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Elegance and Class in a Ballroom

Natasha + Curtis | Apr 7, 2018

Hydrangea filled elegant and timeless white, black and silver intimate wedding at the St. Regis Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia

Natasha’s friend forced her out of the house and to a bar one night, despite her reluctance to go. The girls took a seat at the bar where Curtis was sitting a few seats down eating dinner. He made eye contact with Natasha but when he didn’t make a move, she convinced herself it was nothing. That is until about an hour later when two drinks were delivered by a bartender, “complements of the gentleman over there.” 

After that night, the couple dated for about ten months. At that point, they planned a trip to Mexico for Natasha’s birthday. Three nights in, Curtis was down on one knee asking her to be his wife. Once she said yes, fireworks went off behind her – coincidentally – but still the most perfect moment.

The couple planned the most elegant ballroom wedding for the late spring. The all-white affair was dripping in crystal chandeliers, lush white hydrangeas and even featured a custom monogram they used in décor throughout the day. 

“Our wedding day was elegant and classy, matching the setting of our venue and location,” explained the bride. “We wanted the intimacy of the day to intertwine with those elements to make the day memorable for everyone. I chose classic and timeless colors to add to the feel.”

Silver Chiavari chairs lined the white columned, white walled and crystal chandelier filled ballroom. There were four acrylic stands with tall silver trumpet vases holding the most lush and full arrangements of white hydrangeas as aisle markers. On the acrylic stands were the couple’s custom monogram for the day.  

At the front of the room was an all-white backdrop printed with the couple’s monogram and accented with two more acrylic white hydrangea pieces and a cascade of white hydrangeas spilling down the backdrop.  

Once guests entered the ceremony, they took their seat where there was a black colored program sitting on the seat waiting for them. Soon after, the music filled the room and Curtis took his spot at the front of the room. He looked timeless in his black tuxedo with white vest and white tie. 

Natasha entered the room, and everyone rose to their feet. She looked gorgeous beyond words in her simpler than expected mermaid style silk gown. It had a sweetheart neckline and was a champagne color that added a unique touch to her look. 

“I had envisioned a blinged out fitted number with a sweetheart neckline,” Natasha said. “Needless to say, I ended up with an understated fitted, sweetheart neckline, silk dress with crystal buttons lining the back and mini pearl accents running along the front.”

The bold teardrop crystal necklace and statement bracelet brought the drama and elegance to Natasha’s bridal look. The cathedral length veil finished off the look and nearly floated behind her as she walked down the aisle. 

As she walked down the aisle, she soaked in every second of that moment as her future husband stared back at her, with tears in his eyes. 

“I looked forward to walking down the aisle and seeing the expression on my fiancé’s face,” said the bride. “He cried and that moment meant so much to me. I knew his emotions were high and at that moment he too realized the importance and significance of what we were about to embark on.”

It was an intimate and meaningful ceremony. The couple incorporated a handwashing and a rope braiding ritual. And just like that, two became one and the couple shared their first kiss as a married couple. 

Guests moved into the ballroom lobby for cocktail hour while the finishing touches were put on the reception space.

Another elegant ballroom at the hotel was set with some pretty unique looking guest tables. There was a mix of long family style tables in a curved shape and mirrored rectangular tables. The room was dripping with white hydrangeas, black candelabras with crystal accenting and silver crystal votive candle holders. 

Each seat was set with a silver charger topped with a black napkin and a custom menu card featuring the guest’s name, their selected meal and decorated by the couple’s custom monogram. It made the intimate day feel all the more intimate. 

“I wanted everyone to know they were special, and time was taken to consider them,” explained the bride. 

Overlooking all the guest’s table was a sweetheart table set up for the couple. It was set with a black sequin linen and was framed out by acrylic stands holding black wire vases and more lush white hydrangeas. An ornate, oversized diamond tufted loveseat and crystal candle holders made it the most romantic place for the couple’s first meal as husband and wife. 

Once the ballroom doors opened up, guests stopped by the mirrored seating chart to find where to sit and headed to their table. 

Natasha and Curtis made their grand entrance into the room, shared a special first dance together and then took their seats.

Before the dance floor officially opened up for the night, the couple first cut their cake. The four tiered cake sat on the most elegant table that was literally dripping in crystals. The cake was mostly white with some accenting black ribbons and one textured tier made to look like hydrangea petals. Of course, it was topped with the couple’s signature accenting piece for the day, their monogram. 

When the dance floor opened, there was no stopping it. Everyone danced all night long and it was one of the bride’s favorite moments. 

“My favorite part of the wedding was the reception and the dancing,” said Natasha. “It was a genuine party!”

The party finally came to an end, only because it had to and so did the most perfect day for the most perfect couple.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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