Leah and Marc were married on August 18, 2012, at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History a wedding venue in Atlanta, Georgia. The two met seven years ago on a one-sided blind date (Leah googled Marc to get the inside scoop ahead of time), and were engaged just a few years later. Fun and non-traditional is what the quirkly couple were going for on their wedding day, and that is exactly what they got. With central colors being red, purple and silver and the design scheme being stripes vs. polka-dots with a Lego and candy undercurrent, Marc and Leah hit fun and non-traditional right on the dot (no pun intended)! Leah wore a Monique Lhuillier gown from her 2011 pre-fall collection. She says “I knew I didn’t want to wear a white gown……When I saw this gown, I knew it was the one.” She paired the colorful frock with Brian Atwood purple suede heels, then later changed into purple Converse all-stars for the remainder of the night. Besides all the colorful details the couple affirm three things that really stood out the most, “our vows which were very funny and very personal, our dog, Spike, who was the ring bearer, and my dad’s father of the bride speech which ended with the guests waving light sabers in the air!” Sounds like, this party was quite the night! Images by Ardent Story Photography.
“We had just finished watching the fireworks in Times Square from the balcony of our apartment and I went inside to call my parents to wish them a happy new year. Before I could start dialing, Marc called me over to the Christmas tree. He started asking me where I got certain ornaments and then he asked where I got the Christmas tree ornament. I told him I had no idea what he was talking about because we didn’t have a Christmas tree ornament. From around the back of the tree, he pulls out the ornament that also happened to be a ring box. I totally freaked out and he got down on one knee and proposed. And I said yes!”
“Our wedding was full of color and overflowing with details that truly represented our unique and quirky personalities. We chose stripes vs. polka dots because it would be a fun, graphic theme, but also because Marc always wears striped shirts and sweaters and I am obsessed with polka dots.”
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss
Affairs to Remember catered an incredible Italian fare for the event. Guests were served Caesar salad bites and meatballs with tomato sauce as hors d’ouerves during cocktail hour. For dinner guests had a Caprese salad as a starter and a dual entree of steak and chicken.
With Legos and candy having an under tone of the event, Leah and Marc chose a Lego bride and groom couple (pictured on the next page) for their cake topper and they found an artist on Etsy that sold pictures of Lego people with candy, which they then turned into the table numbers.
Leah describes the desserts as “my pride and joy” of the event. She says, “Our wedding cake was a Funfetti cake with white chocolate frosting that was covered in sprinkles and the groom’s cake was red velvet with cream cheese frosting.
Guests took home a smart part of that dessert bar as their party favor. Since the wedding was at Fernbank, we had an artist friend of ours draw a cartoon dinosaur for us which we used on our save the date cards and on stickers for our candy favor jars.
Venue: The Fernbank Museum of Natural History | Caterer: Affairs to Remember | Videographer: Rodinis Films | Photographer: Ardent Story Photography | DJ: Sound Insight Productions | Florist: Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio | Ceremony Backdrop: Ashley Pepitone Design | Event Coordinator: EllyB Events | Cake: Couture Cakes | Invitations and Other Paper Goods: Lani Parker | Cake Toppers: Sean Kenney