Dexter Fowler. A center fielder for the Major League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies. Aliya Baghbani. A lover of tennis and owner of Strings & Things, a pro-shop in Salt Lake City. The chances of this pair meeting? Pretty remote! But thanks to the persistence of a mutual friend, meet the two did, and it was truly a magical moment of love at first sight! Almost an exact year after Dexter proposed to Aliya in Italy, the two were preparing for their wedding ceremony at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta. After exchanging their vows in the beautiful sanctuary, the new Mr. and Mrs. invited their guests to a winter wonderland reception planned by Park Avenue Events at Atlanta wedding venue JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. It was a breathtaking display of flowing white linens, exquisite floral arrangements, sparkling rhinestones and glowing candles, and it was in these elegant surroundings that a night of fine dining and dancing was enjoyed by all. Midnight began the new day, and the happy couple journeyed off to begin their happily every after! This affaire was captured by Atlanta wedding photographer Harwell Photography!
Who says a winter bouquet has to be white? Use pale green flowers to bring a touch of color to your arrangement, as was the case with Aliya’s bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, and stephanotis from Floral Matters. Need some sparkle and glitz? Bring on the brooches and rhinestones!
The first look Dexter had of his bride was quick to bring the dashing groom to tears. Such a sweet moment for a couple to share!
Be daring with the apparel of your bridal party! To go with the pale “winter wonderland” theme, Aliya’s bridesmaids joined her in wearing white, all three ladies exhibiting grace and elegance in their gorgeous gowns.
What did I tell you? This wedding reception was truly a sight to behold. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m simply in love with the multitude of crisp white linens and flowing drapes. And all those tall floral arrangements of roses and hydrangeas? Stunning!
Photography: Harwell Photography | Ceremony Venue: Peachtree Christian Church | Reception Venue & Catering: JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead | Event Coordinator/Planner: Park Avenue Events | Stationery: Sandi Spells Design | Floral: Floral Matters | Linens: BBJ | Lighting & Lounge Furniture: Unique Event Elements | Draping: Geri Sims | Rentals: Sweet Seats and Event Rentals Unlimited | DJ: DJ Tron | Cake: Frosted Pumpkin | Videography: 3 Ring Wedding | Wedding Dress & Veil: Sweet Elegant Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Maraz | Transportation: Atlantic Limousine & Transportation