Natasha + Skyelor | Jul 7, 2019
Summer wedding with bold pops of pink and soft shades of white, paired with elegant décor at Circle B Event Venue in Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Natasha and Skyelor met all the way back in second grade, and did everything from riding bikes, to playing basketball, to jumping on the trampoline together. Once they started high school, they both worked at their local pool as lifeguards and swim instructors, and the feelings began to blossom. They finally began dating their junior year, and continued dating for five years before he proposed.
“First of all, I had no idea he was going to propose,” said Natasha. “It was a complete surprise to me and it made it so much more fun for me!”
After lunch one day at one of their favorite spots, Skyelor took Natasha up to Stringers Ridge where he had decorated the entire platform with big balloons, flowers, twinkle lights and photos of them. He popped the question and Natasha was in complete awe, filled with so much love and joy.
“After he proposed, I turned around and saw my family there which made it so much more special,” said Natasha. “It was truly the best day of my life!”
On a hot summer day in Georgia, Natasha and Skyelor’s fairytale wedding came to life at a unique, upscale barn boasting whitewashed wood and vaulted ceilings. Infused with pops of pink, soft shades of white, wooden elements and an abundance of lush greenery, the atmosphere was rustic glam.
“I would say the inspiration behind my theme was bright pinks with different colored light pinks, incorporated with a lot of greenery,” said Natasha. “I love how the pink and greenery really complimented each other.”
Natasha and her bridesmaids got ready in the most gorgeous bridal suite, showcasing crystal chandeliers, sand-colored tufted lounge furniture and wood paneled walls. The ladies matched in their soft blush lace-trimmed robes, while Natasha stood out in white. They wore v-neck, sleeveless blush gowns and their hair pulled back in a fishtail braids, style half-up, half-down.
When Natasha reappeared in her bridal look, she left her wedding party speechless. She wore a princess cut ivory gown with a beaded bodice, plunging neckline and full tulle skirt - with just the right amount of fluff. The back of the dress featured thin, embellished double straps, and she added delicate drop earrings and a cathedral-length veil.
“I wanted my wedding day look to be elegant, but also glitz and glam,” said Natasha. “My wedding dress had all the sparkle with the beads and pearls up top, and I loved everything about it.”
Skyelor and his groomsmen wore sleek light gray suits, with a crisp white button down and blush tie. Their boutonnieres were made of a rose-colored single bud and a few sprigs of greenery, which paired beautifully with the bridal bouquet of eucalyptus and myrtle, roses, dahlias and peonies all in shades of blush, rose and fuschia.
“We wanted to choose a light color because we thought it would look and work best for a hot summer day wedding,” said Natasha.
For Natasha, the most special and anticipated moment of the wedding day was seeing Skyelor for the first time. After eagerly waiting all day, they finally got to lay eyes on one another and embrace one another on the first day of the rest of their lives.
“I think the most anticipated and most special day of the wedding was our first look,” said Natasha. “We both were waiting for that moment all day long to finally get to see and hug each other.”
At the space surrounded by acres of lush forest and a neighboring pond, the contrast between rustic barn vibes and elegant décor created an enchanting summer setting. In the garden outside the upscale white barn, there were wooden crossback chairs facing a stacked stone fireplace, which doubled as the wedding altar. There was a large, statement floral arrangement affixed to the structure, bringing vibrant color to the altar.
“Flowers definitely played a big role in the overall style of my wedding,” said Natasha. “I believe flowers bring life and color to the wedding and I think it is one of the biggest parts that make a wedding so beautiful.”
Natasha’s father put her shoes on her feet, and following an emotional prayer, Natasha moved gracefully down the aisle toward the love of her life. The ceremony was officiated by their school chaplain, and it really meant a lot to the couple having someone they were so close with bring them together.
During their first look, they’d read the personal vows they had written for one another, and during the ceremony they recited the traditional vows. They also decided to have a unity ceremony, and for that they both wrote letters to one other and nailed them shut in a wooden box - to be opened and read on their fifth year anniversary. It was the idyllic celebration of unity, tradition and unconditional love.
Inside the reception space, the guests’ eyes were all drawn toward the showstopping, grand curved staircases. A single crystal chandelier hung from the expansive vaulted ceilings, and two wooden farm tables were set in the center of the space. There were statement floral arrangements with dried grass in tall glass vases, table runners made of greenery and glass candles and candle votives on top of the farm tables.
“I wanted my décor to have more of an elegant and classy look,” said Natasha, “which is why I had tall vases on the tables filled with beautiful flowers.”
Round tables with cream linens were scattered throughout the space, with smaller arrangements in ceramic textured vases. On all of the tables there was a classic and elegant tablescape design, with white porcelain dinner plates, gold brushed flatware and classic glassware.
When the newlyweds stepped through the double doors, framed by heavy floral garland, they were engulfed in love and celebration from their friends and families. If Natasha were to choose a second most memorable moment, it would be the first dances with Skyelor and with her dad. Incorporating unique and bubbly choreography was the best way for the bride to represent where she comes from.
“Coming from a Ukrainian/Romanian culture, happy dancing and lots of laughter is a big part of the culture,” said Natasha, “so I couldn't help but dance such a fun choreographed dance with Skyelor and my dad.”
Instead of kicking off the party with a cocktail hour, they hosted a biscuit hour to introduce their guests to their reception. On multi-tiered antique serving platters, there were piles of warm flaky biscuits, accompanied by assorted jams, spreads and butters.
Outside on the veranda under twinkle lights and a wrought iron barn chandelier, the patio had been transformed into an oasis of ferns and other potted plants in big wooden barrels. More farm tables were set with a decadent spread of tasteful Southern cuisine, including creamy mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, barbecued chicken, fluffy biscuits, peach tea and more.
At the DJ booth, the music was cranking up and everyone gravitated toward the dance floor. Natasha, Skyelor and their friends and families took over, kicked their shoes off and danced the night away!
“We chose songs that really described Skyelor and I,” said Natasha, “so the DJ knew what type of music we liked and he did everything from there!”
For the wedding cake, they went with a three-tiered cream cake, covered in cascading pink florals and sprays of greenery. The main wedding cake was accompanied on the table by a smaller, single-tiered cake which gave the dessert display even more flair.
The energy throughout the reception was undeniable, and to cap off the night, a smoke bomb set off dreamlike plumes! It created the most ethereal backdrop for the couple’s magical sendoff.
We wish this couple a lifetime full of love and happiness!
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