Anyone who has met them knows that Keinon and Katrina Johnson love to have fun, and their September wedding was no exception. The number one objective: making sure this wedding would be fun, a real celebration for them and all of the guests they wanted to include. Knowing that their guest list of 260 would make some of the things she wanted cost-prohibitive, Katrina hatched a genius plan: don’t have a typical reception, have a “par-ception.” If the reception is more like a party, she reasoned, more of their friends would be able to join them in celebrating. As it turned out, she was right. On September 25, 2010, one hundred of their closest friends and family members joined together to watch Katrina walk down the aisle for their rooftop marriage ceremony at Atlanta event venue Ventanas. At 8 p.m., the “par-ception” began, with an additional 160 guests. Images by Atlanta wedding photographer Project Duo Photography.
Throughout the night, guests were reminded that if one K (Katrina or Keinon) is fun, K2 must be double the fun! The bride and groom used the play of their first names beginning with the same letter to create the K2 logo. It first appeared on their invitations and stamps for their invitations, and was carried throughout the night on their ceremony program and menu card. A gobo light from One Stop Productions also projected the logo onto a wall on the rooftop once the par-ception was underway.
Savage Garden crafted unbelievable floral arrangements that were suspended in the center of the huge windows overlooking the city, as well as over the bar, entrance and sweetheart table. The breathtaking arrangements managed to enhance, rather than detract, from the magnificent views. Modern, minimalistic centerpieces dotted the lounge tables throughout the venue, while intricate lighting from One Stop Productions kept the nightclub atmosphere going. “It was such a great mix and flow of small and large vases, flowers and branches. It was very cleverly placed and artistic, it was truly like works of art,” Gainey said. “It was perfect for a modern couple like this.”
Photography: Project Duo Photography | Event Planner: Lemiga Events | Venue: Ventanas | Catering: Endive | Lighting: One Stop Production | Draping: Event Drapery | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited, Premier Rentals & Classic Party Rentals | Music: Kazanetti String Quartet, Knoterized & DJ Mars | Floral: The Savage Garden | Linen: Connie Duglin Linens | Stationery: Luxe Expressions | Videographer: One Chance Wedding Video | Cake: Sweet Sensations