Alantria + Shaun | Aug 29, 2020
Lovestream wedding with a “Southern romance” theme, blush and navy tones at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, Georgia
In December 2018, Alantria was recovering from foot surgery when she decided to create a profile on Bumble and give online dating another try. Still in her surgical shoe, Alantria went on her first date with Shaun a few days later. It went well and the second date, which lasted over 5 hours, went exceptionally well. Afterward, Shaun knew that he and Alantria had a special connection.
Fast forward after a year of dating and becoming the closest of friends, Shaun surprised Alantria with a beautiful proposal during their gift exchange on Valentine’s Day, prior to heading out for a romantic dinner.
Alantria and Shaun tied the knot at a Georgia resort that exuded a quaint, Southern style. They incorporated their favorite colors, navy and blush, into the wedding decor, as well as a LoveStream moment for those loved ones who could not attend in person.
“My husband and I are both from the South,” said Alantria, “so we wanted our wedding to reflect a Southern romance.”
The morning began inside the bridal suite, where Alantria got dolled up alongside her bridal party over tea and bubbly. Her bridesmaids looked exquisite in blush, one-shouldered chiffon gowns that really tied together the overall color palette.
For Alantria’s highly anticipated bridal look, she truly fulfilled her vision of a soft and romantic gown that complimented her figure. The ivory trumpet gown boasted an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, with an embroidered lace bodice that trickled down the frothy tulle skirt.
“I couldn’t seem to forget how that dress made me feel,” said Alantria. “I had that same exact feeling on my wedding day.”
Her hair was swept to the side in bouncy curls, and she wore a floral embellished hairpiece that matched her crystal and pearl-encrusted drop earrings. To top off the elegant look, she wore a lace-trimmed cathedral length veil.
Shaun matched his groomsmen wearing custom navy tuxedos but paired his with a blush bow tie and patterned blush pocket square. He even rocked a pair of plush velvet navy loafers for a sleek finishing touch.
Alantria carried a cascading bridal bouquet with blush and cream roses, mixed with whimsical sprays of eucalyptus. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were smaller round versions with pops of Panda Anemone to tie in the navy tones throughout the decor.
“I love flowers,” said Alantria, “so it was important that the florals had a classic, soft, and romantic style.”
They were married in the front of the resort’s massive stone fireplace, and Irene Tyndale Events knocked the wedding design concept out of the park. There was a breathtaking floral installation that waterfalled down the fireplace, with elegant floating glass candles lit inside. Guests sat in lovely gold chameleon chairs, and the aisle was lined with enchanting floral arrangements in gold vases.
“My dad and stepdad walked me down the aisle in an exchange from my dad to stepdad to symbolize my relationship with them both,” said Alantria.
During the traditional ceremony, the couple shared their first communion together, prayed together and participated in a unity ceremony. Also, in honor of their African ancestors, they decided to jump the broom to symbolize commitment and marriage. They exchanged traditional vows as well as their own written vows while a close family friend helped officiate the service.
“She played an instrumental part in my dating journey with Shaun,” said Alantria, “and I couldn’t think of anyone else to officiate our ceremony.”
With the state of the pandemic, Alantria and Shaun had to reduce the guest list and shorten the ceremony and reception, however they were able to hold onto the original wedding venue, vendors and date. While they had to reimagine their original plans, they knew the most important thing was that they were going to be married.
“Since we downsized our wedding, we were able to celebrate in more intimate ways than we envisioned,” said Alantria. “It was the perfect day and we both felt the love from those who were there in person and virtually.”
To fulfill the virtual side of things and include everyone in the festivities, they knew they had to offer an option to their guests and went with LoveStream.
“A live stream was the best way for us to make everyone feel that they were a part of our wedding day,” said Alantria, “even though they were not physically present.”
The reception kicked off with all of the traditional celebrations underneath the rustic wagon wheel chandeliers that hung delicately from vaulted ceiling beams. They started with the first dance followed by parents dances and heartfelt toasts.
“Our first dance was to ‘Share my Life’ by KEM since that was our first concert together and the song fit our love story,” said Alantria.
Each table was adorned in either a navy or blush linen with large whimsical floral centerpieces in tall acrylic stands and abundant candlelight. Their sweetheart table was placed right in front of the fireplace, with a soft, romantic blush linen with petal-like texture. Place settings featured beautiful blush chargers topped with personalized place cards.
“My favorite flower is the hydrangea,” said Alantria, “so the table florals were white hydrangeas and blush roses.”
Their wedding theme, “Forever Dixon,” was not only their hashtag but also a personalized logo that was incorporated throughout the decor, including the invitation envelopes and masks. They also displayed a unique illustration in lieu of a traditional guest book.
“Instead of a guest book, we had a custom illustration of us in our wedding outfits framed and set by our wedding cake,” said Alantria.
For their wedding cake, they served a decadent three-tiered cake with blush and ivory tones, floral garnishes and a beautiful crest with the letter “D” for “Dixon."
After dancing the evening away, the newlyweds changed into their send-off looks: a gorgeous, blush high-neck midi dress that sculpted Alantria’s figur and a dapper check-printed dinner jacket for Shaun.
“Our send-off was with ribbon wands,” said Alantria, “as we thought waving of the ribbons symbolized sending good wishes for our marriage.”
Congratulations, Alantria and Shaun!
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