Jamie & Mark
Westside Cultural Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
The Westside Cultural Arts Center provided the perfect backdrop for this modern, colorful wedding.
Jamie and Mark designed their modern, midcentury-inspired wedding with hints of holiday cheer around the date of their annual Christmas cocktail party. The Westside Cultural Arts Center exuded a cool vibe with bold jewel colors inside, and gold geometric and starburst accents throughout. Following suit, the blushing bride paired her romantic Truvelle Cambie wedding gown with funky blue Badgley Mischka shoes. The floral arrangements alternated between locally sourced turquoise, burnt orange and gold vintage vases filled with wild blooms; gold geometric terrariums filled with orchids; and bottles and modern bud vases filled with color and seasonal greenery. Turquoise napkins accented peacock blue faille table linens, while the custom-built escort wall, holding hand-printed stationery in mini envelopes, was adorned in moss.
The Emerald Empire Band started off with a bass and keys duo for the ceremony and cocktail hour (which was presented in the trendy art gallery), while the jazz trio had guests on their feet all night long with classic holiday, modern, hip-hop and jazz tunes. Guests dined on custom versions of the couples’ favorite dishes, such as Jamie’s tomato bisque shooter and Mark’s French toast and breakfast for dinner, along with a traditional holiday spread. The bar played host to the Bing, a specialty cocktail from a family recipe, ready to serve from frozen slushy machines. The cake incorporated a geometric pattern and consisted of chocolate cake with Oreo filling and cinnamon spice cake with white chocolate cream cheese filling. Guests were treated to gold geometric ornament favors, along with their choice of peppermint bark or peanut brittle, homemade by the couple’s mothers. This wedding was everything a holiday party should be and then some!
From the couple:
“During the ceremony, the officiant read private messages that we had written to each other. Unbeknownst to us, both messages ended with: You are my favorite person.”
Planning: Three Little Birds Weddings
Venue: Westside Cultural Arts Center
Photography: Diamond Eyes Photography
Floral/Decor: Rhapsody In Blooms
Stationery: Paper Culture and Minted
Catering: Proof of The Pudding
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Entertainment: Emerald Empire Band
Bridal Gown: Truvelle from The Sentimentalist
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung from Anya Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Billy Reid and Bonobos
Formalwear: The Black Tux
Hair/Makeup: Scoobie West & Company
Rentals: Collection Event Furnishings and Peachtree Tents & Events