In September of 2007, single dad Cliff took his daughter with him to make a deposit at his local bank. It was there that he met Deven, a Spelman student, who was waiting in line behind them and commented on Cliff’s hair style that he’d done for daughter Jasmine. That casual remark led to a discussion of common interests, and the two soon began dating. Cliff had recently been diagnosed with renal failure and was to start dialysis a month later, but Deven’s instant attraction to Cliff kept her by his side as he began a series of life altering events. Though Cliff’s illness changed many parts of their lives, there was no doubt in their minds; they knew that they were meant to be together. Financial concerns aside, Cliff asked Deven to marry him, and once she accepted, he began praying for a way to give her the wedding of her dreams. In November 2010, with the help of Wish Upon A Wedding Atlanta and Lemiga Events, the pair were granted their breathtaking day at Atlanta hotel and wedding venue W Atlanta-Buckhead, simply themed: “Fall in love.” Images by Atlanta wedding photographer Janet Howard Studio.
Using a multitude of dendrobium orchids, vendela roses, tulips and other seasonally inspired blossoms, Perfect Creations and Design provided the dramatic arrangements that impressed Deven, Cliff and guests alike.
Sweet Sensations created a four tier cake modeled after the wedding invitation and inspired by the fall season. Tangerine colored sugar-mums and black scrolling font detailing made the delicious cake extra appetizing.
Photography: Janet Howard Studio | Venue and Catering: W Buckhead | Floral: Perfect Creations and Design | Planner: Lemiga Events | Drapery: Event Drapery | Video: 3 Ring Wedding | Lighting: MAGNUM Companies | Stationery: Luxe Expressions | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Cake: Sweet Sensations | Gelato Dessert: Dreamy Gelato | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Linens: I Do Linens | Makeup: The Moore Agency | Wedding Gown: Belles N Beaus | Bride’s Jewelry: Stella & Dot | Tux: King Tux Rentals | Transportation: Cooper Atlanta