Sometimes when I’m looking at the beautiful weddings and events that grace our inbox, I’m struck by a certain word or theme that totally encapsulates the day. After scrolling through the pictures below from Atlanta wedding photographer David Murray Weddings, you probably won’t be surprised to know that in this case, that word was romance. Everything from the bride’s exquisite dress to the drapery in the ballroom to their fairytale vintage-car-exit oozes with a story book loveliness reserved for weddings. Ah, love!
Can you give us an overview of the event? Both the ceremony and the reception were held at Atlanta hotel wedding venue The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead in the heart of downtown Atlanta. We did not want guest to have to travel from the ceremony to the reception. So it was important to us to find a venue that could do both. The ceremony took place in a small ballroom and the reception was right across the hall in their grand ballroom. Cocktail hour was hosted in the hall right between the two ballrooms, which made for a very smooth transition.
What were the playful twists that made your wedding unique? My father let us use his car, a 1935 Ford, for pictures and for “the exit.” Some of my favorite pictures were taken in the ’35, and it makes the memory that much more special because the car means a lot to my dad.
What was the most memorable moment? There were so many memorable moments, but I would have to say that the most memorable is probably crying during our vows. I really didn’t think I was going to cry, but as I was saying the words out loud I realized how happy I was in that moment and started to cry. It was somewhat embarrassing, but very sweet at the same time!
Tell us how you met? We met at UGA in our Phsyics lab during our junior year. It happened to be Valentine’s day and my lab partner did not show up for class. So I turned around to the group behind me, which was My and his partner, and asked them if I could work with them. We started talking and it turned out that he knows Physics much better than I do, so he offered to help me study. The studying didn’t last long, and we eventually started dating!
What was the best wedding advice you received? “May you be as happy forever as you are today.”
What were the honeymoon plans? We went to the Grand Caymans for eight days and stayed at The Ritz Carlton over there. We rented a car and drove around the Island to the local restaurants and shops. We had a blast and got some much needed relaxation. We hope to go back one day.