The dreamy Swan House outside of Atlanta is the perfect backdrop for this elegant summer wedding captured by Eve Yarbrough. With romantic lush florals and the sweetest of color palettes, it is all the inspiration you need for a timeless and chic wedding.
One of Richard and I’s first dates was at the Atlanta History Center, where we spent the day talking and laughing for hours as we wandered around the property. We look back at this date as the date when we realized that we really understood each other. When the time finally came, Richard conspired with my roommates to catch me off guard. My roommates and I went to the St. Regis for drinks and Secret Santa. Afterward, I thought we were going to dinner. However, to my surprise, my roommates took me to the swan house gates. Richard was standing there with lanterns when he got down on one knee and popped the question.
If you couldn’t have guessed it, we decided to also get married at the Swan House. We felt like it was a unifying thread in the timeline of our relationship, so it was an easy decision. From there, I let the style of the Swan House paired with my personal style, which leans traditional with a feminine twist, drive the rest of the design choices. The day was filled with lots of blush florals, neutral metallics and fresh white linens to create a timeless look.
I wore a traditional pearl white, strapless, A-Line gown from Anne Barge while Richard donned a classic tuxedo. My dress was accompanied by a one-of-a-kind cathedral length veil that was lined in the same shantung silk from my dress. My accessories included pearl earrings that my mom wore on her wedding day, a pair of blue Badgley Mischka heels, and a tulle dress topper that I added to the look for the reception.
A really sweet memory that Richard and I talk about often is when we did our first look. We were able to spend some private time together before the ceremony and really decompress before the fun night ahead!
We loved our ceremony so much, and it was by far and away our favorite part of the day. Richard’s dad is a pastor, and it was so special to have him perform our wedding where we were able to make promises before our friends and family to love one another for the rest of our lives.
Lindsay Coletta designed our florals and did a fantastic job. I gave her fairly minimal directive and she took my vision and turned it into a reality. Her floral style is elegant with a modern twist and every arrangement that was created was beautiful. Not to mention that we had to nix our entire ceremony design two days before the wedding due to moving it inside because of extreme heat, and what she created last minute was even better than I could have dreamed.
Family is by far and away the most important thing to Richard and I, so we really wanted to incorporate them as much as possible into our wedding. On top of that, we both had family members pass away within our engagement season, so we were extra aware of honoring them. The way we decided to do this was through displaying the wedding photos of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles on our guest book table. We wanted our guests to see the people who shaped us most.
Photography: Eve Yarbrough | Venue: The Swan House | Planning: Sofia Ocampo for Chancey Charm Atlanta | Floral: Lindsay Coletta | Catering: Bold Catering & Design | Stationery: Blythe Holliday Designs | Cake: Lush Cakery | Rentals: Atlanta Party Rentals | Band: Emerald Empire Band | Beauty: Bridal Beauty Authority | Seating Chart: Lairsey Paper Co. | Audio Visual: Active Production and Design | Transportation: Classic Elegance Cars | Dress and Veil: Anne Barge | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Bride’s Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dear Cleo | Submitted by Published + Pretty via Matchology