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Modern Meets Tradition and a Fun Pop of Color

Jul 1, 2019

Luxe garden style shoot combining modern and traditional style with a whimsical color palette of pink and blue at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia

What do you get when modern meets tradition? A room full of “oohs” and “ahhs” and the room from this styled shoot was no exception. The team behind this luxe shoot flawlessly combined traditional elements, like tight and round floral arrangements and Chiavari chairs, with more modern elements,like standing floral wreath centerpieces and Cartier gold chairs. The pastel blue and pink color palette brought a whimsical touch, that was only enhanced by the fun balloon backdrop.

“The concept of the shoot was to mix traditional florals with modern elements,” said the shoot’s florist.“It started with the subtle sea blue and pink tones and then we wanted to add a pop with the gold vases. We continued to layer on modern touches, such as the geometrical dinnerware.

”Starting with the invitation suite, the mixed modern traditional style was clear. The text of the invitation was kept simple and traditional, but it was surrounded by sharp gold lines and a marble background for the modern touch.

Even the bride and groom’s attire took cues from both styles. The groom wore a traditional black tux, but his vest had a scoop neck and his bowtie had longer sides for a more sleek, modern feel.

The bride wore a luxe feeling, form fitting gown accented with beading, lace, sequins and illusion detailing. It was an illusion neckline leading into an illusion back that was accented with buttons all the way down. The long train brought that classic feeling to the contemporary look.

“The kind of dress wewanted was modern and flowing,” said the photographer, Michelle Davina Photography.

Once the couple was dressed, they met outside in the gardens while the reception space was being set up. The bride carried a tightly wrapped bouquet filled with all pink flowers. It matched the groom’s single pink flower boutonniere.

The two strolled the grounds of the gardens before heading inside. When they opened the doors to the reception space, the couple was blown away. The room itself was the perfect backdrop for this modern meets traditional style and whimsical touches. The window and glass doors let in natural light and the lighting enhanced the modern style.

In the center of the room was a king’s table set with a light blue linen and gold Cartier open back chairs. Down the center of the table were three tall arrangements of traditional white hydrangeas and roses and a few pops of pink roses. They sat on gold trumpet vases and were surrounded by traditional floating candles. There were two gold wreaths, halfway wrapped with greenery mixed in with the other arrangements. On the ends of the tables were a tabletop hydrangea and rose arrangement accenting with greenery that spilled down onto the floor.

At each seat was a blush napkin topped with a gold beaded glass charger. Stacked on top of the charger was a blush dinner plate and on top of that, a gold geometric patterned salad plate. A gold rimmed marbled menu card and matching place card sat on top of the plate. The gold flatware and gold rimmed glassware at each seat rounded out the look.

Surrounding the king’s table were traditionally set round guest tables with white linens and gold Chiavari chairs. The tables were either decorated with a tall floral arrangement in a gold vase or a gold wreath wrapped with greenery to tie every table back into the king’s table.

Each place setting was set similarly but instead of a blush napkin underneath the charger, a light blue napkin was knotted and placed on top of the geometric salad plate. There was still gold glassware but instead of gold rimmed glassware, there were blush tinted glasses.

At the end of the room was the dessert display that we can’t take our eyes off of. There was a gold hexagon backdrop half covered in pink and blue balloons with some greenery popping out.

In front of the balloon backdrop was a clear stand, filled with balloons, that held a four tiered white and gold cake. Next to it was a second balloon filled stand with a light pink pedestal stand filled with custom made cookies.

It was a sweet ending to an even sweeter day!

Looking for the perfect photographer to capture your wedding day? Check out Michelle Davina Photography HERE!

Creative Team

Michelle Davina Photography

Connaisseur Paris
CTO Bridal

For Goodness Cakes
Pastry Shells

Orie Leanne Makeup
Shaniqua Garcia

Erica Williams

Erica Williams

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
Marjorie Pruitt

Rentals & Decor
The Prissy Plate Company
B Seated

Atlanta Botanical Garden

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