Ballroom Beauty

Jan 19, 2019

Soft blues, pinks and gold were tied together with elegant décor to create a classic styled shoot at The Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta, Georgia


Inside one of the grandest ballrooms in the southeast, a dreamy fairytale was brought to life with soft, romantic colors and elegant decor.


“The idea was to keep the colors and style soft and elegant but with details that could stand out more than a typical wedding,” the photographer said. “We wanted to stay with neutral colors but think outside of the box of a typical wedding.”


To start, the invitation suite was on display alongside fresh sprays of eucalyptus and redwood. The deckle-edge, beautifully handwritten paper featured a delicate floral design and a gold wax seal. Next to the suite, the engagement ring and wedding band were showcased on fine China.


The bride wore a beautiful, sleeveless blush gown with a plunging neckline and a sheer lace back. With back button detailing, a blush satin belt and a full tulle skirt, the dress was truly fit for a princess.


“We wanted something that would really stand out and make a statement,” said the photographer.


Her blonde hair was twisted into a low bun updo and accented with dainty pearl embellishments. She completed the look with crystal drop earrings, a gold pearl lariat necklace, pearl bracelet stack, and a pair of strappy satin shoes with gorgeous crystal detailing on the backs.


The groom’s look couldn’t have been more timeless. He wore a black tuxedo with a white pocket square and a boutonniere made of a white anemone, a pink rose and a bed of lush greenery.


The bride’s bouquet tied all the soft and elegant details together. On a bed of eucalyptus, redwood, and sprigs of baby’s breath, there were traditional blooms of white anemones, cream roses and blush garden roses. An accenting pink protea brought a unique element to the look to make it stand out. An ivory satin ribbon was the perfect finishing touch.


“We allowed our floral designer to create what she would want a dream wedding bouquet to look like,” said the photographer. “I told her not to play it safe and think outside the box, and as she always does, she added some amazing details to make her design really pop!”


Previously a renowned “host to social life” in Georgia as well as a popular film location, the ballroom exuded the perfect amount of history, glamour and elegance. Besides a few details, it didn’t need much decorating and it truly served as the most romantic backdrop for the shoot.


Inside, every detail added to the royal look and feel of the shoot. Eyes were immediately drawn toward the vaulted ceilings, where the couple posed hand-in-hand under a European-style archway with intricate crown molding and soft blue, cream and gold accents.


A white baroque-style dining table was set for two, with a tablescape fit for a king and queen. Each place setting had a gold charger topped with a white, scalloped-edge dinner plate, a textured, rose-colored acrylic salad plate, and a gold-rimmed vintage China plate with soft blue trim and floral patterns on top.


On each set of plates, there were place cards on deckle-edge paper reading “bride” and “groom” in beautiful calligraphy, and a matching menu. White linen hemstitch napkins, antique gold flatware, and rose and blue acrylic goblets added to the elegant feel of the table. To round out this intimate dinner party, there was a eucalyptus garland, vintage gold candlesticks and a set of gold Chiavari chairs.


Sitting on an antique white scalloped-edge table, the four-tier wedding cake was almost too beautiful to eat! The first tier showed off partial white ruffle detailing with gold trim, and a partial blue marble pattern with bits of gold leaf. On the second tier, there were tons of tiny morsels entirely covered in gold. Both top tiers were a soft, cloudlike blue with a hand painted floral pattern and a gold ribbon.


Surrounded by white fluted historic columns with gold crown molding, the groom spun his bride around across the hardwood floors. The natural light flooding in from the Palladian windows filled the room and reflected off the grand, restored crystal chandelier. After one last dip and a kiss from her groom, it was time for the bride to shift into her second look.


After a quick change, the bride reappeared in a strapless, ivory mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and beaded applique. The dress was complete with a ruffled organza skirt that trailed behind her. It was the most magnificent, fairytale ending to the perfect day.


“We worked together in complete harmony and put forth our best efforts to make this “dream” wedding come to life!” said the photographer.


The couple danced the rest of the day away under the twinkle of the chandeliers and in the loving comfort of each other’s arms.


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