I love weddings at The Trolley Barn, a wedding and event venue here in Atlanta. I’ve seen small weddings, big weddings, pink, white, green dresses, string lights…the whole gamutt. Yet each time the charm and intimate atmosphere the barn lends allows plenty of room for the bride and groom to have their own unique celebration. Today’s real wedding is no different. Kristen and Nick held a lovely grey, yellow and DIY-ed all over ceremony and reception for 100 close family and friends, photographed by Peach Blossom Photography. Pinners take note, there are a LOT of cute crafty ideas worth stealing…
Can you give us an overview of the event? The entire wedding was held at the Trolley Barn in the Inman Park neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. The ceremony was held outside, followed by a cocktail hour. The reception, including dinner and a live band was held inside.
What was the theme or style? The focus of the wedding was a fun southern party. I’m from the Midwest and Nick is from Louisiana. We had a lot of my friends and family traveling to Atlanta and we wanted to show them true Southern hospitality. We roasted a pig on-site, so the food was definitely a high-light. The theme of the whole night was “Better Together”.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique? All guests had a mason jar with their name on it to drink out of for the night. We had great signature cocktails. We did a presentation of the pig to kick-off dinner and then toasted it with a large mason jar of moonshine. Nick and I then walked around and greeted each table and every guest got to try a little of shine. This was especially fun for my family from the North. Dinner was served family style. All the vendors were friends of ours so it made the day that much more personal and initiate.
Did you DIY any of the details? I DIY’d all the details! Program fans, menus, hand stapped cocktail napkins, mason jars with chalkboard names and straws with table assignments, table name signs/markers, aisle runner fabric balls and hanging mason jars, bar signs…all the details were DIY Candler Park Flowers did all the flowers and ran with my vision. They utilized the containers I had purchased and did an amazing job with the arraignments, even adding to the food/chef theme by including edible items in the arraignments.
Tell us how you met. A friend thought Nick and I would be a perfect match. So I joined her and her family for brunch one morning at Nick’s restaurant. When he came out to say hello and we met, I could see him get nervous and I felt a little butterfly too. We met up later that day to watch the World Cup finals and we’ve been together ever since.
How did he propose? Nick and I met my parents in New Orleans for Jazzfest. One of our favorite bands was playing, The Avett Brothers, on the first day we arrived. Nick had this big plan to propose right after they played January Wedding. Well, life never goes as planned and he wasn’t able to sneak the ring out of the suitcase and bring it with and so he obviously couldn’t propose at the concert. But it worked out for the better, because he proposed right when we got back to the hotel with a bottle of my favorite champagne. It was just the two of us and perfect for us. Then we got to spend the night celebrating with my parents. It was perfect.
Catering (including dessert/cake): Muss & Turner | Venue: The Trolley Barn | Photographer: Peach Blossom Photography | Flowers: Candler Park Flowers | Rentals: Peachtree Tents and Events | Band: Reverse Bomonkey | Ceremony Music: Christian Clark | Cocktails: Ronnie LeClair mixologist from Five Seasons Brewery |Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Day of coordinator: Courtney Suber Paz |