Melissa & Chris

Melissa and Chris were married on the Swan House Lawn at the Atlanta History Center on May 8th.

Melissa and Chris incorporated so many wonderful details into their wedding day. Here are some of our favorites:

Chris had a "Groomswoman" and Melissa had a "Bridesman." I love it when couples break tradition to incorporate people/things/ideas that are meaningful to them.

The flowers! They were so bright- perfect for Spring. There were even lemons in the floral pieces adorning the stairway to the ceremony site- how fresh! I also love the color-coordinated ribbon Melissa found to tie off the boutonnieres and wrap the bouquets.

Pretty floral cones in the perfect shade of blue on Sheppard's hooks line both sides of the aisle.

After the ceremony and cocktail hour (in the Boxwood Garden), guests moved to the Grand Overlook Ballroom for dinner and dancing.

Chris and Melissa love to travel, so guests found their table assignments on luggage tags (which were also their favors) on a table accented with vintage suitcases.

Table numbers were designed to look like post cards and featured a picture of the couple on the front vacationing at one of the many places they have traveled.

The Bride's cake was gorgeous! Melissa and Chris play kickball, so the Groom's cake was quite apropos.

Guests- ok, primarily the male guests, enjoyed the cigar and cordial bar.

Custom lighting added a special touch. Guests felt like they were spending a magical evening "under the stars."

Congratulations Melissa and Chris! Thank you for sharing these lovely images with us, PhotoSynthesis!

Meredith & Matt

Meredith and Matt were married and had their reception at The Biltmore Ballrooms on June 26th. Meredith looked stunning in her Maggie Sottero gown. The ballroom took on the perfect blush pink hue as the sun set and guests danced the night away.

One of our favorite details from Meredith and Matt's wedding day was the gorgeous hand painted stationery from our friend Kristy Rice of Momental Designs.

Great idea! If you spend the money to rent that special get-away car, be sure you take the time for some special photos. Matt and Meredith stopped by the historic Fox Theatre on their way to their hotel.

Thank you for sharing these pretty images, Matt Yung!

It doesn't get much bigger than this...

We are excited to learn that Atlanta based media group Get Married will host the first wedding ever live in New York's Times Square during New Year's Eve 2011! By submitting entries online at now until October 1st, one lucky couple will have the chance of a lifetime opportunity; to win the wedding of their dreams, with the historic background of New Year's Eve in Times Square, while sharing planning details and nuptials along the way with the Get Married online audience. The wedding will be witnessed by million people in Times Square and seen by millions of viewers around the world.

On New Year's Eve 2011 before the annual Ball Drop, Get Married will host and broadcast live a truly unique and spectacular wedding event-Get Married in Times Square-for one deserving couple selected here. As part of its mission to engage an interactive audience, Get Married will enable its online audience to vote on key wedding elements provided by participating sponsors, including bridal gowns, bridesmaids gowns, tuxedos, wedding bands, wedding invitations and wedding cake. Each wedding component will be part of a virtual gallery of images and videos on, providing information about the details its audience votes on, with the highest number of votes ultimately determining the wedding details for this extraordinary wedding in Times Square.

"We are ecstatic about hosting the very first wedding in the epicenter of New Year's Eve excitement-New York's Times Square-and we are looking for one special couple who wants to experience a true wedding adventure," said Stacie Francombe, founder and editor-in-chief of Get Married Media. "Get Married promises the wedding of the decade and, with the iconic, vibrant and celebratory backdrop of Times Square, we welcome the opportunity to put one couple's 'I do's' in the limelight and in the hands of the passionate audience."

As the big day approaches, Get Married will fly the winning couple to New York City to meet with vendors, narrow their selection of wedding details, create webisodes showcasing voting options, and conduct media interviews about their unique wedding experience. The day of the wedding, Get Married will videotape the couple's wedding preparations and various wedding elements and will broadcast it live for the world as well as on the large LED screens around Times Square. Immediately following the wedding, Get Married will host a reception for the couple's friends and family at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square.

Heidi & Todd's {San Francisco} E-session

We are so excited for Heidi and Todd's wedding in late October. Heidi moved to San Francisco this summer for an internship that is part of her Emory graduate program (she is becoming a Physical Therapist) and to be closer to Todd who works at Stanford University. What a perfect setting for their engagement photos shot by their photographer, Heidi from Our Labor of Love.

Shalya & Jason in Atlanta Weddings Magazine

Pick up a copy of the latest Atlanta Weddings Magazine to read all about Shalya and Jason's beautiful and bright Spring nuptials at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens!