Discover Atlanta Wedding Ideas
For brides of all styles
Atlanta is also well-known for its eclectic and diverse flair. While it still holds that “down home feel” and famous southern hospitality, it equally bustles with fresh and fun energy.
If you’re starting to plan your wedding you’ve got decisions to make! Unfortunately, while Pinterest is a great place to find ideas, it doesn’t actually plan your wedding. Don’t fret–that’s why we’re here to help. 99 Gatherings has planned tons of weddings for brides of all types.
Whether you’re a traditional southern belle or a slick urbanite, we’ve got Atlanta wedding ideas for every style and taste.
A Bridal Luncheon
for every Georgia Peach
Make your loved ones feel special.
A perfect start to any wedding celebration, the bridal luncheon is your chance to spend some quality time with your bridesmaids, family, and friends before the wedding festivities begin. It’s a great opportunity to make your loved ones feel special.
For the classic southern bride, the afternoon before the wedding is for the ladies. Everyone gathers to play games and take photos. It wouldn’t be complete without traditional snacks like chicken salad, deviled eggs, lemon bars and mimosas.
Put your personal touch on the lunch with a pretty table decorated well. Use glass vases, pitchers and fresh flowers to wow every one of your guests. Ask a talented floral designer to whip up some arrangements that echo your wedding flowers for an elegant look. Finish the luncheon with some heartfelt handwritten letters your friends and family can take home to cherish.
Relax your nerves and set the tone for your big event
Even if you’re not into traditions, don’t skip over this lunch. A laid back country girl can still make this fun. A rustic picnic with a barbeque, buttermilk fried chicken, dill potato salad, and mason jars of lemonade start things off right. Go for a long, leisurely walk and unwind, then send off your loved ones with a personalized gift. Wooden magnets, lip balms, candles and jams can be made unique for each of your guests.
For the urban-minded, try a light meal at a gallery or museum decked out with succulents, sweet peas, and geometric accents. Feast on mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres like figs topped with bacon, mini chicken and waffles, and spiced peach tarts for a delicious luncheon twist.
Or pamper yourselves with manicures and pedicures and have lunch at the spa. Ask your wedding planner to organize the afternoon with fresh flower arrangements for an extra luxe mood. Monogrammed wine tumblers are a lovely gift to send home with your guests. Planned well, this lunch will relax your nerves and set the tone for the big event.
Just say I do.
With A Flawless Wedding Planned Right
Bask in being the belle of the ball.
In Atlanta, you have so many choices to bask in being the belle of the ball. The city offers a wide range of breathtaking indoor and outdoor wedding spaces. It’s difficult to choose. A skilled Atlanta wedding planner will help narrow down which venue suits your personality and tells your unique love story best.
Many brides exchange vows at the church or religious place they visit regularly. If your family church won’t do, the glorious Peachtree Christian Church will inspire you. In the heart of Midtown, it’s well known for its splendor and warm community.
Don’t forget your glass slipper.
The supreme venue for a southern belle’s reception is The Swan House Gardens. A classic southern mansion, its magnolias and sweeping stairs are what wedding dreams are made of.
Other extravagant locations that fit the bill include The Biltmore Ballrooms, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and The Southern Exchange Ballrooms. You’ll feel like a princess on her way to Prince Charming. Don’t forget your glass slipper.
If you’d prefer an equally exquisite but more intimate setting, look no further than Rhodes Hall– a castle-like mansion with a mahogany staircase, high ceilings and stunning architectural details.
For the rustic bride, Spring Lake Events is perfect. You’ll marry under a cedar arch by the lake, and host your reception in the outdoor barn under the stars. For smaller weddings, Burris Mill Falls is an hour away from the city, and features a soft waterfall as your backdrop. It’s pure romance.
Unusual and Thrilling
Atlanta also has some unusual but thrilling modern venues for the urban bride. The Georgia Aquarium is a great choice. Ultra-modern and sleek, you’ll marry and dine as manatees and sharks swim behind you. Plus, the famous chef, Wolfgang Puck caters the entire affair with a delicious upscale menu.
Urbanites might dream of an ultra cool rooftop wedding such as Ventana’s, or a chic industrial look like Summerour Studios, the Foundry at Puritan Mill, or Terminus 330. And don’t forget about unusual and artsy-the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center(ACAC) offers a major twist on weddings!
Awe your guests
with Beautiful Flowers And Blossoms
For the classic Georgian Peach
With so many plants native to Georgia, weddings in Atlanta aren’t complete without cascading floral arrangements, bright bouquets and heart-stopping centerpieces.
For the classic Georgian Peach, an abundance of flowers is a must. A beautiful bouquet with rambling roses, peonies, hydrangeas, and even some local in-season wildflowers with greenery will look fabulous in your hands.
Gorgeous floral centerpieces in whites, creams, blush pinks and peaches are a perfect choice. Dotted along long tables in gold or glass vases is the height of southern glam.
Whimsy and romance.
A white pergola, lush florals and greenery creates a space for your head table that will awe your guests. Add some white candles in glass votives and twinkling lights for a magical reception you’ll never forget.
For the rustic bride, choose Georgian wildflowers in bright colors like citrus, lavender and yellow. Accent your flowers with heaps of natural greenery. Your bouquet should look like you walked through a meadow and picked it that morning.
Fashion your tables with long stems in antique glass bottles, and bouquets of southern flowers like milkweed and lady’s slippers. These local blossoms lend a sweet country feel. Hang lines of tiny fairy lights from barn beams and display your photos on wooden crates for some whimsy and romance.
A wooden arch, decorated with dreamy organza drapes and accented with bunches of blooms sets the perfect rustic scene for your vows.
If you prefer a modern twist on wedding flowers, add some unexpected elements such as rosemary and fern curls mixed with classics like hydrangeas and peonies. A deconstructed, full bouquet with a sleek wedding dress does the trick. Colored glass votives, clear crystal vases, geometric accents and green succulents creates a sophisticated and modern ambience when placed on round tables.
Paper lanterns, globe lights or exposed edison bulbs add a modern flair for lighting and mood. Mixing some antique industrial accents like copper candle holders is stunning when mixed with soft flowers and rich fabrics.
Planning The Best Day
Of Your Life Without Stress
We bring your love story to life.
No matter what style suits you best, your wedding in Atlanta will be magic. This is your special day. You want to tell your personal love story, and not some cookie-cutter theme.
When you sit down to start planning, you’ll find the checklist of tasks grows long. Especially if you want to wow your guests with an event they’ll talk about for ages. Even the calmest of brides gets jitters from all the headaches and stress.
If it’s important for you to have a smooth and flawless wedding, your best bet is to hire a skilled and experienced wedding planner and floral designer. Someone who has a close relationship with all the local vendors and venues. A professional who knows how to bring your love story to life.
Weddings is what we do
At 99 Gatherings, weddings is what we do. We’re Atlanta natives who’ve planned, coordinated and designed hundreds of big and small weddings that made our bride’s dreams come true. When you work with us, you step into the South; you get our warm hospitality, sweet as our tea, and gather with us like one of the family.
Whether you’re a Georgia Peach who loves tradition and seersucker suits, a modern bride with cultured taste, or somewhere in between, your wedding will be perfect with us by your side. Chat with us in a free Wedding Styling Session and see what we mean!
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