covered the sky on this day made for the perfect sun filter. Jeremy Harwell captured these moments so beautifully as Krystine and Mason walked the grounds of Foxhall Resort. The ceremony and reception took place inside The Stables and guests enjoyed cocktail hour outside in the courtyard with some sweet horses in the neighboring pastures. Ginny Early played crafted beautiful tablescapes and had the chandeliers dripping in greenery. We cannot wait to get our hands on this full gallery soon!
We loved celebrating these two up at The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee. The ceremony space, The Pointe, is quiet and secluded with sunlight peaking in through the tall pines. Meredith loved the idea of having the entire nature path as her aisle, which made for an epic ceremony. Laura Stone captured these two dancing and sharing the sweetest kisses on the dock with the vast Lake Oconee as their backdrop. The evening included a lavish plated meal by The Ritz, a laugh-filled dance party, and late-night pizza. There’s more to come on this day as well, so stay tuned for the full blog post!
While part of our team was up a Lake Oconee, the others were enjoying Liz + Clay’s gorgeous day at Montaluce Winery. These two shared a beautiful ceremony outside with the vineyard in the background. The two strolled along the rows of grapes during their portraits as Hannah Forsberg followed behind capturing every magic moment. We love this color palette mixing dark and light tones by La Petite Fleur. Montaluce’s reception space always feels so homey and their chefs do an incredible job. So, naturally the evening was full of delicious eats, lots of wine, and a party we’ll never forget.
We concluded the year with another gorgeous Montaluce wedding: Erin + Jake. Erin’s gown was custom-made by her friend Gregory Ellenburg, who designed Erin’s pageant gowns. Her dress was out of this world and was absolutely perfect for her. Erin wore dark red flowers in her hair, just like her grandmother did on her wedding day. And red tones were carried throughout the design. Maggie Blair crafted a design that was both timeless and moody. Black taper candles, seasonal fruits, and colorful blooms filled guest’s tables.
With their big day so close to the holiday season, Erin and Jake wanted to include a fun element for guests to keep. The escort cards were handmade clay ornaments by Maggie Blair. These were such a unique and fun keepsake for guests to hang on their trees at home and always remember this magical evening captured by Authentic Collective.
So, that sums up 2019, which was our best year yet! With so many new weddings and projects on the horizon, we can’t wait for 2020 to get rolling. We want to thank all of our wonderful couples for allowing us to be involved in their most important day yet. And we also want to thank all of the incredibly talented vendors we had the pleasure of working with this year. It was an honor to work alongside you and get to know you better! Here’s to the new adventures 2020 will bring and a big Happy New Year to you all!
Written By: Rachel Hegner