Emily and Aaron have a great story. They planned to marry at Piedmont Park's Magnolia Hall with a reception at Greystone on September 24th. Not long after the papers were signed...Music Midtown was booked and threw a kink in the whole plan. Because of the concert traffic, noise, etc., the ceremony could not be held as planned.
Fortunately, the gorgeous Legacy Fountain at the park had just been completed and it's location was far enough away that the noise from the concert wouldn't be that bad. The concert promoter was held responsible for the all the extra charges involved with moving the ceremony (i.e. chair rentals, speakers, extra floral decor, etc.) including providing shuttles for all the wedding guests as parking would be non-existent.
The upside to all of it was that during the reception at Greystone, wedding guests could sit on the patio and hear Coldplay live!
Now, another kink arose just a week before the wedding. Emily twisted her ankle and was placed in one of those big, black boots! Hence the reason for the sparkly Tom's. Despite the challenges, Emily and Aaron had a fantastic wedding day.
Emily's bouquet was a collection of gorgeous purple hydrangeas, lavender spray roses, lavender and purple carnations, actual lavender stems and dark purple schwartzwalder callas. Now, I know what you are thinking...carnations? And I somewhat agree - but the purple fancy variety looks SO gorgeous mixed in with other flowers to give the full spectrum of purple shades Emily wanted.
Lavender stock was used in the girls' bouquets which added a lovely fragrance.
I love this shot of the girls with their bouquets on the grass. It was a perfect day in the park.
Emily's mom was the sweetest. Through all the twists and turns this wedding took, she rolled with it and made the best of it. She looks stunning in her gold gown.
The steps down to the grass of the Legacy Fountain...what an entrance!
Aaron was a happy groom and if you look behind the Judge, you can see the dancing waters of the Legacy Fountain. I believe that Emily and Aaron's wedding was the first ever at the fountain!
Can you say HUGE wedding party??
Flower balls for the aisle decor.
And large urns for the "altar" area of mixed shades of purple and blue hydrangea, ruscus, lavender roses, delphinium, stock and larkspur.
Centerpieces were low square vases filled with shades of blue and purple hydrangea, lavender roses, stock, carnations and wrapped inside with a green ti leaf to hide the stems.
An obvious groom's cake...
The boys made sure Aaron was up for the evening!!
And here's the mother of the bride - getting down on the dance floor!
The toss bouquet was caught by Josie. Emily's neighbor and....
bloom's next bride!!! How cool is that...(Josie's colorful Trolley Barn wedding will be featured soon)
Emily's wedding photos courtesy of The Long Farewell.