Although they went to the same high school, Erica and Coredelle did not meet until right before he went to college, and distance did not stop this couple. Their celebration, in front of a handmade purple, gray and yellow ribbon wall, kicked off with one of the flower girls walking down the aisle with a chalkboard sign with the message “The Bride is Arriving,” indicative of a plane landing at its destination. This travel theme was carried throughout ceremony and took off at the reception using over three hundred paper airplanes to not only toss at the end of the ceremony but also to be used for the airplane seating chart. The couple’s Atlanta wedding venue Ambient + Studio could not have been a more picture perfect location for their special day. Once guests reached cruising altitude, they were treated to a custom meal created by Endive Catering including a strawberry spinach salad, beef short ribs, soy-glazed salmon, creamy shrimp and grits and four cheese mac and cheese. For their descent, ‘passengers’ enjoyed an array of delectable desserts from the red velvet and strawberry wedding cake to a one of a kind half honeybun, half cheesecake creation. A gorgeous wedding day the bride and groom will cherish forever created by the unique talents of ellyB Events, an Atlanta wedding planner. Images by Atlanta wedding photographer Aragon Photography!
Tell us about your wedding gown and what your wedding party wore.
When I tried on the dress, I knew it was perfect for me. It was dramatic yet gorgeous and I felt amazing in it. I wanted my bridesmaids to feel the same way, so I had everyone pick out a purple dress in whatever shade and style that they wanted. The groomsmen (and the best woman!) wore gray suits with yellow boutonnieres.
Was there a specific theme or style? What inspired it?
Our wedding was travel-themed, because my husband and I love to travel and have taken several vacations across the world throughout our relationship. We had a paper airplane toss at the end of our ceremony, an airplane seating chart for the guests, vintage luggage to hold our cards, a menu themed after the trip of an airplane (takeoff, cruise and landing), a chalkboard sign that one of the flower girls held up that said “The Bride is Arriving” (like an airplane!).
Did you DIY any of the details?
300+ paper airplanes, handmade cake stands, our initials on the back of our wedding chairs, table signs (based on places where we’ve been as a couple), large multi-colored ribbon wall (I didn’t make it but my wedding planner did so it was definitely DIY), the airplane seating chart.
Tell us about the food and desserts.
We used Endive Catering for our food, and it was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The menu included beef short ribs with a Coca-Cola demi-glace, soy-glazed salmon on top of a bed of asparagus, creamy shrimp and grits, four cheese macaroni and cheese, and a strawberry spinach salad with crumbled goat cheese on top. Everything was absolutely delectable! For dessert, our “wedding cake” was a combination of red velvet and strawberry cake from A Piece of Cake. We also used Sift! Dessert Boutique for a custom groom’s cake. The groom always wanted a half honeybun and half cheesecake for the groom’s cake (since he was a child!), and Tristan with Sift! brought the idea to life with a honeybun cheesecake. It was so rich and delicious!