Meg + Marc | Aug 13, 2019
Classic and elegant wedding with dusty blue and gold accents paired with vibrant florals at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta, Georgia
Growing up attending the same middle and high schools together, Meg and Marc always knew of each other. They rekindled in college and went on a date to Stone Mountain, which was Meg’s best first date she’d ever had. Little did she know it would be her last first date! Four years later, Marc popped the question on the Staten Island Ferry in New York City!
“It was in August, so the weather and views were just perfect,” said Meg.
Marc and Meg said “I Do” at a historic and rustic, yet polished space nestled in downtown Atlanta. They went with classic, elegant decor with dusty blue and gold accents, which paired exquisitely with the expansive brick walls, exposed concrete floors and sliding barn-style doors for natural light.
“Marc and I wanted our wedding to depict our relationship and what we love,” said Meg.
The day began inside the bridal suite, where Meg and her wedding party lounged around in floral kimono robes while sipping mimosas and getting glammed up. Her bridesmaids slipped on their dusty blue cap-sleeve chiffon gowns, as Meg prepared for her dress reveal.
They were speechless when Meg emerged, radiant in an A-line gown with ivory lace and a soft V-neck. She wore a cathedral-length veil with ivory lace trim in her half-up, half-down hairstyle, and added a dainty pair of teardrop earrings that looked gorgeous with her thin embellished belt.
Marc and his groomsmen kept it simple, donning classic black tuxedos with a bow tie and a dapper pair of suspenders underneath. Their boutonnieres were fresh arrangements of a single white flower and sprigs of greenery.
“Marc and I have always both liked simple, classic looks,” said Meg.
Florals were a focal point in the ceremony decor, with pops of coral, blush, ivory and greenery accents. The selection included dahlias, garden roses, peonies and roses, and in addition to the bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets, there was a large flower installation draped over the Chuppah - waterfalling down the sides against a sheer white fabric.
“I wanted the flowers to really pop,” said Meg, “so we decided on coral/light pink flowers and greenery accents.”
Along the ends of the rows of gold Chiavari chairs, there was an abundance of oversized floating glass candles framing the aisle. The dramatic high ceilings and artfully laid exposed brick in the space added to the overall elegant atmosphere.
“We wanted simple elegance throughout the room,” said Meg.
The ceremony was a beautiful inter-religious service with a rabbi and minister incorporating both Christian and Jewish traditions. Marc and Meg decided not to do a first look, so for Meg, locking eyes with her groom at the end of the aisle was the most anticipated moment.
“I wanted to see his reaction when he finally got to see me in my dress,” said Meg.
While the newlyweds and wedding party posed outside for photos after the ceremony, the reception kicked off under market lights and dramatic white drapery. The couple’s initials and wedding date were projected onto the exposed brick wall, and gorgeous tablescapes were set up around the space.
Each table was topped with a white tablecloth and candlelight, with a greenery runner cascading down the center of the head table and tall floral centerpieces on the guest tables. At the place settings, there were textured brushed gold chargers and dusty blue linen napkins.
“My bridesmaid actually made a beautiful graphic art design of Marc and I dancing,” said Meg, “which was framed and displayed in the lobby!”
When Marc and Meg made their grand entrance, they went straight for the dance floor. After three months of dance lessons, their first dance was truly a moment to remember!
“Marc and I were very excited (and nervous) to finally perform in front of all of our guests!” said Meg.
As a live painter was capturing the couple’s sweet ceremony kiss throughout the evening, the DJ kept the dance floor on fire the whole night! Everyone joined in for the traditional Hora, and even the bride’s and groom’s parents were lifted up in chairs!
“Almost every guest was on the dance floor the whole night, and we loved it,” said Meg. “Marc and I still laugh that there wasn't even one slow song that played during the reception.”
After tearing up the dance floor, everyone gathered around as the couple cut the wedding cake. It was a dreamy four-tiered cake with smooth and textured buttercream frosting, featuring delicate piping and mixed florals at the base of each tier.
The dessert was endless, with an additional Atlanta Braves inspired cake on display. Also, for a sweet takeaway gift, they served trays of individually wrapped blue iced cookies with gold monograms and the wedding date.
When the last song played, it was time for the couple’s magical send-off. Sparklers led the way to their vintage white getaway car where they rode off into the city, topping off the best night of their lives!
“Take a deep breath and really take in every second because it goes by faster than you think,” said Meg. “Wish we could go back and relive the whole day all over again!”
Congratulations, Meg and Marc!
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