Piedmont Park is one of my favorite places in Atlanta. On any given weekend there is a festival taking place, a movie on the lawn, a picnic to be had and a dog to be walked. For many brides and grooms to be, it’s also a wonderful place to get married! We couldn’t agree more — the landscape, the skyline view…perfect scene for nuptials! Today’s couple, Robbie and Alicia couldn’t agree more. Check out their big day, full of personal details and bright colors! Photography by Jenna King Photography.
Can you give us an overview of the event?: Our wedding took place on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Piedmont Garden Tent wedding venue in Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, GA. It was a gorgeous evening that included 180 of our closest friends and family. The entire night was absolutely perfect, and it was everything that I ever dreamed about.
Was there a specific theme or style? : We wanted the wedding to be very intimate and inviting. One of our biggest concerns was making sure that all of our guests had fun! We included many spring colors in to the decorations to match the wonderful Spring season. Tiffany blue and pale yellow were our main colors.
Describe your wedding in one-two sentences so that someone who didn’t attend can envision it.: Our wedding on Friday, May 13, 2011 was by far the best day of our lives, and there is not one thing that we would change about the evening. It was a magical day full of love, laughs, and fun that we were able to share with our closest friends and family.
What inspired the theme or style?: The time of year had a lot to do with the colors and theme decor. Also, the outdoor setting of the tent and the park accompanied the bright colors and flowers wonderfully.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?: We chose to have the wedding on Friday the 13th because 13 our lucky number as a couple. Of course, this detail was a big topic of conversation leading up the the event. We were also married by my cousin who ha just recently began speaking at his church as a minister. Also, we had a fun and unique color-coded candy table that was a big hit with the guests. The table featured jelly beans, gum balls, runts, rock candy sticks, etc all conveying the colors of our wedding.
Did you DIY any of the details?: We made our center pieces out of tall glass vases, small votives, and mirrors. Colored crystals filled the vases. We also made our own signs to decorate the walk ways and other areas of the venue. We created large paper mache “A” and “R” to represent the first letters of our first names. These served as very unique decorations that accompanied the Grooms cake table.
What was the most memorable moment?: Obviously being pronounced Husband and Wife along with our first kiss was the best moment of the night and our life. However, our first “event” as a married couple was a prayer that my husband lead between the two of us privately before we were announced. This was the point that both of us started crying!
Tell us about the food and desserts.: The food was delicious, and it was provided by the caterer of the venue. It included Mediterranean dishes. The most popular part of the food was the wedding cake that was provided by Baker’s Man Inc. Also, my husband loves pecan pie, so his grooms “cake” was composed of mini pecan pies arranged on a custom cupcake stand. They were a huge hit!
If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?: Not a thing!
What were the honeymoon plans?: We went on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea for 6 days. We flew in to Barcelona, Spain. From there we hit Toulon, Pisa/Florence, Rome, Sicily, and Venice. It was a perfect vacation to follow up our perfect wedding night. The rest was well needed, but we also enjoyed all of the site seeing and history that we were able to visit along the French and Italian coast.