Sometimes when you stop looking for love, love finds you instead. This was the case for Minashia and Nick, who met through a mutual friend when Minashia moved from New Jersey to Atlanta. After Nick proposed in Florida on Minashia’s birthday, the couple began dreaming up the perfect celebration to start off the rest of their lives together. ellyB Events helped Minashia and Nick wow their guests with an exciting and glamorous party inspired by summer nights in New York. They were married in a heartfelt ceremony at the glamorous Biltmore Ballrooms, a historic Atlanta wedding venue, followed by a reception full of decadent food and a lively dance floor. Nick will never forget watching Minashia walk down the aisle in her beautiful Lazaro gown, and Minashia’s favorite moment was dancing to their last song, “Make it Last.” “We laughed, cried tears of joy, hugged family and friends that we hadn’t seen in years, and danced the night away,” said Minashia. After the 18 months of planning wrapped up in a gorgeous wedding, the newlyweds jetted off to the Dominican Republic to relax on the beach. Minashia even conquered her fear of heights and went parasailing! Images by Atlanta wedding photographer, Milanes Photography.
Since Minashia is from New York City, it was only fitting that she ventured to Kleinfeld’s to look for the perfect wedding dress. She left empty-handed, only to find her glamorous Lazaro ballgown at Bridals by Lori in Atlanta. The gown had an embroidered bodice, a full tulle skirt, and exquisite hand beading, and the designer, Lazaro Perez, was there to help her accessorize the dress perfectly. It was meant to be!
Minashia and Nick merged their individual styles to create a “summer night in New York City”-themed reception – full of glamour, romance, and bold colors. ellyB Events helped turn their vision into a magical reality by handling the details from start to finish.
Endive Catering went above and beyond Minashia and Nick’s expectations by creating three unique food stations—one Caribbean (in honor of the food Nick grew up on), one Italian, and one Oriental. Each station had its own décor and flare, and everyone raved about the delicious food and wonderful service.
Minashia and Nick were committed to creating a wonderful experience for their guests. Their DJ, DJ Triple J, kept guests on the dance floor all night long. At the Flipbook Video station, guests danced or sang in front of a green screen, and the video was then turned into a personalized flipbook favor. There was also a beautiful lounge area for guests to rest their dancing feet—but only for a minute!
Photographer: Milanes Photography | Venue: The Biltmore Ballrooms | Event Planner, Lighting & Linens: ellyB Events | Officiant: Minister Kenneth Haynes | Caterer: Endive Catering | Floral & Decor: Jackson Durham | Music: DJ Triple J (James Jones, Jr.) | Stationery: Paper Parfait, Inc. | Cake & Desserts: Couture Cakes Inc. | Multimedia Design: Carpe Diem | Equipment Rental: Peachtree Tents & Events | Hair: Nicole Perry Designs | Make-up: Tori Johnson