One year after they met, Justin and Irene brought their friends and family together for a beautiful celebration of their unique history. The ceremony took place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia where the couple incorporated two important marriage rites – the Tying of the Thaali and the Blessing of the Manthradoki – that stem from the Syro-Malabar sect of Catholicism. Irene, in a striking off-the-shoulder lace gown from Affordable Bridal, held a lush bundle of white peonies, Juliet roses, and seeded Eucalyptus designed by Bloomin’ Bouquets. Her husband-to-be was greeted by his nephew carrying a sign down the aisle that read ”Uncle Justin, here comes your bride” as he stood grinning at the front of the church in a tuxedo from the Modern Gent. After the rites had been performed, the wedding party took in the sights from a historic Marietta Trolley on their ride over to the reception where Atlanta’s Piedmont Room, a historic wedding venue, served as an elegant backdrop to the stormy blue, blush, and gold of the towering floral centerpieces and distinctive personal details. Band of Gold kept even the wallflowers on their feet and a delectable taco buffet gave much needed energy to the late night dancers. From elegantly understated stationery by Foglio Press to a classic color palette, this explosion of culture, sophistication, and undeniable love planned by Molly McKinley Designs was without doubt a quintessential Atlanta wedding. Atlanta wedding photographer Haley Sheffield captured every precious moment of the couples’ memorable day.