Classic wedding at the Swan House
Today is kicking off with a beautiful wedding at The Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia. Lilac bridesmaids dresses and a classic monochrome wedding palette from Margaret & William. Read on for their sweet proposal, Friday 13th wedding date, and Southern style...
"Margaret & William started dating Spring semester of senior year at their alma mater, University of Mississippi (aka Ole’ Miss). After moving to Atlanta & dating a little over four years, William planned to pop the question at dinner and secretly invited their families to celebrate. Little did he know that sheer excitement (and a bit of nervous energy) would take over as he popped the question right after walking through the door of her apartment."
Particularly in the South, college football schedules really determine the “preferred” fall dates. With just shy of 6 months to plan, we were excited to learn The Swan House had a Friday evening date available -- Friday the 13th to be exact. During the fall months, Margaret and William’s weekends revolve around spending time with family and friends while watching football. Our Friday date gave the couple flexibility to not only host a beautiful wedding, but also a fun, relaxed Post Nuptial Celebration to keep the weekend festivities going.
When the bride is from Mississippi and the groom is from South GA, the Swan House is a perfect venue for our classic, southern couple. The historic Swan House was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Emily Inman. The Inman’s built the house for entertaining in 1928 which was the setting for our ceremony and cocktail reception. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966. The house is operated as part of the Atlanta History Center where in the Grand Overlook Ballroom, dinner and dancing took place.
Like many brides, Margaret enlisted the help of her mother, Amy, to help with well--everything. Mrs. Cady, having just planned another daughter’s wedding less than a year prior, and Margaret knew exactly what they wanted. After putting together a style plan with their planner & design team, the bride decided upon a color palette: Romantic garden with shades of white, touches of muted blush and organic greenery.As our guests arrived, they took a leisurely strolled over the Quarry Garden Bridge sipping champagne to our ceremony location. The couple chose to say their vows in front of the iconic ivy wall in front of the The Swan House. The arched ivy wall was organically styled with ivory spray and quicksand roses, and white and chocolate Queen Anne's Lace (her grandmother’s favorite) to enhance its natural beauty.The aisle featured natural and loosely designed topiaries with lush greenery, seeded eucalyptus and cascading green ivy with pops of floral.Margaret carried a textured bouquet of O'Hara garden roses, quicksand roses, white ranunculus, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. Her maids carried a smaller Nosegay version of the brides textured bouquet. The groomsmen wore a white ranunculus boutonniere with accent of seeded eucalyptus while the groom stood out in a classic white spray rose.
Photographer: Greer Gattuso | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Stylist / Planner: Toast Events | Floral Designer: Edge Design Group | Dress Designer: Romona Keveza | Rentals: Edge Design Group | Accessories: Badgley Mischka | Venue: Swan House | Cake Designer: Natalie Bryn of Cake Envy | Hair & Make-up Artist: Jennifer Nieman | Calligrapher: Scripted Calligraphy | Catering: Bold American Catering | Ceremony Strings: Luna Strings | Entertainment: Event Performance | Entertainment: Band EastCoast Entertainment, Inc. | Escort Table & Guest Table Linens: Nüage Designs | Cocktail & Highboy Linens: BBJ | Dance Floor and Chairs: Peachtree Tents and Events | Stationery: Day of Items Paper Daisies | Wedding Suite: Fresh Ink | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Ring and Bands: Ascot Diamond | Groom and Groomsmen clothing: Jos A Banks