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Mr. + Mrs. Wagner | Ashton Gardens Wedding

The Wagners had a lovely morning wedding at Ashton Gardens this past January. I love that they made sure to incorporate all of the special people in their lives including their family, pup, and matchmaker! The day was beautiful and rain held off just for them! Enjoy a look at their big day below!

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How did you two meet?

We met when we were 15 through a mutual friend inviting us to six flags. We talked for a little bit then it faded off. Six months later when we were 16, I had just gotten my drivers license, so I was driving around. I remembered where he lived from picking him up that one time we had ever met and so I randomly drove to his house. It was very unlike me to show up at cute boys houses and ask to hang out, but I texted this guy I didn’t even really know or talk to and told him to come outside. We hung out and instantly connected. I knew from the moment I saw him again I was going to date him, and I literally told my friend “He’s so cute I am going to date him” and a month later he officially asked to be my boyfriend! We have been together ever since and never broken up or taken any time apart.

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How did he propose?

He had convinced me he wasn’t going to propose until after we had steady jobs and graduated which made so much sense but made me sad. He’s always so practical!! We were in Hawaii celebrating my parents 25th wedding anniversary. My family had spent a couple of great vacations at the Waikaloa on the Big Island, and we had some of our most special family memories there. As a kid, I would always say I was going to get married there. We had some family photos planned with a local photographer because 2018 was going to be a year full of milestones for the whole family. Halfway into the photo shoot, our photographer was going to do some individual shots of Jordan and I. She told me to look out at the ocean, and he was going to tickle me from behind. I had seen those kinds of photos before and thought they were kind of, and I hate being tickled but I trusted her and did as I was told. Jordan and I had made a joke earlier in the day about how tickling somebody is basically permission to punch them, so I whispered “get ready to get punched” jokingly, then she told me to turn around. He was on his knee and asked me to marry him. I just cried tears of joy and hugged him for a long time before I even remembered I got a ring out of the whole deal! The moment was captured beautifully with the Hawaiian sunset in the background. I could not have asked for it to be more perfect! I only wish the last words I said to him before he proposed weren’t “get ready to get punched” hahaha!

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Describe your fiance in 3 words

Handsome, Hilarious, Loving

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What are you looking forward to most about being married?

Getting to call him my husband and being called Mrs. Wagner! Also, one day (at least a good few years away) having kids and starting a family together. He’s going to be the best dad!

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What has been the hardest part about wedding planning?

Probably doing it from a distance and finding time away from work to get stuff done. I get really bogged down researching vendors. I am learning that a wedding planner is not a job I should ever pursue. I am not that good at it. My mom has done so much of it which I am very grateful for!

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Dress Store | Alicia, Wedding Angels

Dress Designer | Essence of Australia

Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Cake | Malinda McCaslin, The Baking Grounds

Caterer | Ashton Gardens

Paper goods | Minted + Zazzle

Florist | Valeri Stroner, Abbys at the Cottage

Hair/ Make up | Jessa Davis, Beautiful Atlanta Brides

DJ/ Band | Thomas Pirone, Pirone Entertainment

Photo Booth | Schellie Hogan, Robot Booth

Mr. + Mrs. Drewer | Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Jessica and Tom are so much fun and both are so creative.  They DIY'd much of their wedding, which you can read more about over on Something Turquoise, where their wedding was featured.  However, they still made sure to hire some great vendors listed below:

Photographer | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Second Shooter | Katuschka Rakovec of Reclaiming Eden Photo

Coordinator | Then Comes Marriage

Venue | Atlanta Contemporary

DJ | DJ Cuttlefish

Caterer | Sweet Auburn BBQ

Invitations | Minted

Paper Props | Groom

Dress | Borrowing Magnolia

Skirt + Belt | DIY'd by the Bride!

Cake | Bride!

Florals | DIY

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How/ Where did you two meet?

We met at the Clermont lounge on a Tuesday Karaoke night. HE was there with coworkers and I was coerced into attending with some friends. Our eyes met when I walked in, and we eventually ended up talking and exchanging numbers...

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How did he propose?

We planned a trip to Florida for a long Fourth of July weekend (2016) first to see my family in Vero Beach on the east coast of the state (so that Tom could ask my father for his blessing. Which went very well!) and then over to St. Pete Beach on the west coast of the state, to spend 4th of July with my friends from high school. He was going to propose during the fireworks but there were lots of people and it was noisy and we both had gotten sick from the dinner we ate :/ So the next morning during a walk on St. Pete Beach, he got down on one knee and popped the question, which was met with a YES and a delightfully unexpected round of cheers and applause from nearby beachgoers.

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What has been the hardest part about wedding planning?

Trying to make everyone happy and trying not to spend too much money! I'm a DIY kind of person, and unfortunately I feel like I need 10 of me to get everything done!

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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Last fall, I was able to photograph this lovely wedding at Callanwolde in Atlanta.  While, for specific reasons, I cannot tell you a ton about this couple, I do want to share with you some of the amazing details from their big day!

Venue | Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Planner | Brianne McMullan for Stella Harper Events*

Second Shooter | Caroline Grenier

Florals | Amberly Odom of Wrennwood Design

Dress | Bridals by Lori

DJ | Lou Guzzo with Spectrum Entertainment

Videography | LiveView Motion Pictures

Catering | Endive

*Side note: I couldn't remember some of the vendor names and didn't have them on file.  When I asked Brianne, she spat them off immediately!  If that isn't a sign of a true professional wedding planner, I don't know what is.

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I absolutely loved these florals and this greenery staircase by Wrennwood Designs!  It was so elegant and I hope to see more installments like this in the future.

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Mr. + Mrs. Lett | Roswell Wedding

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ana and Brett were married at Ivy Hall by the Roswell Mill.  They had a stunning wedding day and I'm so glad I was able to photograph it alongside Carrie Joy Photography.  Also, I loved these florals by Gold and Bloom.  Jana and her bridesmaids looked stunning in there Bel Fiore dresses.